Monday, April 21, 2008

Kylee's 9th Birthday Luau

Kylee had a really nice birthday luau party on Saturday. There were 24 girls having a blast. The games kept the girls busy for the 3 hours. We all had a great time and Kylee did too.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Chile Lime Chicken Tacos Recipe

I haven't tried this yet, but I found the recipe and it looked really yummy so I thought I'd share!

"The key here is the chile lime chicken burgers which are nicely flavored with cilantro and lime. You don't need to add any more spices. So if you need a good meal in about 20 minutes check this out.

Here are the ingredients you'll need:

* Trader Joe's Chile Lime Chicken Burgers, (these are in the freezer section)
* Fire Roasted Guacamole,(if you have time make my guacamole recipe, you can't beat fresh)
* Trader Joe's Corn Tortillas
* 1 lb. mild cheddar cheese, grate the amount you think you will need
* 1 or 2 cans of cooked pinto beans
* sour cream, optional
* 1/4 cup of vegetable oil per can of beans


Start cooking your beans first. Pour one can of cooked beans in a sauce pan and add about 2/3 cup of water, 1/4 cup of oil, pinch of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to medium and boil until you are ready to serve (about 15 to 18 minutes). Turn off the flame and mash with a masher.

Prepare all your condiments next. Grate the cheese, stir the guacamole (if store bought) or make homemade guacamole
(my favorite).

The box of chile lime burgers contains 4 patties and will make about 8 to 10 tacos depending on what all you put in them. I cooked 2 of the burgers and 1 can of beans and it matched up nicely making about 6 tacos.

Cook the burger's according to the directions on the box. When you are ready to serve the tacos, sprinkle water on three corn tortillas and place them on a paper towel in a dish. Cover with another paper towel and cook about 35 seconds on high. Cooking times may vary so adjust as needed.

Take a piping hot corn tortilla and layer your ingredients down the center of the tortilla starting with the beans, then the meat, cheese and finish with a dollup of guacamole and sour cream. These are really tasty. I know your family will enjoy them. My son devoured them."

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Happy 9th Birthday Kylee!

We wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday! Logan can say your name now!