It's October! So why, pray tell, was I sweating BULLETS a couple of hours ago? I'll tell you: I was unloading groceries from the car and bringing them into the house. It's still HOT outside! 83 degrees at midnight. On October 5th. That ain't right! As my friend Roger said the other day, "I like summer. I just don't like it again. And again."
But. It's October! That means that even though tomorrow's forecasted high is 94 degrees, we could very well see a drop of 40 to 50 degrees sometime this month. Which, my friends, means that it's TACO SOUP TIME!!!
YumMY. I bought the ingredients tonight, 'cause it'll happen this month. We'll get a cold front that cools us down enough (at least for a few days, before summer returns for one last hurrah) to enjoy a dinner of scrumdillyumptious Taco Soup. My mouth is already watering. I can't wait. I've been waiting for this, my favorite wintertime meal, since sometime last March when I last made it. See, you just can't eat Taco Soup when it's hot. It's against the law. Come on, cold front! :)
I think it's hilarious that this simple little recipe has made me famous on my scrapbooking board. Seriously. Years of sharing layouts and scrapbooking tips and giving advice and being my sunshiny self... and what I get remembered for is a recipe that involves opening a bunch of cans and dumping them in a pot. ROFL! Seriously. This recipe has a life of its own! People I've never met get my number from Information, then call long-distance to tell me that their families love it. People text each other to get the ingredients when they're grocery shopping. It's Taco SOUP, people. Go forth and EAT SOME. It's OCTOBER! :D :D
In other news, I noticed a couple of weeks ago that my hit counter was nearing 50,000. (It's kinda cool, 'cause I installed the counter almost exactly a year ago, on October 7, 2005.) I thought about having a Blogger party to celebrate the milestone, but then worried that y'all would think I'm a dork. Today, my friend Desiree called and totally encouraged me to do it! Then my friend Colleen and I spent the afternoon together and SHE agreed that it was a neat idea. So, on Desiree's suggestion, here's the deal:
Tell me which of my blog entries you enjoyed the most. It'll feed my ego. Maybe it'll keep me from turning into Jack in the Box tomorrow like I did tonight on my way home from the grockery store but at the last second I regained control of my mind and totally drove right through the drive-thru without stopping and I'm sure the order-taker girl thought I was insane and she'd be right 'cause I had $83 worth of groceries in the backseat and why did I need a Sourdough Jack at midnight ANYWAY but I digress.
Taco Soup calls for Ranch Style Beans.
Ranch Style Beans are made right here in Fort Worth.
I've heard that they're hard to find outside of Texas, and downright impossible to find in the northeast.
Tomorrow night, I'll ask Aidan to pick a number between 0 and however many comments there are, and that person will receive a 6-pack of RANCH STYLE BEANS! Woo Hoo! Who would pass THAT deal up?
Crack. Me. Up. :D