Thursday, November 5, 2009

flip flop

so, i'm wondering if any of my cyber friends have been worried about my sanity and prayed for blakely. if so, i've got good news and bad news. the good news is blakely has been an angel this week. she's been pleasant and sweet and obedient and smiled way more than she has whined. the bad news is she passed her old vibes on to her partner in crime. she's enjoying her week as "the good one". she informed me last night that she's "very fa-rustrated with the way kennedy has been acting this week", and asked k this morning if she was going to be in a better mood today.

on another note, if you live near an ingles, they have london broil on sale for $2.28 a pound this week. stock up to throw a few in your freezer and you'll always be ready for one of my favorite mexican crock-pot recipes from cooking light....

{slow-cooker beef-and-bean burritos}
2 pound london broil
1.25 oz package taco seasoning
1 cup chopped onion
1 T white vinegar
4.5 oz can chopped green chiles
16 oz can fat free refried beans
12 8 in flour tortillas (i use whole wheat)
6 oz low fat shredded monterey jack cheese
1 1/2 cups chopped plum tomato
3/4 cup low fat sour cream
trim fat from meat. rub taco seasoning over both sides (i usually just sprinkle on top in the crock pot. it all gets mixed together at the end anyway). spray crock pot with cooking spray and place meat in. add onion, vinegar, and green chiles. cover and cook on lowest setting. when meat is done, shred it with 2 forks and mix around with all of the cooking liquid. warm beans and tortillas and place 2 T beans down middle of each tortilla. spoon 1/3 cup meat mixture on top, then top with your choice of tomatoes, sour cream, and cheese.

these are cooking light's directions, but of course you can be more lax. i just throw a little of everything on each tortilla.
if i use a big london broil, it makes enough for 2 meals for our family, so i freeze the cooked meat and heat it for a quick week night meal. also, if you want to always have the ingredients on hand, you can buy frozen chopped onions and keep tortillas and an extra london broil in the freezer to use since everything else except the toppings is non-perishable. i like trader joes' handmade whole wheat tortillas. adds to my favorite nutrient, FIBER! this has also been my latest go-to meal for taking to moms who have just had a baby. it's a healthy alternative to the fat-laden casseroles we usually take. i just package each item in a separate aluminum container and tie it all up with raffia. looks cute and something a little more unusual. hope you try it and enjoy!


  1. Oh how our family of 3 loved these tacos when Brooks was born. You are my kitchen inspiration, Nicole. I love your ideas and your craftiness with anything. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Can I take Nicole Lane classes? I could really benefit from those...

  3. we love your blog... even anthony chuckles. wish you would have been with me today... considered asking someone to take ella pierce home (with them)