Sunday, January 15, 2012

and this is how I roll...

Every once in a while, especially on the weekends I think to myself  that maybe I should change the name of my blog to 'too much time on my hands' (that one is actually taken) or maybe 'Nina needs a life'.
Don't get me wrong, I love my life. I am very happy. I am super blessed with two amazing kids, a great husband who is truly my best friend, and some awesome friends and family. My life, however is a little bit boring. Especially on the weekends. We don't leave the house often and we spend a lot of time just hanging out. Which probably accounts for my new found love of football. It wasn't so much a choice as it was circumstance. To make our football days a little bit more exciting I like to cook and pretend like every weekend is a football party. I make 'football' type food and serve it up party style. A few nights ago I made slow cooker carnitas. I have shared the recipe before here. They are super easy, very yummy and really good to make for a crowd. Since it makes so much I had leftovers. About an hour ago I was laying on the couch dosing off, I had a busy morning...ran a few errands, cleaned up a bit, worked in my office for a bit...anyway, I knew Allison was getting ready to go back to work (she often times works a double shift on Sundays) and I wanted to make sure that she had something to eat before she went to work. I remembered seeing a recipe on Pinterest for chimichangas. I knew I had the leftover carnitas so I thought I would give it a try. I added a can of pinto beans, and a handful of cheddar cheese to the leftover meat. I then put a few spoon fulls in each of four tortillas and rolled them and then shallow fried them. This is how they turned out-
They are really good. While they were cooking I also decided to make some guacamole and some chocolate dipped strawberries.
Well shoot, you have to have some fruit right? You can't ever go wrong with chocolate strawberries and if you are anything like me you always have a pack of melting chocolate in the pantry...never know when a chocolate dipping situation might come in handy.
So I am thinking it's a good thing football season is just about over. I had a dream the other night that I got on the scale after not weighing myself in 9 months and I weighed 250


  1. Omgoodness, next time you can invite us to come eat some of your yummy creations. They all look amazing! And i love chocolate covered strawberries, too. You are just something...:)

  2. Hey; that looks good Sunday I made a roast and watched my nephew.