Cafe Rio Burritos

I’m not really a fan of the restaurant like the rest of the world, but this recipe is really good and feeds a crowd.  It seems a little weird to pour a green sauce on my burrito, but the sauce is what makes it oh so good!  Thanks for the recipe mom!  Thanks for the fun evening friends and family.  While I’m at it, thanks creator of the crockpot!

Cafe’ Rio Burritos

Ingredients:

2 dz. Unbaked tortillas – buy them at Smith’s

3 lbs. Pork Roast

Cook roast with 1 cup of water on low for 9 hrs. (overnight) in a crock pot (or on high while you’re at church b/c you didn’t read the recipe the night before!!) 

When done, drain the water if there is any left.  Shred roast with two forks

 

Add:

¼ Cup Honey Barbecue Sauce (add more sauce if you want it juicer)

¾ Cup Catsup

½ Cup sugar

½ tsp. Garlic Salt

 

GREEN SAUCE – make in blender 

2/3 Cup Salsa Verde – (green salsa)

1 ½ Tbs. sugar

1 tsp. Salt

2/3 Cup Mayo

2 Tbs. Lime Juice

¼ tsp. pepper

Slowly add 1 Cup oil

¼ Cup Cilantro – BLEND

 

Serve the meat from the crock.  Serve green sauce from pitcher.

Mix Romaine lettuce, cut up tomatoes and cilantro in one bowl.

Serve with bowls of shredded cheese, black beans, onions.

 

Cook unbaked tortillas on a pancake grill until bubbly and brown.

Make the burritos with hot tortillas, pork, green sauce and sides. 

SERVES APROX. 24 

Yum yum yum delicioso!

I Heart TVP

So I was making a chicken with veggie and stuffing covering the top casserole for dinner last night and the chicken was showing no signs of thawing out!  (Yeah, I pulled cooked frozen chicken out of the freezer 10 minutes before starting on dinner!) My solution= ditch the chicken and throw in some TVP sausage from a can that’s in my food storage!!

Results= totally delicious and flavorful!  I will be making this again. And the spices are such a nice treat since I only use salt and pepper pretty much.  So daring, I know!

So I’m totally thinking this would be a great casserole for that sister in the ward who just had a baby!!!  I loved this dish and I think the rest of my ward would too!  I just can’t figure out why I never get called to take in a meal!?!  And I think Dream Dinners should start using TVP meats in their casserole dishes too! A lot more of us would try this dinner service if the price was cheaper.  The more cheaper chicken is called TVP people.

Read more about TVP meat here.  It’s pretty easy reading and just may change your mind about it.  I am half tempted to ditch meat altogether and go TVP all the way baby.

I’ve TVPed the sisters at Enrichment and put the sausage bits in a nacho dip and they loved it.  I’ve TVPed the missionaries and some friends who came over for breakfast for dinner.  Those scrambled eggs had TVP sausage bits in them my friends =o)  And now I’ve TVPed my family members who had no complaints about my casserole.

Who’s next?  Oh, maybe 2 wards at our Emergency Preparedness Fair next month (mwah ha ha ha)!

I’ve Been Tagged!

Four random things I like about my husband:
1. He laughs at me and makes me laugh.
2. He gets Mikey out of the tub, lotioned up, into pjs, reads scriptures, and puts Mikey to bed every night!
3. He is pretty passionate about food storage right now so we both enjoy grocery shopping =o)
4. He has such a strong testimony, vast knowledge of everything related to the gospel, and genuine love for others that I really learn things from him.  I learn church trivia type stuff, but more importantly I learn from his example and wise words about not being so critical of others, how I can best help others, and he teaches me a lesson or two quite often using his good ole’ parables =o)

Four jobs I’ve had:
1. Courtesy Clerk at Smith’s (loved my farmer’s tan from pushing carts in the Vegas heat!)
2. Reading Tutor (while in college I read with elem. school students and got paid!!)
3. Math Tutor (I was a tutor in the math lab in college and helped those dear students understand math…. To this day I am still surprised I did this… I never thought I was good at math!!)
4. 3rd Grade Teacher- (do we see a pattern yet?)

Four movies I have watched more than once:
1. Shrek 2
2. Dora’s Pirate Adventures
3. Living Scriptures DVD
4. Elmo in Grouchland (can you guess who knows how to work the DVD player, tv, and remote?)

Four TV shows I watch:
1. anything on HGTV
2. Scrapbook Memories
3. Ashley Paige- Bikini or Bust (I’ve only watched it once and I’m hooked!)
4. Big Love- well actually I don’t watch it any more, but I really miss it and kind of want to watch it again

Four places I have been:
1. Mexico
2. Montana
3. South Padre Island
4. Ferron, UT

Four people who e-mail me regularly:
1. hubby
2. mom
3. RS President
4. The Coupon Mom to tell me of great deals each week at Smith’s

Four of my favorite foods:
1. Pasta noodles
2. Twizzlers licorice
3. Desserts- chocolate anything, cheesecake, ice cream, etc.
4. Hubby’s chicken parmasean

Four places I would like to visit:
1. NY and maybe meet Stacy and Clinton with a big fat check to go shopping =0)
2.  Some nice little island where they pamper you and make you feel like royalty
3. Denmark
4. Africa and go on a safari

Four things I am looking forward to in the coming year:
1.  my kids being able to play with each other
2. My hubby being that much closer to finishing his degree
3. Going to visit my parents in September and get a ton (literally) of melons from Green River
4. Maybe going on a little family vacation

Four People I tag:
1. Jodi
2. Emily
3. Mona-Kay
4. Denise

Summer Lovin’

Pink Ladies

So this is a picture of Patty, me, and Mandy!! We are all SUU graduates who moved to Vegas to be teachers and ended up teaching at the same school for a while. They invited me to dinner to take a break from the boys and we made it a Pink Ladies’ Night and got quite a few stares! So we each wore a pink shirt, khaki knee length modest shorts, and sunglasses on our head! We headed to Applebee’s just to chat more than anything! Sometimes it’s so much fun just to get away and hang with friends for dinner and girl talk =o)

Thanks gals for the fun evening!! Now if I could just get you 2 married off to keep my end of the bargain, right??