Category Archives: Mexican food

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop

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This week flew by!  But here’s a few notable highlights…

I somehow managed to wash a brand new pack of lightbulbs.  I didn’t notice they fell into the washing machine…

I made a fast frittata dinner that consisted of items I needed to use up in the fridge.  Ham, feta, parmesan, colby jack, mushrooms…It turned out pretty tasty.  But then again, I think eggs are always tasty!

We took the dogs on a walk Saturday morning.  The weather was Amazing!  Yea for October!!!  But when we got home, I noticed that Aspen’s paws were tinted blue!

Aspen usually has the nickname “Grinch Paws” because they are so hairy.  She slips and slides all over the tile.  We have to trim them for her.  Today, she has smurf paws 😉

We must have walked through fertilizer.  I tried to wash em, but the color won’t come off.  I just hope it doesn’t harm her.

We went to Fuzzy’s Taco Shop for dinner tonight.  I love this place.  Good food.  Good prices.  Very laid back.

They are known for their tacos, which is what Ridge ordered.  But I really like their chicken nachos!

Chips on the side cuz I don’t like soggy chips.  There IS chicken under that pile of lettuce.  And feta cheese and pico de gallo.  And I was tempted by a new drink they added to the menu…

Fuzzy’s Frozen Vodka Lemonade!

Ridge drank most of it.  It was just too much for me.  It gave me a brain freeze and a chest freeze!

As for my discomfort the last few days…I woke up Thursday morning with 3 bites on my leg and 1 on my hand.  It itched like CRAZY!  The bumps kept growing as the day went on and turned into knots.  Then I woke up Friday, and the spot on the back of my leg looked like this…

At this point, I got worried.  One of the doctors I work with told me I should go see my doctor.  My doc said it was some kind of bug bite and I was just having a severe reaction.  He drained it (ouch!).  I got a cortisone shot and was told to take an antihistamine.  It looks a little better now, but still kinda gross.  I’m just glad it’s not MRSA!

 

Any crazy things happen to you recently?  Have you ever had MRSA?

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Guacamole Goodness!

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We are in the process of refinancing our casa.  The title company sent a notary over to our house so we could sign the papers.  It was so nice to be able to close on our house, at our house!  Good customer service.  Anything to save me from having to drive all over town and I’m happy.  Anywho, I needed to make a quick dinner.  Taco Salad!

For my dressing, I used salsa and a little Skotidakis ranch greek yogurt dip.  I like it better as a salad dressing than as a dip.

When I was at Sprouts the other day, I picked up some avocados…39 cents each!!!

Time for Guac!

I sliced one avocado into sections and tossed it in the bowl.  The other avocado I just cut in half and peeled it.  Why?  I dunno, cuz I got tired half way through making guac?

Add about a tablespoon light sour cream and a few shakes of the mexican seasoning…

Stir in a few spoonfuls salsa.  I like chunky guac.  (I do not like chunky thighs.  The MUFAs in avocados are supposed to help with the chunky thighs.)  I really prefer pico mixed in my guacamole, but I didn’t have any.  So, salsa it is!

And the finished product, Guacamole!  Ole’!

I let Ridge start chowin’ down on the guac and chips while my pita chips were baking.  I like to make my own pita chips rather than buy a bag from the store.  The ones that are pre made are always too thick.  I like em thin, just like chips.

A few of the pita chips are a little more “golden” than I would have prefered.  But I’m sure I’ll still eat them.  I’ll just have to put a double portion of guac on those chips and suffer through.  😉

By the time I swiped the guac back from Ridge, this is all that was left!  We both could eat our weight in guacamole.  But that’s ok, it was the perfect amount for me.

Brownies for Breakfast

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I woke up this morning with the baking bug.  Some days I just need to bake something.  Actually, I would love to bake every day, but I don’t always have time.  Plus due to my ginormous sweet tooth, it wouldn’t be a good idea to have all those goodies in my house.  But this morning I had to bake brownies for my stepdad.  He’s been doing me quite a bit of favors lately, so I figured I owed him a pan of brownies.

Rich and Chewy Low Fat Brownie

  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Cream butter and sugar with a stand or hand mixer.  Add egg whites, applesauce and vanilla.  Mix dry ingredients in a separate bowl.  Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients just until combined.  Do not overmix!  Pour into a prepared 8×8 pan and bake at 350 F degrees for 35 minutes.  Once cool, cut into 25 servings.

Nutritional Info
Servings Per Recipe: 25    Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 106.7
  • Total Fat: 2.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 2.5 mg
  • Sodium: 5.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 21.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.7 g
  • Protein: 1.5 g

These brownies turned out very fudgey and ooey gooey chewy!  I might experiment next time and decrease the sugar to 1 cup.  They were pretty rich.

I only had one with my breakfast.  Licking the spatula doesn’t count.

I’m a big Mexican food fan.  I could live on refried beans.  For lunch, I made myself a bean and cheese quesadilla made with a whole wheat tortilla by La Tortilla Factory.

The quesadilla was paired with a cup of grapefruit.  Wierd combo, I know.  But supposedly grapefruit really does have compounds in it that help you shed fat.

Off to the gym!  Gotta do a killer leg workout.  My legs haven’t felt like jello in a while…

I heart Rosa’s Tortilla Factory

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Rosa’s Tortilla Factory is one of my favorite places to eat.  I got hooked in high school.  I would eat a very nutritious lunch consisting of a bean burrito, tortillas and queso.  Anytime I would make a trip back to my hometown, I had to make a stop at Rosa’s.  Until now.  As of Friday, a Rosa’s opened less than 2 miles from my house.  Can you say dangerous?  I can feel my butt growing as I type.

It’s gonna take a lot of self control to not pull in to the parking lot every time I drive by.  They make their tortillas fresh every day.  They are so fluffy.  But they definitely do not qualify as clean eats.  Bleached white flour.  Bummer.

Oh well.  Rosa’s can be a cheat meal every once in a while.  Like tonight.  I had 2 chicken soft tacos and 2 tortillas with queso.  As long as a few bites of beans.  And I am overly stuffed.  I just don’t feel overly stuffed until I get in the car to go home.  Then it’s too late.

I could live on bean burritos!