I feel off the face of the Earth! The Holidays are just so crazy for us. We are trying to see everyone and it involves a lot of running around. I really didn’t like that they fell on a weekend this year either. It basically meant I ran around all weekend and then had to go back to work the next day. There was no time for relaxing!
Plus, we are getting ready to move which just is making this time of year much more crazy. I mean we just finished the Holidays and now we’re running around packing and getting things together to buy a house. It’s crazy!
So my little blog has fallen on the back burner. It’s sad, I know. Hopefully once things settle down I can get back on track. We honestly haven’t been cooking anything new because we’re trying to get rid of all the food we can. We’d rather not move as much as possible.
We made these beef empanadas a few months ago and I have been dreaming about them since. I can’t wait to move so we can make them again! We just used leftover ground beef from tacos the night before to make them. It is an amazing way to use up leftover taco meat. I would highly recommend it!
Yields – 12 empanadas
Prep time – 10 minutes
Cook time – 25 minutes
- 1/2 lb of cooked ground beef with taco seasoning
- 1 package of empanadas wrappers (we found this in the frozen food aisle)
- 1/2 red pepper, chopped
- 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
- 1 clove of garlic
- pinch of salt and pepper
- 1/8 cup vegetable oil
- 1 TBSP olive oil
- In a pan heat 1 TBSP of olive oil. Once the oil is hot add your onions, garlic and peppers cooking them until they are softened.
- Add the beef to the pan with the onions and peppers pan to reheat it.
- Add your salt and pepper mixing until well combined.
- Take the beef mixture off the heat and put it on a plate.
- Heat vegetable oil in the same pan you cooked the beef mixture in until it is hot.
- While the oil is heating place 1 1/2 TBSPs of beef mixture into the middle of the empanada wrapper. Fold the wrapper in half. Using a fork press down the sides of the wrapper so there are no holes where the beef mixture can escape.
- Place the empanada into the oil and cook about 5 minutes per each side, until the wrapper is nice and crispy.
- Once the empanada is cooked place it onto a plate lined with paper towels to catch the excess grease.
- Eat immediately.
This time of year is so stinking busy. Plus, for the first time in years I don’t get the week off between Christmas and New Year. It’s terrible. And since there is no school that week I have tons of programs at the library. So it doesn’t slow down for me even after Christmas! Continue reading →
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
I really love Thanksgiving. It’s a holiday with no pressure. You don’t have to worry about getting anyone a gift they might not like or forgetting to get a gift for someone who got you a gift. It’s a nice holiday to just enjoy family. Plus, all of our friends who live out of town come home and we get to see them! Continue reading →
Let’s talk about something happy and uplifting. A lot of people are upset about this election and honestly I can’t blame anyone for that, but I don’t want this to be another depressing space on the internet. There is too many of that going around. All I want to say is vote. It’s incredibly upsetting that so many American’s don’t get out there and vote. If you want to make an impact, VOTE. Continue reading →
I cannot wait until this election is over. I mean, don’t get me wrong I love to vote and I am so happy that I get to vote. But it seems like this election is so full of hate on both sides. I’m ready for it to just be settled. Plus, I really hate all the political ads on TV. I feel like instead of talking about politics this year, it has just been talking horribly about the other person. In my opinion we should be voting for who’s policies we like better, not who said what. It’s crazy. Continue reading →
I feel like lately there have been a lot of horrible things happening to the world and people I care about. Not to sound all depressing, but life hasn’t been all rainbows and butterflies lately. Luckily, my family is wonderful but I still feel for other. Continue reading →
We celebrated Anthony’s birthday last weekend. I basically planned a 10 year old party for him, but with alcohol. We went out for all you can eat sushi and then there is a BYOB arcade across the street that we went to afterwards. It was a lot of fun and really nice to see all his friends. Continue reading →
This weekend we went to Pittsburgh for the weekend. We haven’t been in a really long time. We used to go once a month, but a lot of Anthony’s friends have moved so there hasn’t been a reason to go. It was a really nice weekend though. Continue reading →
In the morning when I wake up the first thing I eat is fruit. It doesn’t matter what day of the week it is, I always have fruit before I eat anything else. I just feel like it gets my stomach ready for actual food. It’s an easy way to get my stomach ready for the day. Does anyone else like to eat fruit first thing in the morning? Am I a complete weirdo!? Continue reading →
I am loving this Indian Summer. This is definitely a great time of year. It’s nice and warm during the day so you can do outdoor activities during the day, but at night it’s cool and you can open the windows. Plus there’s that whole hoodie and fire pit thing that’s fun. Continue reading →