Friday, September 4, 2009

Five More Minutes?

I'm not a morning person. The older I get the more I realize this is just part of who I am. I love the morning but hate getting up to see it. Why can't dawn come at 10 am? Unfortunately, the rest of the world isn't on my schedule and I can't hit snooze on the school bus. I'm happy to get up and get my big boys off to school in the morning but they're usually up and dressed before I am.

Yesterday, Summer10 asked for a bowl of cereal with milk for breakfast. While he put on his shoes I got his cereal ready. He walked into the kitchen and said, "Wow, that was fast." I told him, "Yep, your mom works pretty quickly." Here's the number one sign your child knows that you aren't a morning person. Summer10 replied, "You're really fast, once you get started."

Maybe I should teach him how to make my coffee?

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Let Me Fix You a Little Something...Black Bean Enchiladas

I'm always looking for new dinner ideas. This one is an oldie but goodie and is inexpensive, healthy and my boys love it. It's meatless too and it's nice to have a filling but vegetarian recipe in the rotation.

2 TBSP oil
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
2 cans of black beans, drained
1 cup of corn
8-12 flour tortillas
2 cups shredded cheddar
2 cans of enchilada sauce (I go for the mild, especially for the boys)

Saute onion and garlic in oil for a few minutes until soft. Add beans and cook for about 10 minutes. Mash some of the beans then add the corn. Spoon some of mixture into each tortilla and top with cheese. Roll up and place in baking dish. Pour the sauce over the enchiladas and cover with foil.

Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes.

I have a batch in the oven as I type. I also have hungry boys on the prowl looking for food. Perfect combination!