Friday, February 27, 2015

Enchiladas and February Funny Friday

Holy Cannoli!! THIS is my 800th post!!

How are you today? This is another edition of "Funny Friday" and a recipe. Yes a recipe. I know, I haven't done much of that lately. Work, school, life...I don't do a lot of cooking. Thankfully my mom does. I don't share her recipes as she is a microwave, frozen dinner type of cook and I am a healthy, homemade and decadent cook. You can imagine the conversations we have about dinner prep. LOL

My son and I love Mexican and I had been wanting some enchiladas. My mom is not an "international" eater. She likes plain old fashioned Southern food but she agreed to try them. SHOCK she enjoyed them! She loved the saffron rice that I served with the enchiladas but she did not like the plantains. At least she ate them and didn't call them junk or mess which is her normal vernacular for my cooking. Gotta love our elderly folks...

mix: 1 TBSP cornstarch
1 TBSP parsley flakes
1 tsp garlic
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp oregano

1 lb meatloaf mix (mixture lean ground beef, veal and pork)
half large yellow sweet onion
4 small sweet salad peppers
Cook the meat, onions, peppers and spice mix in a large skillet. Drain any fat if necessary. Take the flour tortillas and coat with refried beans, top with the cooked meat and roll. In a 13x9 pan pour enough sauce to coat the bottom. Lay the rolled tortillas on top and pour sauce over them and top with cheese, bake until bubbly. Serve with saffron rice, fried plantains and a salad.
2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese
1 can Enchilada sauce mix
1 can fat free vegetarian refried beans
8 medium size flour tortilla shells
2 medium size plantains

February Funny Friday

Today’s post is this month’s Funny Friday, a regular feature published on the last Friday of every month. Funny Friday is a collaborative project. Each month one of the participants submits a picture, then we all write 5 captions or thoughts inspired by that month’s picture. Links to the other bloggers’ posts are below, click on them and see what they've come up with. I hope we bring a smile to your face as you start your weekend.

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Here’s today’s picture. It was submitted by Sanity Waiting to Happen

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1. I've seen horror movies, man I hope nothings up here that will try to eat me.

2. Here Kitty Kitty, why is she playing hard to get?

3. Curiosity killed the cat they said, hmmm, I have 8 more and I have GOT to know what's up here.

4. Leg I hate leg day.

5. Did I hear them say that bats lived up there? Are there birds too? Yum I love birds.

Click on the links below and let some other bloggers make you smile:

The Bergham’s Life Chronicles (
Baking In A Tornado (
Someone Else’s Genius (
Confessions of a part-time working mom (
The Momisodes (
Sanity Waiting to Happen (
Spatulas on Parade  (
Juicebox Confession  (
Cluttered Genius (
Stacy Sews and Schools (
People Don’t Eat Enough Fudge (

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Snow Cream

I don't know about you, but when I was growing up snow was a rare thing. Maybe once a year if we were lucky we'd get an inch of snow. We'd (we meaning me, my cousins or neighbor kids)bundle up and run outside, faces up to the sky, tongues stuck out catching those tiny flakes of snow. My mom would grab a bowl and gather up 4-6 cups of freshly fallen snow.

In the house she'd go to whip up some snow cream. You know, ice cream but made with snow. No machine needed. No freezing required. Just a bowl and a few key ingredients.
evaporated milk
crushed pineapple
That's it.

Well, it is snowing today here on the coastal NC area and snow it is! In the last 4 hours we have gotten over 4 inches. I know for you folks living up north, over the Mason Dixon Line or in the Midwest you're thinking, 4 inches? Big deal. OH honey! On the east coast, coastal NC, it is a BIG ...'s a 
We are not prepared for such. We do not have the equipment and NO ONE knows how to drive in it!
There have already been dozens of accidents and 5 deaths in the last 4 hours.
I am sitting at home where it is safe and warm. I refuse to even try to head to work. DOT is talking about shutting down the bridges.
See here we are surrounded by water and have 2 major rivers that run through our city plus the inner coastal waterway. Bridges are everywhere and ice accumulates there first. It can be very dangerous.
I learned how to drive in the snow and ice when I lived in Germany, but many folks here have NO idea how to drive in anything, rain included.
My granddaughter is here also and she has been chomping at the bit to go outside in the snow. She does not have proper clothing to go outside, but, we did it anyway. Just for a few minutes so she wouldn't freeze. It made her happy and that's what life is all about. Being happy.
I hope you are all safe and warm at home, creating memories, laughing and loving life! I am.

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Lemon and Basil CIC Feb 2015

Today is the monthly CIC or Crazy Ingredient Challenge.

Well, my life is crazy right now and challenging, add to that ingredients and you get stress. I sat out this month due to loosing track of time. My schedule is so crazy...

Please be sure to visit everyone who has worked so hard and THANK YOU to all those who did participate.
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