Monday, April 18, 2011

miscellany monday

 Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

 1.  1000 channels and nothing to watch...does this happen to you?  The other night I was home, the kids were asleep and Rondell was at work.  I was trying to find something to watch and there was nothing interesting on at all...nothing.  I'm always amazed by that.

2.  The hunt is my backyard.  Yesterday I hosted an Easter egg hunt for my neighbors.  My church provided all of the materials needed for the hunt, including bags to decorate, candy, and information on how to put together a successful hunt.  After the kids were done hunting for eggs I gave them cookies and juice and then I read the story of Jesus' death and resurrection.  Overall it was a fun time.  Next year Jamison said she'd like to have a skit...she's adorable.

The kids getting ready to head out and find eggs.

3.  We've got a winner for dinner...taco bake.  The other night I made a taco bake and it was such a hit I made it again last night (this time doubling the recipe).  I thought I'd share it with you.  The pictures show the doubled version but I'll post the recipe for just a single dish.

I brown 1lb of hamburger and prepare it as taco meat according to the seasoning packet.  Then I add about 4 oz of Velveeta and 1/2 a can of (drained) Rotel.  Stir until all of the cheese (ha, ha...if we can call it that, but I do love it) is melted and the mixture has thickened a bit.

Break up flour tortillas and line the bottom of an 8x8 dish. 

Pour 1/2 of the meat mixture on top and then top with desired cheese (I like mild/Monterey jack).  Repeat...tortillas, meat, cheese.  Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.  Enjoy :)

4.  Holy Week.  This week is Holy Week leading up to Easter...the resurrection of Christ.  Our church is having a wonderful celebration that actually started yesterday with our Palm Sunday service.  It was a worship only service which is so fitting for what Palm Sunday represents...worshiping the King entering Jerusalem.  Our church is also having a Passover Seder meal on Thursday to walk through Jesus' last meal.  On Friday the church is having what's called Stations of the Cross, taking us through the trial and crucifixion of Christ.  Lastly, we'll have Easter Service and celebrate the ultimate sacrifice and the ultimate gift.  I can't wait :)   


Kelli @ RTSM said...

Sounds like you have a busy week of church ahead! We just have normal Easter Sunday services. That taco bake sounds really good. I never thought to add velveta right into my taco meat! Great idea!

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Um, yeah... can't really count velveeta as cheese, but it does melt so beautifully! Looks yummy. I love it when you find a "keeper" of a recipe.

Your week at church sounds wonderful and meaningful. Christmas gets all the press, but Easter is the most important of all. He is risen!

Angie said...

That recipe sounds amazing! A must make for sure. Have a good week Kelli!

Joanna said...

What a fun/busy weekend y'all had!

Yes, I am ALWAYS amazed with so many channels and nothing on to watch. That happens to me a lot, especially on the weekends. For some reason it always seems whatever is on is some movie that does not interest me at all. Thankfully there is the internet to entertain me during those times! :-)

Your taco bake sounds delish!

The Starr Family said...

I'm so proud of you for going through with the egg hunt! Its hard to put ourselves out there, no mask, just baring our faith/soul. Way to go Kelly, its all for the glory of the LORD!

I've decided I need to give up TV :)

pss... did you get my email awhile back? I know you're a busy lady! Its referring to spring/summer meetup!

Sarah said...

Wow, your church has a lot of great activities this week! I agree about tv. You'd think you could always find something on, but I find the tv completely useless most nights!

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

i'm with you on the tv. i can't stand sitcoms or dramas. i prefer hgtv or the food network. but even still, i might as well just read a book! or a blog! ; )

taco bake sounds tasty and easy... my kind of meal.

have a wonderful weekend celebrating our risen King!

He & Me + 3 said...

YUm to the taco bake. I used to host egg hunts all the time. The kids grow up so fast. I am missing it. My hubs surfs the channels all the time because there is either too much on or nothing. LOL