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Burrito Pie

In Beef, Mexican, Recipes on September 18, 2012 at 10:59 am

We had this for supper and it was delicious and very easy – give it a try if you like Mexican food!


2 pounds ground beef
1 onion, chopped
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 (2 ounce) can black olives, sliced
1 (4 ounce) can diced green chili peppers
1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chile peppers
1 (16 ounce) jar taco sauce
2 (16 ounce) cans refried beans
12 (8 inch) flour tortillas
9 ounces shredded Colby cheese


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

In a large skillet over medium heat, saute the ground beef for 5 minutes. Add the onion and garlic, and saute for 5 more minutes. Drain any excess fat, if desired. Mix in the olives, green chile peppers, tomatoes with green chile peppers, taco sauce and refried beans. Stir mixture thoroughly, reduce heat to low, and let simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.
Spread a thin layer of the meat mixture in the bottom of a 4 quart casserole dish. Cover with a layer of tortillas followed by more meat mixture, then a layer of cheese. Repeat tortilla, meat, cheese pattern until all the tortillas are used, topping off with a layer of meat mixture and cheese.

Bake for 20 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cheese is slightly brown and bubbly.


Walk complete – great day

In Family on September 15, 2012 at 10:44 pm

What a fabulous day!  Yet again, not feeling the best but you work through it to spend time with the family, Bad Uncle and Auntie Moyer:)

The morning started with some pictures, they both love the sausages from the Brewers so we made sure to get a picture taken with them.

As always there were a ton of people, they estimate 20,000 or so but I think it is much more than that – if you would see the huge crowd, it is truly impressive.

Star Wars characters were on hand to help celebrate so we also made sure that we had a picture taken with Chewbacca – surprisingly Beans didn’t want to have her picture taken with Darth Vader as that is her favorite, but Bad Uncle convinced them to have it taken with him.  The costume here was really awesome – hate to think what it cost!

We don’t always have a ton of family pictures taken but decided today would be as good a day as any, here we are prior to the start of the race, the 3 people I love more than anything<3

What would the day be without some crazy antics from Bad Uncle! There were numerous fountains and we were all pretty warm – they decided to go and have a little water fun and it really did help cool you off.

We finished the walk and RJ and I have discussed trying to get fit enough to run it next year – will take a lot of hard work and dedication but it would sure be worth it. When all was said and done we had to find someplace to eat. I searched Foursquare and came across Sobelman’s – I said it out loud and some people on the street heard and told us we really needed to check it out. I will write a review of it later, but let me just say it was excellent! Here is a pic of the burger that Tim got: The Double Sobelman…he said it was delicious!

Just hanging out

In Family on September 14, 2012 at 10:53 pm

So here we are, in Milwaukee.  Just ordered some food but whatever ailment has been plaguing me for the last few weeks is causing some massive heartburn/chest pain (along with ear pressure and throat tightness at times) which is causing my appetite to be minimal.  I sure could stand to lose more than a few pounds, just wish I didn’t have to feel like this to make it happen.

The girls have already been swimming and in the whirlpool, no big surprise there as they are both little fishes.  I’m sure after we are done eating we will be heading back down again.  Then it’s off to get a good nights sleep before the walk/run tomorrow.  It should be a beautiful day and it always feels so good doing something like that, especially when it benefits Children’s Hospital.  I will make sure to take some pictures to post so that you can see at least the girls – Mini’s shirt will be different due to the fact that she is a patient.

Be back soon!

Being sick is no fun

In Family, Sick on September 12, 2012 at 7:42 pm

I know what you are thinking – thanks for stating the incredibly obvious.  But, it is so, so, true.  I started with a migraine a few weeks ago and finally had to go to the ER to have them kick the headache out of my system, I was actually suffering with some chest pain at the time as well, but after an EKG and chest x-ray, along with labs, they eliminated anything in that department…whew!  But, I am still having residual symptoms from the headache and the past two nights have woken up with severe chest pain.  I think that is due to the meds that I am on but it has been no fun, let me tell you.

Last night, Beans woke up in the middle of the night crying, and after being up for 3 hours I was able to get her back to sleep again.  But, I knew that I needed to take her to the doctor because we are heading to Milwaukee this weekend for the Briggs and Al’s Walk/Run for Children’s Hospital and have a heart picnic on Sunday.  She was there a few weeks ago and was put on Zithromax because she had an ear infection and guess what?  Yep, you guessed it, the ear infection is still there.  So now she is on another med with ear drops and we have to go and see him again in 12 days to make sure it is gone this time – he said it is very unusual for this to happen.

So, between me and the baby we aren’t doing so hot.  My hope is that once I am off of the prednisone I will start to feel more like myself again.  Here’s hoping!

Shredded Beef and Baked Onion Dip

In Appetizer, Beef, crock pot, Recipes on September 11, 2012 at 2:55 pm

This recipe has become a staple in our house and is frequently requested.  It actually started out as two separate recipes, but my hubby had the genius idea of combining the two which is absolutely delicious.  And, it is easy to make.

Shredded Beef


3 lbs. chuck roast
1 can golden mushroom soup
1 can french onion soup


Put the chuck roast in a crock pot.  Put both cans of soup over the top and cook on low for at least 8 hours.  At this point it should shred easily.

Baked Onion Dip


1 cup chopped Vidalia onion
1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 cup mayonnaise


Mix all ingredients together and put into a small casserole dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes.

We love to serve these on a nice fresh hard roll – put a scoop of beef, a scoop of onion dip, and eat.  Yum!

My addiction

In Uncategorized on September 10, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Yes, you read that right.  I have an addiction.  What is it?  No, not alcohol or drugs, I’m addicted to creating blogs and websites.  This is bad because once I create them I find that they are just too time consuming for me to keep up.  But, the good news is, this is going to be my main blog, the one where I will post all my family related items, recipes, book and product reviews, you name it.  It will be a mix of all about me and will make my life a whole lot easier.  I hope you will continue to follow along this crazy journey with me and my family!