Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Tex Mex rice and a beautiful walk!

Living in Florida really does mess with your head as for what time of year it is. My mind keeps telling me that the kids have to be out of school soon (like in the next week or two) since it has already been in the high 80's for about a month and it is prime pool weather. The calender tells me something different.

Well I took the dog for a quick walk this morning. It was so beautiful. The humidity of the day hadn't hit yet. The air was warm but had the cool dampness of the morning. I am always amazed at what a beautiful world God created for us.

Thought I would share a family favorite - Tex Mex Rice. I found this recipe many years ago in a Kraft magazine. Kraft would sent out a free magazine to anyone who subscribed - and this was one that most of my family loves. Super easy. Works great on a week day night when you don't have a lot of time to cook. Really isn't the healthiest food ever, but it is way better than burgers from a fast food joint! We added a side salad with this one.

Tex Mex Rice
This makes enough for the six of us to eat our fill plus some leftovers!
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 3 T chili powder or Taco seasoning
  • 1 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 3 cups instant white rice
  • 1/2 jar of Cheez Whiz
  • Shredded lettuce
  • chopped tomatoes
  • Sour cream
Brown meat and drain off excess fat.
 Add chili powder, water, and broth to meat.  Bring to boil.
Stir in rice and Cheez Whiz.  cover and simmer on low for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.  When plated, top with lettuce, tomatoes, and sour cream.  


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