Thursday, January 24, 2008


I just booked a trip to Mexico! The last week of April, we are going to the Mayan Riviera (south of Cancun) to an all-inclusive resort called El Dorado Royale. That's a picture from their website.

We have been going to all-inclusives in Jamaica for the last few years, but it was time to try another country. We never leave the resorts in Jamaica, there's not much to do outside of them and safety seems like an issue there. In Mexico, we will take the opportunity to see some things outside of the resort. Eddie wants to see some of the Mayan ruins, so we'll do that. I'll try to find at least one other tour we can enjoy.

I'll have to work on my Spanish...... Hasta luego.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Taco Soup

I'm having Taco Soup for lunch today. I made it about three weeks ago, it freezes really well. This is one of my easiest and yummiest soup recipes.

We had snow last night. It was beautiful coming down, but didn't last long enough on the ground.


1 pound lean ground beef
1 package dry ranch dressing mix
1 package dry taco seasoning
1 medium onion, diced
1 can black beans
1 can chili beans
1 can diced tomatoes (Mexican recipe)
1 can diced tomatoes (Italian recipe)
1 can whole kernel corn

Brown ground beef with onion in large pot, drain well. Add ranch dressing mix and taco seasoning mix. Add all other ingredients (don’t drain cans). Cook for about 1 ½ hours or in a slow cooker all day.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Monday, January 14, 2008

We're engaged!

Eddie and I got engaged on Christmas Eve. The ring has gone off to be re-sized. I should have it back later this week. It's so beautiful, can't wait to show you.

We don't have a date set. We are trying to decide the 'where' before the 'when'. It will probably be at a resort on some island in the Carribbean.