Monday, March 19, 2012

Taco Meatloaf pie , huge hit !

After looking for something new and different to feed the family for dinner , I ran across a recipe for pizza meatloaf pie, we tried, it , it was a huge hit , and the next evening the kiddo's begged to have it again. Two nights in a row.... well this would eventually burn out this yummy recipe and it would no longer be something different and new. Ohhhhh wait, i have an idea ! How about we add some taco seasoning , and then top it with taco toppings . Fantabulous ! They ate the entire thing in no time at all , no fighting with eat your dinner, stop playing , if you want snack your going to need to put some speed into that fork ! Heres the recipe for anyone else wanting to try it

1/2 cup bread crumbs
5 oz of evaporated milk ( which translates to a half cup , and a half of a quarter cup beings i do not have a 1/8th measuring cup )
1 lb of hamburger
taco seasonings
taco toppings.

mix the bread crumbs , taco seasoning and evaporated milk in a bowl, crumble in hamburger a little at a time if you want a easier job , if not , and you like things the hard way just dump it all in at one time and stir for what seems an eternity . lol

in your preheated to 350 degree oven , put the meat mixture in a pie pan , flattened out to look like a pie , bake it for 20 minutes , drain out the grease, top it with some awesome cheese, throw it back in the oven til cheese is melted , and then voila , done , top it with your toppings of choice and enjoy :)

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Great day finally !!!!!!

Awesome quality time day with the kiddo's ! much needed. Chilling on your front deck in your bright pink rabbit pajamas while watching them ride their bikes is just to amusing . Dodge ball in these same pajamas on the trampoline is even higher entertaining !

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Expanding by the moment !

Tons of new going on around here lately !!! I love wood working and having the ability to express myself through my work. Not that I dont love doing the childrens line i did so well at, but , now , like oh my I can just do all kinds of things !!! The possibilities are endless and I'm way past excited to be on the road to awesome things. ! Today's expression is coming through sarcastic little cute sayings, kind of like those button pin's you used to wear excessively in the 80's, are all those dangly key chains that get in the way , but these are even more awesome , they are wooden , hang on the wall sit on the desk or where ever else you feel the room needs a little sarcasm to brighten things along LOL . Yep yep, pictures to follow later ! Peace out !

Monday, February 13, 2012

Taco rice, cheap fast and yummy !

Tonights dinner , super easy again , very inexpensive and was a huge hit

taco meat ( you know , hamburger and taco seasoning )
onions if desired
sour cream if desired
zatarans spanish rice ( needs a can of tomatoes per box )
fresh tomatoes ( if desired, it does have can tomatoes and you can add salsa as well so its your call )

so you whip up the spanish rice, throw in the hamburger til it looks like it has enough in it for your taste , and stir it up , throw it in a bowl and add your toppings , i mixed mine in my bowl of course but you could probably layer it and it taste just as good. if you try it comment it :)

dip at the bottom of the jar

Another useful or useless , which ever you choose tid bit from me, get frustrated with the dip at the bottom of the jar , or can ? thats hard to reach and not much left ? crush up some chips , throw them in , stir them up and eat it with a spoon ! lol

My quick easy and yummy Ranch burgers

I had a original recipe for Ranch burgers but after not having all of the ingredients one evening and being lazy and not feeling like running to the store to pick them up improvised a little. Funny how things work out when you improvise as this recipe is even better then the real one that I had so i wanted to share, super easy and fast to make. adds some zest to a ordinary meal.

When I make it beings i have a few mouths to feed i make it up with 3 lbs of hamburger. Sorry for not having a smaller portion recipe .

3 lbs of hamburger
2 packs of lipton onion soup
and about a cup and a half of ranch dressing ( i buy what ever is on sale at the time and it all taste good in this recipe )

just add the soup mix stir it up , then add the ranch , stir that up , make it into patties, throw it on a broiler pan, broil for about 20 mins ( or until its done to your liking ) on low and then top with a little ranch dressing and let sit for bout 5 minutes so the ranch soaks in a little. Voila, done and delicious :) happy eating ! If you try it and like it please comment :)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Middle of the week ready for the weekend and tonights awesome dinner recipie !

So its Wednesday night , kids are fed, hubs is out the door for work. I have a ton of work to do tonight but im sooooo fighting the urge to call up some friends and have a good evening ! Any whoodles, tonights dinner came out awesome , i decided I needed some brownie points for my not so splendor behavior lately and to get in the good graces for the weekend, I needed something good but fast as it was totally last minute when I decided to do this ( nothing new there trust me ) soooo here's what we had

Creamy Chicken and Rotini Primavera


1/2 pound dry rotini
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast - cubed
1 pound frozen vegetable mix - thawed
4 ounces Neufchatel cheese (reduced fat cream cheese)
1/2 cup lite Italian dressing
1/2 cup 2% fat milk


Cook rotini per package directions to desired doneness. Drain well and keep warm.
Heat oil in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken cubes and cook until no longer pink.
Combine cream cheese, dressing and milk and whisk until smooth.
Add thawed frozen vegetables to chicken along with sauce mixture. Stir well and heat through - about 5 minutes. Serve.

Entirely super easy and fast to make i knocked it out in no time and everyone went insane over it . I made more sauce then what it called for to spruce it up a little, i tripled the sauce and it was just devine, adding it to my favs for a later hook up when im tired of the same old same old ! even the littlest one liked it ! no fights at the dinner table to " eat your dinner and stop playing " !

I have to be the worst blogger ever !

Title says it all ! I get entirely way to distracted and have to eventful of a life to be able to sit and focus on a blog but yet i yearn to have one go figure !!!! So like anyways, with an earlier post stating that I'm losing the image I think people want to see me as I'll say I have been extremely busy , some good , some bad and some just some ! No idea where I'll be going with this thing and I'm highly doubtful it'll make a diff anyway as I dont see that I'll have that much traffic let alone followers LOL Maybe i'll post up some new pattern Im working on later or something , maybe a pic of the kiddo's , maybe me being a phone pic cheeser , one just never can tell. Felt the urge to type for a few, urge is over , peace out !