Monday, September 28, 2009

Things I'm Loving

My most favorite thing right now...

Those are our open windows! The weather today is absolutely gorgeous in our neck of the woods, even if it did take us forty days of rain to get here. It was totally worth it.


Taco Melts!! At the encouragement of a friend I tried this recipe for our small group meeting yesterday. There were just a few left and the kiddos LOVED them. So I thought I'd share another recipe since I'm in a sharing mood (I think it has something to do with the open windows :)

1 package (1 oz) Old El Paso® taco seasoning mix
2/3 cup water
1 1/2 cups Old El Paso® Thick 'n Chunky salsa
1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef, cooked, drained
1 can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury® Grands!® refrigerated biscuits (any variety)
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese or Mexican cheese blend (4 oz)
1 cup sour cream, if desired

1. Heat oven to 375°F.
2. In medium saucepan, cook taco seasoning mix, water, 1/2 cup of the salsa and cooked ground beef until thickened.
3. Press each biscuit into 6-inch round. Fill each with taco mixture and 1 tablespoon cheese. Fold dough over filling and press to seal. Place on greased cookie sheet.
4. Bake 9 to 14 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with remaining salsa, cheese and sour cream.

I cooked 1 pound and a half of ground beef and was able to make 16 melts using 2 cans of biscuits. Easy and yummy!


I love how cute these pails turned out. I am a member of a one man committee that welcomes new babies into our church. (I'm not complaining about the one man part. I love doing things like this, it's my happy place :) I found a great deal on these galvanized metal pails and added polka dots and furry trim.

Then I found a bigger metal tub that I thought would be perfect for a baby basket that C's class is putting together for an auction at their school.


And last, but not least, C's first real school picture! Love it!

(yes, I took a picture of the proof)


The O'Neils said...

I figured it out...we both had the windows open today and that is why we got so much accomplished!
I loved the taco melts!! Thanks to me and you!!
I think I am just going to scan T's pic in!!!
Your too good with the baby buckets :)

The Writer Chic said...

I'm even more bummed now that we missed small group. I am so glad to be HOME and back in the land of "what we do." I just may make those taco melts for dinner; they look so yummy, and right now, for me, that is a victory in itself! =)

The buckets are TOO cute -- you rock.

And hip, hip, hooray for this weather. Makes me happy!

And of course, C is adorable -- duh! =)

Monica said...

I am going to make that for dinner! THANK YOU! :)

RoadDog said...

The weather has been horrendous around here as well. Cold and lots of rain. Makes boating quite difficult.

Isn't there someone from your state talking "Global Warming?"