Tasty Tuesday Recipes

Tasty Tuesday: Taco Pasta



Today’s recipe is from BuzzFeed.  It is the combination of TWO awesome things – tacos and pasta.  A quick and easy meal, the kids will love.

The recipe will serve 10 – 12 people.



  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 (15 oz.) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (15 oz.) can whole kernel corn
  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni (I used gluten free)
  • Pepper
  • Salt


1. Brown beef in a large quart pot over medium/high heat. Drain fat and return beef to pot.

2. Add taco seasoning, water, tomatoes, tomato sauce, and corn. Bring to a boil.

3. Add uncooked macaroni and reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 10-15

minutes (until pasta is cooked through). Stir occasionally.

4. Remove from heat. Sprinkle cheese on top and cover.

5. Serve once cheese is melted!

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Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

Hope Wissel

What is YOUR Career Path

Happy Saturday…. I can’t believe it is the last day of May.  I am so looking forward to the warmer temperatures even though I am not much of a pool/ beach person.  I guess I should say that I am not much of a bathing suit person – I LOVE the beach especially during the week BEFORE all of the “shoobies” invade…

I saw on Facebook at quiz that you could take about “What career should your actually have?” and I thought – WHY NOT?  I don’t usually take them nor do I put much stock in them but this one had me curious.  I mean I left a full-time 24/7 job with a non-profit to find something less stressful without a commute.  So far, I blog, have my own Thirty One business as well as work part-time at WaWa.  I am still trying to find myself.  You would think I would have done that by now, right?  I mean if I haven’t found myself or my career by 57, will I ever?  I think I have but it is always good to get confirmation from the universe…

So after answering a series of 10 questions which seemed to me to have nothing to do with a career choice, this is what it said:

You have a skill for language, your imagination is vast and you are artistic and creative. Your brain is just overflowing with ideas, and all you have to do is get a piece of paper and share it with the world. You were born to turn words into magical stories

WOW!  Believe it or not, this made sense to me.  I love to blog and share my ideas with the world (even if I am not sure anyone is reading them).  I am learning to turn my words  at my Thirty One parties into magical stories that help people to visualize what products can help them in their own lives.

What about you??? Click HERE to take the test and share with us YOUR results…

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!