Monday, September 19

Crock pot Beef and Beans

I meant to follow the directions but I forgot. Here is the original recipe. Below are my changes. 


1/2 cup chopped onion
1 1/2 lbs ground chuck, browned and drained
6 medium potatoes, sliced or chunked
1 can beans, drained  or equivalent
1 can tomatoes mixed with 2 tbsp. flour 
salt and pepper

Put chopped onion in the bottom of the slow cooker/Crock Pot; layer with browned ground beef, sliced potatoes, and beans. Spread tomatoes or soup over all. Sprinkle with seasonings as desired. Cover and cook on low for 7 to 9 hours.

Serves 4 to 6.
Like I said. I meant to follow the recipe. I used  1 lb beef. and about 1/3 of a huge onion.  Since I used home prepared dried beans I added Arizona Dreaming seasoning and salt too. I forgot to add the tomatoes. So we served this with your choice of salsa or leftover red enchilada sauce. I also love sour cream so that was on the table too.  My DH said he enjoyed it.

Thursday, June 16

Taco Quiche and Taco Corn Fritters

We've had two wonderful new recipes this week. Taco Quiche came about because I wanted quiche and Justin didn't want broccoli quiche (which I love and may still make for lunch tomorrow).

Taco Quiche

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup  chopped mushrooms 
  • other chopped veggies of your choice
  •  taco seasoning (2 packets worth - i have a great homemade recipe I need to share
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup biscuit/baking mix- make your own!!
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups milk
  1. In a large skillet, cook the beef, onion, green pepper and taco seasoning over medium heat until met is no longer pink; drain. Spread into a greased 9-ix13. Sprinkle with cheese.
  2. In a bowl, combine the biscuit mix, eggs and milk; mix well. Pour over the cheese. Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.

Taco Corn Fritters- modified from Laura at Heavenly Homemakers the links here are Laura's

1/2- 1 pound cooked hamburger meat seasoned with taco seasoning mix ( with veggies added in)
1 1/2 cups cornmeal
3/4 cup masa (corn flour)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
2 eggs
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup melted butter or coconut oil
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups frozen or canned corn

Brown hamburger meat and add  taco seasoning mix to taste.  Mix together remaining ingredients, stirring in the seasoned meat.

Mix everything together or just mix cornmeal. Scoop into muffin tins. If you didn't miz the meat into the corn batter scoop 1/2 full, make a divit, add taco meat, then scoop more corn meal on top (or so 18 scoops of batter, 18 scoops of meat and 18 more scoops batter.

Bake at 350* or till done for 20 or so minutes.

Serve with salsa and sour cream. Also great with chili or a western salad.

Wednesday, June 15

Little J's birthday

We recently celebrated Little J's birthday. All told it was a good birthday. He has a couple presents that we are saving since he is too young for them. Another we are saving until it gets warm again. Here are some pictures for you to enjoy.

This card is awesome!!

Cousin is trying to keep Little J from defrosting the cake.

Saturday, May 14

Teeny Tiny Tot School 10.5

 If you aren't familiar with tot school click on the button above. Basically it is about providing and enouraging fun but focused learning activities. I haven't taken picture of many of our activities due to being part of them, not having a camera on hand or just forgetting.
Getting a book to read. Typically Little J prefers to read on his own.

Enjoying the park and the swings for the first time.

Discovered climbing on boxes is fun. (Gross motor)

Spied Dad's yogurt bowl and spoon. Experimented with music. Eventually the trash can joined in. (Music)
Pushing the stroller across the park, engaging muscles and gross motor skills.
 We do read books every day. nearly without fail before naps we get a few in. Often another during play time. Little J also gets lots of time in playing with containers in the kitchen and trying to open and close drawers without pinching his fingers.