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Breakfast the Morning After Tacos

So this was breakfast today. It should have been bacon and pancakes, but I failed as quarter master this week.

Last night we tried a new taco filling- chorizo and potato. I forgot to take pics, but I’ll write it up next time we have it.  Anyhoo, there was no taco filling left over. This is a good thing, because that means Devin really liked it. But I had quite a bit of fixins left and decided to work them into breakfast, one way or the other!

This is what I had: diced fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, white onion, cabbage, shredded sharp cheddar, and lime wedges.  I suppose this qualifies as migas, but who cares? It was awesome!

Day After Tacos Scrambled Eggs

4 eggs
4 tostadas
Leftover taco fixins
Olive oil

Heat a couple of tablespoons of olive oil over low heat in your favorite egg scrambling pan. Take 2 tostadas and roughly crush them and add them to the heated oil. Scoot them around in the pan until the pieces begin to brown. Whisk the eggs with salt and a wee bit of srirac…

It’s a Hot Tea Kind of Day

I’m telling you right now- this Harney and Sons Cranberry Autumn Tea + Becca Nielsen’s honey from last season - absolute deliciousness and comfort!

Instant Pot Red Chile Chicken Posole

I visited a local Hispanic market in Rifle yesterday (my kids told me I should start buying the "good Mexican candy."  Who am I to argue? 

In addition to buying a bag of said "good Mexican candy," I also purchased a can of hominy- to make some posole.

I used this recipe, but I made some changes.

I used:
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon coriander
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon chile arbol
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 cup water

I put the olive oil in the instant pot and set it on saute.  I measured and put the spices in the oil and let it hang out a second.  Then I added the chicken thighs and let them brown a little (about 5 minutes).  I dumped the water in and put the lid on the pot.  I set it for 10 minutes on manual with a quick pressure release.

I added:
2 cans of red enchilada sauce
1 can hominy
enough water to fill the pot halfway

I put the lid back on and set it for another 10 minutes on manual, quick pre…

Self-Care Weekend!

I am doing my best to catch a cold.  My husband has been fighting it off for about a week now.  This morning I woke up with a headache, scratchy throat, etc.

As a result, I am declaring this weekend "Self-Care Weekend."  I will drink massive amounts of hot tea and crochet until my fingers fall off- all whilst sitting in front of the pellet stove, warming my toes.

This is the project on which I am currently working:
It is a very simple scarf pattern.  I found it here.  In the blog post, the person uses this yarn, but I had this yarn on hand: This yarn is 70% alpaca and 30% bamboo.  So far, the scarf is squishy and soft- just what you want in a scarf.  The finished project will take a little over 340 yards of yarn- which makes the cost (5 skeins at $13.00 per skein) around $65.00.  When I looked the yarn up to see how much I paid for it, I noticed this particular color has been discontinued.  I'm glad I usually follow the advice given to me by the ladies I used to knit w…