Oh - I have so many things to say...thoughts, news, recipes...all sorts of things.
First of all - a great new recipe...for the CrockPot of course. I got the basics from Crockpot 365, but I added a few touches of my own. These are crockpot chimichangas!
First, I got a "hunk'o'meat" (as described by Crockpot 365). I just used an oven roast. Salt and pepper it, add about a cup of water and let it cook for 8-10 hours on low. I cooked mine for 10 hours and it was amazing!
Once that is ready, take two forks (or fingers) and shred the roast - you wanted to make shredded beef so it is easy to eat. Leave about 1/2 of juice from the roast in the crockpot. Once shredded, add a packet of fajita seasoning, one can of diced tomoatoes and a can of green chilies. Cover and cook on high for 30-45 minutes until heated. I also made refried beans to go in ours.
Get burrito-sized tortillas and butter. Put in your "stuffing" and as your role your burrito, smother it in butter. Once they are completely rolled, make sure the top is covered in butter as well and bake at 375 for about 15-20 minutes, or until they get crispy.
I smothered these in queso and sour cream. These were delicious...the meat was tender and so flavorful. This is definitely a new favorite in our house!
On the "News" front...I got fired yesterday! Don't panic..I think it has been more of a relief than anything. I was miserable at my job and completely disgusted with what the company stood for, so they just made a decision that I had been debating for a year. It was a rough morning though - more than anything a blow to my ego. There are a ton of details and "stuff" surrounding this and yes, I feel that it was unfair...I had no warning, I hadn't gotten in trouble, hadn't been given a review, hadn't been told that I was doing ANYTHING wrong...but I still got fired. So I cam home yesterday morning, fell to knees, and lifted my eyes. I prayed that I would have an unexplainable peace about my future and about my families' finances. Let me just tell you that our God is an amazing God and He is faithful...I have an unexplainable peace. I KNOW that He will not leave us "high and dry" and He WILL provide. I KNOW that what is unknown to me is already written by His Hands...I KNOW that He is THE FAITHFUL ONE.
So now I begin the job hunt. Its exciting though - a new chapter, a new beginning. And just in case you were wondering, yes, we are still going to Mexico because that is already paid for!!!
Now for my thoughts...I love John Grisham!!! I am a big fan of books, movies and stories that are about law, crimes, politics...all of that stuff! But I had never read a John Grisham book before last week...now I'm hooked! I read "The Summons" and couldn't put it down...so now I am on to "The Chamber". I guess I have some reading time!!! So, to those of you who are John Grisham fans...what is your favorite book???