Bacon Cheeseburger Soup

This concept for a deconstructed cheeseburger in soup form is tasty and healthy. We enjoyed it very much.

The Soup Diva

  • 1 to 1 1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 12 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup shredded greens*
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese
  • 1 15 oz can petite diced tomatoes
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced (about 2 tsp)
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1/2 tsp dried dill weed
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Croutons for garnish (I made mine using leftover hamburger buns)
Brown beef in a medium skillet; drain  and add onion, garlic, Worcestershire, tomato paste, salt, and pepper. When onion has softened, transfer to slow cooker or large pot. Add tomatoes, greens, mustard, and dill, and stir well. (If you are short on time, you can also just brown the beef then dump everything in at once.) Cook 4-6 hours on low (30-60 minutes on medium for stove top). Turn off heat…

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The Weekend Is Here, Finally!

This week I worked 4o hours plus 3 hours overtime. We are a little short-handed at work and as team leader I am stepping up to keep things going and to provide extra support. Leadership sometimes requires that you whatever it takes to meet the demands of the business you are in.

Now the weekend is here and there are some good things planned. Right now on Friday night I am just happy to be home, chilling out and having a relaxing evening. Man I am tired though.

How many people have ended friendships over the election? – CBS News

Seven percent of voters have lost or ended a friendship as a result of this year’s presidential race, according to a new Monmouth University survey…via How many people have ended friendships over the election? – CBS News

Personally I can say I have had some strained friendships and perhaps some relationships that will never be the same because of this presidential election here in the USA. Politics is personal. There are two things you don’t talk about, religion and politics (and sports in some places) in polite company anyway. After November the nation will take time to heal after this brutal cycle. Let’s hope we can all have a cold one after all this is said and done. Reconciliation will be hard but it’s worth doing.

Be Yourself Fellow #Nerds #Geeks and #Dorks

Nerd, Geek, Dork, etc. are all compliments to the people who profess and claim to be them. We have made a choice to be those things because we want to be ourselves. It’s all good. Be proud fellow nerds, geeks and dorks of who you are and show the world your heart, soul and mind. Keep on rocking in the freak world!

Something About Service

It’s my experience that if you want to get anything done with the help of someone else kindness and understanding go a long way in that effort. You also must realize that you are not the most important person to be helped in any given day. Sometimes you have to wait in line like everyone else. When you have to solve a problem and the only way to create a solution it means being humble and contrite when needed. From my experience you have to be patient because it might take some time to get it done. You also have to know that you are not always going to get your way. Companies have rules and policies in place that protect them in their relationships with their customers.  Sometimes there is a resolution that will be fair for both parties involved but realize that you might not like the outcome of your situation.

Having worked in customer service in my life the best people to work with are ones who are helpful themselves. You have to be bought into the process too. I think raising your voice and behaving poorly won’t get you too far, it just makes you look like a fool. Service with a smile means we all need to smile. Remember your problem isn’t always the end of the world.