Yummy recipe and Project: Me Update

Found a new recipe from pinterest (not exceptionally healthy) and made it last night. ALL 4 of my kids, my husband AND my dad all loved it.  Here ya go:

Chile Colorado Burritos
  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds stew meat or other beef cubed (top sirloin is great)
  • 1 large can mild (red) enchilada sauce* (at least 19 oz.)
  • 2 beef bouillon cubes
  • 1/2 can refried beans (optional)
  • 5-7 burrito size flour tortillas
  • 1 cup or so of shredded cheddar cheese
Put beef, bouillon, and enchilada sauce*** into a crock pot and cook on low for 7-8 hours**, or until meat is very tender. (Can also cook on high for maybe 3-4 hours.)  I've also cooked it in a dutch oven for about 4 hours at 325 degrees.  More meat, more time.  A third option is to cook it in a large heavy saucepan--bring it to a boil on high heat, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or until the meat is tender.  If you go with a method other than the crock pot, make sure the pot is covered and pretty well sealed to minimize evaporation of the liquid.
When beef is done (very tender and flakes off when stirred), taste and add more salt, if desired. Heat up refried beans in the microwave (covered and in a microwave-proof dish, of course)and put your oven on broil. On an oven-proof plate, or cookie sheet even, lay out a tortilla.  Place on tortilla about 1/2 cup of the meat, drained by using a slotted spoon, and a spoonful or two of beans. Roll into a burrito (hopefully you know how to roll these). Pour some of the remaining enchilada sauce from the crock pot over the burrito to cover it. Sprinkle with some cheddar cheese. Broil until cheese is bubbly, about 2-4 minutes.
Makes 5-7 burritos, depending on how full you make them.

Project: Me update - I printed this off and put on my mirror:

get up 15 minutes earlier.  prepare for the morning the night before.  don't rely on your memory - write things down. say no more often (not to my kids).  set priorities in life.  avoid negative people.  always make copies of important papers.  ask for help with jobs you dislike.  break large tasks into bite sized potions.  look at problems as challenges.  smile more.  schedule a play time into every day. pamper.   stop thinking tomorrow will be a better today.  have goals for yourself.  say hello to a stranger.  look up at the stars.  practice breathing slowly.  do brand new things.  stop a bad habit.  take stock of your achievements.  do it today.  strive for excellence, not perfections.  work your body sore. look at a work of art.  plant a tree.  stand up and stretch.  be the most positive person you know. always have a plan b. you choose.  learn to meet your own needs.  become a better listener.  know your limitations and let others know them too.  exercise every single day. hug. focus on what you can control. listen to music. work hard. clean out your closets.  simplify. remember you always have options.  quit trying to fix other people.  get enough sleep.  praise other people.  relax, take each day at a time... you have the rest of your life to live.  

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