The Pioneer Woman’s 7-Can Soup

by Joanna @ Southern Daisy on January 26, 2016

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As a stay at home mom, I often get tired of eating “kid” food for lunch.  Normally I’ll just eat off the kids’ plates, heat up some chicken nuggets, or make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for myself.  Sometimes I’ll just snack my way through the day, without a REAL meal until dinnertime.  I’m sure many of you SAHMs can relate!

Today, however, I decided I would made myself a scrumptious and filling lunch, that’s also super easy to make!  Bonus — my youngest son loves it too! (We won’t get into my oldest son and his pickiness today).

Several months ago, I saw the Pioneer Woman make this soup on her Food Network show, and since then I have made it several times.  This soup literally only uses 7 cans of ingredients, and an optional block of Velveeta cheese (although, I don’t know anyone in their right mind who would choose to opt out of the Velveeta…it’s scrumptious!).  The best part?  You don’t even have to drain any of the liquid out of the cans!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 can (15oz) black beans
  • 1 can (15oz) pinto beans
  • 1 can (15oz) kidney beans
  • 1 can (15oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (10oz) diced tomatoes with green chilies (such as Ro*tel)
  • 1 can (15oz) southwest corn (or fiesta style corn)
  • 1 can (15oz) no bean chili
  • 8 oz Velveeta cheese (optional…but not really)

Pioneer Woman 7 Can Soup - southerndaisy.com

Add all the beans to a heavy pot or Dutch oven over medium heat.  Remember not to drain any of the cans!  Just pour the whole thing in, liquid and all.

Pioneer Woman 7 Can Soup - southerndaisy.com

Add tomatoes and corn,

Pioneer Woman 7 Can Soup - southerndaisy.com

and the can of chili.  The chili gives the soup a nice kick.

Pioneer Woman 7 Can Soup - southerndaisy.com

Stir all the ingredients together and add salt to taste.  Cover, reduce to simmer, and let it cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Pioneer Woman 7 Can Soup - southerndaisy.com

Cut up the Velveeta into cubes, and add it to the soup.

Pioneer Woman 7 Can Soup - southerndaisy.com

Stir the cheese into the soup until it’s all melted and wonderful.

Pioneer Woman 7 Can Soup - southerndaisy.com

Then, ladle yourself up a big bowl of deliciousness!

Pioneer Woman 7 Can Soup - southerndaisy.com

How good does that look?  And it’s super filling too!  The perfect soup for a cold, dreary day.

Pioneer Woman 7 Can Soup - southerndaisy.com

Here’s my little Oliver with his bowl of soup.  That bib didn’t stay on long, and now he has soup on his shirt.  Oh well. :-)

The Pioneer Woman's 7-Can Soup
Serves 6
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 can black beans
  2. 1 can pinto beans
  3. 1 can kidney beans
  4. 1 can southwest corn (or fiesta style)
  5. 1 can diced tomatoes
  6. 1 can Rotel
  7. 1 can no bean chili
  8. 8 oz Velveeta cheese
Instructions
  1. Open all cans and add contents (including liquid) to a large pot over medium heat. Add salt to taste. Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cut cheese into cubes and stir into the soup until melted. Serve and enjoy!
Adapted from The Pioneer Woman
Adapted from The Pioneer Woman
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Meet Skye!!!

by Joanna @ Southern Daisy on January 12, 2016

Yes, I know.  Didn’t we just meet a new pet a couple weeks ago?  You did.  That was Blaze the cat, who unfortunately left home and didn’t come back about a week after that post.  I’m hoping he went back to his original home, or that someone else took him in.  I’m thankful that, wherever he went, we were able to get him vaccinated and neutered before he left.

But now I have a NEW adorable fur baby to introduce to you!

English Mastiff Puppy

Her name is Skye (named by my son, Grayson, after his favorite Paw Patrol character), and she is an 8 week old English Mastiff.  Well, she’s 9 weeks old now, but at the time these photos were taken, she was 8 weeks old.

English Mastiff Puppy

She is one of the sweetest, most well mannered puppies I have ever encountered.  She pretty much came to us from her breeder already potty trained.  In the almost 2 weeks we’ve had her, she’s only had maybe three accidents in the house.  Quite a difference from our almost eight year old St. Bernard, Kaylee, who peed in the house every 5 minutes at this age!

English Mastiff Puppy

Speaking of Kaylee, Skye absolutely adores her!

English Mastiff Puppy and St. Bernard

I think she reminds her of her own mom, since she’s so big.  Skye is always trying to cuddle with her or play with her, much to Kaylee’s dismay.  She’s never been much of a cuddler.  But Skye knows when enough is enough, and doesn’t torment her too much.  I think Kaylee is happy to have a friend to play with, even though she’d never admit it.

English Mastiff Puppy

Skye certainly loves playing with toys, and this orange stuffy is one of her favorites.

English Mastiff Puppy

We stopped buying Kaylee toys a while ago, because she never played with them.  But now that Skye has toys, Kaylee finds herself drawn to them, and is starting to love playing with them again.  She’s never been great at tug-of-war, however, and if you try to grab the other end of the rope, she’ll let go, as if she’s saying, “Oh sorry, I didn’t know you wanted to play with this!”

English Mastiff Puppy

The boys certainly love her!  They’re always so excited to help me get her out of her crate, or to give her her hotdog treat when she goes into her crate!  She’s still a little mouthy, you know, from being a puppy and all, so whenever she starts trying to bite on them, Grayson will yell, “No Skye!  No bite!”

Another super adorable thing Grayson will say to her is, “Hi Skye!  It’s me, Grayson!”  And he’ll say it over and over to her, looking at her like, “Why aren’t you responding?”  Haha!  Maybe it’s just me, but I think it’s the cutest thing. :-)

Puppy Growth Pictures - English Mastiff

I’m going to try to remember to keep taking growth pictures of her every 1-2 weeks, so we can see how much she changes over the next year.  At 8 weeks, she’s already 20lbs!  She could get up to anywhere between 150-200lbs!  Her mom is 160lbs, and her dad is 230lbs, so she’s going to be a big girl!  She’ll definitely pass up Kaylee, who weighs around 95lbs.

English Mastiff Puppy - Puppy Photo Shoot | Southern Daisy Photography

And, of course, you knew it was coming!  I couldn’t have a new baby in the house without giving her a proper “newborn” photo shoot!  Doesn’t she look adorable and hilarious at the same time?  I doubt she’ll even be able to fit inside this basket in a month!  Maybe I should try, just to see the difference.

English Mastiff Puppy - Puppy Photo Shoot | Southern Daisy Photography

Here’s a closeup of her face.  Isn’t she just so smushy and squishy?  I even put one of my newborn headbands on her.  Hehe!  Ok, enough photos.  I’m going to go squish that cute little face before bedtime.  Stay tuned for more Skye posts, and to see how she grows!

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