Two things are happening: it's cold and it's Thanksgiving week. It was with both of these in mind that I made Taco Soup for my meals this week. I followed the recipe other than using 2 cans of black beans instead of pinto beans. The cans of rotel bring some heat so if you are a wimp, proceed with caution. The warm soup full of vegetables will be filling and comforting during this first week of cold weather. It will also help me reduce my calories before the eating fest of Thanksgiving arrives.