Sunday, September 12, 2010

Saturdays to serve

On Saturday Jim & I had the privilege of serving food at our church's Parenting conference. We didn't prepare the food, it was all purchased from Sam's, Subway, & Sweet Tomatoes, http://www.sweettomatoes.com/  I am very thankful our schedule allows us time to help with these events. There are advantages to not being involved in committees & organizations at this point in our lives. We can say yes to serving without feeling worn out or stressed.

Dinner at our house was a quick-fix meal: Taco Chicken from a previous post, served over baked potatoes, with sour cream & chopped green onions for garnish. I think I'll be making this chicken dish at least once-a-month. Anyone know where I can get coupons for Ro-tel tomatoes? I plan to stock up on them. Below is the Taco Seasoning recipe I use from the Taste of Home website. Enjoy!

Taco Seasoning Mix
PREP 10 min.

TOTAL 10 min.


1/4 cup dried minced onion

1/4 cup chili powder

3 tablespoons salt

4 teaspoons cornstarch

1 tablespoon dried minced garlic

1 tablespoon ground cumin

1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes

2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules

1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano

1 pound ground beef

1/3 to 1/2 cup water


Combine the first nine ingredients. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 1 year.
Yield: 6-7 batches (about 3/4 cup total).

To prepare tacos: In a skillet, brown beef; drain. Add 2 tablespoons taco seasoning mix and water. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes.

Yield: 4 servings per batch.

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