January 14, 2013

Tuesday Topics: Weekend Update

Friday day I got to see my girlfriend from NM. We stink because we did not get a single photo. However she and I went grocery shopping together (yeah you know she is a good friend when she helps me get errands done) and went out to lunch. Friday night my husband's family came over to Arizona to see us! 

Saturday Kevin's grandparents over (who are residing in Arizona for two months during the winter...snowbirds) to watch the game with all of us at our new digs. They all really liked the house so far which is STILL a work in progress. Seriously it is hard to fix up a new house when I am working an average of 45 hours a week and Kevin is working 36 plus taking 2 grad school classes. Yep Kevin is going back for his masters! Yay him!

Unfortunately our team lost against the Ravens. In the beginning I firmly believe it was the refs losing Denver the game. Then in the end it was Denver coaches. Dear John Fox (the coach), you have Peyton Manning, THROW THE DANG BALL! Haha I should have played that clip from The Blind Side where Sandra Bullock says that. Would have been especially funny seeing as Micheal Oher is now right tackle for the Ravens. Oh and coach, give Champ Bailey a safety to help him defend! He isn't getting it done on his own!

We did get a happy picture of us before the game.
Still reading? Okay I will stop there. Very sad Saturday night in my house. But I did make lots of good food! Wanna know how good? It was gobbled down before I could get pictures! Plus I am not the best picture taker....and plus I was a little focused on the game. Sorry!

But no worries, I will share with you the really great and easy snacks I made and ate this weekend:

Avocado Salsa


3 large avocados
1/2 tomato
fresh cilantro, chopped
1 tsp of lime juice
a heaping dash of salt
dash of pepper


Dice up the avocado and tomato into chunks. Throw in bowl and add diced cilantro. Add your pepper, salt, and lime juice and toss. Let sit to let those yummy flavors come together. Serve with chips and enjoy!

Rotel Cups


2 packages of fillo shells (found in the frozen food aisle)
1 can of rotel
5 pieces of cooked bacon, chopped (or you can buy bacon bits)
1 cup of mayo
shredded cheese


If you are cooking the bacon, fry it and get the grease out with a paper towel. Mix it into a bowl (or your bacon bits) with the rotel and mayo. Stir. Add cheese. Stir.

Then fill your shells. Ensure your hands are rocking and ready to go because I found it easier to stuff it into the fillo shells with my hands. Unfortunately some of those shells aren't perfectly flat on the bottom. It may be a balancing act to get all that creamy goodness you just made into these shells. 

Then bake in your oven for 15-20 min at 350 and enjoy these babies!

You could probably use another whole package of fillo shells which I might do next time to have more, but then you couldn't over stuff the magic into your shells. Catch 22. We shall see the next time I make them :)

And Sunday I worked. What did you do this weekend?


  1. both of these recipes sound delish! I'm going to have to try them!

  2. I bet those rotel cups would be a huge hit at my house! I ought to give them a try :)

  3. I'm so sad about the Broncos. :( Love the recipes.

  4. Sorry about your team buddy, I was thinking about you :( Loved the recipes! I saw the rotel cups on pinterest...I'm definitely going to try them now--Superbowl party anyone?!

  5. I wish you posted a picture of the finished product... sounds yummy! Checkout my blog if you get a chance! :)


    A Pop of Style

  6. I was rooting for the Broncos, because I genuinely like Peyton and genuinely dislike the Ravens.. in the words of a Browns fan, there's always next year!


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