Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Sunday, I teased you with the enchiladas in the oven. Here's how they looked when I the time rang:

 A little spicy, but the heat isn't overwhelming. The filling (potato, kale, Daiya) is delicious! I've taken them to work for lunch, as the only way I know to reheat them is using a microwave (since April I've not had a microwave at home).

Also wonderful: the Amazing Grass selections I picked up.  The one below is the Tangerine Immunity, only mixed with water. Very pleasant, but I still chugged it to make sure I didn't change my mind and miss out on nutrients.
I've been a good girl, and held back on having pumpkin before the official start of autumn. Now that it's here, I'm plotting my first plunge into the (metaphorical) pumpkin patch.

(This week is equally as overwhelming as last week - will try my best to post on Thursday.)


  1. Oooh can't wait to see what pumpkin goodies you make! I'm still hoping to make that pumpkin bread soon. The results look absolutely incredible! Those enchiladas are great, I love the combo of flavors you put in the filling. Looks like you'll have plenty of leftovers for the week! Tangerine sounds like a really nice flavor for a smoothie but the color is so misleading, ha! The nutrients totally make up for it though. I really need to start making green juices again but those smoothies seems like a less expensive option. Maybe I'll give them a try!

    I hope the rest of your week goes smoothly!

    1. Pumpkin bread sounds so good! I want it to be autumn, and after our week long preview - we've been stuck pushing 90 degrees for a while, and is expected to continue. I'm so confused! Watermelon? Pumpkin? Aaaah! ;)

      Exactly - I was worried about it being less appetizing, and talking myself out of it. Time to chug it! Ha ha!

      Thank you, I left early today (but have to work at home) so I'm already feeling upbeat.

  2. Why cant you reheat the Enchiladas in your oven at home? (they look great, BTW). Why do you have to chug the Smoothie so as to not lose nutrients? And, finally, how comes your *ss keeps getting kicked this school year?

    1. 1. How long, and what temperature? I tried to heat up WF tamales in the oven, and after 30 minutes, they still weren't warm. I kind of gave up after that.
      2. I was worried that I wouldn't love it, and talk myself out of finishing it. I think I'd actually love it in a smoothie!
      3. I'm teaching 11th grade this year, and have three new preps (meaning - I'm teaching three new-to-me classes, thereby I'm having to become an expert and teach the same stuff simultaneously), teaching more sections than I ever have, more meetings, less time to grade/make copies/write lessons at school. Effectively, I work without stopping on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with a 20 minute working lunch. Writing this out, I can see why I've felt the way I do! Ha!

    2. I would think 20 minutes at 350 degrees would heat them through. Maybe you need to recalibrate your oven?

      Teaching three 11th grade classes sounds horrendous. Not enough moeny in the world you could pay me to do that. Money.

  3. The enchiladas doooo look fantastic. The green juice too. How is it texturally? Hopefully not too gritty like some powders can be?
    I'm sorry you're so busy! Keep goin with the coffee and green juices :) Hump day is over...

    1. It wasn't too gritty! I would imagine it to be pretty great in a smoothie. :)

      Yesterday we had a teacher meeting day, so no students - I almost feel caught up!

  4. I loooove that amazing grass! Its the best flavor- even better with water and a splash of orange juice too. I drink a glass every night and a swear its why i never get sick. (Last time i so much as got a cold was more than a year ago)
    And i made enchiladas this weekend! Great minds.... Mine were sweet potato, black bean, spinach, and corn with a tomatillo tomato hybrid sauce- first time making the sauce from scratch and it came out pretty well. I actually don't own a microwave, i reheated some in a saucepan on the stove on medium heat that worked well although not very photogenic when i was done since they're very delicate. (I skipped the whole fry the corn tortilla before rolling them trick to make them more sturdy).