I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! I had a pretty good weekend. It was not super busy so it was kind of nice. I did the usual running around. Saturday evening I checked out a new Charming Charlie store that is about 10 minutes from me. I love that store! Everything is so neat, organized and color coded! Their accessories are just so pretty! Too bad I didn’t buy anything. When I got home my parents had just gotten there. We were going to make gorditas for dinner and since I have never made them I needed my mom. She also brought the delicious chile colorado and chile verde to use as fillings. Thanks, Mom! My brother and sister-in-law came over too.
I don’t have a recipe but the pictures are pretty self-explanatory. Since you can buy the dough already pre-made it makes things much easier. You can also make your dough using Maseca. We used a tortillero to make the round flatter shapes.
Make sure your griddle is super hot before you put your raw gorditas on it. This will help for them to puff up a bit making them easier to cut.
You can fill these gorditas with any filling you like such as chile colorado, chile verde, frijoles, even an egg like my husband did the next day! They were delicious. It was a lot of fun having my mom and sister-in-law over so that we can make them together. My dad could not stop laughing as I was taking pictures. He just thought it was ridiculous so I had to explain why I was taking so many pictures.
After we all ate and laughed my mom busted out her delicious buñuelos.
These are so goooood! Sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar and usually fried in lard! Unfortunately, I am sooooo bad at rolling dough that I am afraid to try making these. Maybe I should have my daughter make them. She is awesome at rolling dough and she is only 12!
Sunday was a quiet day….I had to take a nap to take in the extra calories from Saturday! I did decide to do something every Sunday…a phone dump of all my pictures-those on my phone and those on my camera. This way I can organize and keep track of my pictures. I hope I can keep it up.
How many pots or pans have you ruined because you burned food? I admit that I have ruined maybe one or two. Well, I have found something I love! I was asked to review some products from Vasconia which was the first aluminum and stainless steel factory in Mexico.
When I was young my mom always bought what we called “estropajos” or stainless steel scrubbers for washing pots and pans. They always worked well. When I got married and had to do dishes I kind of leaned towards the scrubbers made of plastic. What was I thinking? I should have stuck with the stainless steel scrubber!
A couple of weeks ago I burned some food in one of my pots and could not for the life of me get the burnt stuff off the bottom. I soaked it and scrubbed like crazy but I couldn’t get much of the gook off! Vasconia had excellent timing! They asked me to review this product at the perfect time! Look at my poor pot!
It was a disaster. After I scrubbed it with the Vasconia stainless steel scrubber it looked almost brand new!
It didn’t even take lot of scrubbing. Vasconia, where have you been? I think I am your customer forever!
If you are in the market for new kitchenware make sure you check out their items and their website here http://www.vasconia.com/index.htm
Muchas gracias to Victor and Carlos for asking me to review their products! More reviews to come in the future!
Any opinion expressed in this review is solely expressed through my experience.
What is going on with the weather? It’s caraaaazy! Monday it was like 50, yesterday and today only between 18-22 degrees…only in Chicago!
My husband and I made it to the movies on Monday to watch Identity Thief…AAHHH! It was hilarious! After watching that movie it made me realize that I’ve always wanted to go on a crazy road trip. Close your eyes. Here’s a quick scenario..
Big bejeweled sign on a car window that says “Memphis or bust”! Car full of girls (okay young women, no maybe middle-aged? but very young-looking.) The sign changes with every place we want to get to. Making our way to maybe Texas. Stopping for meals and maybe trying to skip out on the bills but we get busted because one of us falls on the way out. Staying at different hotels every night and raiding the mini bar. All of us have fake names. Going to the kind of nightclubs we’ve never been to and staying out all night (probably in New Orleans).OK…I better stop there! It would just be a road trip full of fun. I wouldn’t do mean things because that’s just not me. Anyway, check out that movie!
A couple of weeks ago Julissa and I went to MAC to pick out some cosmetics for her. At the counter I am checking out a lipglass and of course they ask if I want to try it-heck, yea! I love make up! I bought it and am now addicted to the Nicki Minaj Vivaglam lipglass. It’s a beautiful pink shiny color…love!
Let’s get crafty with a quick card. This card was easy to make…think paper scraps.
This card is pretty yet soft and understated with a modern look. Like that description? This is probably the kind of card my husband would get after me and my friends get busted in the middle of our crazy road trip because someone would feel bad that he has a wild and crazy wife…but remember…it’s only an imaginary trip!
Supplies: My Mind’s Eye, Stampin’ Up!, Celebrate it!, All Night Media
I hope you have all been enjoying these festive days!
With the New Year upon us it’s time to think about all the wonderful experiences of 2012 and to wish for only great things in 2013.
This past weekend this was a great experience for me…raw sushi!
This past Friday night My Man and I went on a date night. We decided to try raw sushi for the first time. I was kind of scared, but now I think I am hooked! The sushi was delicious and just melted in your mouth! After that great experience we decided to go to a wine bar. That too was a fun and different experience. After that we went to see Lés Miserables. I was entranced by this movie. the music, the story…the entire movie was amazing! Everyone should see it!
This past year the most viewed post on my blog was “Mangonadas”. This delicious and fresh dessert is the bomb! You can check it out here http://micasayourcasa.wordpress.com/2012/07/09/mangonadas/
I hope that 2013 brings good health, happiness and love and of course craftiness for all! I also hope that it brings great, new experiences! There is so much to see and do in this life. Sometimes we have the resources for new experiences sometimes we don’t, so let’s take advantage of the times we can experience wonderful new things!
Feliz Año Nuevo!
Did you go after Christmas shopping? I went but I have so much stuff that I don’t really buy Christmas themed items. I try to stock up on things that I can use for other holidays. I bought several bags of candy, different colored things I can use for wrapping gifts or as decorations. Today will be a good productive day! At least I hope so. Even though I am on vacation I set my alarm so I can get up at 8:00 am. It hasn’t worked! I turn it off and go right back to sleep. I have been a bit productive but not as much as I would like. Everyone tells me not to stress about cleaning and that I should just relax. It’s kind of hard, but I am trying to do a bit of relaxing along with a bit of work.
So on to something fun…crafts!
I have the second picture frame project for you…I did not have absolutely anything to do with this one…My Man did it all!
Sorry the picture is so bad. I took after cleaning a mountain of stuff and organizing my crafting area a bit. I think I was a bit blind!
My Man just spray painted the frame and attached a piece of sheet metal to fit to the back of the frame and there you have it. All I did was glue the magnets to the back of some of my make-up. I have more make-up to add to it still. I was going to add fabric over the sheet metal but I decided to leave it alone in case I wanted to place the frame in another room. It could be used for hanging just about anything with magnets.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. Mine was definitely full of family and food! Now I have two weeks off to get a bit organized and get some projects done.
A couple of months ago one of my cousins asked if I wanted some picture frames that she was going to get rid of. Of course I said yes! I made two different projects with these frames. This is the first one.
I had seen frames like this on Pinterest and of course they were on my to do list. Actually, I put them on my husbands to do list! My Man painted the frame then attached the chicken wire to the back of the frame with heavy-duty staples. I made some glittered clothes pins and BAM! Another great project complete! I actually gave this to a good friend of mine and I really hope she liked it! You can hang pictures, cards, memorabilia or anything you want on it. You can place it on top of the dresser or add a picture hanger to the back and hang it on the wall.
Another great project completed by my Man and I. After twenty-five years I guess we are pretty good together!
If you have any old frames don’t throw them out! Just spray paint them and up cycle them! Tomorrow I will show you the project with the other frame…stay tuned!
Today is a very special day. It was twenty-five years ago today that I married My Man. Weird, right? I mean I’m only in my early forties. Really? I have been married longer than I have been single, I’ve lived longer with my husband than I have with my parents…I am too young for this! This is like amazing. I never thought I would be married for this long with the same person!
I am thankful. Thankful that I am with someone who loves me and someone who I love. Like all marriages ours has been far from perfect. We have our good and bad times. There is a lot of compromising and sacrificing. We are total opposites of each other, but somehow it has all worked out!
This picture is a bit blurry…but you get it! The things we do for love…
This next picture was taken about two years ago.
So with all that said I just want to say “Happy Anniversary” to my husband!
Have a great love filled day!
Thank goodness it’s Friday! I am so happy. I just want to stay home and craft this weekend!
I, like probably many of you peruse Pinterest at least once a week…OK…everyday. There are so many ideas out there that I wish I had thought of. I saw a pin that was right up my alley. As I was taking out my Christmas stuff I started cleaning out things I no longer really used. I had a lot of round ornaments that were perfect for these ornament clusters-like the ones on Pinterest!
You only need two supplies, yes only two-ornament and string. Easy and cheap.
Just put the ornaments on a string.
Bring the two string ends together and tight in a SUPER TIGHT knot and there you have an ornament cluster .I cut the string before I took the picture…ooops!
In order to tie these ornament balls on something I guess you might have to do an extra step.
I cut a long piece of sturdy ribbon and put it through the middle of the ornament cluster in order to hang and tie them on my milk jugs that I have on my front porch.
Don’t they look nice…kind of classy looking ornament clusters! I still working on putting more things out on my porch. I just wanted to share this awesome idea with you before you throw out any ornament balls you feel you might not need…you might want to rethink about throwing them away.
Idea from http://starterhometodreamhome.blogspot.com/
Everyday I am reminded of how blessed I am. I wish those blessings for you and your family. I wish you great family and friends, food to put on your table, good health and so many other things.
I hope all the crafty people out there are blessed with lots of craft supplies to make wonderful things like this fall wreath.
I love, love, love making these felt flowers!
The flowers turned out so full and just pop from the wreath! I love it!
Enjoy your day with family and friends!
Felíz Día de las Madres to all the mamacitas out there! May you all have a wonderful and happy day whether you are busy all day or whether you’ve been given a day of peace and quiet! Enjoy!
Happy Mothers Day!