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The verses that have REALLY spoken to me (Sarah) lately....

"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock." Matthew 7:24-25

Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings. I Peter 5:8-9

From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us. For in him we live and move and have our being. As some of your own poets have said, 'We are his offspring.' Acts 17:26-28

May the words of my mouth and the mediation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock, and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14

So be careful to do what the Lord your God has commanded you; do not turn aside to the right or to the left. Walk in all the way that the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will possess. Deuteronomy 5:32-33

God, our God, will take care of the hidden things but the revealed things are our business. It's up to us and our children to attend to all the terms in this Revelation. Deuteronomy 29:29 (The Message)

About the Friesen's....

We are Marc, Sarah, Luke, and Kate Friesen. We were married June 5, 2004. We have one son, born July 21, 2008, named Luke Andrew -- now 4 years old. We also have a daughter named Kate Christine -- born June 6, 2012. Marc is working at Cessna as a Senior Accountant, and Sarah stays home full-time with Luke. Sarah also gets to work very part-time at home for Graber Backhoe -- an excavation company AND VERY part-time at our church. We LOVE being a part of Grace Community Church here in Newton, KS. We lead a Community Life Group of other wonderful couples. Marc thoroughly enjoys long-distance running and Taekwondo. Sarah thoroughly enjoys walking -- especially when the weather is nice to take Luke and/or out in the stroller. Thanks for reading our blog!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Navajo Soup....

Marc and I have a favorite soup in our household -- Navajo Soup.

This recipe is actually from our friend, Lisa. I most definitely want to give Lisa complete and total credit for this recipe, and I'm hoping that Lisa doesn't mind that I'm sharing this recipe with the world :)

I actually first made this soup back in October for Community Life Leaders' Luncheon at our church. Then, recently, I made it at a Christmas party at Allen and Debby's -- the Saturday before Christmas.

This Christmas party was with the Tuesday morning Young Moms/Wives Accountability Group/Bible Study....I neglected to take photos at this party. But, I know Debby and Jess did plenty of photographing :)

So, I'll quit blabbing and move on with the recipe. Here goes....

Navajo Soup

* 1 lb. hamburger, browned with onion and garlic salt -- drained (I also used pepper, of course)
* 1 can corn
* 1 can petite diced tomatoes
* 1 can Ro-Tel tomatoes
* 1 can white beans
* 1 jar Cheese Whiz (not the small one)

Mix all together in crock-pot, and let simmer several hours. Serve with Fritos on top.

That's all there is to is...so easy and oh so good!

You know -- I can't make a post without photos. So, here are a few....

The meat browning with onion, garlic salt, and pepper....

I actually had mixed this soup the night before in a big bowl. Then, I put it in the crock-pot the next day -- the day of the party. So, here are the ingredients in a big bowl....

I actually completely forgot to take a photo when I put the soup in the crock-pot. I only managed to get a photo of the soup almost gone -- it was well liked so much that this is what I ended up with....And yes, even though this soup is very good, it does leave a mess in the crock-pot. However, it's nothing that a good overnight soaking can't handle :)

And, almost all of this soup was eaten at the party -- I had even made a double-batch. But, there was just enough for Marc to have some leftovers the next day. So, here's his bowl -- with the Fritos on top.



And, for your daily dose of what I'm personally thankful for....

Today -- #632 -- getting a smile from a baby....

Now, I'm extremely biased to Luke's smile. I absolutely LOVE his smile. Lately, he's been VERY smiley here at home with us. In fact, we've been calling it his "perpetual smile."

But, here's another favorite photo of mine. This photo is the first smile photo of Luke that I have. I will treasure it forever. He was probably around 7 weeks old or so with this smile.

Luke's smile is most definitely something I'm thankful for....


Allen and Debby Graber said...

Thanks for the reminder that I took pictures! I switched out my camera card and totally forgot! I will have to post about that fun party! We were all wanting your recipe so thanks!!

The Veers said...

yeah!! i am so glad you posted this recipe! i loved it!

More than just okay said...

Sarah, I loved this soup at the Community Life Leaders lunch. Didn't know what it was or who made it. Thanks for the recipe!

6p010536a3bc2c970b said...

Have you tried the crockpot liner things? I got some for when Ryan takes something to work and leaves it on in the crockpot for 8 hours at work. You just pull it out and no cleaning involved. You should try it. :)

The Sieberts said...

wow! Luke looks so different back then! And i would make your soup, but if Collin found out there was Cheese Whiz in it, i would be in trouble ;)

Candice said...

Soup looks yummy!

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

Yum!! I'm going to try this sometime this week.

The Rakows said...

hi :)
i have this yummy smelling soup in my crock pot right now - i can't wait until dinner! :)
a few questions...
1. when you put your corn, tomatoes, etc. in, do you drain them or do you just put everything in that's in the can?
2. we had trouble finding cheese whiz at our stores in the last week... we finally did, but i toyed with using a Velveeta block in the meantime. do you know if there's a real difference between Cheese Whiz and Velveeta in this recipe?

also, we're, unfortunately, not big bean fans...so i just put 2 cans of corn in... :) i'll be curious how it turns out! :)

thanks for the recipe!! :)

The Rakows said...

hi again :) thanks for responding to my questions about Navajo soup! :) we had it last night... YUMMY! :) it was fabulous! :) and, we're having leftovers tonight - another plus! :)
i left the liquids in the canned items, too...and if i'm ever in a cheese whiz panic again, i will try Velveeta! :)

i enjoy reading your blog... i connected to your blog via the Macs awhile ago... :) i have a 14 month old little girl and am staying home with her...absolutely amazing JOY! :)

i, too, meal plan now...and i love your idea of posting our plans so we can get ideas off of one another. why recreate the wheel we we have other great ideas out there, right? :) i have a notebook of "good" and relatively recipes that i use to choose from - and my list just keeps growing thanks to other ppls blogs. :) i will start to post my meal plan, too, so that we can all use each other's ideas for creativity! :)

thanks again for your answers, and i hope you have a wonderful day, Sarah! :)
Robin :)

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