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Our house smelled just like a Mexican restaurant on Tuesday night!
Boyfriend and I had planned on making some enchiladas with some green sauce we had at home, my brilliant self decided we should look at the code date before we started and surprise surprise! We were over a year past due on those lil babies-so to the store we went! This girl had not eaten anything since breakfast, and even though it only took a short time to make them, it felt like hours and hours before I got to put our masterpiece in my face!

lasagna

Yield:6  Prep time: ~1 hour  Cook time: 20 minutes
Preheat oven to 350 degrees

START THE SAUCE FIRST:
Ingredients:

  • 1 Tablespoon Corn Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon All-purpose Flour
  • 1 jar (16 Ounce) 505 enchilada sauce (trust me)
  • 1 1/4 cups Chicken Broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons Chopped Cilantro

THEN THE MEAT:
Ingredients

  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • 1 whole Medium Onion, Finely Diced
  • 2 cans (4 Ounce) Diced Hatch Green Chilies
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt

TORTILLAS:

  • 6 Corn Tortillas (You might make a couple back ups in case they tear)
  • Corn Oil

OTHER STUFF:

  • 1 1/2 cups Grated Enchilada cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups Monterey Jack Cheese
  • 1 cup Chopped Green Onions
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Cilantro

INGREDIENTS ASSEMBLE!

START THE SAUCE FIRST!!!
(I’m yelling this because I didn’t, which made my wait time way longer than it had to be and I don’t want you to suffer.)
1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, add oil and flour and whisk together to make a roux, cooking for one minute. Pour in the enchilada sauce, chicken broth, cilantro, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 30-45 minutes.

2. COOK THE MEAT
Brown the meat with onions in a skillet. Drain off fat if desired or remembered. Stir in 2 cans diced green chilies and salt.

3. TORTILLAS
Over medium heat, use just enough corn oil to coat the bottom of a small skillet. Once oil is hot, one by one-using tongs- fry tortillas in oil until soft, not crispy. 20 seconds per side. Set aside on paper towel lined plate.
4.ASSEMBLE
Pour a 1/2 cup enchilada sauce in bottom of medium-sized baking pan. Spread evenly to sides of pan. Dip (do not soak) each tortilla into enchilada sauce, then remove to work surface. Spoon meat, grated cheese, and green onions in the center of tortilla. Roll up and place, seam down, in baking pan. Repeat 6 times. Pour extra red sauce over enchiladas. Top with remaining cheddar cheese.

5. BAKE
20 minutes, top with remaining green onions and cilantro.
Perfection!

We didn’t want anything heavy with these so we had Salsa with “Hint of Lime” tortilla chips, but make it a fuller meal with beans and rice!

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 Isn’t it funny that in the beginning we all start out trying to write one if not two blog posts a day? Slowly we widdle it down to maybe once a week, next thing you know you’re posting once a month. I wish I was as dedicated as some of those bloggers out there who have sponsers and blogging is basically their job but I simply have no time for such shinanigans. (Okay I could probably Make time, but I don’t) I find myself struggling as it is to get all the things that need to be done, finished by the end of the day. It never fails that something or somebody is neglected.
But today I happen to have a free moment to fill y’all in on the happenings in June.

I haven’t been in school the last couple weeks, my teacher had some health problems so I took the time to have a hiatus myself and get some things accomplished. The new semester just started; Respiritory System & Hair, Skin, Eyes & Ears (of the horse) and all that goes along with that, disease & health & grooming etc. Pretty excited.

Another Gymkhana has come and gone and I am so pumped to tell you guys that Molly & I got our Best Ever score in Barrels!
23.58!!! Our first ever run was 25.77 so we are slowly but surely moving up & I believe my hand placement has improved! It’s such a blast. We did poles again as well, didn’t place but I really enjoy that event and I think Molly maybe doesn’t mind it. The family came out to watch me & it’s always a better rush when you know you’re friends and fam are there cheering you on 🙂Horse Country1 069

 

Outside of that it’s just the daily grind; school, work, spend time with fam & boyfriend, repeat.
However I did just buy some farrier tools & am really going to get a jump on that. I have the opportunity to work with both my Teacher & my personal Farrier so hopefully I’ll be learning that trade in no time.

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I’ve got some recipes to share with y’all coming up soon! Enchileadas & today I’m making pulled pork grilled cheese.
I may actually eat a sandwich that isn’t a cheeseburger or melted cheese w bread. Don’t tell Boyfriend!!!!!!!
(Did I ever mention to you guys that I don’t eat sandwiches. Ever. Of any kind outside of the two mentioned above? Never have. I hate lunch meat & raw veggies & mustard & mayo…..So WHY would I EVER eat a damn sandwich? I wouldn’t. I won’t change. End of story.) Except today I will experiment w adding toppings to my Grilled Cheese….I’ll let you know how it goes if my world doesn’t cave in on me.

Pictures & recipes to come
Happy Trails!

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Up until about a year ago I wasn’t really a fan of mexican food.
As Boyfriend likes to tell everyone, I have the palate of a 5-year-old. Unfortunately he is right, and so I have been on a mission to eat new things. The top adventurous foods I have tried? Calamari, halibut and scallops. All were worth trying!

 I have also delved into mexican food a tad because my parents love it, I began with cheese enchiladas and found that I actually liked them.  I’ve also found that mexican food is not that hard to make and I like a majority of the ingredients used. I have made mexican lasagna, taco pasta, and homemade salsa on a few occasions.  But my latest accomplishment?
ENCHILADAS!!

http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2008/09/simple-perfect-enchiladas/

I am a fan of Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman. I found her enchilada recipe and decided that I would conquer it and Conquer I did! I am so proud of myself for making these! Silly but true. The recipe is simple and I highly recommend them, they’re rich and filling and the family really enjoyed them. I hope you will give them a try!

 Fun while it lasted!

On another note:
I am sad to say that my project with Irish has ended as quickly as it began.
😦
Because of the price of hay, our board went up considerably and my friend who owned him had to move her horses. It’s kind of a bummer, we were making progress! But oh well, that just leaves more time for working with Miss Molly.
Our last Gymkhana of the summer is coming up in a couple of weeks (we got 4th last month but it was our best run yet!)  I’ll keep y’all posted!
Happy Trails!

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Orange Creamscicle Cookies.
I was skeptical. How exactly does one make a cookie taste like a creamscicle?
I am here to tell you, it can be done. And I did it.

The recipe comes from The Girl Who Ate Everything.
www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.com/2010/04/creamsicle-cookies.html

It amazes me how much orange zest tastes like the actual orange.  This is a basic cookie dough recipe except you add orange zest and white chocolate chips and BOOM delicious cookies that will take you back to summer days as a kid. I had to control myself. I almost ate all the cookie dough before they even made it to the oven. You’ve been warned. 
 Give these a shot and you won’t be disappointed!
Tonight I’ll be trying my hand at enchiladas and cream cheese corn!

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