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Biscuit Enchiladas

Thursday, May 28, 2015

I love Pinterest recipes.  Only once or twice have I been let down by a recipe I have made that was a Pinterest find.  I think part has to do with that I know what I like and that I like cheesy, buttery, not healthy stuff, ha!  So, when I came upon a recipe that looked cheesy, yummy, and was a Mexican food-type dish, I knew this one was calling my name.

Upon reading the recipe, which dons low-fat cheese and subs ground turkey for ground beef, I decided to nix the low fat version for my own full fat one.  If there's one thing in this house we don't skimp on, it's cheese.  We are cheeseballs in personality, photos, and food!  The more cheese, the better, and low-fat cheese just isn't the same.  I also am weirded out by ground turkey, and I don't know why. If you prefer a healthier version, you can use ground turkey and low-fat cheese and biscuits.


Not only is this recipe delicious, it's fun and family friendly.  It's also easy and quick to throw together for a busy weeknight meal. Onto the cheesy, biscuit enchilada goodness...



Ingredients 


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 1/2 C. shredded cheese (Mexican blend or cheddar Jack) 
  • 10 oz. can of enchilada sauce (I use mild for my kiddo's sake)
  • 16 oz. can of refrigerator biscuits (I used Pillsbury Grands! Homestyle Original)

Optional
  • 1 can of corn
  • 1 can of black or pinto beans
  • Any toppings you want! (I prefer sour cream and salsa verde)

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13" pan. Brown ground beef in a skillet and drain the fat.  


2. Add enchilada sauce to the ground beef and let simmer while you prepare the biscuits.  If you are adding in corn or beans, do so now as well.  I usually do, but forgot to get some at the store this time, oops!

3. Open the can of biscuits and cut each one into fourths.  Lay the biscuit quarters in the greased 9x13" pan. 



4. Spread beef mixture over the biscuits and toss.  Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.  Use a fork or toothpick to make sure if the biscuits are done.  


5. Top with shredded cheese and return to oven for ten minutes. 


6. Serve with desired toppings and enjoy!

Henley loved this dish, which was pleasantly surprising!  When she finished what was on her tray she said "biscuit! biscuit"! Sorry the pics aren't pretty, but the taste will make up for it, I promise! 





My First Stitch Fix

Monday, May 4, 2015

Chances are you have heard of Stitch Fix already, as it has been becoming more and more popular.  I you haven't, though, you really ought to check it out!

I have been seeing Stitch Fix on a number of blogs, and finally decided to go ahead and try it after months of thinking about it.  It has been increasingly hard to shop with a little one running around who is less and less inclined to sit in the cart or stroller anymore, so I thought this would be a great way to shop without having to leave the house!  I was right.

Stitch Fix is a unique personal styling service that brings new clothes and accessories, tailored to you, straight to your door.  To begin, you fill out a detailed survey about your body type, style, preferences, and any special requests you may have for your shipment.  For instance, I noted in my survey that I am a mom of a toddler, so I need comfortable, functional pieces, but I wanted something a little more stylish than my everyday routine of basic tees and tanks.  I also told her that I live in Southern California, where it is getting hot, and I prefer sleeveless or short sleeve styles, dresses, skirts, and shorts.  I specified that I do not want outerwear, jeans, or accessories.  There are different price points to choose from, and for all of mine I put "the cheaper the better".

Next, you pick a date for your delivery.  You can choose to get a one-time Fix or to get one shipped to you as frequently as every two weeks to every few months.  A few days before your delivery date, a stylist picks out your items and you will be charged a $20 styling fee.  If you like any of the five pieces you are shipped, you pay for them and the $20 is credited toward your purchase.  Whatever you don't like you ship back, but if you do not keep anything, the $20 credit is forfeited.  There is a bag included with prepaid shipping that you have 3 business days to return unwanted items in.  However, if you love everything and choose to buy it all, you get 25% off of your total purchase, which is awesome!  I have seen quite a few ladies keep it all.

Now onto my first Fix!

I was so excited for my first Stitch Fix to come, I woke up feeling like it was Christmas morning.  Of course, of all days my mailman was late, ugh!  But better late than never!  Here is what I got:


1. Misa Embroidered V-Neck Top by Skies are Blue $44: I wasn't sure about this top when I pulled it out of the box, but when I tried it on, I loved it!  It was too big for me, so I sent it back.  I did debate keeping it for a while, though, and decided last minute that I probably wouldn't wear it as blousy as it was.  



2 & 3.  Topson Crochet Detail Blouse by Fun2Fun $38 and Lya Geo Print Short by Skies are Blue $38: I really liked both of these pieces straight out of the box.  The top is chiffon with crochet detail on the sleeves and back.  It was a little big, and I have something very similar, so for the price I figured I should send it back and just use what I already have.  The shorts I was on the fence about.  I wanted to love them because they are so comfy and they have pockets (I LOVE pockets), but they are pretty see-through, and I am not one to fuss over uncomfortable undergarments (slips, Spanx, etc.), so back they went.  


4.  Brie Printed Dress by Skies are Blue $68: I disliked the print on this dress from the get-go, and thought the style was a little old for me, but when I tried it on I was surprised that it did look cute.  I had asked for a dress and mentioned that I like v-neck or henley style necklines, so my stylist was right on target with what I asked for.  She also picked the palm tree print since I said I live in So Cal, which was sweet.  All in all, I didn't love it and it was too big, so back it went.


5.  Edmond Chevron Print Henley Shirt by Pixley $54: I had seen this top in another color and loved it, so I added it to my Pinterest board in hopes of receiving it or something similar, and was so excited when i saw it in the box! It is so comfortable and fits great.  At $54, it is more than I typically spend on a top, but since it was the only thing I kept, I decided to splurge.  I am so glad I did, because I have worn it a ton since!


I had originally scheduled my Fixes to come every other month, but I was so pleased with this first one that I changed it to a monthly shipment instead!  I cannot wait to see what my next Fix has in store!  If you are interested in Stitch Fix, check it out.  I think you will be pleasantly surprised!

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