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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Freedom Fridays #30






Welcome My Friends to


Freedom Fridays!



 I bet you noticed a few changes around here.  


This is all due to this awesome talented Lady




Rekita @ A Lovely Army Wife

who has this totally awesome talent so she has this business

Designed Lovely Studio

And she offered a Blog Makeover in a giveaway.

  (I was so very lucky to be chosen:)

Thank you Rekita for my Blog Makeover!!! 

I love it!!

So  everyone enjoy exploring my new digs
and please take time to hop over and show REKITA some bloggy love:)
She is absolutely the best and so much fun to work with!

PS. Did you notice I now have GFC
Yes, Rekita fixed it! 
It was always there but it had issues and was invisible but not now:)
(I told you she is awesome)







 NOW FOR FREEDOM FRIDAYS FIVE FAVES




Spaghetti Pizza Bread






DIY Christmas Trees









Tart Cranberry Cheesecake







Toddler Playtime Outfit








Butter Buns, 
 Bet You Can't Eat Just One







THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR SHARING AND
CONGRATULATIONS TO MY AWESOME FIVE FAVES.

IF YOU WERE CHOSEN DON'T FORGET TO GRAB MY FEATURED BUTTON HERE!



NOW FOR THIS WEEKS PARTY


WHAT'S MISSING, YEAH ITS THOSE PESTY LITTLE RULES.

AS I HAVE MENTIONED BEFORE, I AM RETIRED FROM ENFORCING LAWS, RULES ETC.

SO JUST ENJOY BEING MY GUEST AND HAVE FUN:)

BUT I WOULD  LOVE IT IF YOU WOULD GRAB MY BUTTON AS A REMINDER TO COME BACK NEXT WEEK

ALSO BE SURE TO COME BACK SATURDAY DEC 1ST TO FIND OUT THE WINNER OF THE HALLMARK CHRISTMAS CARD PACKAGE:)






LET'S LINK UP:



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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

"Like Me" on Facebook

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3. Please grab the button and place it on your sidebar or the end of a post. Together we can help each other grow!
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Monday, November 26, 2012

Gorditas


I had the opportunity to hang out with my sister-in-law a couple weeks ago.  Susie is an amazing cook, she is one of those cooks that doesn't use written recipes but miraculously everything comes out delicious every time.  Her specialty is Mexican Cooking, down home authentic Mexican Cooking.  I just drool thinking about her dishes.   

On this day she had planned on making Gorditas. If you are unfamiliar with Gorditas, you are ever so missing out.  Gorditas roughly translated from Spanish to English means "fat little ones".   It's little puffed dough rounds filled with spicy meat.  There are so many different fillings but today we made Chile Colorado. (meat with red sauce). 


Gorditas



Now that I have your attention, lol.





For the Dough:
3 and 1/2 cups of Maseca or masa harina (corn flour)
1 cup all purpose flour 
4 tbs lard
2 tsps baking powder
1 and  1/2 tsps salt
2 and 1/4 cup hot water






Mix the dry ingredients and then cut the lard in with a knife or a pastry cutter. Add water to make a dough that can be easily handled. 
Shape into balls about 1 inch diameter. 


Roll into rounds about 1/8 inch thick.  Don't you just love the little rolling pin.  These are just perfect for rolling out tortillas or these gorditas.  I have one also and it's my go to rolling pin.

Let rest for a few minutes while heating up a cast iron skillet or griddle. Fry the dough rounds until brown spots appear like a tortilla, turning once.   May use just a little bit of oil if necessary.  Let cool then drop into 350 degree oil and deep fry for 15-20 seconds until puffed and golden. Place on cooling rack.




Split open the top of the little gordita pocket and fill with yummy goodness.  





Chile Colorado Filling:
aka Yummy Goodness



1-8 oz bag of dried red chile
2 lbs of beef cut into 1 inch cubes
meat tenderizer
2 garlic cloves
1 1/2 tsp Mexican Oregano
Salt to taste





Snap off stems of red chile and shake out seeds. Wash well and place in large saucepan. 








Cover with water and cook until  chiles are soft about  30 minutes on medium heat.







Meanwhile place beef cubes in a deep skillet,sprinkle meat tenderizer, cover and cook until tender.  Remove lid and continue cooking until brown.







Remove the chiles and place in a blender, add garlic, oregano and a little salt. 













Blend well making the most awesome fresh red sauce.  











Sprinkle a little flour over the browned meat and add red sauce.



Continue to cook over low heat until thick and bubbly.









Spoon meat into prepared Gordita pockets. 
Add shredded lettuce and chopped tomato.  Serve with Mexican Rice and refried beans.  

Oh, have another look at my plate:)






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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Freedom Fridays #29



Welcome My Friends to


Freedom Fridays!



Freedom Fridays



IT'S TIME TO LET YOUR TALENTS SOAR!

IT'S PARTY TIME!



BUT FIRST FREEDOM FRIDAYS FIVE FAVES
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PUMPKIN TOFFEE MUFFINS WITH CREAM CHEESE GLAZE






SWEET DAY





CARMEL BARS






COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS






SHRIMP CREOLE CALAS W/LEMONY MAYO GARLIC MAYO








THANKS SO VERY MUCH TO EVERYONE FOR

LINKING UP.

IF YOU WERE FEATURED PLEASE GRAB MY 

FEATURED BUTTON HERE:)




NOW FOR THIS WEEKS PARTY!

WHAT'S MISSING, YEAH ITS THOSE PESTY LITTLE RULES.

AS I HAVE MENTIONED BEFORE, I AM RETIRED FROM ENFORCING LAWS, RULES ETC.

SO JUST ENJOY BEING MY GUEST AND HAVE FUN:)

BUT I WOULD SO LOVE IT IF YOU WOULD GRAB MY BUTTON AS A REMINDER TO COME BACK NEXT WEEK



ENTER TO WIN OUR HALLMARK CHRISTMAS CARD GIVEAWAY:)













LET'S LINK UP!


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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

West Texas Momma










This is one tough Momma! 
  Nothing against all the great momma bears out there but who wants to mess with this mom.




I bet there is a very scary story behind this crooked horn!

(No, I wasn't this close, zoom on the camera is a life saver, lol)
Just information only, this is a West Texas Cow.
 These cows I grew up with, they only see people once or twice a year and are wild and kinda (lots)  aggressive.  It's best to just leave them alone:)  But they are the best moms ever, nobody messes with their babies:)


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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Mom's Monday Mingle



Welcome to Mom's Monday Mingle!

Would YOU like to "Co-host" with us?
Email Jessica athometake2@gmail.com
 
 
 

Last week we had 195
Moms ready to mingle!
Please help spread the news on this growing hop!
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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Freedom Fridays #28



Welcome My Friends to


Freedom Fridays



IT'S TIME TO LET YOUR TALENTS SOAR!

IT'S PARTY TIME!



BUT FIRST FREEDOM FRIDAYS FIVE FAVES
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DIY Vanilla Extract








Easy Money folded Five Point Origami Star







BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Buns








Fresh Cranberry Relish for Thanksgiving








Gobble up Dessert







THANKS SO VERY MUCH TO EVERYONE FOR


LINKING UP.

IF YOU WERE FEATURED PLEASE GRAB MY 

FEATURED BUTTON HERE:)




NOW FOR THIS WEEKS PARTY!

WHAT'S MISSING, YEAH ITS THOSE PESTY LITTLE RULES.

AS I HAVE MENTIONED BEFORE, I AM RETIRED FROM ENFORCING LAWS, RULES ETC.

SO JUST ENJOY BEING MY GUEST AND HAVE FUN:)

BUT I WOULD SO LOVE IT IF YOU WOULD GRAB MY BUTTON AS A REMINDER TO COME BACK NEXT WEEK

HAVE YOU ENTERED TO WIN THIS AWESOME HALLMARK CHRISTMAS CARD COLLECTION?

      
LET'S LINK UP!




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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Free Hallmark Christmas Cards

I was so happy when I received this 
Hallmark Christmas Card Collection
 in the mail and my Grandkids
are going to be even happier:)




Hallmark has created fun, new ways to help kids count down to the big day. With the help of Mickey Mouse, or one of Santa's friendly elves, the countdown cards double as a holiday greeting and a functioning countdown clock. You can display the card and watch the days and hours tick away, bringing them closer to the excitement of 
Christmas Day.
















The countdown cards would be especially fun displayed in your home – maybe on the fridge, the mantel, or in your children's room or in your grandchildren's room – the card gives them a visual, digital reminder daily of how much time is left until they get to celebrate the season.   Countdown to Christmas is just one of the interactive greetings Hallmark is offering this holiday season to help build excitement. 

There also are new recordable wish list cards and more! 





I can't wait to send the Christmas Countdown Cards and the Christmas Wish List Card to my Grandkids.    I will be reporting back their review and response to these awesome cards.

For more information go to Hallmark

Do you wish to win a winner's package like mine that includes:



      An Interactive Recordable Greeting Card
         An Interactive Countdown Greeting Card
         An assortment of additional boxed and Signature Collection greetings
  

Enter here for a chance to win:)












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