15 December 2021

Christmas in the Woods: Bear & Moose


These two dapper gentleman are all ready for Santa! Mr. Bear in his snazzy bowtie, and Mr. Moose (Mr. Wonderful's favorite) with his antlers all decked out in lights.

Today's soup recipe is perfect for when you just want to get out of the kitchen and get back to stitching. Which, let's be honest, is pretty much a way of life for many of us. I adore my slow cookers (I have five) and I absolutely love recipes where you just toss stuff in with little or no prep, turn it on, and walk away. This is one of those recipes. A thick, Southwestern-style cheese soup. I serve it with tortillas.

Santa Fe Cheese Soup

1 lb. Velveeta, cubed

1 lb. ground beef, browned and drained

1 can whole kernel corn, undrained

1 can kidney beans, undrained

1 can Rotel, undrained

1 can stewed tomatoes, undrained

1 packet taco seasoning

Add all ingredients to slow cooker and cook 1 hour on high, then 2-3 hours on low.


See y'all tomorrow!


  1. All these animals must've been so fun to stitch! I love the moose with the lights on his antlers. Thanks for the soup recipe- it sounds delicious!

  2. Honeybee: They are adorable, I would love to have a woodland tree of ornaments.
    All the button and bows you have added to the ornaments are perfect.

    Merry Christmas

  3. These are all so darn cute!
    Thanks for the recipes you post.

  4. Yum on the soup! Your woodland pair that you featured today are adorable. These animals you have been sharing this week are giving me ideas for Christmas ornaments for 2022, so thank you very much.