Day to day…

I hope everyone has had a great day today. I’m glad it’s Saturday cause that only means I’m off tomorrow. I’ve had to get a journal because of everything floating around in my head that I want to share with you. It’s hard to know where to begin. I could give you all sorts of things but I have no picture to go with it. I’m so bad of cooking or making a craft that I forget to take a picture. So if I post something it’s not that I forgot but I do not have a picture right now and it will come in the near future.

We have our 35th class reunion this year. If anyone has a great idea on centerpieces please let me know. I’ve seen some on Pinterest that I like but not sure if I want to go with them. We’ve used old pictures in the past and will still have them but was wanting something different. Don’t ask me what I’m looking for because I haven’t found it yet. May someone out there has had some cool centerpieces. Just keep me in mind.
Just me.

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Taco Salad

I love fresh and easy recipes, especially for the summer with everything going on. This is a Taco Salad recipe that I fix a lot when the kids are come over. When they do there’s usually nine of us and still plenty of salad to go around. This is an easy dish to take to family reunions, pot lucks at church and work. Just make sure you take the recipe with you someone will ask for it. There is one thing if I fix this for a family reunion or pot lucks I take everything in zip lock bags to assemble when its time to eat. When I fix it at home, I mix everything together except for the Doritos and the dressing. We like to add our own chips and dressing. It’s totally up to you on how you want to mix it all together. So lets get started.

What you will need:
1 lb. ground beef
1 pkg. taco seasoning
2 large tomatoes, cute into small pieces
2 8oz. bags shredded lettuce
1 8oz. pkg. shredded cheddar cheese
1 bag Doritos(crush them in the bag)
Dressing:
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/2 cup taco salsa or sauce or more to taste

In a mason jar or anything with a lid add the ingredients for the dressing. I like to use a mason jar because it’s so easy to shake. Shake this really well and place in refrigerator to chill. Brown the ground beef in a skillet and drain, add taco seasoning and mix well. No water. In a large bowl start layering the tomatoes, lettuce, cheese, hamburger, now give it a toss. When ready to serve add the crushed Doritos and make sure to shake the dressing before adding. Now serve, trust me you will love the taste and everyone will love it also.

Sorry I know you like pictures with the recipes, I just had to get this recipe on here. I will add a picture the next time I make it.

Day to Day

I hope you are doing well. My mind is going crazy with the things I want to share with you. There are so many recipes, crafts along with everyday stuff I use handed down from my mom, my mother in law, grandmas and friends. There seems like there isn’t enough time in the day to get them all on here.
I am new to blogging and I’m so excited in the stuff I’m learning. I do have to give a big shout out to William Connor. He has helped me so much in showing me how to manage things on here. Along with getting me to understand all of this because its all Greek to me. It’s probably good that I don’t have a vacation soon. I would spend all my time on my blog instead of getting things done.
I have to admit it now, my name is EVA AND I’M ADDIDICTED TO BLOGGING. There it’s finally out in the open. I feel so much better. If you could see me I’m smiling from ear to ear!!! So does anyone feel the way I feel? I think about this at work, driving down the road. I think I have it bad. Well it’s 10p and the alarm will be going off at 6a. Guess I better go and hit the pillow. I do have to pay the bills, this doesn’t make me money. I hope everyone has a great evening. Catch ya tomorrow night.
Just me.

Sweet and Sour Pork

This is probably one of my favorite dishes to make. This has been handed down from my grandmother whom I’m name after. It’s light and taste great. If you wish you can use chicken but pork steak taste better. You can use any pepper you wish. I used a red pepper this time only because I caught it on sale. I usually use green pepper. My mother in law always told me that your dishes should look pretty add color! If you make this I think you and your family will love it. Let’s get started.DSCN4878
What you will need:
1 cup chicken bouillon
1 1/2 to 2 lbs. pork steak cut into bite size pieces
4 Tbsp. oil
1 green pepper, sliced into chunks
1 small onion, chopped (can leave in chunks)
1 20oz. can Pineapple chunks
3 Tbsp. cornstarch
1/4 cup plus 1 tsp. sugar
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/2 cup pineapple juice, reserved from pineapple
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
6 cups cooked rice (I use instant rice)
salt and pepper to taste

In a large skillet heat the oil up and add the pork steak. Continue to brown on all sides. While this is cooking start the water for your rice and make your one cup chicken bouillon. When the meat looks like all sides are brown/cooked add the chicken bouillon. Cover and cook on low heat for 20 mins. This is a great time to cut up the green pepper and onion. Drain the pineapple into a bowl, juice will be used later. Now its time to add the green pepper, onion and pineapple to your meat mixture, cover and cook for 10 mins. You want them just tender enough but still crunchy. Mix the sugar, vinegar, pineapple juice, soy sauce and corn starch in a small bowl. I like to use a whisk to make sure corn starch in stirred completely. Add this mixture to your skillet, stir to coat everything and until thickened. Serve over rice.
Now wasn’t that easy. My kids now make this for their families. I know this will be a favorite of yours too. Thanks for letting me bring it to your table. Let me know what you think.