Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Blast from the past

     Since my brother moved to town, we have been nostalgic over movies we used to watch as kids, or sometimes even movies we watched when we lived together in college. It’s been so fun finding these movies and forcing Barry to watch them with us! Last night, we watched “Surf Ninjas”. (Anyone remember that one?) Well it was hilarious! And it’s definitely something I recommend to everyone, (Not surf Ninjas, but watching movies from your past). Nothing is more therapeutic then going back to childhood for an hour and a half!

     New topic: I have naturally bad teeth, so I have had to visit the dentist, EVERY Wednesday this month for some work. While there, I got to talking about little baby girls with one of his hygienists, and she mentioned that she loves hair bows. So, I mentioned that I make them. She told me to bring some in and although I’m sure she was just saying that I decided to actually bring some in. So I brought in a few, and by the end of my visit the box had been passed throughout the entire office! And they all begged me to come back with more tomorrow, because tomorrow is pay day! So I came home and made a bunch of bows, and tomorrow we’ll see what happens! I guess it pays to go to the dentist… hahaha! But it’s nice to do hair bows again. Jaye refuses to wear them right now so I stopped making them. Needless to say, I have reeeeally needed a hobby! I’m working on writing a musical, but that’s just a- whenever I get a chance to sit down and fiddle with the piano, and I’m also helping to decorate my brother’s upcoming wedding, but I’m searching for a HOBBY. Anyone? Ideas? (Have I asked for ideas before?)

Anyway, here is the recipe I made tonight. We thought it was scrumdidilyumptious so I thought I would pass it on. I LOVE easy meals so here it is:


1 lb. ground beef
½ c. sliced green onions
2 tsp. minced garlic (or garlic powder)
1 c. cooked white or brown rice
1-1/2 c. chopped tomato, divided
¾ c. frozen corn
1 c. shredded cheese (Cheddar or Mexican Blend)
½ c. salsa or picante sauce
Corn tortillas
1 can (10 oz) mild or hot enchilada sauce
1 c. shredded romaine lettuce

1. Preheat oven to 375. Spray 13x9 dish with cooking spray. (I covered mine with tin foil and then sprayed, EASY CLEANUP)

2. Cook ground beef in nonstick pan until no longer pink; drain. Add green onions and garlic; cook and stir 2 minutes.

3. Add rice, 1 c. tomato, corn, ½ c. cheese and salsa to meat; mix well. Spoon mixture down center of tortillas; roll up. Place enchiladas seam side down in prepared dish. Pour enchilada sauce evenly over the top.

4. Cover with foil; bake 20 minutes or until hot. Sprinkle with remaining cheese, and bake until cheese melts. Top with lettuce and remaining tomato.

(I filled enough tortillas to feed us, then put the rest of the mixture in a freezer bag for a rainy day!)


Anna and Stephen said...

Surf Ninjas! Hahahah. Stephen actually got all of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle cartoons from Netflix so I could share that part of his childhood with him. It is sure fun!

I love that you are posting recipes, because I know that they are "real" recipes; y'know, the kind that real people make to feed real families. Keep 'em coming!

Love reading your blog and hearing about your life. I miss you like crazy! Oh, and I'd love to hear more about this musical you are writing- remember our Candyland musical? lol.

Chris, Kerri, & The Boys said...

Do you like to sew?
What about digital scrapbooking?

I have a sewing machine and I would like to make it one of my hobbies yet I have no clue how to use it.
I do some digital scrap's addicting!

Most of my hobby really just consist of Wellness Seminars and the gym...LOL!

Yes I am lame...

Hair bows is a good hobby, lots of girls do them out here. I also have a friend that makes beaded watched which are fun and cute.

Thanks for the recipe!

Emily said...

sigh...I need a hobby too.

Speaking of movies from the past that you loved as a kid, then watched as an adult and think "What did I like about this as a kid?" Branch and I watched a movie recently that made me think about that. Wish I could remember it...

Do you remember renting with me those "Shelly Duvall Fairie Tale Theatre" with all those famous actors doing cheesy adaptations of childrens stories? THAT was classic. I almost bought them for you when you had Grayson but it was expensive... Anyway...

Emily Brooke said...

Love it...and is Dann getting married? I had no idea! AND I miss you AND you always bugged me to blog and I've been doing it...Once a month or so, but... :) Love you guys!

Christina said...

Krystle. I miss you. As for hobbies - can you guess - I love mine and I get paid for it. And I have a load of customers all ready for you down there. You should come to our next club and see what you think. It really does make money (I made $100 from this club last month - a two hour time away from home to socialize with friends and do something you love doing. Can it get better than that?)
Okay, now that I've put in my plug, I'm sure you will find something that works for you and your family.
and WE REALLY MISS YOU GUYS!! we are still in the hotel and getting very bored.