Calabisitas (Normally a veggie dish)

Another 7 day run at work:( I have finally gotten myself moved (unpacked boxes aside) and am now trying very hard to get myself on a better routine. I keep hoping for the extra energy at night to blog, and write. Most of my emails are done in the morning before work. I know my schedule will slow down and hopefully that will be after this 7 day run. Tuesday will be my first next day off and I am planning on hiding myself in my room and doing some writing:) But until then…


Making dinner the other night I decided to experiment with the Calabasitas recipe I normally use for my squash and zucchini dish. (My boss gave me a huge Zucchini someone else had given her.) She had no idea what to do with it. I had some fresh/frozen tomatoes from my garden last year and some ground beef that had to be used up.

I just started cooking the ground beef when my teen came in and “But Mom I want to add my special spices to it” (he loves adding new spices to about anything he cooks, kind of like mom.) This is what we came up with:

Oven 350
In a casserole dish, layered
Start with: Thawed fresh tomatoes
Sliced zucchini
Sliced onion
Chopped Green Chili (I use freshly roasted Hatch green chili that I freeze every year.)
Ground beef (I only let him put in salt, white pepper and smoked paprika)
Sliced garlic
Sliced yellow squash
Canned fire roasted tomatoes, Hunts not drained
And finally a blend of shredded Mexican cheese and sharp cheddar on top.

I cooked it for about 40 minutes because my zucchini slices were a little thick.
Everyone loved it! My boss included:)

(I can honestly say I am not very good at measuring ingredients. If I’m cooking something that is from a recipe in my head, or just dreamed up by me I don’t measure, but since this came out exceptionally good I thought I’d share:0)

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Lynn Thompson’s home is in the Land of Enchantment, and, yes, the land is enchanting. The skies are blue, the stars are bright., and there are beautiful panoramic landscapes surrounding her hometown. Lynn wades through the craziness of life to follow her true passion, writing fiction. You can find her, or not, trekking through the mountains, searching for fairies and vortexes, keeping her eye out for anything paranormal, or sitting in the hot springs in her spare time. Lynn doesn’t have a specific genre she writes in. Characters have a way of leading her stories. She follows. Lynn is also a sponge when it comes to knowledge. She’s always on the move to continue her education in writing, marketing, social media, digital media, and hopes to find the extra time to add some criminal investigation classes to her repertoire. Lynn has three novels out: Blake, Sterling, and Tarnished Gold. Blake is the beginning of Montana’s story. Her need for seclusion, at least, for one winter. She does not get what she wants. There is someone or something in the mountains stalking her, people keep showing up on her doorstep, and she meets Max. Max knows what is hunting Montana, but won’t tell her. Montana’s lack of trust in Max drives her to fix her own problems. If she had known what she’d be confronting that night, she never would have sedated Max. Sterling is the second novel in the Montana Dayton series. Montana moves to Florida hoping to escape her old life, and regain her normal life back, but her past has come back to haunt her. Not only does she start losing time, she continues to wake up every morning wearing gorgeous jewels and is surrounded by precious gems. She never remembers where, or who she’s getting the glittery baubles from and is hell bent to get back her memories and return the jewels. Afraid she has been out robbing houses in the middle of the night, she is determined to figure out what is happening on her own. That is until the dreams and the strong pull to explore the gulf. When she finally realizes she needs help, she is powerless to get it. Tarnished Gold is Sam’s story and will be coming out around the new year. Sam first appeared in Sterling and demanded her own novel. Lynn has bowed to Sam’s wishes and is writing that story now. Lynn is also the proud owner of: Dark Fates. Eight short stories that are fun, but still on the dark side. Dark Fates-Madness. Four dark short stories. News Worthy. News Worthy stands alone with five short stories. Watching the news first thing in the morning may not be fun, but dissecting news clips and re-writing them into short stories that had a different ending was a blast! Dark Fates Collections is compiled of Dark Fates, Dark Fates-Madness, News Worthy, and features Karma Shay’s adventures. Visit Lynn at: Website: Twitter: @lynnthompson8 Facebook: Goodreads:

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