They are called The Best Chicken Enchiladas. I would have to agree with her on that! 🙂
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Utilizing some inspiration from Pinterest we made some awesome Portobello mushroom pizzas. We both love the mushrooms in just about anything and have not had pizza in ages. At least this girl has not since the honeymoon. So I was pretty stoked to be able to have something like pizza!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂
Portobello Mushrooms (we bought a large container of them at Sam’s which had 5-6 in them)
Meat toppings (I used cooked hamburger and the hubby used pepporoni)
We ended up washing the mushrooms with some water and finger grease (I just rubbed off anything that look questionable, with my finger). Then we placed them on a baking sheet to bake for 15-20 minutes at 375 degrees. I looked at some different recipes and some just had you put toppings on and warm up and some had you bake beforehand. We were glad we did bake them beforehand also so that when we went to eat the mushrooms they were soft and easy to eat.
After you bake them for 15-20 minutes remove them from the oven and drain off any liquid. Then spread on tomato paste and sprinkle with desired Italian Seasonings. Add some cheese of choice (ricotta was mine) and the meat toppings.
Sorry for the awful picture, I promise to start using my Canon Rebel instead of just snapping them with my iPhone!
Bake for another 10-15 minutes or until everything is nice and melty warm.
The year has already flown by and there is less than half of it left. With this in mind I have decided that I need some of you to hold me accountable to some items that I want/need to accomplish before 2013 arrives.
1. Try a new recipe and share it with all of you at least once a month (realistically I would like to try a new one every week… we will see)
2. Work out at least 4 days a week, every week… real goal is 5-6, but I am being realisitic- sheepercises will have to suffice somedays 😉 This includes:
- Running/walking from the house to the pasture (approximately 1.75-2 miles)
- Sprinting from the gate to the pin
- Unloading feed (50 lb sacks of feed definitely will help keep my arms toned)
- Holding sheep in a choke hold between my legs so Aaron can give a shot, take a blood sample, or just to look at it (Hello thunder thighs!)
- Running around trying to corral the sheep. This equals a lot of agility and being quick 😉 otherwise the sheep will get past me and away from the flock
- Other moves as necessary to get the chores done 🙂
3. Try out a few different restaurants and give you some feedback on their gluten free menus.
4. Create a cute Christmas card pose/scene for our very FIRST Christmas card! I have a couple ideas, just depends on the weather and such.
5. Complete my Christmas shopping well before Christmas! Goal is before the middle of December. I already have a few people checked off my list 😉 Am I good or what?
6. Get all of our new house made into a home! This is top priority for me. I have waited my whole life to be able to decorate my home and make it a welcoming place for friends and family to come visit… and a nice place for us to come home to after working all day. I know with a full time job, working out, cooking meals, and other responsibilities that my house will NOT be spotless at all times and have accepted this. At the same time I want to get as much organized as possible so things are at least in their place on a regular basis. I still have some of my favorite possessions in Indiana and cannot wait to get them someday.
7. On that same note- motivate my husband to file away his items and to NOT pile things up. This might or might not be achieved in this lifetime 😉
7. Keep in touch with my friends and family- this is something I struggle with. My close friends and family know I do NOT like talking on the phone. While I do call my grandparents on a pretty regular basis and my Mom daily, I feel like there are still some people I would like to reconnect with and make sure they know how much I love them and miss them.
8. Limit my dessert intake. I have been really good about NOT eating dessert. I have been wanting to eat more “clean”. Which means no processed foods, added sugars, etc. I have been making it a goal of mine and have made some minor changes in addition to just not allowing myself to drool over a yummy item long. I have been filling my fridge full of apples, kiwis, squash and tomatoes fresh from the garden, a few bananas (very high in sugar so I have limited my intake), berries, fat-free plain greek yogurt, quinoa, and then also packing nuts and leftovers for lunch so I am not left with a growling tummy.
9. Read some books I WANT to. Now that I am done with school and research I have time to read for myself. I have purchased some books, some I left in Indiana for my Mom to read and others I have and just need to sit down and read. I really want to read Drop Dead Healthy. I have read some book reviews over it and am intrigued. Both copies at our local libraries are checked out… so I will finish reading the book I am currently on, which is the 3rd book in the Mark of the Lion series.
10. Do something spontaneous… enough said. 🙂
What are your plans and goals for the rest of the year??
Thanks to the Millers we had some amazing GLUTEN FREE catfish the other day.
Let’s talk about how we got to this point though. First the catfish was thawed out by submerging the frozen fish and freezer bag into room temperature water. When it was done thawing Dustin cut out the parts that would make it taste “fishy” and then rolled it in Corn Meal.
Yep, Aunt Jemima helped us out and let us use her corn meal. At this timet the oil was nice and hot and Dustin was able to fry it all up while I made some dippin sauce that Aaron loves.
The Famous (Only in Texas) Raisin Cane’s sauce with a minor addition.
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
I added about 2 tsp of horseradish per Aaron’s request.
Just mix all the ingredients and then add more pepper or horeradish depending on the kick you want it to have.
(Yes this photo is from Pinterest… the guys got to dipping before I snapped a pic) BUT it did look pretty much exactly like the dip above.
Now you are ready for some catfish dippin… or chicken, french toast, etc.
The sauce and catfish were both gluten free… and of course it wasn’t dinner without a big bowl of Blue Bell! DELICIOUS!!
Last night Aaron made me some yummy stir fry. I believe I have posted the recipe before, but this specific time we added and used a few different ingredients.
We used leftover hamburger and what was left of the meatloaf I made. Growing up my mom always ate the leftover meatloaf- it was one of her favorite things! So I didn’t want to eat it and Aaron will rarely take one for the team and eat leftovers (my lunch everyday is leftovers I really never go out to eat unless it’s a special day).
The veggies we used were fresh mushrooms
The rest of the veggies were all frozen ones we had in the freezer:
It turned out yummy and we served it on top of brown rice.
This morning was church, my favorite thing of the weekend. We were assigned last weekend to read Matthew 5-7. Aaron and read it earlier this week and were ready for the sermon today. Nothing like the feeling of a good sermon to start the coming week off right!
Then we decided to use up another Living Social that we had bought. It was for Sunday brunch at Las Brisas.
I thought I was being smart ordering shrimp and scallop stuffed avocado for our appetizer. We were both hungry.
My face dropped and my stomach closed up when it saw the fried avocado with some kind of crumbs. Huge gluten no no! Not to mention the glutened tortilla strips on the salad. Let’s just say Aaron enjoyed it a lot!
Then I ordered eggs Benedict without the bread. I dove right in and then remembered to take a pic, sorry!
It was good, but didn’t fill my hungry hole. Aaron ordered the West Texas Breakfast and didn’t get his bacon until
I asked if he had gotten meat with it. He then asked for it and got it. Needless to say I will not be jumping at a chance to go to brunch there again. Just failure in communication on my part as far as knowing what menu items were.
On our way out of lunch Aaron got a text that the same lamb that got Reserve at yesterday’s show got Champion at today’s show at the Belt Buckle Bonanza in Waco. Woohoo and because you all need to see a champion Southdown, here you go!
Made our day 🙂 Congrats again to the Ramsey family!
Hope everyone’s Sunday is going well!!