Monday, October 24, 2016

Grilled Avocado Tacos and A Trip To Carlsbad

 Amazing Taco Shop in San Diego California  
This is my copy cat Avocado Grilled Tacos recipe from Galaxy Tacos 

Easy Grilled Avocados

ripe, fresh Hass avocados, seeded and peeled
fresh lime or lemon juice
Olive oil or cooking spray
Sea salt to taste
Fresh ground pepper to taste
  1. Cut avocado in half and remove seed with a spoon.
  2. Drizzle with fresh lime or lemon juice and brush lightly with olive oil.
  3. Gently place cut side down on grill over hot coals for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.​
Mexican Street Corn
  • 1 (16 oz) bag frozen corn (or 3-4 cups fresh corn)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise (I used light)
  • 3-4 oz Cotija cheese, crumbled (I found this over in the specialty cheese section of the grocery store, but you could also use feta cheese)
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice (fresh is my favorite)
  • 1 tablespoon jalapeno peppers, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Heat oil over medium heat. Add frozen corn and let cook until corn starts to char, stirring occasionally (it took about 7-8 minutes before my corn was lightly charred).
  2. While the corn is cooking, mix together mayonnaise, cheese, lime juice, cilantro, red onion, garlic, chili powder, and salt and pepper in a large bowl. When corn is done, gently fold it in with other ingredients.
  3. Serve immediately and store any leftovers in the refrigerator.

Slow Cooker Re fried Beans

  • 1 onion, peeled and halved
  • 3 cups dry pinto beans, rinsed
  • 1/4-1/2 fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped (I used about 1/4 because I wanted my kids to eat it and not think it was too hot)
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin (optional)
  • 5 cups water
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  1. -Place the onion, rinsed beans, jalapeno, garlic, salt, pepper, and cumin into a slow cooker. Pour in the water and chicken broth and stir to combine. Cook on High for 8 hours, adding more water as needed. Note: if more than 1 cup of water has evaporated during cooking, then the temperature is too high.
  2. -Once the beans have cooked, strain them, and reserve the liquid. Mash the beans with a potato masher, adding the reserved water as needed to attain desired consistency.
I spread a Hummus (I used Chile Lime from Haromons I has a little kick)  on the cooked Corn Tortilla
then some refried beans then grilled avocado then the Mexican sweet corn then some Cilantro to garnish then some Queso Fresco Cheeses. So yummy! We served it with fresh fruit. 

 Jackie, Diana and I 
 Kirk Jackie and Scott

 The Jesperson's have E Bikes and we went everywhere on them! So much fun!
 We eat at Jake's on the beach and it was yummy and a beautiful view.

   The Jesperson's own a home in Carlsbad and it is beautiful. We went down for 5 days. So much fun! We hiked Torrey Pines and rode the E bikes to the beach, the store and to Trader Joe's. Went to the movies and enjoyed the pool and hot tub. Great conversation. It was a fun week.  

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Boston's 10th birthday party. June 20th 2016

Boston celebrated his 10th birthday at our house. He has a great group of friends. I feel so blessed that I can be a small part of his life. I am grateful that he is healthy and happy and being raised in a good family. 

Friday, July 15, 2016

June 3rd -June 6th California

The Gospel gives me EVERYTHING in my life that is great, and helps me through the things that are not so great. 

Scott and I eat at the Edgewater Grill 

 Put your trust in that Spirit which leadeth to do good—yea, to do justly, to walk humbly, to judge righteously. … “… [Then] whatsoever you desire of me [in] righteousness, … you shall receive.” I LOVE that doctrine! It says again and again that we are going to be BLESSED for our DESIRE to do good, even as we actually strive to be so. Elder Holland you rock! I love this doctrine too! 

 We ate at Galaxy Taco's with Jessie, Jason and Owen also but they had to leave early because Jessie had a wedding. They have amazing avocado tacos!
 Granny is trying to clean out her house and she gave these to me! I am super happy and so grateful. I have been looking for gold wear. 
 Saying good by is always hard. We had a great visit with Granny and Frank

Labor Day Family Swim

I just want to make the rest of my life the best of my life. Zig Zigler
We had a great family swim day. The weather was perfect. I love spending time in the pool with my family and my grandchildren. 

May 27, 2016 family cabin trip

Clayton really had to go potty!

Norah, Clayton and I hike to the pond the throw rocks in. They didn't want to go at first bout I talked them into the hike and they loved it! Scott brought Ian down  in the Rhino. The kids love throw rocks in the pond. Carlie came down and went on a small hike with them. It was a beautiful day. 

May 26, 2016 Geoff comes for a day.

Geoff had a training for Solar City. So he came for the day. We went to lunch together then he took a nap and worked for our house. Then he flew home to Stacy. I loved having him here. Geoff works for Solar City in Colorado. He is the manager for Colorado and he loves it and is doing great. I am so proud of him.   

Monday, May 23, 2016

Bike ride up Provo Canyon

A good life is when you assume nothing, do more, smile often, dream big, laugh a lot, and realize how blessed you are with what you have. Zig Ziglar

Today Scott and I went on a bike ride up Provo Canyon. It was the perfect weather. I went to Karve this morning. First time in 5 weeks. It was a little hard. When I got home Scott wanted to go on a bike ride. It was good to get out on our bikes. I am a little slow for Scott but he his patient with me. We sat by the river and enjoyed the river and the beautiful weather. We live so close to the Canyon, We need to take more advantage of it.