Monday, June 1, 2015

Leftover salad

A little of this and a little of that from the fridge and an amazing salad was born!

1pkg broccoli slaw 
1pkg Ramon noodles
3 clementines
Green onions 
Canned corn 
And homemade salad dressing of oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and 1 tsp sugar
Sprinkle Trader Joes yummy seasoning


Monday, March 30, 2015

DIY: Preschool Reading Game

My son is NOT interested in indoor learning.  He will take a lesson on using shovels, drills, and even collecting rocks from the yard into a bucket before he will sit down and just learn the alphabet or for heaven's sake actually read a beginner book. So, we have tried to make a treasure hunt type game.  I involved Big sister by having her create the game 

You need:
Popsicle sticks (use a Michael's Coupon and they are like $1 for 200)
A marker
And old food container with lid (I used Crystal Light container)

-write beginner words on each stick
-type up papers with the same words
-have your child match the words at the table 
-hide them around the house and have him bring you the matches as they are found 

So far it's a success...slow going but going so that's progress!

Monday, March 2, 2015

DIY: Tasty Tacos

If you have ever had the joy of driving through Iowa and eating at a Tasty Tacos, trust me, you remember it.  They have fried pillows of heaven folded over beef and beans and some of the spiciest most  delicious salsa on this earth.

My mama has come as close as humanly possible to replicating the tacos without actually working there or marrying into the family.  The salsa is still not reproducible and nothing can ever come close to that party in your mouth. 

Here is the fast version to some yummy tacos: 

-thaw pre package bread dough
Balls from the freezer aisle 

-brown your beef (we don't particularly like beans so we leave them out) 

- roll out individual balls of flour and make each ball into two small tacos

-fill with meat

-fry in a pan of Grease (you may have to flip it over of your grease isn't deep enough)

-line a bread pan with a paper towel, flip the tacos over to drain out the extra goodness 

-top with cheese and Salsa 

And enjoy! 

Mmmm good!