Saturday, January 26, 2013


As we enter the coldest part of winter where the high temperatures in Delaware cease to rise above freezing, Nathan came up with the brilliant idea to have milkshakes for snack. A couple notes on this: while a single milkshake is delicious, two or three milkshakes create a terrible dairy-fullness that is pretty terrible. Therefore, I recommend choosing one flavor and enjoying others on another day.

That said, milkshakes are pretty tasty, and also pretty easy to make as long as you have a decent blender. I have a Food Ninja which I admittedly bought for the super sweet name. Also, it comes with a large and small version and is much easier to clean than a traditionally shaped blender.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The BEST Taco Filling

it's not the prettiest, but it is the tastiest
I don't like to brag, but this is seriously one of the best taco fillings that I've ever had. The fact that it's super easy and relatively healthy are just two of the amazing perks! When I'm feeling like Mexican (and I make no claims that this is in any way authentic Mexican food) this is pretty much my go to recipe. Any toppings you have on hand are delicious--I particularly like lettuce, salsa, avocado, sour cream, and cheese (chopped tomoatoes, guacamole, rice, mexican corn, etc. are also super tasty!). I like to wrap mine in a flour tortilla, but it's also super tasty on a bed of lettuce or scooped up on a corn chip. I'm not a fan of hard shells, but it works well in them too.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Baked Southwestern Eggrolls

So I've been majorly failing at updating the past two months. Things have been a little bit crazy what with the holidays, gaining and losing family members, and lots of traveling.

About a month ago, I made some southwestern egg rolls and homemade baked corn chips (which were pretty tasty with the leftover egg roll stuffing). I originally purchased the corn tortillas thinking that I might be able to roll the stuffing up in them. Corn tortillas are a lot more breakable than their flour counterparts, and this idea did not work. Then I had a bunch of corn tortillas to use, the the chips were pretty improvised. Luckily, they turned out quite tasty with very little additional effort.