I have the perfect, easy and delicious recipe for all you elves out there.  We call it Taco Soup.  I can’t take credit for it.  A friend had found it in a newspaper many years ago.

Dump into pot and heat over medium heat:
Salsa – medium size jar
corn – 1 can (I don’t drain anything)
black beans – 1 can
chicken stock – 1 large can
green chilies – 1 small can (optional)
In the meantime, lightly crush tortilla chips into soup bowls.  Then cover crushed chips with grated cheese (we like sharp cheddar, but your choice).
When soup is hot, ladle over chips and cheese.

 You’ll be astounded at your elf magic!

This recipe makes a nice size pot of soup.  It’s about the quickest meal I’ve every heard of.  It keeps really well in the fridge (great to have for the day after Christmas or New Year’s Day).  You can also adjust the recipe in endless ways.  I often add cooked ground beef, shredded chicken, rice, etc.  Try it!

And maybe treat yourself to a cold Blue Moon beer with sliced lime.  So light and refreshing . . . The perfect way to unwind.

Santa says it’s ok put up your little elf feet for a bit.  He knows you’ve been busy.

Wishing you peace, joy and love!