Leftovers week is still going strong. I love Thanksgiving leftovers for like a day. Then I'm over it. I also need a change of cuisine, I can only take so much Americana.... So I wanted Mexican! I was thinking enchiladas but then I wanted some heat and peppers. Instead of battering and frying after the pig-out turkey fest, I opted for quick and easy and BAKED them. Bake until bubbly, broil until crispy and the peppers are nice and charred. I love asadero cheese for queso, so it does . . .
See, I had just had a baby. my third child. I was sore, tired, and an emotional postpartum wreck to say the least. Then my buddy shows up with dinner, and I probably cried. It was the best thing in the world. So really when I think of this recipe I am really full of overexagerated feelings of warm comfort food love for my dear Steph. I'll admit when she said she was bringing sheperds pie, this was not at all what I was thinking! When I think of Shepherd's Pie...I think leftover meat. Or . . .
I don't know about you - but I do so much better at lunch time if I have something prepped and ready to go. Even if I'm out and about, if I know I have a yummy lunch waiting for me at home, I can resist the urge to get fast food. This year I have really tried to focus on feeding myself well at lunch time. If I treat myself to a healthy and delicious lunch I feel much more satisfied and I never feel guilty for eating something junky. Fast food = feeling sluggish + feeling guilty. The . . .
I had a really lovely Thanksgiving this year. We're watching our niece all week while my sister and brother-in-law carelessly fleeted off to the Caribbean to prance around blissfully child-free. Bless them. And us. So despite the crazy factor, we fried our own turkey (two, actually) which was one of the best decisions I believe I've ever made. Ranks right up there next to deciding to accept the rock my now-husband gave me when he proposed, but that is neither here nor there. He's too dreamy, I . . .
Summer is kicking off all over the country, air conditioners are cranking, the sun is going to bed later (and subsequently so are my kids) and summer foods are everywhere. I LOVE this season. I love so much about it- swimming, picnics, fresh farmers markets. Days at the lakes, nights under the stars. Summer is awesome. I love grilling. and while summer is paired with grilling I love grilling all year long. I love the taste of the food but more over I love that grilling produces a meal with very . . .
My husband and I are 'Good Eats' Fans. We haven't watched it for a few years, but a few years ago when we did we witnessed Alton fry a turkey. Then and There Nate decided he was going to fry turkeys for the rest of his life...and since then Nate has fried turkeys. Not all have been great but he never gave up on creating the best turkey ever. It's taken a few tries- but he has it down to a science. When I chat with . . .
These are a favorite, and super easy. You might as well buy a few of the ingredients- cause once you make it, you won't be able to stop!! It really is so easy and yummy I made it for my lunch one day. And of course very healthy. Hoisin Sauce can be found in the Asian isle!! I got it at most stores- Albertsons, Fred Meyer, Winco, BUT ironically I didn't find it at our local Walmart. They had the most lame Asian section though. The nice thing about hoisin sauce is it is so flavorful that any . . .