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Becca’s Belly Busters

19 Aug

Last night was…you guessed it…Girls Night In! Its been awhile since we’ve had a GNI, and I was so excited to kick back with a glass of wine and enjoy the “cooler” weather we’ve been having.  After work I headed over to my friend Alison’s house, and the lovely hostess had some wine ready — just in time!

The other day I cornered Chef Becca and I convinced her to do a recipe tutorial for the blog! She graciously obliged to my begging; and on the menu for the night was….(drumroll please)..Beef Enchiladas a.k.a. Becca’s Belly Busters.  Or if  you ask my sister, they are “cheesy roll-up thingys.”  Becca’s Mexican food is a staple on Girls Night – its something I always look forward to!  Even though the recipe is easy peesy (and cheesy, ha!), until now i’ve never known how to make enchiladas.

Here’s what she did:

1lb ground beef

1 can Rotel (diced tomatoes and green chili peppers)

1 packet taco seasoning

1 bag shredded cheese

1 can red enchilada sauce

1 pkg Large Tortillas

1.  Pre-heat the oven to 375

2. Brown the ground beef and drain well

3.  In a bowl: mix beef, taco seasoning and Rotel (un-drained)

4.  In a casserole dish: pour a small amount of enchilada sauce to lightly coat the bottom of the dish

5.  Spread the beef mixture on the tortillas and sprinkle with cheese

A generous sprinkle

6.  Wrap up (burrito style) and place in the casserole dish

7. After preparing enough to fill your casserole dish, pour the remaining enchilada sauce over the rolls and top with cheese (Becca makes ours extra cheesy)

8.  Bake for 15-20 minutes.  Cheese should be completely melted.

Voila!  It’s called “Amazing in your mouth!”

For those of you that don’t know, Chef Becca moonlights as a bartender.  See? She made us dessert!

Ay Ay! Tequila!

Two nights in a row I have stuffed my face, looks like the gym will be seeing me this weekend after all!!

Just a Tease

21 Jul

This day has absolutely flown by!  I suppose it helps that I have felt a little relief after receiving a very encouraging email yesterday afternoon.

Lets rewind a schmidgen: a few weeks ago we found a house that we loved.  It had everything we wanted and it was right in our price range.  Unfortunately, the landlord was looking for someone to move in ASAP, otherwise she was planning on moving herself in.  Since our lease was not up until September 1, we thought this house would be “the one that got away.”

However, we have changed our move date to August 1 (thanks to last weekends events), and the landlord was willing to show the house to us again! Ohmygoodnessgracious – you have no idea how happy this made me.  Well, we went to see the property again tonight and well, I’m not going to jynx it, but you will find out our final decision tomorrow! (sorry for the tease)

After checking out the house, I headed over to a very special Girls Night In.  Tonight will be our last girls dinner with our beloved friend Tyler.

Dr. Davis

She is taking a huge leap and leaving her southern roots for New Hampshire (Boo for us :()

We had a great time catching up, goofing off, gossiping, and of course stuffing our faces with homemade enchiladas and drinking some wine.  None of us are very happy about our precious Tyler leaving us, but this has got to be a very exciting time in her life.  I know that her and Biff are ready to start a new chapter, together.  We have one last event with Tyler this weekend, her going away party (I’m determined not to have ANY FUN. So there.)

Becca enjoying some wine!

Becca made dessert

The Ladies

We love you and miss you already TD!