Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

I just wanted to wish everyone celebrating a wonderful, safe and Blessed Thanksgiving.  I am thankful for everything - the good, the bad and the ugly.  Everyday I learn a new life's lesson which helps be to become a better person.

I am thankful for my family and wonderful friends. This year was definately a year of reuniting for me.  I reconnected with family, friends and classmates whom I had not seen for over 20 years.  I am thankful that I was able to see that somethings that were going on in my life were not good for me and that I was able to let go and move on.  I am thankful that I still have a job as many are unemployed and are trying to do their best with what they have.  I am thankful for having a place to lay my head, having food on the table and for just being alive. 

Today I will be spending Thanksgiving with family.  Then back home to put up the Christmas tree and get ready for the Black Friday sales. 

I'm trying to get over something- not sure what it is.  I have not been able to talk since Tuesday night but am feeling pretty good.

This will be my last post for the year on this blog but you can check me out over at my Rudy Day and Love of Christmas blogs.

Gobble, Gobble

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Scenery - Part 2

Well the leaves here in ole Maryland are nearly all fallen off the trees.  I will always remember this year as being the most beautiful fall I've seen in a very long time.  These are just some pictures I took this season.

I wish I could have gotten more shots.  There were some really beautiful areas I passed through in the last two months but of course I didn't have my camera with me.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Today Is Election Day

Did you vote today?  I did!

Taco Salad

Sunday I wasn't in the mood for any real cooking so I decided to make taco salads.  I found some Jalapeno flavored tortillas which really gave the salad a nice kick.  One day I was watching a food program (can't remember the show) and the cook showed a great way to make tortilla into salad bowls.  So here's what I did.

First take a tortilla and sprinkle with a little paprika.

Next, take a piece of aluminum foil and make into a ball. 

On a baking sheet, place the tortilla over the ball of foil. Set oven to 400 degrees and let bake for 10 minutes. 

While that's baking, I cooked my ground turkey in a skillet with onions, chili powder a little garlic salt and black pepper. Here's how my tortilla bowl turned out:

Once the meat was done, I loaded up the bowls with all our favorites:

I also like to add rice and refried beans but didn't have any in the house.

And here's the finished taco salad:

It was very good and didn't take long to make.  Mmm, mmm, good.