Oven Tacos are Awesome!!

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These were so easy!! Thanks Pinterest for this amazing dinner! I only made a half recipe using one pound of ground beef and ended up with 12 tacos and more filling to spare for leftovers. I froze the other half of my green chilis, tomato sauce and refried beans. We added fresh salsa from SAMs Club, lettuce, sour cream, and olives. I will say one more time. YUM!!!!!

Here’s the Pinterest link to the recipe I used.

http://mommyimhungry.blogspot.com/2012/11/oven-tacos.html?m=1

 

Cheese Bread turned out great!

Cheese Bread turned out great!

Another success!!! Cheese Bread like the biscuits served at Red Lobster was so easy. This was not a yeast bread, it was a quick way to avoid dropping biscuits blobs on to a baking sheet. The tip the recipe uses to prevent the cheese cubes from sinking to the bottom WORKED. Just mix the cheese into the dry flour mixture and then add the wet ingredients.
Next time I make this I would bake a little longer than the recipe states – the bread was a hair doughy in the middle. Another 5 or 10 minutes int eh oven would have made a big difference.
Surprisingly there was bread left over after dinner. Next day we used the taster to warm the bread. That added a nice little crunch – so yummy!

Beef & Broccoli is a success!!

Beef & Broccoli is a success!!

So – SO easy! This recipe was a snap! The only challenge was finding the cooking sherry in the grocery store. Now I am set with that ingredient for a long time. I used some thin cut rib-eye instead of the sirloin because that’s what looked better in the butcher case. I also went with fresh broccoli. I sped the process along by spending some time pre-cutting and mixes all the ingredients so when the wok was hot I was ready to go. This passed the family dinner test with flying colors. Friends even walked in and said my house smelled so good!

Man Pleasing Chicken

Man Pleasing Chicken

Just HAD to try this recipe. Man Pleasing Chicken – one of my recent finds on Pinterest. I am happy to say it passed my chicken hater child. He ate it with no complaints. The cooking sauce was ultra easy. How can you go wrong with 3 ingredients! I didn’t garnish with rosemary as the recipe suggests – only because I HATE rosemary. I was slightly disappointed my creation didn’t get as pretty looking with the browned corners like the picture but the taste was yummy. Tender chicken and super easy!

Christmas Tree Experiment

Christmas Tree Experiment

New Christmas Tree decoration ideas

I am someone who learns by looking at pictures.  So the Pinterest Post that showed me step by step how to add accents to my Christmas tree this year was wonderful. My one suggestion: Make sure you have enough netting!!!  My tree is about 7.5 feet and I went through ALOT of net.  I had to stop adding it to the back so the front would be pretty!!  Bought my side roll of net at Costco or Sams for around $6.00.  I should have gotten two!