Yesterday was busy but fun! We finally picked up the truck from the collision place where it's lived for 3 weeks getting a facelift after the Ron wreck was in. I am sooo happy we have 2 vehicles again! Had to be up at 4:30am to go get it but definitely worth it to have that freedom of 2 vehicles and I get my Jeep back fulltime! YAY! :)
After that it was home to make up the menu and grocery list for the week. heh I still need to clean up all the cookbooks spread all over the bedroom floor. I realized I have a TON of low carb cookbooks I need to get rid of. Most of my cookbooks are low carb! I need to expand my library a bit!
I also got to have lunch with Dawnie of Eat, Play, Live at Mexican Inn Cafe. (The steak fajitas and cherry empanada were wonderful!) I really really love TexMex food. If I had to pick one of style of food to eat the rest of my life that would probably be it. YUM! Dawnie and I had some giggles about our significant others and lots of food talk. I want to pick her brain for all she is learning in culinary school! *LOL* She also brought me an awesome belated birthday present, Paula Deen's Kitchen Wisdom and Recipe Journal. Paula Deen is my idol. This woman utterly amazes me. She went from practically destitute to the Queen of Southern Cooking. My hero!
Anyway, last night for dinner we had Mexican again because well I just cant get enough Mexican. heh. This recipe was super easy and fast and was soooo good.
Jerry's Mexican Pie
from Froggy Bottom
1 prepared pie shell (I was concerned on if I should bake the crust first but it was great just as is)
1 can refried beans with chili peppers (Believe it or not I couldnt find with chilis so I just used regular refried beans. I would probably only use about half of a standard can next time because it was very beany)
1 can green chile peppers, mild
1 pound ground meat
1 (3 1/4 oz) can chopped ripe black olives
1 large onion, chopped
1 package taco seasoning (the hot and spicy kind adds a wonderful kick, especially if you cant find refried beans with chillis)
1/2 cup Montery Jack cheese, grated
1/2 cup Cheddar cheese, grated
Sour Cream, for topping (we skipped this because I forgot to pick up sour cream)
1. Put beans in pie shell. Layer green chilies over the beans. Saute meat and onions together. Drain off fat.
2. Add the ripe olives and taco seasonings. Mix well and put over beans and peppers.
3. Cover with grated cheese and bake at 350 degrees for approximately 30 minutes. Slives and serve with a dollop of sour cream.
This recipe is going to make it into my regular rotation! It's also the first recipe I am including in my challenge to make at least 1 recipe from each of my cookbooks in 2009!