Sunday, January 23, 2011

I think this is week 3??

My baby is already 3 1/2 months old and 16 pounds 2 ounces!! He has grown so quickly! I just can't believe that it took him 9 months to get to 8 pounds 11 ounces, and he has grown so much in just 3 months. This picture is from Christmas...I took several and he was covered in glitter for a couple of days. My tree was full of glittery ornaments and somehow it got all over him! This week he got his second cold and I had to take him to the doctor. They just have me continuing his saline nasal drops (which he hates) and feeding him water after his bottles. He also got his first set of professional pictures taken on Thursday. I can't wait to see them!

Taco Lasagna
1 lb. ground beef
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1/2 cup chopped onion
2/3 cup water
1 envelope taco seasoning
1 can (15 oz.) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (14.5 oz.) Mexican diced tomatoes, undrained
6 flour tortillas (8 inch)
1 can (16 oz.) refried beans
3 cups (12 oz.) shredded Mexican cheese blend
InstructionsIn a large skillet, cook the beef, green pepper and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add water and taco seasoning, bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered for 2 minutes. Stir in the black beans and tomatoes. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.

Place 2 tortillas in a greased 9x13 inch baking dish. Spread with half of the refried beans and beef mixture, sprinkle with 1 cup cheese. Repeat the layers. Top with remaining tortillas and cheese.

Cover and bake at 350* for 25-30 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted.

I substituted salsa for Mexican tomatoes (I didn't know what they were).
I also left out green pepper (they make me sick for some reason).
We topped with sour cream, salsa and some of my yummy canned jalapenos.

These were SO GOOD!! James preferred this to the salmon bundles, but he's not really much of a salmon kinda guy. I will definitely make this again...maybe try some green chilies in it?? We'll see.
I also had my first new recipe fail since I started this challenge. I found this recipe that sounded delish....and it probably could have been! However, I didn't realize it only needed 5 oz. of evaporated milk (until I had added the whole 12 oz. can) and completely forgot the taco seasoning (which I didn't realize until I got it to our friends' house with it). I guess I'll wait to post that recipe until I "master" it. It is actually a microwave recipe....and I screwed it up. Sad...I know! It was edible, just had no flavor at all!


  1. Ian is such a little doll!!!

    This looks delish!!! I will have to see if I have any canned jalepenos left. If not I better plant extras in my garden this year!!

  2. Sounds amazing.....I will defiantly try it. Do you think Rotel is what they are talking about?