Friday, December 26, 2014

The Day After

Good morning, everyone. Hope you all had a great Christmas. I had a wonderful time. My son's new girlfriend is such a sweetheart. I would love to see this relationship work.   She had to work until 7 pm so she missed the church service, but my son made it....a little late.  That's why we ended up sitting in the back.  My son, who is so much taller than me, took pictures, and has still not forwarded them to me. I didn't want to push him for them yesterday because one of his traditions is getting together with some of the other members of the Blue Bloods cast to feed the homeless in the park.   When I do get the photos,  I'll be sure to post.  

Our Mexican feast. I worked so hard on this, and everything tasted so darn good.  Everyone especially loved the Mexican casserole, and it is so easy to make.

Extra lean ground beef (about 1 pound)
1/2 cup chopped onion 
1/4 cup canned jalapeno slices, chopped
2 cups chopped fresh tomatoes
1 (15 ounce) can kernel corn (drained)
1 (15 ounce) can black beans(
1 package taco seasoning mix
Whole wheat tortillas
3/4 cup nonfat sour cream
1/3 cup reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend, shredded

Brown ground beef and chopped onions in large skillet until thoroughly cooked, stirring constantly. Drain well  to remove all fat; return beef/onions to skillet. Add corn, black beans, tomatoes, chilies/jalapenos and taco seasoning mix; mix well. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes.

Meanwhile spray 12x8-inch (2-quart) baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Cut each tortilla in half; place 8 halves in bottom of sprayed baking dish, overlapping slightly. Spoon half of beef mixture evenly over tortillas. Then spoon sour cream over beef mixture, spreading evenly. Top with remaining 8 tortilla halves and remaining beef mixture. Bake at 350ºF for 25 minutes. Remove from oven; sprinkle with cheese. Cover and let stand 5 minutes or until cheese melts.
The best part of this recipe is that it is WW approved.

Yesterday I made a Pernil and arroz con gondulas and spent much of the time resting.  You'd think that after all the work I did Christmas Eve I would have konked out, but I guess I was on my feet too long because my legs ached terribly, especially around the knees.  Every time I finally got comfortable, they would start aching.  Oh well, next time I will be sure to take rests in between.
Have a great weekend, and I will see you on Monday.


  1. this sounds amazing, I have never had Mexican food except the tacos that come in the box, lol, and I suppose they don't count as real Mexican food! We don't have one Mexican restaurant in this Canadian town , happy boxing day to!

  2. Your Mexican dish looks absolutely splendid Mary! I'm happy you had such a Merry Christmas. :). Have a great weekend. Big hug!

  3. Oh Mary....You KNOW I'm a Mexican food lover!!! In AZ it is a staple for us. I'm going to try that dish it looks and sounds amazing.



  4. Can i live with you. You will cook for me and you will not have to wash another plate in you life! Lots and lots of love!