Mother Nature... It's cold outside today, but the sun is shining...temporarily! It's suppose to get really windy and maybe even rain today.
Last Sunday, as we were getting ready for church, it started snowing! I'm afraid that we are in for another snowy and very cold winter. Yes, those are snow flakes, and the leaves are still green. I'm ready for some fall colors in my world!
My thoughts today... My gorgeous granddaughter, just turned 17...17?! It's just so hard to believe that she is growing up so fast. She loves to play baseball, ride horses, hunt, fish, and go camping, did I mention that she loves to ride horses?! But most of all she loves to have fun with her sweet little sister, Averi. She is cute as can be and loved more than she will ever know!! To me, she will always be my sweet little, "Bugs".
This is my handsome grandson. He went hunting yesterday and got his deer, which made him really happy! I won't show you the deer, because that may be really hard for some of you to look at. He always makes me smile, he's such an amazing young man.
Blessings . . . The other day, I received this wonderful gift in the mail, from a really sweet blogging friend, Saimi! Thank you, Saimi, these sweet little cinnamon coated, roasted almonds are so delicious! I count my blessings everyday for the wonderful friends I have made through blogging.
Creative Me . . . I have been busy crocheting this cute little, dragon hood for one of my granddaughters, who loves dinosaurs and dragons, so this will be her, Christmas gift, unless I can't wait, and I give it to her for Halloween...;0) I hope mine turns out as cute as the one in the photo . . . you just never know. I still have some work to do on it. The spikes across the top felt a little flimsy to me, so I made two so I could double them. I'll just sew them together, that will make them a little sturdier. It's an easy pattern, didn't take much time at all...just patience. I think it's just adorable! I'll show you a picture of mine when it's finished.
Dreaming About... Can you believe that, Christmas is just around the corner?! I don't put my big tree upstairs anymore, it stays downstairs. I have some little artificial trees that I put upstairs, because they don't take up as much space. Here are a few ideas I have for them...
I have a large, very old trunk that I usually put them in, kind of like the top photo. I like both of these ideas, but I really get stuck in a rut sometimes, and don't change things up. I have an old table, very similar to the one in this photo. It would be cute to use it instead of the trunk...food for thought.
Looking forward to... I'm looking forward to, Thanksgiving. I really do have so much to be thankful for. I'd like to find some fun and different ideas for dinner. We really get stuck with the same, turkey and gravy dinners, so I would kind of like to change it up. How does this sound, instead of turkey?
I think ham sounds delicious for Thanksgiving...here's the recipe!
I would still keep some of the traditional sides, like stuffing, cranberries, rolls and creamed corn (our favorite), but, I might even change them up a bit . . . I think it would be fun to do something different for a change. Can you tell I need some changes in my life?! What are some of your traditional, Thanksgiving recipes?
What's for dinner... I'm making these, easy, yummy, enchiladas for dinner... and maybe some rancho beans and a salad, or maybe some rice...I can't decide.
Easy Layered Beef Enchiladas
1 pound ground beef
¾ cup chopped onion
1-2 garlic cloves, minced
1- 4.5-oz can chopped green chilies
½ teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1-10 oz can enchilada sauce
8 corn tortillas
1 cup shredded cheese
Sour cream if desired
Heat oven to 375°F. In large nonstick skillet, cook ground beef, onions and garlic until beef is thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently. Drain. Add green chiles, salt and pepper; mix well. Remove from heat.
Pour 1/2 can of the enchilada sauce in bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish. Arrange 4 tortillas in dish, overlapping slightly. Spoon beef mixture evenly over tortillas; top with remaining 4 tortillas. Pour remaining can of enchilada sauce over top. Sprinkle with cheese.
Bake at 375°F. for 20 to 25 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
Have an amazing week-end!!
Hugs and Love,