Friday, November 26, 2010

Lunch Today......amazing!!!!!

I bought a new cookbook and this is the first recipe that I have tried out of it.  I loved it! I did not make it though exactly as the recipe told me too because I could not find the "salsa Verde" and did not want to make it myself and so I bought enchilada sauce instead.  I would recommend this recipe to anyone! Cheap, easy and fast.  Total time was about 45 minutes and that included baking for an 30 minutes.

This is the enchilada sauce I bought.  It was amazing.  This whole dish made Husband and I both think we were eating at Don Diego's in Terrace.  Definite make again!!!!!

This is the mix for the inside of the enchiladas.  I will post the actual recipe at the end of this post if you want to try it.

I used flour tortillas as I had them already.  Just the small ones.  It would have been better though with the corn ones.

The finished product.  
Need I say more???

This is the book.  It is amazing! It is so beautiful.  I would highly recommend it.  Most of the food is a little fancier but  there is a lot that I will make.

Spicy Chicken Enchiladas Verde
w/sour cream and cilantro
Serves 8 (did half)

4 cups shredded cooked chicken
4 cups store bought salsa Verde, divided (a green sauce)
3 cups grated Monterrey jack cheese (I used marble)
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro (it is not a strong flavour so add it!)
Salt and pepper
16 corn tortillas
1/2 medium white onion, halved and thinly sliced
1 container sour cream (16 ounces)

Adjust oven rack to center position and heat oven t0 400 degrees.
Mix chicken, 3/4 cup salsa Verde, 1 1/2 cups cheese, 1/4 cup cilantro, and salt and pepper to taste (about 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 pepper for half batch).  Spread one cup salsa Verde on bottom of 9 x 13 baking pan.
Wrap tortillas in two damp paper towels and microwave on high power until warm and pliable, about 45 seconds.  Spoon about 1/2 cup chicken filling into tortilla.  Roll into a cylinder and place seam side down in baking dish.  Repeat with remaining filling and tortillas.  
Drizzle enchiladas with 1 1/2 cups salsa Verde and sprinkle with remaining cheese.  Spray a large sheet of tin foil with cooking spray.  Cover baking dish with foil, oiled side down, and bake till heated through, about 30 minutes.  Remove foil, sprinkle with onion slices and remaining 1/4 cup cilantro.  Let stand for a few minutes. 
Serve with sour cream and remaining salsa Verde.

By Pam Anderson

This was a wonderful recipe.  Even Husband loved it.  I hope someone out there will try it! Let me know if you made it my way or hers! I am sure they are both amazing. 

Monday, November 22, 2010


I know that these are lame, but a little more information on who I am! And I like filling things out.  Deal with it.


1. Last beverage: lingonberry juice
2. Last phone call: Husband

3. Last text message: Husband

4. Last song you listened to: whatever is on the AMA awards right now (I am watching it right now)


6. Dated someone twice: only Husband!

7. Been cheated on: yes
8. Kissed someone & regretted it:  for sure.  Who hasn't!
9. Lost someone special: yes.

10. Been depressed: way to often.  Need more control over my thoughts!
11. Been drunk and threw up: no


12. black

13. blue

14. burnt orange


15. Made a new friend: a few!

16. Fallen out of love: no
17. Laughed until you cried: many times
18. Met someone who changed you: a few.  Ultimate Leadership 2010
19. Found out who your true friends were: You have no idea.....
20. Found out someone was talking about you: yup!

21. Kissed anyone on your friend's list: yes, a few!

22. How many people on your friends list do you know in real life: all of them

23. How many kids do you want to have: wanted 4, can't have any

24. Do you have any pets: yes, a husband and a dog!
25. Do you want to change your name: yes.  Get rid of the first so that it is less confusing
26. What did you do for your last birthday: had a party and laughed a lot

27. What time did you wake up today: 9 am baby
28. What were you doing at midnight last night? reading in bed
29. Name something you CANNOT wait for: this business to be easier
30. Last time you saw your Mother: about 4 years ago.  She is gone.
31. What is one thing you wish you could change about your life: health
32. What are you listening to right now?: the TV and the keyboard as I type
33. Have you ever talked to a person named Bob?: yes.  A neighbor and friend.
34. What's getting on your nerves right now? People
35. Most visited web page(S)?: Face book and hotmail
37. Relationship Status: Oh so happily married
38. Zodiac sign: not into this stuff.  I think Aries
39. Do you have a crush on someone: a big one!
40. Primary School: Thornhill Primary School
41. Middle School: Centennial (horrible) and Thornhill Elementary
42. Highschool: Thornhill Junior Secondary School, Caledonia

43. Colleges: Uof Athabasca, Business Career College, ACSA
44. Hair color: depends on the month.  Right now? Brown with blond chucks and red in the front
45. Long or short: short pixie
46. Height: 5' 5'
47. Pet peeve?: stupid people, beating the Joneses, ignorant people
48. What do you like about yourself: my heart and my cooking

49. Piercings: ears once and my nose
50. Tattoos: none
51. Righty or lefty? righty


52. First Surgery: brain aneurysm

53. First piercing: ears

54. First best friend: real one? Maiya

55. First sport you joined: softball

56. First vacation: out of country? Disneyland

59. Eating?: nothing but I am hungry.  Didn't eat enough at dinner
60. Drinking?: hot chocolate

61. I'm about to?: go to bed and read
62. Listening to? the TV still.  Man, I watch too much of this
63. Waiting for?: the backstreet boys/NKOTB duet to come on


64. Want kids?: I guess not anymore!
65. Get Married?: already am.  Would like to stay this way
66. Career?: my own boss!!!


67. Lips or eyes: eyes.

68. Hugs or kisses: both.

69. Shorter or taller: taller.

70. Older or Younger: older.

71. Romantic or spontaneous: romantic.

72. Nice stomach or nice arms: arms
73. Sensitive or loud: a little of both would be good
74. Hook-up or relationship?: Hooked up all the way baby!

75. Trouble maker or hesitant: uhh, both?


76. Kissed a stranger: no
77. Drank hard liquor: no
78. Lost glasses/contacts: yes, but have had lasik and now I am all good
79. Sex on first date: no!
80. Broken someones heart?: probably

81. Had your own heart broken: yes.
82. Been arrested: not yet!
83. Turned someone down: yep.

84. Cried when someone died: yeah.

85. Fallen for a friend?: yes.


86. Yourself: on good days! I do right now!
87. Miracles: I am alive, am I not?
88. Love at first sight: yes

89. Heaven: yes.

90. Santa Claus: no.

91. Kiss on the first date: depends on the person
92. Angels: yes.


94. Had more than 1 girlfriend/boyfriend at a time?: no
95. Did you sing today?: I don't remember.  Probably
96. Ever cheated on somebody?: no
98. Why do we do stupid surveys like these?: I am a geek and like to fill things out.  So sue me.
99. Are you afraid of falling in love?: Not at all.

100. Posting this as: a blog post for today.

Hope that you got a little laugh out of this! Did you know that the BSB and the NKOTB can't sing? They were awful! Funny to watch though.  Lots of memories of my youth and some of them are still cute.  Just old and married and kids and still can't sing! I am sure the CD will be good.  Then they won't be live.  Too funny.  Time for bed.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


I am back.  Yes, I am.  All of me. 

I am still in the middle of trying to process everything that happened last week.  I am exhausted.  I am so tired! Yesterday, Husband and I were working in the office and I actually fell asleep at my desk! How crazy is that! I laid my head down and just snoozed.  Husband came in and just laughed at me! Too funny.  I finally woke up and went to our bedroom.  I asked him to wake me in half an hour and proceeded to sleep for 2 hours! It was no nice.  He is good to me some days.

So, is anyone else out there fat? I know I know....bad question.  The reason I am asking is that I have had such a hard time as a "chubby" girl finding cute clothes.  Of course there are the mom jeans and the massive t shirts that are oh so sexy....I have to admit.  But, there is something else out there! TORRID.  Amazing store.  I have to tell you.  I have bought lingerie, dresses (two things I have never owned) and the cutest business clothes and casual clothes ever! I love it! They do not have these stores in Canada, but if you ever get to the states or shop online? I recommend them.  And the best part? They do their own sizing and I am a size two.  How good does that feel! I have never been a size two! Just wanted to put this out there for you guys.  Time for us soft girls to feel cute too!

So, I am going back to this conference again next year.  I might just do it every year! I wonder if you get a discount for how many times you go.  Like a buy 5 get one free or something??? Maybe I will ask.  You just never know.  I just love John Townsend and Henry Cloud.  Amazing men.  Amazing. 

I can't believe it is winter! I am actually not minding.  It is a really good excuse to make hot chocolate and steamed milk and have naps.  Funny thing! I need to be working.  A lot.  We have so much to do.  We are supposed to be leaving in a month for a family vacation.  Sounds good, right? I DON'T WANT TO GO!!!! I should change that.  I am getting a little more excited.  I am sure that I will get even more excited as things get closer.  I think that right now, I just can't imagine leaving my house again.  I just want to be home.  In my house.  I am just so tired right now! I just want to curl in a ball and have a nap.  Have you ever been that exhausted??? I am.

I should go.   I have made a new friend.  Sounds silly but is very exciting! We are going for dinner.  I can't wait!

I will write more soon.  I am planning a huge post on what I actually learned at this conference.  Soon.  I just need to process a little more.


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Ultimate Leadership Day 2

So, um.....your prayers are being answered.

I am so happy.  I am also emotionally exhausted.

I promise I will write tomorrow.

I promise I will give you details.

I am good.

I am great.

I have hope.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Ultimate Leadership Day 1

I don't even know what to write.

I am tired and going to bed.

I don't want to be here.

I want to give up.  Completely.

Can you pray for me?????

This week will be good.

I will learn lots.

I will get healing.

It will be good.

Do you think I can convince myself????

I will write what I learned today? Tomorrow.  I promise.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


I leave tomorrow.

To get more help.

To go to a leadership conference.

I am nervous.  Enought that my tummy hurts! I have to go to ____  by myself (don't really want lurkers knowing where I am going).  I hate travelling by myself.  I really do.  I am a geek.  I know.  I think I am ready to go though.  I am ready.  I am looking forward to the actualy leadership end of it this time.  I didn't pay any attention to that last time.  Kinda voided it out.  I could use it now.  I am curious to see what this next week leads to.  I am realizing a lot about myself in the last few weeks and am looking forward learning more.  I think everything is packed.  What do you bring? The weather is anywhere between 12 and 32 degrees.  Kinda a big difference.  Oh well. 

I am excited to shop at Torrid!!! Have you heard of it? It is beautiful designer clothes for fat and chubby chicks! It is awesome.  Casual, dressy, lingerie, you name it! And the prices are awesome.  I love it.  I first went to one in Las Vegas and fell in love and am quite excited to go again.  I am looking for some dressy clothes for work.  Time to class this girl up a little.  Not for at home! I love to be casual and cute, but need to look a little older and more professional.  Especially considering that I have a faux hawk some days and a nose ring.  Supposedly that is not all that socially acceptable these days! I look cute though!

So, what do you do in Hawaii? I am going on a family trip and going to Maui and to Waikiki.  What is good to do there? Any ideas? Stores? Restaurants? Tours? I need help.  I am not excited at this point and need to be that way.

Help! Oh, and pray for me please.  I have a huge 10 days ahead of me and could use the support.

Thanks :)