Just finished up our family lunch of Beef & Bean Burritos (Pioneer Woman style) and Jumbo Pico (PW style as well). Jumbo Pico is just a pico de gallo salad cut into jumbo chunks. Tomato, avocado, cilantro, red onion, lime juice and salt (garlic if you’d like). This photo is much less tasty than the actual meal.
Saturday afternoons are quite sleepy around here. Not that anyone actually gets to sleep, there just seems to be a little extra time to do what we like. Hence, blogging time! A couple of Saturdays ago, I snapped this afternoon sweet photo of Dallas and Jy napping.
I had to grab it, because it reminded me a lot of this photo from 2007…
I’m still working on having extra time to do the things I love as well as the things I need to do (read: exercise). I have however, found time to catch up on The Mindy Project. Still need to do some serious Once Upon A Time catch up though.
One show I refuse to miss is My Grandmother’s Ravioli. It’s so awesome. It’s everything I want this blog to end up being someday. It makes for a great companion while ironing all of our clothes. Which yes, 13 year old me, I now do. Ugh, I know.
The Cooking Channel’s website says, “Join the very funny Mo Rocca as he learns to cook and discover treasured family recipes and stories from grandparents in their kitchens across the country.”
How cool is that? He gets to learn the best recipes in the country, which are rarely from professional chefs and mostly from grandmas. I’d dare anyone to find more than a handful of chefs who don’t blame their love of cooking on their grandmothers.
Plus, old school grandmas are funny. They don’t care about being politically correct or even correct for that matter! If grandma says you don’t measure the flour, you don’t measure the flour.
I’ll be taking out a couple of family recipes soon, I’d love to make some of Grandma Ann’s goodies soon.
If you are grossed out by potty words, skip this section and move right to the recipe.
My boys, namely Max have become totally into gross stuff. Dallas will laugh along side while he cringes, but Max is full-out gross. His latest obsession is with singing the “Diarrhea Song”. For the musical number, Max needs my rock-hard abs to play. I have been kind enough to bury my hard abs under a layer or two of
He slams his face into my stomach and blows a big raspberry on that extra layer of belly before lifting his head to chant, “I have a diarrhea song for you. I have a diarrhea song for you.”
See, it’s not that hard to learn, you could probably do it to. It’s bound to make someone smile, I think??
***********POTTY TALK OVER***********
I’ve also managed to squeeze Pinterest in to much of my day, which has been my go-to recipe source lately. Budget Bytes is a fun site, with plenty of low-cost recipes. I tried out the Spinach, Mushroom & Feta Crustless Quiche, with a few alterations. The kids picked out the spinach and mushroom, but I would consider this a dish worth making again. With a few sprinkles of herbs on top, I’d even tote one of these along to a potluck.