Wednesday, October 29, 2008

2 years and counting!

So yesterday was our 2 year anniversary. I know some of you have been married probably as long as I've been alive, but anyways... I don't know about anyone else, but the 2nd year was way better than the first.  I think you finally start to get used to each other's quirks and start to laugh at yourself and each other.  So for our anniversary we carved a pumpkin (for my work Halloween contest... and it won 1st prize!), cooked dinner together, and read about 50 of the emails we sent before we even met.  In case anyone doesn't know- Justin and I "met" through a social networking site.  We started emailing each other while he was deployed to Iraq in the summer of 2005.  I think we emailed almost every day until he came home in December of 2005.  Kinda odd since I am terrible at emailing and he really is too.  It was fun looking back and seeing what we were thinking before we even met.  Anyone else have fun or funny anniversary traditions?


Recipe of the week- stuffed poblano peppers

4 whole poblano peppers
1 lb ground turkey meat
1 can whole kernel corn
1 can pinto or kidney beans
1 cup monterey jack cheese
Optional: salsa

1. Wash peppers, split lengthwise (but make sure they stay together at the stem) and remove seeds
2. Put split peppers under broiler on high until they begin to blister and slightly blacken (about 5 minutes depending on your broiler and how large the peppers are)
3. Brown ground turkey (or beef if you must) and drain fat from pan.  Drain cans of corn and beans and add to meat.
4.  Fill peppers with filling mixture and top with 1/4 cup cheese each.
5. Return to broiler until cheese is melted and bubbly.
6. Serve with salsa 

A great family friendly dinner that has lots of nutrients too!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Recipe of the week- green chile breakfast casserole

So since I love to cook- I've decided to add a recipe of the week day to my blog.  Feel free to copy any of these recipes and let me know how you liked em.  Happy Cooking!

This is one of my husband's favorite breakfast recipes and it's got lots of options depending on what your family likes.

Green Chile breakfast casserole
12 eggs
6 fresh roasted green chiles or if you don't have these where you live you can use canned green chile- 1 large cans or 3 small cans + 2 finely chopped jalapenos  
1 block Neufantel cheese (or 1/3 less fat cream cheese) softened
1lb turkey sausage (or if you must, pork sausage)
3/4 cup colby jack shredded cheese 
salt and pepper to season

*options... meat can be left out as well as the jalapenos (but if you're using canned green chile you'll really need something to give it a little spice)

Preheat oven to 350  and spray a large casserole dish with Pam
1. Brown sausage on stovetop and drain off fat.
2. Blend 12 eggs with cream cheese,  shredded cheese, a dash of salt and pepper, and chiles on medium low with hand mixer or stand mixer
3.  Add in sausage and pour into casserole
4. Bake for 30-40 minutes... until eggs are firm and casserole starts to brown 
5.  Allow to cool for about 5-10 minutes and serve plain or with salsa.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Calling all chihuahua lovers!!!

We need you help! Our local humane society is shutting down a dog hoarder living in a town 20 minutes from us and soon there will be almost 100 chihuahuas that will need foster or forever homes. These dogs can be transported to anywhere in the US. Please contact me or my husband if there is any way you could help with this rescue effort.

*** Also- I would really appreciate anyone reposting this on your blog! 

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Kinda new rescues

So I was thinking about this today and I realized that I hadn't posted about our newest rescue (Tiger), but I also never posted about our rescues from Monticello(Sally and Sammie).  We picked up two dogs from the Monticello dump the day before we left to move to Hobbs.  I won't put up the before pictures of those two because it would gross you out... no hair... bleeding from the lack of skin, skin and bones, but they are finally healthy and doing well now.  Sammie is playful and will sit at your feet and just look at you as if to say "please pet me".  Sally is more reserved and likes to cuddle up to Tigo or snuggle into your lap.  Tiger is a dog we found on the side of the road here... we think he is a boston terrier and pug mix.  He totally cracks us up!  He is a ball of energy, but loves to be held like a baby and get a belly rub.  So now in the 2 years that Justin and I have been married, we have had 16 dogs!  We are definately missing our big yard! If anyone is interested in adopting one of these sweethearts, please let me know!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Inspired by Mandy's recent posts I thought I'd post a discussion question of my own.
How do you feel about Biblical fasting in today's context?  Have you ever done it? What was your experience? I'll share my views etc. later in the week.