Sunday, July 24, 2011

Recipe #4 Easy Cheap and Healthy Tacos

This is my recipe for tacos, throwing in chickpeas stretches this meal to feed more people for less money.

I chop up some lettuce, tomatoes, and onions....sometimes I throw in cilantro if I happen to have some and put them to the side along with some sour cream for taco toppings.

I get about a pound of lean ground beef and cook it up, when it's mostly brown with a little pink I throw in a can of chickpeas (rinsed and drained), 1/4cup of water and 1 Tablespoon of homemade taco seasoning (the homemade taco seasoning is KEY).  Let the water cook off, but not so long that the ground beef turns to jerky.
I heat the taco shells up in the microwave.
It's a quick tasty meal. :)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Lindy's 2011 Book List

2011 Book List

Switch How to Change Things when Change is Hard Chip and Dan Heath
        I highly recommend this book, it's helped me in many areas of my life, from housework to child rearing.

The Silent Governess by Julie Klassen
     I really enjoyed this book, I couldn't put it down.

Though Waters Roar by Lynn Austin
     I just love anything by Lynn Austin :)

Within My Heart by Tamera Alexander
     Another great historical romance book.  I have read almost all of Tamera's books, she writes about historical Colorado and ties in all the different characters from her previous books.

Sacred Influence- How God Uses Wives to Shape the Souls of Their Husbands by Gary Thomas-  I liked most of this book, I can't say that I agreed with all that Gary had to say but it's worth reading.

A Thomas Jefferson Education: Teaching a Generation of Leaders for the Twenty-First Century by Oliver DeMille

This book discusses how to use Classic Novels to educate your kids and yourself.  

Easy Chinese Food Recipe #3

My friend Debbie gave me this great easy recipe.
Start off with some cooked chicken breast cut into cubes...then just add some frozen veggies and two packages of the ramen noodles (just the noodles) with a cup of chicken broth or water. Let it cook down and then add some soy sauce. Quick chinese food!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Pork Chops meal #2 Easy, inexpensive, sort of healthy

I found this recipe on the Pioneer woman.  I changed it a bit.  I decrease the flour to 1/2 cup and leave out the butter.  I also found a recipe for my seasoning salt on

I'm not sure if Pork Chops are ever healthy, but I fry these babies up in olive oil and they are spectacular and very easy!!

The Pioneer Woman Pork Chops

I've been buying my meat at Target these day, and I think their meat is actually much better quality than other grocery stores in our area.

I served this with rice from my new rice cooker, which I highly recommend.  I got my rice cooker at Target, it also steams vegetables.  It is so much easier than cooking rice on the stove top and the rice comes out just like the rice they serve at a chinese restaurant!