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Tootsie Pop, Turtle Pool & Taco Soup

How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?


It was a gorgeous 86* today…Emilie’s turtle pool made an appearance:

And then the 3-5 year old Extreme Sliding Games began:

Ahhhhh, to be young again….


Taco Soup was on the menu this evening.

Almost like chili, but not quite.

Here’s the line-up:

(I like to add a diced onion)

Then doctor it up with just a bit of shredded cheese, a dollop of light sour cream, a few chunks of avocado & last but certainly not least, a sprinkling of cilantro confetti.

I served it with JalapeƱo Spiked Cornbread Muffins.

This was my first attempt at these and they turned out perfect. I like to use Marie Callender’s mix ~ all you need is 1.5 cups water and about 20 jalapeƱos, chopped. Whisk water and mix first and then stir in the spicy goodness. I used cupcake liners for easy clean up. Bake @ 375* for 20 minutes.

{Makes 1 dozen}

A little sweet. A little spicy.

Perfect with the soup.

A little cinnamon honey butter is super yummy, too or you can just crumble your muffin into your bowl!

Note: This soup is a WW recipe if you use ground turkey. I splurged and used about 1.25 pounds 80/20 ground beef tonight. I also added a small (8 oz.) can of tomato sauce and about half a can (4 oz.) of water to thin it out a bit. I don’t like it too thick….it was perfect.