Monday, March 18, 2013

Stuff your crust

Some people like crust and some people don't. I like crust some of the time. I like stuffed crust all of the time.
To make your own stuffed crust all you have to do is put string cheese along the edges of your crust and roll the crust over the cheese. Super easy and super yummy.
Don't tear the string cheese in half cause it isn't enough cheese to make it super yummy afer it melts when baking.


Thursday, February 7, 2013

The Best Ever Enchiladas

A while back my sister-in-law sent an e-mail to the family containing the most fabulous recipe. She found it at this blog called Sweet Eats. It is seriously soooooooo delicious and relatively healthy. And for an added bonus it freezes extremely well.
Thai Chicken Enchiladas
8 flour tortillas
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
1 tablespoons canola oil
1/2 sweet onion, chopped
1/3 cup chopped/shredded carrots
1/2 cup chopped/shredded cabbage
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
4 green onions, sliced
1/3 cup chopped + crushed peanuts + more for garnish
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro + more for garnish
2 1/2 cups light coconut milk
1/3 cup + 1/2 cup sweet chili sauce
Heat over medium heat in a large skillet onions, cabbage, carrots, garlic and 1/4 tsp salt. Stir.
Add chicken, green onion, peanuts, cilantro remaining salt and pepper. Stir it all together and let it cook for 2 minutes.
Add 3/4 C of the coconut milk and 1/3 C of the sweet chili sauce. Stir it all together so that it's evenly distributed and everything is nicely coated with the sauce. If you want it to be on the spicy side, use more sweet chili sauce.
Stir together the remaining coconut milk and sweet chili sauce. Pour 1/2 C into the bottom of your 9x13 baking dish. Reserve the rest to go on top of the enchiladas.
Fill tortillas with the chicken, veggie mixture and place in dish.
Pour the rest of the coconut mixture on top of the tortillas. I always makes sure that everything has sauce on it, otherwise the tortillas get crispy quickly.
Bake for 20 minutes @ 375* F or put into freezer bags and freeze for dinner later - I usually cook it for 1 hour straight from the freezer and it turns out great. Note: I do not freeze the sauce for topping and I don't freeze it in the tortillas; that would make it mushy,
Yes, I put children's books in between my freezer bags to make them freeze nicely :)
Remove and garnish with cilantro and peanuts as desired.
This stuff is seriously sooooo yummy! My 3 year old, 1 & 1/2 year old and my husband all really like this meal.


Monday, January 28, 2013

Keeping Tights Tight

I love organization. I hate when things don't have a place. I also dislike when things are in their place jumbled with everything else that belongs there (Read: Sock drawer). I keep my tights with my socks. I keep my little girls' socks with her tights. They always seem to come unrolled. I hate it. One day a while back I found my solution. Basically, you tie the tights to themselves. Sounds complicated but it's not.
First, you fold the tights in half so that the legs lay on top of each other.
Second, you roll up the tights, starting from the waistband, leaving a bit of the toe portion unrolled.

Third, you take the inside leg and pull it out from inside the roll making sure to leave the outside leg rolled. Then wrap the inside leg back around in the other direction.

Fourth, you tie the two toes together in a simple knot.

Lastly, you're so happy because your tights stay organized, presentable and pretty.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Quiet book

I've been working on making a quiet book for my kids for a while now. I first thought about it when I was pregnant with Zac but didn't do it then. I had a quiet book growing up - my mama  mad DIY sewing skills. Two of my old made quiet books for their kids and I was reminded of quiet books' awesomeness.

So, I  started making a quiet book in September. I bought the materials - felt and interfacing. Then morning sickness hit. I worked on the book maybe two or three times during October and November. Toward the end of November I had to reconvene and refocus. I had already made my templates and cut out a fair portion of the felt. So, I've been working on them a lot. It feels like non-stop but really I only get about 30 minutes everyday to work on it -  though really, that is a decent amount.

Someday soon (cross  your fingers and hope) I'll post pictures of the whole book and the templates.