Archive for April 27th, 2007

Favorite Ingredient Friday~taco waffles?!?

Friday, April 27th, 2007

I am posting this recipe because I think I actually invented it! yea me!!! (I know my life could use a little more excitement, right?)… Anyway, I made double taco seasoned meat Wednesday when I had tacos, planning to use the remainder for the empanadas.
Yesterday at noon I wanted to have a leftover taco for lunch and did not have any taco shells left (family at them all), didn’t have any taco chips because I made guacamole and they all got eaten too, and used all my tortillas for Michelle’s taquitos I’ve been making and freezing for Matt’s lunch. So, after looking through the cabinets repeatedly I used a frozen waffle. I kid you not, it was delicious. So I made up the whole box of eggo waffles for dinner and made some beans seasoned and heated the taco meat. I put cheese, sour cream, and salsa over the top (and black olives). My family all loved this! I was excited to have another easy variation of tacos…

Taco Waffles

ground beef
taco seasoning
beans (optional seasoned with chili powder and cumin)
frozen waffles
cheddar cheese
sour cream

Toast the waffle, layer on beans, meat, cheese, and toppings… enjoy.

You should try it, you’ll like it :o)… and you should also head over to Overwhelmed with Joy to sign up and play FIF~

Random Questions~

Friday, April 27th, 2007

Karen posted some random questions and although I usually enjoy the friday’s feast, I decided to do these instead today… (great questions Karen!).

1. How is mothering, in reality, different from what you expected it to be?

I think it is about the same as I expected, I had been around children growing up (even though I was the baby), and had babysat quite a bit. I think the thing about motherhood that I did not expect was how much these little children are a part of me! Almost instantly they just have you, heart & soul. You will do anything for them, rejoice with their achievements as if they were your own, feel sorrow when they have setbacks or illnesses and wish that you could take their pain away. I always feel comforted that God created this in me and know that He feels this way about me too!

2. What is something you, as a kid, vowed you would never say to your own kids? Have you kept the vow?

Repeat after me, “I – FEEL – GOOD” My mom said this to me when she thought I was just pretending to be sick to miss school. I hated this :o) I have said this to my kids at one time or another.

3. If someone stopped in to your house for a surprise visit, would you be glad for the company, or self-conscious by the condition of your home? Why?

It would really depend on the visitor. I would probably want a little notice on some days! The days Izzy doesn’t go to school we stay in our pj’s until time for therapy or appointments for the day or whatever! It’s nice that my front room (now Izzy’s therapy room) is always clean and ready to receive visitors… Our family room is in the back of the house and it is the room that probably could always use a pick up. I read a quote the other day I loved… “Picking up for kids while their still growing is like shoveling snow while it’s still snowing!” Love that!

4. Describe your ideal date with your husband.

Probably just a really relaxing evening somewhere, we really don’t get much time alone especially away… but a nice restaurant and then a good long talk.

5. If you were sitting face to face with God and could ask Him any question, what would it be?

Oh, there would be so many~ Most of them I probably know the answers to. I would ask anyway, because I’m human… “Why are there so many sick children?” “Why do good people seem to have such bad things happen to them?”

Friday Favorites~

Friday, April 27th, 2007

Amberly has started this new meme, Friday Favorites where you post about anything that is your favorite ~ on Friday. What fun right?

Today I am going to post my favorite shampoo/conditioner. I love biolage, it makes my hair feel good and I love the way it smells. Last week I bought a new package of both and it had a bonus body lotion in the box. The lotion smells just like the shampoo, which I love! Anyway, it is my favorite!

These meme’s are just another way to learn new things about each other and find some good ideas in the process. You should go over to Amberly’s blog and play along!