Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Mexi Lasagna Casserole and a Full Day!

"A day of worry is more exhausting than a day of work."
(John Lobbuck)

So, Today was quite full actually! I woke up, went out and worked with the horses for a bit, gave buddy his medicine and had a GREAT I went back to my dad's shop and help work for a while, went to lunch with my mom, worked for a little while longer, went grocery shopping to go and get stuff for dinner as well as i'm making lunch for all the guys tomorrow at work, then went to go get my hair cut and oh it looks and feels great! No more split ends! Then went back to pick up my mom and head to finish this amazing Mexican Lasagna casserole! It was so fun to make! I just LOVE making mexican food. That may be because I LOVE mexican food...I could seriously probably eat it EVERYDAY! Anyways, back to my day, so I finished this and had my parents and Seth and Kristin over to eat it and there were still many leftovers! Then we had some buttermilk and some oranges and well, every week up at the ranch we made muffins and these are one of the few kinds I made that are on Pioneer Woman's blog so I made those for dessert/breakfast in the morning! Oh and then after we ate we went and gave buddy his medicine again and walked the girls around for a while and know I'm home writing this, waiting for the chicken in the crockpot for in the morning to finish and then well, I'm on my way to bed! YAY! Well enjoy! See ya all tomorrow! I'm making my famous GOLDEN Enchilada's but with a different twist this time! We'll see if the boys like it! :-)

Mexican Lasagna Casserole

1 bag of corn tortilla's

5-6 cups shredded chicken

2 cans cream of chicken soup

1/2 can water

2 cans green chilies

1 med can sliced olives

2 bags shredded mexican cheese

1 can chopped jalapeno peppers (or fresh)

1 large onion, chopped

1 large bell pepper, chopped

1 lg. tomatoe, chopped

salt, pepper, chili powder, cumin

Garnish: Extra olives, cilantro, tomatoes, sour cream , salsa

1) Heat soup, water, green chilies and canned jalapeno's (if used fresh saute' with onion mixture)

2) Saute' onion, olives, bell pepper, and tomatoe's (and jalapeno) and add seasonings

3) Mix onion mixture together with shredded chicken

4) Layer the bottom of a 9x12 baking dish with corn tortilla's

5) Top with chicken mixture and 1/2 the soup mixture then sprinkle cheese on top.

6) layer one more time sprinkling cheese on top.

7) Bake at 350 degrees for 30 min.

8) Garnish when serving

Delicious Orange Muffins with Brown Sugar Glaze

(Pioneer Woman)

1 cup sugar

1 cup butter, softened

2 eggs

1 cup buttermilk (if you don't have buttermilk, add 1 TBSP white vinegar to just under 1 c. milk)

1 tsp. baking soda

2 cups sifted flour

Grated rid of 2 oranges

Juice of 2 oranges

1 cup brown sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs and mix well. Dissolve baking soda in buttermilk; pour in mixing bowl. Add 2 cups flour and orange rind and mix together well. Fill mini or regular muffin pans, 2/3 full and bake for 12-17 minutes or until light golden. Remove from oven.

Combine 1 cup brown sugar with the juice from the two oranges. Stir together, and drizzle over warm muffins. remove from pans immediately and eat warm! Mmmm!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Homemade Oreo Cookies + a CRAZY day!

So I had some time this morning before my day went CRAZY to make some Oreo Cookies..Homemade that is..with Cream Cheese Frosting! I made them up at the ranch the last week I was up there and there were about 30 of them and like 20 minutes later there were maybe 2 left! Yay there a hit! So I decided to try Carrot Cake and Cherry Chip as well, and just them without the frosting are even good! It's a cheap, easy way to make some VERY flavorful YUMMY cookies! The recipe is very simple and I had fun taking some pictures!

Homemade Oreo Cream Cheese Cookies

1 box chocolate cake mix
3/4 c. butter flavor crisco or 1/2 c. crisco & 1/4 c. butter
2 eggs
2 TBsp. water
Cream Cheese Frosting

Mix all ingredients together
Roll into balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet
Back at 350 degress for 10 min
Cool, then put on the frosting!
It's that amazingly simple!

Cream Cheese Frosting
(Betty Crocker Cookbook)
1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 tsp. vanilaa
5 to 6 cups sifted powdered sugar

Beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Gradually add 2 cups of powdered sugar, beating well. Gradually beat in additional powdered sugar to reach spreading consistency.

So I finished these around, let's say noonish, I get a call from my parent's wanting to go to lunch so i'm getting the ready to head out the door and the vet calls FINALLY and so I had to rush out there on a tank full of NO gas, and found out Buddy is just really sore and his muscles are inflammed so we have to give him medicine to make the swelling go down and then if it hasn't in the next four days then we have to call the vet. Here's the kicker, so he didn't have to stuff that we needed to give him, and well he told us to drive out the St. Anthony to go and get ok, I drive to the shop to go tell my dad, we head out, my mom and I, stop and get some Taco Bell cause i'm starved...those cookies didn't do me anything..:) So we're heading down the road going the way they secretary gave us directions, but this lady seriously didn't give good directions at all! She said we're across from the golf course on the left............ok so we go to the golf course, calling around to find where it is first for about 20 minutes and then we find it when finally someone tells us where it's at and we go along and and low and behold there is no veternairy clinic on the was on the opposite side of the freeway on the left! Fabulous! Could of told us that lady!!!!!!! Man oh Man that was fun...then we rushed back went and gave him his shot and now i'm home and free...well sorta but at least I get to go and see Traveling Pants with my mom and friend Karlee tonight! YAY! So ya, crazy day..tomorrow will be better hopefully.....I'll just go have a cookie and milk and take a break for a bit! That will do me some

I'm Catchin' Up!

Ok I know, I said I would be writing a TON more..and got crazier AFTER work..but things are slowing down I promise. This weekend was way fun and I'll have to share some pictures with you once I finally catch up! Although on saturday we went out to check on my horse Buddy and his leg was swallon all the way down so that's been a little crazy latley figuring out what's wrong..oh and the weather here has been cold windy and rainy so my horses are probably thinking where the heck did you take us and where is out super nice barn..oh which is done here by the way but we just need power and water and then we're going to move them! So anyways this picture pretty much sums up the last few weeks and months since my b-day..there all full of surprises ever turn I take! I'll be back hopefully tonight! I gotta take Buddy to the vet, oh and make some homemade oreo's...don't worry i'll share them with you..oh the list is neverending..i need a creative juice jar like my Sis's! Talk to ya soon!