Monday, February 22, 2010

Little catch up on life.

Our Valentines day was celebrated quietly, in our comfy's{basically sweat pants}, lobster tails drenched in butter, and the very romantic movie Zombie Land. It was perfect! Devin for some crazy reason bought me an itouch. I have quite the track record of losing gifts from him, and because of this, I would NEVER had asked him for an one. So I better hold onto it for awhile.

The Valentine loot Maren come home with from preschool was pretty impressive. I had all intentions of helping her make sixteen cute little valentines, but I was out of steam by Thursday night; and resorted to grow your own flowers Valentines, and cherry tootsie pops, from Target. I bet 98% of those little seeds end up in the trash and not in a pot. Oh well. Maren could have cared less about the Valentines-it's all about the candy right? 

I am a WINNER! Me, me who never wins anything, won a photo contest!
First place!  Thanks to my little pink Samsung camera and Maren. She and I were eating lunch at an Indian restaurant where there was not only amazing food, but there was amazing light, a huge glass, and a goofy subject, and I just happened to have my camera in my purse. I am totally tickled, and can not wait for my prize. Adobe Lightroom, which is a photo editing program. 

 It just goes to show that it does not matter what type of camera you own. Ginny, the lady who's contest it was said,"It is all about seeing light and expression and composition!" 
But that doesn't mean a girl can't dream about a fabulous camera right? 

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Is it Non American Not to Watch the Super Bowl?

 I have never been a fan of football. Look, I tried a couple times to have my dear husband explain the in's and out's to me; but I just don't care to get it. BORING! Give me a boxing match, and it is a different story. Boxing? I know. But I don't know why exactly? Both of them can scramble your brains and cause head, neck, and spinal injuries. Either way, the only time I pay attention to football is when I hear colorful language coming from the basement, or if I am sitting like I am now on the laptop, and he says, "Watch this." It is never a winning touch down, but without fail a torn ACL, broken collar bone, or potential paralyzation, or lastly, when there is a worthwhile half time. And since JT, and Janet, there hasn't been one. I can't imagine there will be any wardrobe malfunctions tomorrow with the Who playing. Have fun cheering on your teams, or your husbands teams.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Better than Barbacoa

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For those of you who know me, I really could eat Mexican food at least once a day. Ok, for every meal.
One of my favorite Mexican eateries is  Barbacoa. Big fat burritos, burrito bowls, salads, and soup.
I have been on a quest to figure out this recipe, and well, I think I found it. Another thing I could eat everyday is soup, but not my husband. So when I received a request to make this soup for a second time I was surprised.

I took this chicken posole recipe, and this chicken posole recipe and made this posole recipe of my own.


Meat from one rotissier chicken
 2 poblano chilies{used these the second time I made this and did not notice much of a difference in flavor}
 6 cloves of garlic
1 large onion
1 15.25 oz can white himiny
1 cna kidney beans
I 28 oz can diced totmatoes
1/2 tsp kosher salt{or to taste}
2 tsp dried Mexican or orageno
2 TBS oilive oil

1. Preheat broiler and broil plobanos on baking sheet until blackened-about fifteen minutes. Turning as needed.
    2. Meanwhile, in food processor, whirl, garlic to mince. Cut onion into chunks and pulse in processor until chopped. Remove skin from plobanos(they will easily slip off the chili) , remove seeds, chop, and puree into onion garlic mix.
3. Drain hominy and beans, set aside
4. Shred chicken
5. Brown onion garlic mixture
6. Add chicken, broth, tomatoes, and orageano. Bring to boil
7. Add hominy, and beans. Cook until warmed through.
8. Stir in poblanos and cook two minutes. Ladle into bowls and top with garnishs
Garnishes: Sour cream, lime wedges, cilantro, crushed tortilla chips, thinly sliced radish's and avacado

Tasty and filling. Even the picky toddler ate it two days in row.