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Iron Bowl Saturday at the Odom House

Easy peasy taco soup ready for the Iron Bowl today!

Easy peasy taco soup ready for the Iron Bowl today!

Today was Iron Bowl Saturday and this is the first time in a long time that we’ve had a watch party!  All the kids were home today and I honestly can’t remember this happening.  Typically a few are AT the game or not in town.  I know my husband was really excited about watching the Alabama/Auburn game with his children.

This called for Taco Soup and of course, he was up bright and early to put a crock pop of this delicious soup on to slow cook.  Kickoff was at 2:30 so the soup would be nice and hot by then!  Along with that, he made cheese dip with rotel – one with ground beef and the other plain (for me)!  My daughter, Anna Marie made her now famous swiss and bacon dip and also a cookie dough dip.  Oh the dips!!!  So much for the diet!!!

At any rate, our family room was full of family – human and the furry kind – and the game was watched to the conclusion we all had hoped for – Alabama won!  YAY ALABAMA!

Game day jerseys on!

Game day jerseys on!

Here are a few photos of our Iron Bowl Saturday – Roll Tide!

If you want to see the recipe for this delish Taco Soup, check my post from last November!

Easy Peasy Taco Soup!

IMG_9639When the weather starts getting a little cooler I start thinking of Taco Soup!  Not just any taco soup, mind you…but my husband’s taco soup!

I don’t know where he got the recipe but I tell you, it’s the best!  He always makes a huge pot – is there any other way?  So we are guaranteed to have leftovers for a few days afterward.

IMG_9637This recipe calls for the following to make one batch but seriously now, we always double this!

  • 1 lb lean ground beef (or turkey)
  • 1 onion, chopped (optional)
  • 1 pkg El Paso taco seasoning
  • 1 pkg dry Ranch seasoning
  • 1 can Rotel tomatoes (undrained)
  • 1 can black beans (drained)
  • 1 can pinto beans (undrained)
  •  can whole kernel corn (drained)
  • 1 cup water

Brown the meat and the onion.  Drain this mixture.  In a large crock pot, combine the meat mixture, Rotel, drained black beans, pinto beans, and corn.  Add taco seasonings, ranch seasoning and water.  Simmer until it is all well blended and HOT!  Add grated cheese or sour cream for your toppings.  Don’t forget corn chips or cornbread!

Everything was ready just in time for us to sit down and watch the Alabama vs. LSU football game tonight!  ROLL TIDE!!!  And buen procecho!


Anybody else out there have a special taco soup recipe they would like to share?  Hope you enjoy ours!  Here are a few shots of the process…I’m so lucky to have a “chef” for a hubby!

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