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Redemption

19 Jun

Evening!

Yesterday evening was too much fun!  The hubs and Matt headed to Noblesville, IN to see a Dave Matthews Band concert so Dad came over and we did pizza and a movie.  Neither of us had seen Princess and the Frog so we decided to give it a go.  Despite some skipping for a dirty/scratched DVD, we really enjoyed the story.  I’m not sure it is very kid friendly though.  Some of the characters were terrifying!  We ended the evening on a tasty note with homemade ice cream sandwiches.  YUM!!!

Today was a little rough in many respects.  I had planned on working out this morning but after staying up late waiting for the boys to get home (they went to a concert over 2 hrs away and they had over 2 hr rain delay) and getting woken up by them around 5 when they did get home, I’m exhausted!

Once up, I attempted to make cinnamon rolls for the boys with what I had in the kitchen.  No preparation = fail!  I left them out for them anyway and got ready.

I went to a memorial service for a dear friend today who passed away in a tragic car accident.  After hearing his son speak and how pained he was that he hadn’t said “I love you” enough…PLEASE tell your loved one you love them NOW!!!

(I’ll wait while you make that phone call or find that special person on the other side of the house/apt.)

After that, I came home and we made our trek back to Joe’s Crab Shack.  After the hubs’ birthday fiasco there, a friend from high school read this blog and contacted a manager to set things right.  They offered us a $75 food credit to come back and be a “VIP” with manager’s taking care of us.  So we decided to go there today with our friends Matt and Kyle.

The hubs came away with a crab coma and feeling like Joe’s had redeemed themselves with the service we got today.  Matt and the hubs got a classic steampot that included two different types of crab legs along with andouille sausage, corn on the cob and shrimp.  He loved it!  I got a grilled chicken club without the bacon.  I have no time in my life for bacon.  When I think of what it is and the greasy-ness of it, I get really disgusted.  Actually, beyond chicken and turkey sandwich meat, I rarely eat meat.  It just doesn’t appeal to me.

Anyway, the hubs was very happy which made me super happy.  Thanks Daniel (friend) and Susie/Suzie (General Manager) for treating us so well and helping make our experience at the restaurant so much better!  Note: Susie was so nice!  She came over and personally apologized and thanked us for coming back to try it again.  It felt very sincere so I really appreciated that!

Our friend Melanie from college came and hung out at our house and then we headed to a late dinner.  I wasn’t even hungry but I did manager to scarf down a slice of pizza.

With the exception of the memorial service, today has been really fun.  I’ve really enjoyed hanging out with Melanie and Matt.  Now it is off to bed since we have an early church service tomorrow!

Mexican Pizza

15 Jun

This was on the recipe page and I don’t think I ever actually posted it.  So here is one of my family favorites!


This is for my friend Lauren.  I told her what I was having for lunch and she made me promise I would put it on the blog.  Now, I cannot take credit for this recipe.  My parents have been making this forever and I have happily continued baking it.

For the base of the pizza, we use Pillsbury Reduced Fat Crescent Rolls (you can use the seamless Recipe Creations if you prefer.  I’d love to try them but have just never bought them).

After that, anything and everything is fair game as a topping.  I usually spread Old El Paso Fat-Free Refried Beans on the base as the “sauce”.  This generally does not take an entire can.  Then I add black beans on the refried beans, along with corn and the new addition…tomato.  Now, I do not really like tomatoes but I’m trying to add them to my diet.  They did not add enough flavor that I really noticed them so I will probably continue adding them when possible.  I also try to remember to add corn because it is delicious!

Mexican Pizza Before Cheese

Before Cheese

Then, you add cheese (I prefer the shredded Mexican cheese blend) and bake according to the crescent roll can instructions.  It’s as simple as that.

Mexican Pizza

Before Baking

You can also do this with pizza sauce and any pizza toppings you like.  This is such a fast and yummy meal.  We have also been know to use Pillsbury Grands Biscuits as the base after rolling them so they are thinner.  Both are really good!  I happen to  eat a lot of pieces of pizza when we make them at my house.  I cannot get enough!  If you need a quick meal, I definitely recommend this because it is cheap and completely customizable!

Baked Mexican PizzaBaked Mexican Pizza