Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Recipes: Creamy Beef and Rice

This is quick, easy, and cheap. You know, my life.

Don't judge me by the pic, it was literally my last bite.


1 lb ground beef
1 pack of dry onion soup
1 can Cream of Mushroom soup
2 cups rice

Brown the meat, drain
Cook rice. I used instant rice, because I am lazy, yo
Add COM and soup mix to meat. I only used half of a pack of Dry Onion. I have issues.
Add rice to mixture, stir a lot

Now..if you are not lazy like myself and want to use *gasp* bagged rice, mix everything together in a skillet after meat is drained, add two cups of rice, and 4 cups of water and bring to a boil, then simmer for 20 minutes. But seriously. Who has time for that?


Saturday, October 26, 2013

Recipes: Burrito Lasagna

There was some debate on what to call this. I said it was a Burrito Casserole, but two others said Mexican Lasagna. So...Burrito Lasagna it is.

It does not look pretty.

It is super simple:

Brown a pound of hamburger meat and half of a chopped onion
Drain, add a pack of taco seasoning and a can of refried beans
Mix 6 oz of sour cream and a can of Cream of Mushroom soup in a bowl
Choose 2 cups of your favorite shredded cheese. I went all ethnic and used Mexican blend
I hope you have tortillas

Preheat oven to 350
Spread a layer of Sour Cream of Mushroom (I just made that up. Patent pending)
Tear up tortillas, make a layer.
Spread a layer of Meat/Bean, then cheese.
Make another layer of tortillas.
Put more Sour Cream of Mushroom (I have used that term twice, so it's legally mine now)
Add meat, then cheese.

Bake for 20-30 min, uncovered.


Recipes: Divine Potato and Chicken Dish

I'd like to call this dish, "In which I almost died", because there was knife action, possible salmonella outbreaks, and too much squishy stuff under my hands. It's no secret I HATE having to put my hands in food. I am also a slipshod mixer/stirrer, so when I had to coat the potatoes in this delish olive oil-seasons mixture, I had to just go in hands first. I died. Then when I went to slice the chicken into strips, there were BODY PARTS in it!!!

I have never cut up a chicken that wasn't a pre cut breast, obviously. I have boiled and de-boned thighs and legs, but this was WAY out of my ballpark. There were bone particulates flying everywhere!! I had to cut off the skin, and, I am sorry, looked just like foreskin. I gagged. I yelled. It was nasty.

Moving onto the food.

What you need:

2 lb of chicken.
Around 8 potatoes. I leave the skin on because I value my fingers.
2 cups of shredded cheese. Your choice.
1/3 cup of olive oil
Garlic powder, salt, paprika. Scott added hot sauce.

Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
Cut up the potatoes, then wash.
Mix the olive oil, paprika, garlic powder, and salt into a large bowl. I have no measurements on what you should use, just as much as you like, I suppose. *worst cook ever*
Coat potatoes in mixture. Gag if you use your hands, because it's slimy as all get out.

Recover from this traumatic experience.
Spray the bottom of a baking dish after you wash the nasty off of your hands.
Add potatoes. Do not dump the bowl, you will need the excess oil, then set your timer for one hour.
Cut the chicken into thin strips. God bless you if you don't already have boneless and skinless breasts.
Put the chicken in the bowl and coat with the leftover olive oil mixture. I added a little more garlic powder. Stick in the fridge.

After 15 minutes, stir the potatoes.
Cook bacon. Try not to eat it all.

After 30 minutes, stir taters again. I added a little salt and lemon pepper.
After 40 minutes, add the chicken.
Mix bacon (cut up into little pieces) and cheese into bowl. If you like green onions, here is your chance to add them.
After 45 minutes, add bacon/cheese mixture, aka "heaven", onto potato/chicken.
When you're one hour timer dings, enjoy.

You know the WORST part of all this? While we were eating, Scott says, "you know next time you don't even have to add the chicken".

my reaction^^^

Next time I may add a little squirt of honey mustard.

Oh, and here is the newest picture of Lily:

Or mini-Steven if you may.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Lily is here!!

Rebecca was admitted Oct 7:
Walking in, and waiting to go to her room

She was taken back to the birthing room thingie, so Bailey and I jacked her room:

She IS wearing her jacket as pants...

Waiting, and more waiting..

And more waiting.

Rebecca loves and collects pig stuff. This is perfect.

Watching the sun set

Oct. 8
Her bed waiting for her

Getting ready to be taken back for the C-section

And she's out!

Lily and her Daddy

She is having a little trouble breathing

One day when everyone is in good spirits, I will mention that Lily looks a little like shriveled-up Voldemort here. The nurse on the left was there when I was born 34 29 years ago,.

Steven was so proud and made me cry a little.

He never left the window until she had to be taken to NICU

I love the red hair.

Off she goes. Hopefully in a week she will get to come home and we can hold her!!!

Can you tell I am a first-time aunt?