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:
In a casserole dish, layered
Start with: Thawed fresh tomatoes
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 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)