Terrariums and why I love Target…

Stick with me on this post. It might seem a little frazzled, tadalafil decease perhaps even a little crazy, but I promise by the end I will make sense. If I don’t, then perhaps I am a glass of wine ahead of you on this fine Friday afternoon, don’t worry, you can always catch up!IMG_5492

So I have two beautiful, sweet, adoring, loveable cats, that are all the adjectives mentioned above and more. Like, obnoxious, crazy and they literally will eat any plant in site. Whatever happened to animal sensing danger and steering clear? Anyways, thanks to Target Boutique (as my family calls it) I can now have house plants without fear of my cats! YAY!

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Target is good like that. Seriously. Target is the quintessential $100 dollar store. When’s the last time you visited? Did you spend roughly $100? Yeah, see. Crazy when you think about it. I blame it on their “dollar section.” They have all this great stuff in the dollar section and then they hit you with the $3 items, which are usually just a step above the dollar items in cuteness and functionality. So you come in for toothpaste and walk out with a cart full of amazing finds! Like these $3 glass hanging terrariums. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I first spotted them. I was like: “No way! That’s gotta be plastic.” Nope. 3 bucks buys you these adorably cute terrariums that you can fill with whatever your heart desires!

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I decided I wanted to fill my terrariums with succulents and some small “fairy plants.” So a quick trip to Bachman’s was in order and in 10 minutes I had 3 mini terrarium gardens to hang where I choose. So, get yourself to a Target and get crafting.

All you need is:

Pot of dirt

3 terrariums

6-8 assorted “fairy plants”

water

Add a little dirt to the bottom of each terrarium then remove the plants you want to use from their individual pots. Place plants into the terrarium very carefully making sure to cover up the roots. If you need to add more dirt to cover the plants that’s fine. Water the plants and hang where you want. You can hang them individually or you can tie them all together and hang as one, like I did.

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Happy Crafting!

Burritolicious

Yesterday we spent two and a half hours in the car running around trying to find the perfect house to buy. Not only did we do that but we also did that while dealing with a cranky, viagra search teething, cialis bored 15 month old. Needless to say I was exhausted when we got home. Then the hubby remembered we were out of cat food right it the middle of my food prep time and left to go get some. Seriously. I now understand all those parent cliches about time and forgetfulness… I am NOT laughing… ok, maybe just a little.

So I challenged myself to make a 15 minute dinner while running around after my crazy child, who loves to get into anything that even looks slightly forbidden. For those of you who know me, that’s pretty much never where I am at. I come from the school of if you slave over your food it tastes better. I don’t know why I feel this way. But after completing the challenge I’m sorta changing the way I think about quick dinners.

I even managed to grill the dinner and have it plated on the table when the hubby walked back in the door. Seriously guys. This. Never. Happens. I must be living in Bizzaro world. ( Hon, is that what it’s called in the Superman Comics?)

So anyways, here is my quick 15 minute sorta burrito Mexican food dish. Can you tell I need a better name. Any Mexican food aficionados that can help me out with this one? Until then, I will simply call this recipe Burritolicious.

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Burritolicious

For the sauce

1/2 cup Sour Cream ( I use Daisy)

1 can Mild Green Chiles

1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper

3 Green Onions; rough chopped

2 sticks of Mozzarella String Cheese

( I’m sure Cotija cheese would be just as delicious, I just didn’t have any)

Salt; to taste

For the Burritos

Flour tortillas

Shredded Cheese

1 can Black Beans; rinsed

Avocado; sliced

Trader Joe’s Carne Asada

Grill Carne Asada according to package instructions. In the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade, add the Sour Cream, Green Onions, String Cheese, Cayenne Pepper and Green Chiles. Blend until smooth. Add salt to taste. Set aside. Cut Avocado into slices, set aside. Once meat is done cooking, remove from grill and place on plate covered with foil, allow it to rest for 5-10 minutes. In the meantime, place tortillas on the grill and grill for 1-2 minutes per side until golder brown and slightly puffy. Move the tortillas to the top rack of grill, add 1/8-1/4 cup of shredded cheese on each and close the lid for 2-4 minutes to allow cheese to melt. While cheese is melting, cut up your Carne Asada.

Assemble your “burrito” by placing the Black Beans and Carne Adada on the melted cheese followed by the “crema” sauce, top with Avocado and dig in.

They are so good, that I was so busy eating them, I forgot to take a picture with the Avocado on top. Oops!

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Happy Tasting!