Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Top row, left to right:
Flippy Panelled Skirt
Patent Ballet Flats
Raw Edge Trim Top
Smart Knitted Dress
Bottom row, left to right:
Wrap Jersey Dress
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
It's called Brown Bag Burritos from The Finer Things in Life
- 2 lb. ground beef
- 2 cans re-fried beans (I make my own)
- 1 1/3 c. enchilada sauce
- 1/2 c. water
- 1/3 c. minced onion (I use dried)
- 1 Tbsp. chili powder
- 1 Tbsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. dried oregano
- 3 c. shredded cheese (cheddar, Mexican blend, whatever)
- 20 flour tortillas (burrito-size)
Brown ground beef; drain. Add remaining ingredients (except tortillas). Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
Heat 3-4 tortillas at a time in paper towel. Spoon 1/4 c. beef mixture down the side of each tortilla.
Roll up burrito style. Wrap each burrito in a paper towel, then wrap in foil.
Refrigerate or freeze. I like to pack them in the bag the tortilla’s come in, like Amy does.
If they are not frozen, just remove the foil and microwave for one minute. If frozen, remove the foil and heat until hot in the middle. I like to start with one minute on 50% power and then two minutes on 100%. The paper towel might stick to the burrito, but I’ve found that if you take it off before it’s completely hot it won’t. I also like to slice it open to check if the middle is hot and then pour ranch or salsa on top and eat it with a fork.
I’ve also skipped the paper towel before and heated them in the toaster oven or oven wrapped in foil. Most of the time I will grab one from my freezer on the way to work, and it’s almost thawed by lunch time. The best part about heating them in the toaster oven is that the tortilla gets a little crispy.
- I prefer beef over chicken, and ground chicken over shredded chicken in this recipe.
- I've used green enchilada sauce and I loved it!
- I like a little more Tex-Mex flavor, so I usually add cilantro and tomatoes of some kind.
- Black re-fried beans are great in this recipe
- Sometimes I use small tortillas and make mini-burritos
- I like to add the cheese right before I roll the burritos up, you taste it more that way
Some other things I've added at different times:
-brown or white rice (loved this!)
-fresh chopped onion
-chopped green onion
-canned chopped or minced tomatoes
-chopped green chilies
-canned black beans
Pictures from The Finer Things in Life
Monday, June 28, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
I've heard it actually makes good cake donuts (those are my favorite anyways!). I can smell the cinnamon sugar donuts... yum! In the fall I always crave apple cider and the cake donuts they always have at northern apple orchards. Maybe this year I'll make my own!
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Alice b gardens' vintage inspired photography is quirky and fun. I would love to have one of her prints hanging in my apartment.
(click on the photos to see them on Etsy)
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Check this blog out! If you like before and afters, you will like this. Lindsey collects pictures of before and after projects and posts them on one amazing blog.
Like this one:
and this one:
Monday, June 21, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
Some of the things that I've made that froze well:
- Penne with sauce and Italian sausage (any kind of pasta mixed with sauce works well)
- Crock-pot barbecue chicken
- Black beans and rice
- Lentil Soup with smoked sausage
- Red beans, ground turkey and rice
- Mini Spinach Frittatas
- Cupcake quiches
- Mini meat loafs
- Taco meat
- chopped onions (to add to recipes)
- chopped ham (to add to omelets and other recipes)
- Brown Bag burritos
- Re-fried beans (I never use a whole can for a meal)
- tuna and noodles
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
1: Bright Aqua Butterfly