Thursday, February 27, 2014

Turkey wraps

I hate to waste food and sometimes don't necessarily want to eat the lefties in my fridge.  Two nights ago I made turkey burgers and garlic fries.  Well, the fries were gone and I wasn't in the mood for a burger again, so today I made turkey wraps instead.  

To make them, all you need is some already cooked burgers or you can season the ground turkey meat however you like and make them from scratch.  To make my burgers from scratch, I chop one small onion, 1/2 green pepper, 5 cloves of garlic and a handful of fresh flat parsley.  I mix the veggies with the ground turkey and add salt and pepper and some worchestire sauce and let it marinate for about an hour.  Then I put them on the grill.

Anyway, back to the already cooked burgers. I heat up my cast iron skillet and add enough oil to coat the pan.  Once its hot enough, I throw in the burgers and chop them up in the skillet and heat the meat.  Once the food is hot, I turn off the flame and separate the meat into individual portions in the skillet and add 1/2 slice of cheese (I used pepperjack) or you could have it sans cheese, and I cover the skillet.

Meanwhile, I turn on a different flame on the stove ( I don't really know if you can do this with an electric stovetop) and I place my tortilla on it and flip it after about 20-30 seconds to warm it up.

I then place my tortilla on my plate, I add sliced tomatoes, raw spinach, avocado slices and finally, the ground turkey.  I also like to add some ketchup and voila, you've got another yummy meal!

This is how they turned out.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

What we're reading

I love to read but definitely don't set aside enough time for it.  I am trying to change that.  So every so often I will try to post what books are being read in my house.


It's a story about an African couple who are apart and rekindle their relationship.  I just started it and so far it has rekindled my love with reading!


It's a survival story for tweens about going to sleepaway camp.  My eleven year old loves this series!


Her absolute favorite book.  She requests it every night and has started to memorize it and yells out words during certain parts!

What are you guys reading this month?

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Baby #3!!!!!!

I am so excited to say that we have another little one on the way!  I am over halfway there and can definitely say I have felt so much more, so much sooner the third time around.
That's partially been the reason why I haven't been posting as much.  In the beginning I felt like CRAP! And, now at 25 weeks, I am exhausted.  I guess its a mixture of being older, having more responsibilities and mainy having a one year old. Either way, life goes on and I have just slowed down my activities.
I have had so much on my mind recently with planning and anxiety about having 2 in diapers and how I will handle the new responsibilities.  I know millions of women do it but for me its hard to imagine how until I am in the thick of it!  I just keep telling myself to resign my brain to the idea that I will be kind of crazy for the next 2-3 years! Ha!