Thursday, February 25, 2010

Taco Wraps

This is my version of a soft taco. Feel free to adjust it to you and your families taste.

1 lb. hamburger
1 can refried beans
1 envelope taco seasoning
8 inch flour tortillas, warmed
Shredded cheese
Shredded lettuce
Chopped tomatoes
Sour cream

In a large nonstick skillet, cook hamburger over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add taco seasoning and cook according to pkg. directions.

Warm refried beans in a small sauce pan over medium to low heat until heated through.

Warm tortillas in a microwave between 2 damp paper towels for 20 to 45 seconds or until warm.

Spoon about 1/4 cup on each tortilla. Top with refried beans, lettuce, tomato, cheese and sour cream. Roll up.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Vita Tops!

Not only are these healthy but they are actually oh so, so good! My friend and I love these things with whipped cream and frozen. Here's how:

I found these in the frozen health section at my local Kroger. Here is what the box looks like.

There are four per box which are individually wrapped.

Slice in half and spread 2 tablespoons of fat free whipped cream on bottom half.

Put top back on, wrap in plastic wrap, freeze and there you have it!

As you can see they have real chocolate chips on top to make these even better!


Monday, February 22, 2010

Snow Days

Riley waiting for me to put his sweater on so he can go outside in the snow.

Coat on and ready to go. For some reason everytime I point a camera at him he turns his head!

This was the view from my front porch a few weeks ago. Thank the good Lord I can finally see grass!

There used to be a road under all that snow!

Hey, am I fashionable or what? Jogging pants and boots.

Hubby has sure got to shovel lots of snow here lately.

After playing in the snow, Riley is ready for a nap. Only problem is, he is laying on my pillows and covered up with my blanket!

Hubby resting after all that snow shoveling. (Notice there is no picture of me resting. Just in case you didn't notice. lol)

Anyway, hope the white stuffs stays away until next year at least.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Valentine's Balloon

A big THANK YOU to my Secret Sister whomever she may be!

Isn't this just the cutest thing? My Secret Sister from church gave me this last week for Valentine's day along with chocolate candy which was very good. Believe it or not, my balloon still looks just as good today. It is keeping its helium very well.

I have a GREAT Secret Sister!! I love frogs, just the fake ones now, so this balloon was just up my alley. When the helium starts going out of it I am going to let the rest out and tape the balloon to my craft room wall.

We are supposed to change Secret Sisters in June but I am going to refuse to switch. (Yeah right!) I really like the one I have now!!!!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Family-Favorite Cheeseburger Pasta

I found this recipe at Taste of Home. I served it with a salad but garlic bread would have been good with it also. I give this recipe a 5 out of 5. It is cheap to make, and quick also. What more can you ask for?

I went to take a picture of this when I had finished cooking, and discovered that the batteries in my camera were dead. Just my luck!

4 servings

1 1/2 c. uncooked whole wheat pasta (or regular)
3/4 lb. lean hamburger
2 T. finely chopped onion
1 can (14 1/2 oz.) diced tomatoes
2 T. dill pickle relish
2 T. yellow mustard
2 T. ketchup
1 tsp. steak seasoning
1/4 tsp. seasoned salt
3/4 c. shredded reduced-fat (or not) cheddar cheese
Chopped green onions, optional

Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook hamburger and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Drain pasta; add to meat mixture.

Stir in the tomatoes, relish, mustard, ketchup, steak seasoning and seasoned salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.

Sprinkle with cheese. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand until cheese is melted. Garnish with green onions.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Pot Roast

Let me go ahead and get my judging of this recipe out of the way. I gave it a 1 out of 5. We ate it but I just didn't care for it. I have just come to the conclusion that I do not care for Dijon mustard. Plain and simple, just do not like it. If you like Dijon than this is the recipe for you. I got it from Taste of Home.

Servings: 6-8

1 lb. medium red potatoes, quartered
1/4 c. Dijon mustard
1 tsp. garlic salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 1/2 c. beef broth
1 c. baby carrots
1 boneless chuck roast (3-4 lbs.)
2 tsp. dried rosemary, crushed
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1/3 c. chopped onion

Place potatoes and carrots in a 5-quart slow cooker. Cut roast in half. In a small bowl, combine mustard, rosemary, garlic salt, thyme and pepper; rub over roast.

Place in slow cooker; top with onion and broth. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat and vegetables are tender.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Monday, Monday

I just hate Lady Bugs. Those darn things just appear out of no where it seems and there is just no end to them. Like this one that I found on my bedroom ceiling. For some reason these bugs just love my bedroom! So, off to get my water bottle with sudsy water to catch these critters!

After catching stinky bugs I love to smell the candle that Sissy bought me. It smells good enough to eat!

Look ma! No dirty dishes in the sink!

We have had so much bad weather these last few months that I was finally able to get to my pantry and organize it again. It was in much need of rearranging. I have various items that I do not use much in covered containers in the bottom and those are labeled also.

Yes, I have put labels under each row so I can not only remember where my items go but so I can keep up with what I have easier.

I even had some time to crochet some dish cloths!