January 26, 2012

This Day in History

I joined the ranks of Facebook today. Argh! I gave in because I wanted to keep in touch with folks and businesses who have supported us since Hubby's accident. I only allow invited people here so this will be my main "home" aside from CaringBridge for posts focused on hubby's progress. I still think Facebook is a cult and I'm not planning to do a lot of posting there unless we think it's better to migrate from what we've been doing on CaringBridge. Time will tell.

January 8, 2012

Food Discovery

I've found an amazing resource via a blogger I follow. As I've shared previously, I am a huge fan of Let's Dish; however, I don't want to take time to prepare meals away from home right now and want more control to create a weekly menu. E-mealz is perfect for us - the subscription cost is low, ingredients and instructions are clear, a shopping list is provided, I can decide which meals to make/omit and I can change up ingredients. Best of all we have recipes for favorites so we can repeat. I made the burritos from last week's menu last night and this is definitely on the replay list so thought I'd share. They were just as good for lunch today too!

EZ Slow Bake Burritos

1 lb chuck roast, trim visible fat I used 1.5 lb of whatever I thought looked good and was inexpensive
14 oz can diced tomatoes, undrained I used a can of tomatoes mixed with onions already because I saw it on the shelf and thought it would make life easier
1 sliced med onion omitted per can of tomatoes with onions
1 packet pot roast seasoning mix
14 oz can pinto beans, drained
½ can chopped green chilies, drained I used one whole small can as that's all I found at store
½ tsp chili powder I also added 1/4 tsp cumin

flour tortillas
shredded cheese
sour cream

In crock pot, combine everything but fixins. Cook on low 4 to 6 hours. Shred meat and stir ingredients together. Wrap mixture in tortillas with fixins. *I also made a quick guacamole (my recipe) to go with it and served with chips.

Smash together 3 avocados and 1 can tomatoes with cilantro and lime I typically use fresh cilantro and lemon juice but had this on hand. Add garlic and salt to taste. Yum!