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The First Enchiladas I ever made

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Perfect Enchiladas       Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Ingredients

SAUCE

1 tablespoon canola oil

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

One 28-ounce can enchilada or Mexican red sauce

2 cups of chicken broth

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

MEAT

1 tablespoon canola oil

1 pound of ground beef

1 medium onion chopped

Two 4-ounce cans diced green chilies

1/2 teaspoon salt

10 to14 corn tortillas

Canola oil, for frying

1/2/ cup chopped black olives

1 cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese

Chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees f. For 40 min.g

Beans and/or rice for serving

Frying my ground beef with garlic and….

Onion I chopped it up and added it to my ground beef and garlic.

After I fried it I put it in a bowl then I added…..

Yes Green chilies

I mixed the green chilies in the fried ground beef, garlic and onions. Then I took a bit and I could not believe how good it was. Now it’s ready to make the enchiladas.

Then I grated the cheese and it’s ready to go in the enchiladas.

Chopped the cilantro now it’s ready

Here are my olives and green onions

Now I’m ready to make the red enchilada sauce

Putting the flour in it

Cooking the flour and oil

Then I added some chicken broth and let it heat up

Then I added 1 can of red enchilada sauce

Here it is ready to dip the tortillas

then I add cheese

ground beef

Olives and green onions

I put some sauce in the bottom of  the pan and start filling it up with some yummy goodness

I topped it off with the left over cheese, olives and green onions

Just pulled out of the oven and ready to serve. And I have to tell you they were so Delicious you have to try them.

Thank you so much for reading my blog and have a blessed day!

Love Lady Beth

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The Best Coffee made from Home

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I bought some Starbucks Coffee and had the grind it for me. Well because I do not have a grinder. So I bought the House Blend.

 

Here is my coffee Medium House Blend. I put about 3 big spoons fulls of the House Blend then I add some magic to it!

 

 

The magic is the Cinnamon Plus from Pampered Chef. I put about 1 tea spoon over the coffee grinds put the water in the pot and wait for it to brew.

 

 

While brewing it is smelling so wonderful. Just about ready to start my day!

 

 

Here is my new coffee cup I got it from Walmart on Saturday when I was in Napa with my Mother. I bought her and my girls one too 😉 They are our Coffee / Tea cups. Now I do add creamer to my coffee and I did not get a picture of it but it’s Cinnamon Vanilla ( coffee mate ). As you can see I love Cinnamon plus. Check out my blog about the Cinnamon Plus to see what all is in it.

 

Just another view of my lovely cup. As you can see I like light coffee.

Thank you so much for reading my blog. I’m so sorry it has taking my so long to write but hopefully I will blog again very very soon 😉 Have a blessed weekend!

Love Lady Beth

 

 

Steak Sandwich

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My husband was wanting a steak sandwich so we were at Safeway and they had some on sale if I remember correctly it was half off. Now I did not cook it that night I thing it was like 2 or 3 days after I bought it that is why its a little brown. But it was very yummy. I cut it up and put some salt and pepper on it.

 

And put the steak in my cast iron skillet with some butter 😉 And I did let the butter get a little brown to give the steak some flavor ( good flavor ) After it was done cooking I took the steak out of the skillet and put the onions in with a little more butter.

 

I sliced the onion and then cut the slices in half to make half rings. Then I sauteed the onions to put on the sandwich.

 

So I used sour dough bread then put the steak, cheese and sauteed onions. And it was yummy!

So sorry it has taken me so long to blog. I’ve just been so busy! I love to blog and I love to cook and share it with you all. Thank you so much for reading my blog and have an awesome weekend!

Love Lady Beth

My Wrought Iron

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As I had said in another blog that my husband was saying that I like wrought iron curly things so I’m going to share them with you I hope you like them just as much as I do 🙂

My plate rack I got from my Sister in law Shawnacee and it’s hanging in my Kitchen.

I have 2 of these they are in my living room. It looks like two worms facing each other 🙂 I got them from Ross.

My hanging candles in the living / dinning room. I have had this for years I can’t recall where I got it.

I got this from a second-hand store it came with out the glass votive’s I got them at Joann’s Fabric in Concord Ca. And the candles from Ross.

There are 2 of these and they are in my dinning room one on each side of my chalk board. I got them from Ross.

I just love this little stand I got it from my Sister in law Shawnacee. I put our water bottles on it but at this time we are out of them 🙂

I love this beautiful hanging candle holder I got it from my friend Belen and I got the candle from Ross.

This beautiful mirror is from my Sister in law Shawnacee. It’s in the hall you can see it from the dinning room and living room.

This to is in the hall above the mirror. I got the beautiful plate rack from my beautiful Sister LaRae who passed away Nov. 2009. And I miss her dearly!

I got this shelf from Ross. This is to keep everything off the counter and keep the bath room cleaner if that is possible with one bath room and 3 gals and 1 guy.

These are my awesome towel racks/wine racks. I ordered these from Wayfair online.

Just another view so you can see the curly design.

This in the hall with the mirror and the Westie plates. I got it from Ross.

My small backers rack has curly wrought iron. I got it on a Craigslist add. It sets in my dinning room.

My tea-cup holder I got it from My Sister in law Shawnacee. It’s in the dinning room.

I got this beautiful candle holder and candles from Ross. Because we do not use the fireplace I bought this so it will look like a fire is in the fireplace.

My big bakers rack has curly wrought iron and it’s gray. I got it from a Craigslist add for $20.00.

This is in the hall I needed it to hang the rest of my Westie Plates. I paid $15.00 for it from an estate sale store.

The Welcome sign is from my Sister in law Shawnacee. It’s in the living room/entryway/dinning room/kitchen.

This little candle holder I love it! It’s so different I got it from my friend Belen’s yard sale.

Here is my beautiful Chandler it came with the house.

I hope you like my wrought iron things I do 🙂

Have an awesome weekend and God bless!

Love Lady Beth

More Pampered Chef items from my Party

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I got the cookie sheet the 15 x 12. And I love it!

Sheet Pans

The durability and strength of steel, the superior heat conduction of aluminum like the pans professional bakers choose! Broiler-and dishwasher safe. As written in the Pampered Chef book

 

 

Here is my Biscuit Cutters Woo Hoo! You know I have never owned Biscuit Cutters before. And now I can’t say that because I own some. Now I’m going to make an egg in the hole just like the Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond. I will blog it.

Biscuit Cutters

Set of four includes 1 1/2 inch, 2 1/2 inch,  3 inch and 4 inch diameters that nest in a storage container, dishwasher-safe. As written in the Pampered Chef book

 

 

Check out this cool thing. It’s a Mini Measure-All Cup. It comes in 1 cup and 2 cups. This time I got the 1 cup. If it is like the picture that is where you would put the dry ingredients. Turn it over and that is where you would measure the wet ingredients.

Mini Measure-All Cup (1 cup) or Measure-All Cup (2 cup )

Measure liquids and solids. A unique adjustable plunger design cleanly ejects solid ingredients. As written in the Pampered Chef book

 

 

Here is my Nylon Masher again this is something I never owned before. But now I do 🙂

 

 

This is a better picture so you can see how the holes look. I can’t wait to use it.

Nylon Masher

Mash cooked potatoes, avocados and beans. As written in the Pampered Chef book

Thank you for reading my blog. Have a blessed weekend 🙂

Love Lady Beth

Blackberry Cobbler

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I got this recipe from the Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond. My family loves it!

Ingredients:

1/2 stick of butter. Now I have used 1 stick and it works great. Then I use that same stick to butter the pan you are going to bake it in. Then melt what is left.

1 1/4 cups of sugar

1 cup of self-rising flour

1 cup of whole milk

2 cups of fresh ( or frozen ) blackberries

Whip cream and/or ice cream for serving

Here is my touch I add 2 or 3 handfuls of white chocolate chips

Bake at 350 for 1 hour

 

 

This is all the ingredients:

Here we go 🙂

 

 

This is what I bake the cobbler in. The lid is for after it has cooled down and so it well stay fresh.

 

 

I washed the blackberries and put them on a paper towel to dry them. Now I’m sure this is just 1 cup not 2 cups. But the price of blackberries right now is just to high and this amount works for us.

 

 

I just put another paper towel on top to dry them.

 

 

1 cup of self-rising flour.

 

 

1 cup of sugar added to the 1 cup of self-rising flour.

 

 

Whisk the self-rising flour and sugar together.

 

 

Add 1 cup of milk to the self-rising flour and sugar.

 

 

Whisk them all together.

 

 

Butter the baking dish you are going to use.

 

 

Then put the remaining butter in a microwave safe dish so you can melt the butter to put in the batter.

 

 

Add the melted butter the self-rising flour, sugar and milk.

 

 

Pour the batter in the baking dish.

 

 

Now to add the goodies 🙂

 

 

At this point I add some delicious white chocolate chips.

 

 

and some delicious blackberries.

 

Then I put the 1/4 cup of sugar all over the top.

 

 

Now it’s ready to put in the oven at 350 for 1 hour.

 

 

1 hour later it will look like this and taste wonderful with some ice cream and/or whip cream on it or even with out the ice cream and whip cream it still taste wonderful 🙂

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog I hope you liked it. Have an awesome week 🙂

Love Lady Beth

 

My Pampered Chef Party

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Here are a few friends at my home. I’m having a Pampered Chef Party 🙂

 

 

We made a Salad on this Bamboo Platter. You can serve everything from vegetables and fruits to appetizers and desserts.  the large Bamboo Platter is 18″ x 15″ x 1 1/4″.  The Medium Bamboo Platter is 13 1/2″ x 10″ x 1″. We made a Strawberry salad on the Large Bamboo Platter and it was Delish 🙂  On the Bamboo Platter is the Chef’s Tongs and they are awesome. We used them toss the salad. We also used the handy scraper to gather the veg’s. for the salad. The Handy Scraper is that white thing on the Bamboo Platter. And it works great 🙂

 

 

More Pampered Chef Products. I see the Flexible Cutting Mats they have to sets one is 8 1/2″ x 10 1/2″. And 11″ x 15″. And both sets have 3 in a set the colors are red, green and yellow. And I got both sets from my party 🙂 And I see the Simple Slicer we used to the slice cucumbers for the salad. We had a great time 🙂

I will be sharing the things I bought or got half off or got 20% off for being the Host. I order about $300.00 worth and I only had to pay $92.11. Can’t wait to share it with you! Have an awesome weekend everyone!

Love Lady Beth

My Treasure a Heavy Duty Mixer

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One day I was helping my Aunt Brenda ( My Mom’s Sister ) Move a friend and my Aunt had things at her house she needed to get rid of so she asked me if I would like to see what she had and that I could have it.  In the things she needed to get rid of was this beautiful Heavy Duty Mixer.  She asked me if I wanted it and I said sure. Let me tell you I had no ideal what a Treasure I had. I got it about 2 or 3 years ago. Then one day I was at my friend Belen’s house and she had a Classic Mixer. And she said she was praying for God to make a way for her to get a white one ( her Kitchen and dishes are white ) and she did a friend give it to her. Well mine was just setting in the garage. Until one day my daughter Tiffany was making some wonderful lemon cupcakes. And I guess she was stirring it my hand. Then I remembered I had that mixer out in the garage and I told her to use that. When I got home that evening it was in the house all clean and ready for use.

 

 

Now the ones I had seen did not have the arms like this one. I guess that would mean it’s Heavy Duty.

 

 

Here is a front view of it with out the paddle and bowl.

 

 

A picture of the whole thing. Well with out the bowl and paddle 🙂

 

 

This shows where the bowl hooks to the arms. And also how beautiful it is 🙂

 

 

Now here is the bowl.

 

 

The bowl has 2 holes and a handle.

 

 

Here is the other hole. That metal arm sticking out there lefts up the bowl so the paddle can mix all the way to the bottom of the bowl.

 

 

Here is the paddle and bowl in there right place 🙂

 

Here is some beautiful display things Tiffany bought to display her awesome cupcakes!

 

 

This is just some of her cupcake helpers.

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog I hope you liked it.

God Bless and have an awesome weekend 🙂

Love Lady Beth

Baby Shower

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Here is the center piece that my good friend Trina made. Felicia wanted The Cat In The Hat theme. Trina did an awesome job on it. By the way Trina is Felicia’s Mother 🙂

Here is baby Jacoby while still in Mommy’s Tummy.

He looks so cute. Man I wish they would have had this back in my day. Back when I was having baby’s. Like 25 to 21 years ago 🙂

A close up of the center piece. Little wash cloths and new born pampers.

Cat In The Hat. So cute 🙂

Felicia (Mommy) opening Jacoby’s gifts.

The Yummy cake pop’s. Two nights before the shower some of the girls came to my house to make them and they turned out awesome. We had a blast!!

They made 5 that were square so they could put the letters J A C O B Y on them.

And here is the Little/Big bundle of Joy. What an angel. I love him so much.

Big Lil baby Jacoby Avery Cole Elliott born May 5th at 1:17 a.m. 9lbs 6.2 oz.

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog have an awesome day.

Love Lady Beth

2012 Birthday orchid

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My Beautiful friend Danielle Bought me an Orchid for my birthday. I looks brindle to me 🙂 She is the one that got me the white one last year. And it lived all year and re bloomed this year.

I think having them in front of this window really helps. Light comes in but not direct light. They are just so beautiful!

Here they are together. They are doing great 🙂 Thank you Danielle I love my Orchid. You are such an awesome friend. Love you and baby Violet very much!!!

Thank you for reading my blog. Have an awesome day.

Love Lady Beth