Tuesday, January 5, 2010

I'd rather freeze than have a nose bleed

Hey Rooftoppers, is it cold outside or what?! It was 51 degrees in my house this morning! Brrrr. I rarely turn on my heater, cause I hate breathin' in that hot, stuffy air that comes out of it, dries out my nose, makes it bleed sometimes. I'd rather freeze than have my nose bleed, wouldn't you?
I love me some cold weather! Love to sleep under 3 quilts, like I did last night. Did ya know you don't need to be sleepin' with somebody to snuggle or stay warm? It's true, you just snuggle with yourself, under a bunch of quilts.... well, quilts and my stuffed beagle, named Puppy. Isn't that a cute name for a puppy? I think it's perfect, don't you?
Another thing that can keep you warm is a steamin' bowl of soup. You thought I was gonna say Wolf Brand Chili, didn't ya? Well, that would be good too. But I found a low-cal taco soup on the internet, and it's pretty dang good, you might try it sometime....

1 lg onion, chopped

1 lg chicken breast or 1 lb lean hamburger

1 pkg taco seasoning
2 cups whole kernel corn
1 can fat-free chicken broth
1 can Bush pinto beans, undrained
1 can great northern beans, undrained
1 can fat-free refried beans
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can Ro-Tel

Saute the onion until soft. Add the other ingredients to pot. Simmer for 1 hour.



  1. My normally bad skin has gotten even worse! Feels like the after effects of a sunburn, without ANY color. Flaking and pealing like a snake and feels like sandpaper. Reminds me of scratchy, after 5 o'clock whiskers! BRRRRR!!!

  2. Ms. A, I have that dry skin too and it itches. What do you use, if anything, to prevent it? Actually, Puppy's wanting to know.

  3. My Great Granny would have suggested lard, I'm sure. (Probably Swift's Jewel) There aren't too many products I can use, that don't cause more problems. Best advice I have is a humidifier, which I also don't use, because it makes all the dust in my house damp. I hate damp dust!

  4. Ida,
    I made the taco soup, only I put a chili mix in instead of the taco. Kay had made a taco soup a couple of weeks prior, so I tho't I'd change it a bit. I put in one less corn, 'cause the pot was getting full. And, I left out the rotel maters. -- We ate some the same day, and it was good, but nothing to write home about. BUT, on the second day, it was delish. The flavors just needed to meld a bit. -- Thanks for the recipe, Ida! You can really pick 'em.

  5. Well thank you Mark, you sweet thang you. Also, when I used this recipe for taco soup, I didn't use anything fat-free.

    There's not many things better in the cold winter months than a warm bowl of soup, huh? Yummy yum! Oh, and also a friend as good as Puppy.