My boyfriend, a fine resident of South Carolina had to evacuate this past weekend due to hurricane Matthew. Fortunately, this allowed us a chance to see each other which is #huge for the whole long distance thing.
For one night, I knew I wanted to make dinner for us, so after some google searching and a phone call to mom, I decided to make Taco Soup. I definitely wanted to make cornbread too, so the soup was a perfect fit, not to mention the weather was dreary and cold.
I have experience making cornbread and because I know it takes 30min to bake I was trying to make it the same time as I made the soup. I had the oven pre-heating and I was digging around our kitchen to find the glassware I typically bake the cornbread in. Under the oven is the broiler thing aka a drawer we keep cupcake pans, baking sheets, etc in. Welp, it didn’t occur to me that these pans were also going to be hot because the oven was pre-heating, and BOOM I burned all 5 fingers on my right hand.
Because I am Alysse and I #persevere I held some ice cubes in my right hand and completely finished the meal one handed, while also in a lot of pain. After we finished eating, I expressed to him just how badly I was hurting so we did what any millennial would do, and googled it.
Turns out, you’re not supposed to use ice because the change in temperature is too drastic. So I ran my hand under cool water but it didn’t really do much. After another call to Mom we were off to CVS to find hydrocortisone and gauze. Apparently, the burns exposure to oxygen is what causes the pain. Wrapping my fingers in the gauze did the trick and the pain decreased significantly.
I would like to give a special thank you to The Boy, for one, dealing with my dramatic self, and two doctoring me up all weekend! He also said he enjoyed dinner so #success.
Now for the taco soup recipe! There are a lot of ingredients but you basically just dump everything into a big pot, it’s v simple. If you have a crock pot you could do it in there as well.
- 1 pound of ground beef
- 1 medium onion
- 1 taco seasoning packet
- 1 Hidden Valley ranch dressing dry packet
- 1 can corn
- 1 can black beans
- 1 can kidney beans
- 1 can rotel
- 2 cans diced tomatoes
Brown the pound of beef in a pan. Dice onion and cook with beef. Add taco seasoning then drain and add corn, beans, rotel, tomatoes, and ranch packet. Make sure ranch packet is mixed in evenly. Let everything cook/warm in the pot for ~20min on medium heat.
See! Easy as pie! I hope you try it out some time because its so yummy and is definitely good for this fall weather that is upon us.
P.S This morning my mom shared with me an Washington Post article titled: “Choosing the Wrong Home Remedy Can Make a Burn Worse” #shade