2/13/12

Menu Monday and a video

Sadly last week I didn't do much cooking. But the days I did cook were filled with delicious dinners!


I got this recipe from Erin last year and it has become my favorite meal. In fact I told Luke I might like it better than Chicken Spaghetti. That deserves a gasp. Chicken Spaghetti is my aboslute favorite meals ever but Bow Tie Fiesta pasta might be about to beat it out.
When I prepare this meal, I don't put in black olives and I only put jalapenos in half the dish because Luke doesn't like them, so we each have our own sides of the casserole :-)


(I know my food pictures are so awesome you are tempted to pin them)

I got this particular recipe from Jennifer's blog. It was so good. A lot of the crock pot meals start to taste the same after awhile (in my opion) but this one was still good. I actually used Ranch Beans with jalapenos and I think it added a nice little kick, but not too much for my hates-all-spicy-food-husband. I fixed rice when we got home from work and we poured the chili on top (and I added sour cream to mine) very good.


Saturday: Texas Chili

Another recipe from another blog, I got this one from . I love my chili THICK. In fact I like all my food thick (spaghetti sauce, pizza, etc) I'm just a thick-kinda girl. So for this recipe I only used 1lb of ground beef and instead of a 15 oz can of crushed tomatos I used a 27 oz can and only added 1/4 cup of water. Next time I make this I will probably use 2 lbs of ground beef and more crushed tomatos so that we will have leftovers. We are big eaters in our family (yes just me and Luke) and we didn't have any leftovers. I love to eat leftover chili on spaghetti.


And, because I'm that annoying mom that likes to show off her baby I wanted to show this video. Eli is at such a fun stage (well really when has it not been fun?) and is growing and learning everyday. On Saturday we noticed that Eli would fake cough everytime Luke would cough. It was hillarious (to us). The funniest part is that he would never cough when I would...only would Luke would cough. He loves his daddy!
video

Let me know if you tried any of the recipes from last week! I want to know if you like them - sometimes I think I have weird food taste because I'm not picky at all and can (and will) eat anything!

12 comments:

Claire said...

Oooh, that chilli sounds fab! I love leftover chilli.

Jennifer said...

I am dying laughing over the fake cough. What an adorable little boy!! Keep the videos coming, I don't think anyone minds a good dose of cuteness...!

Classy Fab Sarah said...

That fake cough is HILARIOUS!! His serious expression while he's doing it is just too much!

Mama T said...

That is about the most adorable thing I have seen!!! What a cute little fake cough!!!

Blue-Eyed Bride said...

Eli is the cutest thing and that fake cough is SO CUTE! He's got a sense of humor already and he's SO smart! :)

M.W. said...

The video is hilarious. He is so cute, my ovaries hurt. How do you stand it?

Faith said...

That video is the cutest thing! Eli is such a doll!

Kimberley said...

how sweet! you should try sneezing next time!! so funny :)

Rachel said...

Look at ou and all your cookin' :)

Jen said...

Wanna know the funniest part of this post? Your sarcasm about pinning your food pictures. Thats how I feel EVERY time I take a food picture. Haha! You make me laugh :-)

Sara said...

The fake cough is too cute! :)

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