Saturday, February 4, 2012

new apron leads to magic in the kitchen: taco casserole

Howdy! I spent most of the day sewing up a new apron for myself.
i am so happy with how it turned out! i will focus on the apron in my next post. im posting my meal today because i am off the hook tomorrow since its game day grilling: hamburgers and hot dogs on the menu

by the time i was done with my apron it was already time to whip up dinner! i ran off to start my taco casserole.
3cups tortilla chips crunched
2 cups sour cream
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1 1/2 lb ground beef
1/2 cup chopped olives
1/2 cup chopped tomato
2 cups cheddar cheese
1 can chili
and 2 cups salsa (which i made myself from 1 can of diced tomatoes, 1 can tomato sauce, jalapeno, salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder)
 brown the ground beef then drain the oil
add the salsa to the beef and simmer for aprox 20 mins until all excess liquid is evaporated
add in the can of chili and mix well.
 Next layer it all up in your baking dish
tortilla chips
the meat/salsa/chili mix
sour cream
onions, tomatoes, and olives
then cheddar cheese
pop in an oven preheated to 350 for 20 mins or until cheese is bubbly
 enjoy! 3 of us at the dinner table and more than half is gone... i think i can  mark this dish a success
i find myself actually getting excited when the weekend is coming because i want to cook. so far i have played it very safe with ground beef dishes and hope to be confident enough to try others soon

what i learned today:
when you are wearing a super cute new apron, you realize how much you splatter when you stir
i LOATHE olives but know i need to cook for everyones likes, not just my own. i followed the recipe and stuck with the olives and i ate my whole serving. first time not picking olives out. and i liked it
avoid distraction when learning a new dish... case and point: i forgot to put my chopped tomoatoes on my dish until i put it in the oven =/ i pulled it out right quick and added them to the top of the cheese. it still turned out good *phew*

aother victory in the kitchen! and i cant get over how good a pretty apron made me feel. and when i feel good and pretty i cook better

ready to tackle another weekend in the kitchen

Lily B. Homemaker


  1. Sounds wonderful,cant wait to try it myself!!!!

  2. That looks so delicious. I like the apron too!

  3. That looks like id have to make two separate ones lol one frm me n one for my family I live with