Every year I swear I'm not going to do this, but every year I do. During our long hot summers, we eat a lot of salads, grilled chicken and lean meats. One reason being is it's just too hot for heavy meals, plus wearing swim suits and shorts is an incentive to eat lightly. A bulging belly, a fast ass and thighs rubbing together can't be hid under clothing when it's 90 degrees and 90% humidity. But once it cools down for the winter the days get shorter, the nights longer, and the meals get heavier. Unfortunately, so do I. So every spring I have the same 10# to be lose once again, and after I lose it I always swear I'm not going to gain it back again the next winter. I lie to myself a lot-LOL Just in case you want to get a fat ass with me, here is one of Real Old Man's favorite recipes.
1 lg. onion
1 tbs minced garlic cloves
4 pound lean ground beef
3-4 package taco seasoning mix
3 cans cream mushroom soup
4 cups shredder cheddar jack cheese
3 cans diced green chilies
Sauce:1 cup sour cream
1 cup tomatillo salsa
1 can sliced black olives
Directions:1. Brown ground beef, onion and garlic in skillet.. Cook and stir until browned. Drain fat. Add taco seasoning ( 3-4 envelopes depending on taste) and water to meat. Simmer for 15 minutes over low heat.
2. In a bowl stir together the cream of mushroom soup and green chilies.
3. In the the bottom of a slow cooker place a layer of soup mix, a layer of tortillas, a layer of the ground beef, and then a layer of shredded cheese. Repeat the layers until you run out of stuff, ending with a layer of tortillas on the top. Top with remaining cheese.
4. Cook on high for 1 hour, then set on low and allow to cook 4-6 hours.
Mix sour cream, tomatillo salsa and black olives together to spoon over each serving of casserole.
I have no idea how many servings this makes but it's a lot. I always freeze half of it. And I have no idea how many calories or grams of fat but again- it's a lot. But damn it's good ;)
And speaking of good... my girl, Isabella, who is usually so sweet and tolerant had a little hissy fit tonight. About an hour ago she was sleeping in her bed right here beside my desk so I thought I'd take a picture of how cute she looked. The minute I turned the camera on and pointed it at her she raised her head and looked at me as if to say "Bitch, leave me alone!". I ignored her and took her photo. And as I got ready to take another one, she growled, jumped up and went to the living room to nap undisturbed on her couch. I couldn't believe she growled at me! Hell, she let's me dress her up and has posed for hundreds of photos. If she wasn't spayed I'd swear she was pmsing.
And then she was gone....