Monday, September 10, 2012

Zucchini Quesadillas

There is nothing like eating a nice, home cooked meal. If you are really hungry, you can cook a bunch and eat 'til your belly says "that's good, I'm happy now".  If you go to a restaurant, say, a certain burger place that sells things for $, but, satisfying? not so much, at least not for me. I eat one of those cheesy burgers and I still feel hungry and weighed down. My mouth feels like it has been lined with a thick film of grease, mmmm, mmmm, I'm not loving it!

So today after work I reheated yesterday's dinner. And also I made some simple quesadillas. (At church yesterday a lovely person shared the bounties of their garden with us. They shared a good bunch of zucchinis. So I took one. Thank you for sharing!)

I am going to share with you guys what I made for dinner tonight. Super easy, and very filling. I called my creation:                   Zucchini Quesadillas

I like corn tortillas, you can use flour if you like
them more.
get some good quality cheese

meet the stars of my garden
garlic=flavor...dont worry about
garlic breath, there's always gum or
mouthwash for that
sautee your zucchinis with a bit of olive
oil or butter.


Get a skillet and place it over medium heat. Warm up your tortillas until they are nice and bendy. Place a nice slice of cheese, add your already sauteed zuchinnis (I threw in chopped red peppers while I sauteed because I happen to be addicted to peppers, don't judge me please!) Close up your tortilla and let it heat up until cheese is melted.

quesadillas must be made in 2's so they dont get
lonely in the plate.


Get a nice cold soda, or water or whatever drink you like and then.....


make them disappear!

enjoy your quick easy zucchini quesadillas!


Sunday, August 19, 2012

3rd Grade, now and then

who is happy to start school? This girl is!
Tomorrow is going to be the first day of the academic school year for my girl. She is going to start 3rd grade. She is very happy to go to school again. She has all her school supplies in her backpack and she is ready to tackle another year of school. I can remember vaguely my 3rd grade of grade school. My teacher's name was 'Maestra Filomena' something like that... She had an ugly first name and she was an ugly teacher in the way of treating us kids. During that time,my mom would comb my hair and would make 2 beyond- tight braids which she securely set in place with lime juice directly from the lime fruit

 Those braids were set for a long time. I mean my hair felt more like a helmet than hair...I write with detail about my hair because this witch of a teacher (FILOMENAAAA) would yank on my braids if I even blinked the wrong way. She also liked to sport her yard stick on my hands, WHACK!!!...dang! I hated school in Mexico..teachers were always mean and I was always hungry...not much has changed with the hunger issue. It was in the 3rd grade also that I got into a fist fight with a young boy named Carlos. I did this to defend my little brother from his bullying. I won that battle pretty  good. Anyhow..I am happy my girl will not have to deal with craziness like i did at her age. FILOMENAAAA! (say in whisper for a more dramatic effect)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

long overdue

On March 30th my beautiful niece had a lovely wedding. This was a great opportunity for me to get away and enjoy my family down in Arizona. My kids got to meet their cousins and get some serious sunshine. When we left home, we left a soggy, rainy ID. We had an overnight layover in SLC with my awesome little brother. From there we continued on our journey south to the land of sunrays. Following I will post some family pictures. My camera went MIA for the wedding so I have none for that special event. Karo, my niece looked absolutely stunning, she looked like a real live princess. I am so happy for her and wish her and Jerry the best of life as they start off their journey together! And now, la familia mia.

Franklin and Latif

Daniela, Isabella and Andrea after some awesome kareoke....yes they are cool chicks!

beautiful Daniela

Luis and Julio chilling

mi mama y yo....she is so petite I look extra grande next too her

Martin & Franklin watching Puss 'N Boots for the 7th time

on our way to some gorgeous canyon to hike a desert paradise

parecen Japonesitas las primas

goofy face kids are experts at this.

the Rock where we can rest our burdens

I just had to have a picture by a majestic sahuaro...check out the background...gorgeous....the weather perfect! Thanks Adam!

they came, they hiked, they conquered!!! las 2 mosqueteras.

splashy mcsplasher

Adan, y las 2 mujeres mas importantes de su vida

Julio knows how to relax.

traveling Sonora style, but not for long!

Adan, the Artist

mi changuito con tia Mari!
brincando en el mar....cosa mas linda, el mar y mi niƱo

A big ROCK in the middle of the water.

ay si, muy turistas las primitas
los nietos mas chiquitos de mi mama Irene: Luis, Franklin, Latif, Julio y Nicolas

boys rock!

abuelita con sus nietecitas, las mas chiquitas de todo el monton

This is Christopher. He is the coolest person ever. Although he has never spoke a word in his life, he has a smile pure enough to melt any heart in the planet. I love you Christopher!!!

a midnight meal with hot cocoa! mmmmm, cocoa!

somewhere in North Arizona

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Spring, hurry please

We have in the eve of Spring 2012. The weather has been gloomy, rainy and fresh. In the fall I planted a whole bunch of tulips. I've always loved the way tulips pop up at the very end of winter. I imagine they were assigned to be the welcoming committee for the spring. This last weekend I happened to look down where I planted the bulbs, and a tiny group of little sprouts were making the way up to the surface. I am so excited to see when the flowers will show.