Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Taco Cups

 When we were in Houston over Christmas, one of the meals we had were taco cups.  Tiny little wonton "cups" filled with taco meat and cheese.  The boys absolutely loved them and gobbled them up.  I think it was a recipe from Pinterest.  I haven't looked it up to confirm, but it probably was...you can find anything on Pinterest.  The "cups" were made from wonton wrappers, ground turkey, taco seasoning and cheese.  That's it.


The first thing you want to do is brown the turkey or beef then add your taco seasoning per packet instructions.  Then place 2 wonton wrappers in a muffin tin.  The ones we had in Houston were made in a mini muffin tin, but I've loaned that to someone and I can't for the life of me remember who I loaned it to, so I don't know where it is (if I loaned it to someone reading this, could I have it back, please?)  Then place the taco meat in the cup, then sprinkle with cheese (I used a colby/jack combo) then bake for 20 minutes or so at 350.  Basically just to melt the cheese and cook the wonton.  When the wonton wrappers are browned on the tips, it's time to take it out of the oven.  Oh, and there's no special way to put it in the muffin tin.  I just pushed them in there and created a well.  After they were done, I topped them with salsa and plain greek yogurt.  That was our dinner.  

As I'm looking at the dinner plate, I notice how plain it looks.  Taco cups, corn & edamame, and orange slices.  Do your dinners look like this?  I always sometimes feel the need to make a nice presentation of things.  It's a curse.  This looks kinda plain and a little sad....

Monday, January 28, 2013



I had to bring a baby picture of Turkey to his class today.  I had forgotten how much he has changed.  So then I started looking for pictures of the other two at the same age.  All of the pictures are of the boys at 4 months old.  

Sunday, January 27, 2013


Attention all you snacking fools out there!  My friend Steph over at Mom's Gone Crazy told me about a pretty awesome snack delivery service.  Yes, that's right, SNACK DELIVERY SERVICE.  Graze is a new online based company that will deliver healthy snacks to your door!  You get to choose from a huge variety of snacking options...nuts, fruits, seeds, chocolates, breads, crackers, dips, etc...and they will pick it and ship it for you.  It's only $5 a box and it gets delivered every week.  You can cancel it at any time.  It's kinda like a CSA, but for snacks.  It's one less thing I have to get at the grocery store and one less thing I have to think about when packing lunches or giving after school snacks.  If you'd like to try this amazing new service, use this code to get your first box for free:  http://www.graze.com/us/feedyourfriends/facebook-redirect/c/9JCMCJ9F.  At the moment, you can't just order from them.  They have not gone public yet, but if you want to try it out, use the link above.  Happy Snacking!


Pavement - Form Follows Groove

If you feel like life isn't going your way, and all seems at a loss, stop, breathe and adapt to your situation.  You might discover something new along the way.

Photo Source: Horst Kiechle

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Cutie Patooties

Aren't they cute?

I say this with only a slight rolling of the eyes and just a tiny smirk on my face.  Yes, they are cute, but they sure are annoying sometimes.  It's been nothing but a screamfest here today...and not by me, surprisingly!  Bean screams at Turkey, Turkey screams at Angel, Angel screams at Turkey, they all scream at me and the Hubs. It's enough to drive me to drink...wait, too late.
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