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Halloween can turn into a crazy day. Between parties at school, after school activities and kids being anxious to get out trick or treating it can be hard to squeeze eating dinner in there somewhere, let alone actually fixing dinner.
Since the whole day is basically a candy fest it is nice to get something a little more nutritional in their stomachs – like dinner!
We have a tradition of serving homemade soup and bread for dinner on Halloween. You may think that homemade soup and bread are not quick and easy but the recipes I am going to share with you are. In fact this year we won’t be home for Halloween. Jim and I will be visiting the college kids and enjoying opening night of Logan’s Young Ambassador show so we enjoyed our traditional Halloween dinner last night!
The soup only takes about 15 minutes to put together and then simmers for 15 minutes!
It is basically a “dump” soup.
Here are the basic ingredients.
You can embellish the soup as much as you want. The actual recipe calls for 2 – 16 oz. cans of red kidney beans with the liquid but we don’t have too many bean lovers at our house so I left it out. A can of corn would also be great. My family likes their taco soup pretty plain so we just went with the above ingredients.
If you haven’t discovered the bags of frozen chopped onion in your freezer section – DO SO NOW!! It is awesome. I hate chopping onions because I end up with no eye makeup on by the time I’m done.
We like to add crushed tortilla chips, shredded cheddar cheese and sliced olives on top. Some chopped green onion would be good too if you aren’t opposed to a little chopping!
Come back tomorrow for the quick and easy bread recipe. This is a new recipe I tried recently and I have made it three times in the last month!!
Do you have a favorite or traditional meal you fix for Halloween? Any quick and easy tricks for getting dinner on the table on the crazy day!?
1 lb. hamburger
1/2 C onion
Brown together and add:
3 C water
2 (26 oz.) cans stewed tomatoes (I used diced tomatoes)
1(16 oz.) can tomato sauce
2 (16 oz.) cans red kidney beans, undrained (optional at our house)
1 pkg. taco seasoning
Combine and simmer for 15 minutes. Top with grated cheddar cheese, Frito’s or tortilla chips, sliced olives and sour cream.