I am excited for the Iowa State Fair to begin next week; however, that also signals the end of summer. The corn and soybeans have changed so much over the last couple of months. As of now, everything looks great! However, we all know that can change with one storm. Here are some pictures that highlight some of the happenings on the farm and in our family the past couple of months. We are enjoying lots of summer garden food – especially sweet corn! Today I am sharing a favorite summer salad – Taco Salad.
By viewing Emily’s Albania Video you can learn a little about her trip and some interesting things about Albania.
Wedding plans are in full swing with engagement pictures completed.
Today I am shaing one of my family’s favorite summer salad recipes. My mom has made it for several years. In fact, on judging day at the Jasper County Fair, the superintendents have a potluck lunch and request Mrs. B.’s Taco Salad. I think the secret to this recipe is the dressing.
1 head lettuce
1 small can kidney beans, drained
4 medium tomatoes, diced
1 (7 1/2 oz.) pkg. taco flavored chips
1 lb. hamburger, browned
1 lg. onion, chopped
1 (8oz.) pkg. grated cheddar cheese
1 pkg. taco seasoning
DRESSING: 8 oz. Thousand Island Dressing, 1/3 cup sugar, Tbsp. taco seasoning, and 1 Tbsp. taco sauce.
Combine everything except chips and dressing. Right before serving add dressing and crushed chips.
Enjoy all of the summer foods!