Monday, June 23, 2008

Busy, busy, busy, and busy today!

We leave on my Crazy Mama Road Trip in one week, so this week is scheduled to get us ready! I *hate* the last-minute packing push, so I am trying desperately to avoid it this time. The kids have TOO MANY CLOTHES, so I am going to go ahead an pack a few things that I can just wash while we are gone. I have lots of stuff to do in the next week including organizing travel-mates (leapster, batteries, movies, etc), so blogging may take the back burner. In the meantime, hop over to my irl friend's thrifty- finds blog, screaming pennies. You could spend days scrolling through the free stuff and discounts she organizes there! She is also a coupon maven, so I am looking forward to a coupon 101 session very soon!!!!!

Happy thriftiness and tell Cheryl that I said hello!!!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

In a Rut!

I am in search of some new meals for my family, so stay tuned!! I will try and post what I find!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Cilantro Salsa
1 can Mexican rotel, drain most of it
1 can whole peeled tomatoes, drain most of it ( I use about 4 -5 good, fresh tomatoes, but the canned ones taste fine too.)
1 garlic clove (pressed)
1 tsp. onion salt
Put all of that in blender and mix together
Then add:
3 stalks green onion
2 Tbsp. fresh cilantro
Blend in blender until just mixed together.
Makes 3 cups.

This does great in Tupperware in the fridge as long as it lasts. It is one of those recipes that is better the next day. Nathan and I eat it like this a lot:

Black Bean Salad
1 can of black beans (drained and rinsed)
lettuce of choice (enough to fill each bowl)
1 Tbl ranch dressing
baked tortilla chips
1/8-1/4 cup cilantro salsa

layer ingredients in bowl and crumble chips on top. It isn’t tough or fancy, but it is filling. It makes a GREAT quick-lunch or late dinner.