I am so happy that there are only 9 more days left of winter, and it’s already warming up in Kansas City. In fact, it’s been in the upper 60s this whole week, and today it’s made it to 73 degrees, sunny and not a cloud in the sky. I’m even sitting outside while I’m writing this post. I’m going to take advantage of this as long as I can, because even though it’s beautiful now, Kansas City weather is so erratic and it could still snow in the beginning of April. One thing I would not wish for for is spring 2 years ago when it snowed on May 2nd. That was a total fluke, but it can happen, so I’ll enjoy today’s 73 degree weather for as long as I can! Continue reading Winter Steak Salad
Breakfast and brunch have always been my two favorite meals of the day. I don’t know why. I’ve always been a protein for breakfast kind of person too. And a savory protein. The idea of having only something sweet for breakfast or brunch does not appeal to me one bit. Maybe it’s because my mom wouldn’t allow me to have the sugary cereals as a kid? I don’t know. Now don’t get me wrong, I love pancakes, waffles, donuts, danishes, cereal, etc. but I usually want those items in the evening for some reason. Probably because in college my friends and I would always do the late night Denny’s run after a night of partying, because pancakes drenched at 2am is soooooooooooo good 😉 Although now that I think about it, a lot of times the after party would be at my place and I’d wind up making omelettes with hash browns and bacon for everyone. Or I would wind up taking over someone else’s kitchen and cook everyone breakfast at 2am. Oh, those were the days!
Before I began eating clean I loved to go to this one Mexican restaurant and get their enchiladas (with a margarita of course!). It was more of a Mexican fusion place that always added something extra to the traditional dish, and they added black beans and corn to their enchiladas. It was brilliant! Unfortunately, that restaurant is out of business now, but it never hurts to try to recreate something you remember! Continue reading Quinoa Beef Enchilada Casserole