Jan 24, 2010

Making an Impression

Chad's Lady Friend (aka Girl Friend) Bonnie has left a lasting impression on EVERYONE she has met recently. Every friend who has called to talk about our wedding has said how much they enjoyed getting to know Bonnie. I too have to agree with them. She has become somewhat of a sister to me in just a short amount of time. She makes Chad happy...which makes me happy.

Another reason that Bonnie fits right in with us "Treado's/now Simms' " is that the girl CAN COOK! The first time Brian and I went to eat dinner at her place, she made something I had never had before... Taco Soup. Those who know me...know that I LOVE MEXICAN FOOD! Brian says I'm not allowed to have chips and guacamole for a month since I ate it every day on our honeymoon! I seriously could eat Mexican everyday and be happy!

Today's blog is in honor of Bonnie.... because if there was a dish that she could have created that was to impress me....it was her Taco Soup! ...so... Thanks Bonnie for sharing...and I hope you will make up a batch and think of us...and Bonnie...who is so special.

Bonnie's Taco Soup
Cook Time: 2 Hours
Serves: A LOT

2 lbs Ground Beef
1 Onion Chopped
2 Pkgs. Ranch Seasoning Mix
2 Pkgs. Taco Seasoning Mix
1 16 oz. Pinto Beans (Undrained)
1 16 oz. Black Beans (Undrained)
2 16 oz. White Corn (Undrained)
1 16 oz. Can Diced Tomatoes and Chilies (Undrained)
1 16 oz. Can of Diced Tomatoes (Undrained)
2 Cups Water

Cook Meat and Onions Together. Drain off Fat. Stir Ranch and Taco Seasonings into cooked meat. Add remaining ingredients with juices. Add Water. Simmer for 2 hours in Crockpot.

*We Like to Serve Ours with Sour Cream, Cheddar Cheese and Frito's**


  1. Bonnie is so sweet and we loved meeting her too!

  2. I heard about this straight from the source! That's too sweet. Can I tell you how happy it makes me to know how happy Chad makes her and how happy he is to be happy with her? :) Really though. That girl deserves the best and Chad is that, and getting the same in return! She's on loan from me. That crazy girl is my sister soul mate! We should all get out of town together in the future. If everyone can get on board with NOT getting knocked up for a few years, we could make it happen. Let me know if you have questions about that...I know how TO get prego very well apparently! :) Later!