Thursday, October 25, 2012

Mexican Goulash

Scripture to Live By:

What is kindness? According to Wikipedia, Kindness is the act or the state of being kind, being marked by good and charitable behavior, pleasant disposition, and concern for others. It is known as a virtue and recognized as a value in many cultures and religions. Research has shown that acts of kindness does not only benefit receivers of the kind act, but also the giver, as a result of the release of neurotransmitters responsible for feelings of contentment and relaxation when such acts are committed. 

A man who is kind benefits himself, but a cruel man hurts himself. Proverbs 11:17

She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. Proverbs 31:26

But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil. Luke 6:35

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7

So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.  Galatians 6:10

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4:32

Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,  Colossians 3:12

These are just a few places in the Scriptures that speak of kindness, there are many more.  God is pretty specific that we need to show kindness to one another, especially to those who are of the household of faith, but not limited to them.   We are to demonstrate kindness with all people.  As Christians, we should be especially kind to little ones, whom God has placed in our care.  We need to be good ambassadors for Christ and represent Him well.  May God teach us to be kind and may we strive to honor and please God by the way we communicate kindness to one another.  

Recipe Post: 
What is cooking in my kitchen?  With the leaves changing colors and falling to the ground we are beginning to see signs of fall changes and the temperatures are starting to go down further on the thermometer, almost daily. I start thinking more of making soups and stews and goulash.  One of my favorites is Mexican Goulash.  I made a big pot of it today and it was so good.  It warmed my insides and made me think of the days ahead when the snow would start to fall and how good it will be to sit by the fire and enjoy both the warmth of the fire and this delicious goulash. So I thought I would share my recipe with you.  It is easy to make and I think you will like it.  
The prep time for the recipe is short because a lot of  the prep time is simply opening cans.
The work is just peeling four potatoes, cooking one cup of macaroni and cooking your meat (if you use meat).  The rest is simply adding spices.
Here is what you will need to make it:

2 cans of green beans
2 cans of kidney beans
2 cans of corn
1 pound of ground beef or ground chicken (make your own ground chicken here.) Meat is Optional.
4  large potatoes or 6 small
1 can of  Great Value (Walmart brand) White Corn & Black Bean salsa
1 can of Ro-tel diced tomatoes & green chilies (Optional-we like it spicy)
1 jar of Ragu Spaghetti sauce
1/2 tablespoon of cumin seasoning (optional - makes it more spicy)
1 package of taco seasoning or 1 tablespoon of taco seasoning
1/3 cup of minced onion flakes
1 cup of whole wheat macaroni (cooked)

Cook your meat.

Peel  potatoes

Dice and cook potatoes (salt water)

Cook one cup of macaroni

Open all cans of vegetables

Add all ingredients in a large pot

Cook on medium until it comes to a boil then lower to simmer for 30 minutes.

Serve in soup bowl.  

Add Doritos around the bowl.

Ready to serve.  Yummy!

 This is a delicious meal anytime, but especially on days when the temperatures are falling and it is just good to be indoors.  Why not try it and see for yourself?


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  1. What a heartwarming dish, perfect for Sunday dinner!
    I would love to have you share this (or any other recipe of yours) at Wednesday Extravaganza - my foodie link party with a special something :)
    Here is the link:

    Can't wait to see you there!

    1. Thank you so much for your comment on my Mexican Goulash recipe. I appreciate it. Thank you also for your invitation to your link party on Wednesday. Blessings, Jo-Ann

  2. Yum! I can't wait to try. I've been trying to eat soup for lunch, and canned soup doesn't cut it. I could make this and freeze in individual portions! :)

    1. Thank you for taking the time to comment on my Mexican Goulash recipe. Hope you will try it and enjoy it. Hope you have a great weekend. Blessings, Jo-Ann

  3. Looks delicious! I am printing it out!

    1. Thank you so much for viewing my post and for your kind comment. Thank you for becoming a follower as well. Blessings to you, Jo-Ann

  4. Looks delicious! I am printing it out!

  5. This looks really good and I love goulash! What a great twist on a traditional recipe

    1. Thank you so much for viewing my post and for your encouraging comment. Blessings to you, Jo-Ann

    2. As a neighbor of Jo-Ann's I was fortunate to be able to eat some of her delicious food. Thank you Jo-Ann. I especially enjoyed this goulash. It was absolutely delicious and I can''t wait to make it for myself.

    3. Thank you so much for your comment. I am so glad you liked it. I appreciate the neighbor you are as well. It was so good to have you next door last week. Blessings to you, Jo-Ann

  6. This looks yummy. It reminds me of a recipe my mom used to make when I was growing up. Thanks for sharing with us for Tasty Tuesday over at!

    1. So glad you like the looks of it. It is really good. I like most things that have a Mexican twist. Thank you so much for having your link party, I so appreciate it. Blessings, Jo-Ann

  7. Thanks for the recipe. It sounds delicious!

    1. You are welcome. Hope you enjoy it with your family. Blessings, Jo-Ann

  8. Just to let you know I featured your wonderful project today.
    Stop by and grab a featured button and thank you so much for sharing your project.

    1. Thank you so much for featuring my Mexican Goulash, I appreciate it so much. Blessings to you Carolyn,Jo-Ann

  9. Jo Ann,
    This is a great Goulash, and I love the Mexican flavor. Hope you are having a great fall weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. Miz Helen, Thank you once again for having your party and for your faithfulness to share. I am so glad I can be a part of your party and share with others and see the wonderful projects they have made as well. Blessings to you, Jo-Ann

  10. Your goulash looks delicious. I love Mexican flavors. Can't wait to try it!

    1. Thank you so much Christin. Hope you will try it, it is a real favorite with me. Blessings, Jo-Ann

  11. Yummy!
    Thanks for sharing this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

    1. Thank you Stacey for having your party each week. Blessings to you, Jo-Ann

  12. Jo-Ann,
    This looks delicious! I love a one-pot meal. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.

    1. Thank you so much Michelle for your comment and for having your link party.Blessings to you, Jo-Ann



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