Saturday, May 03, 2008

Days of Carefree TV watching...OVER

Alex bought a Playstation 3 today :(
...But, he did buy me Grand Theft Auto and Lego Star Wars!
Now lets see if I ever get to play them ;P

Thursday, February 28, 2008

We're moving again!

...I know! What the hell! We lasted from September until now in our place. I guess we were never really happy with it from the start but it did become home for us for a while! Actually our first home *together* so it will always hold a special place in our heart! Except that is for the problems with the plumbing...;0 I really don't feel like going into the whole story again, but our upstairs neighbors plumbing froze and busted in our dining room three weeks. After the other plumbing issues we had already had that month...our hot water pipe froze in our basement (but thank god did not break), we had to have our hot water heater replaced, as well as the other issues we had since we September, venting issues with the furnace in the basement, non-working cable and phone wiring, no caulking in bathroom (around shower or sink), broken faucet in kitchen...hmm I think there was more, but can't think of any. Well, to say the least, we had enough and our landlord (graciously???) let us out of our lease. Maybe not so graciously, but you know how I am, I like to get my way! So I will hopefully get some pics of the new place tomorrow and post them up here. We are moving a whole 8 blocks away onto a busier street, but now we have twice as much space, a more beautiful apartment, a long cement driveway with a garage, A BATHTUB!!! all this for LESS RENT! I can't wait until we are all moved in! now the hard part...again

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Enchilada Pie...A recipe for Kathy!

Enchilada Pie


1 lb. ground turkey (optional, leave out if you want vegetarian)
1-2 cloves garlic minced
1/2 c. salsa
1 t chili powder
1 t cumin
1/2 onion diced
1 pepper (green, red or yellow) diced
1 can black beans, drained
1 can diced tomatoes, with juice
1 sm. can green chiles, with juice
1 can enchilada sauce mild or hot (I use hot! but it can make it pretty spicy!)
1 1/2 -2 c. shredded cheese (chedder, monterey jack or colby, etc)
flour or corn tortillas

preheat oven to 350 degrees

in a large frying pan or wok, brown turkey for a few minutes, then add garlic, salsa, chili powder, cumin, onion and pepper. Cook until turkey is done then add black beans, tomatoes, and green chilis and let simmer for about 10 minutes.

in a deep baking dish, pour a spoonful of enchilada sauce on the bottom and place tortillas in a single layer lining the bottom. Spoon some of the meat mixture on top, top with cheese and lg. spoonful of enchilada sauce. Repeat layering until you reach the top of the baking dish or are out of meat mixture. Top with a layer of tortillas and pour the rest of the enchilada sauce on top.

bake for 35-40 minutes until bubbly in center. You may want to line the bottom shelf in tin foil because this dish does have the possibility of making a mess in your oven.

serve as you would lasagna, you can put a dollop of sour cream on top too.

**all measurements are approximate, I don't use measuring tools with this recipe so season to your own taste. might want to add salt and pepper too (kinda forgot those two.. :) )