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February 5, 2012

Football, Food and a pretty Tag!

Happy Weekend!   Happy Superbowl Sunday!

Are ya ready for some football?

Ah, it's a bittersweet day!  I'm excited to watch the superbowl but sorry to see the season end!

And what would Superbowl Sunday be without the food (& commercials)?

Here's my favorite crowd pleaser recipe....you can easily double/triple it as needed!

Cheddar Beef Enchiladas 

1 pound ground beef
1 envelope taco seasoning
1 cup water
2 cups cooked rice
1 can (16 oz) refried beans
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
10 to 12 flour tortillas (8 inches)
1 jar (16 ounces) salsa
1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed
cream of chicken soup,

  1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink
  2. Drain.
  3. Stir in taco seasoning and water
  4. Bring to boil
  5. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered for 5 minutes
  6. Stir in rice
  7. Cook & stir until liquid is evaporated
  8. Spread about 2 tablespoons of refried beans, 1/4 cup of beef mixture and 1 tablespoon cheese down the center of each tortilla; roll up
  9. Place seam side down in 2 greased 13x9x2 inch baking dishes
  10. Combine salsa and soup; pour down the center of enchiladas
  11. Sprinkle with remaining cheese
  12. Bake 1 casserole, uncovered at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted
  13. Cover and freeze remaining casserole for up to 3 months
Yields 2 casseroles (5-6 enchiladas each)
To use frozen casserole:
  1. Thaw in refrigerator overnight.
  2. Cover & bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  3. Uncover; bake 5-10 minutes longer or until heated through and cheese is melted.

I also have a 'pretty' to share with you today.

Stamps: SU!
Paper: SU!, EchoPark
Ink: SU!
Other: pearls, embossing powder, vintage seam-binding
Cricut: Plantin SchoolBook, pg 78, <tag 1> and shadow.

Sweet & pretty!  My lovely friend Janis is hosting a series, 52 tags in 2012!  Week 5 is all about creating in a style other than our own, our bff's style.  I have a friend that enjoys sending encouraging cards to missionaries far from home, they always include scripture, so I have included scripture on my tag!

Enjoy your day!

I also shared today's creation with -
Mary's Cardz TVThe Crafty Pad Crafty Catz Craft Us CrazyDo You Stack Up?, Little Scrap Pieces.


Georgia Ehrmann said...

Thank you for the recipe! It sounds yummy. I will give it a try! I love your pretty tag. So very soft looking!
I hope you and your family are doing well...

WencheP said...

It's just supercute! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


carol said...

love the TAG, thanks for joining our "PINK & WHITE" Challenge at CRAFTY CATZ x Carol

Lori said...

The tag is a beauty, Maria. I noticed that you used a little flower stamp over the hold. Clever!!!

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Pretty in pink this is! Love the image and the touch of the pearls really adds a touch of class to this! Very nice :)) Thank you so much for sharing and playing along in the Spring Colors challenge at The Crafty Pad this week. We also have a DT Call on the moment if you are interested in applying :)

girlia said...

Absolutely beautiful. Love the scripture. Thanks for joining us this week for the Tickled pink challenge at CTS

Melissa said...

Beautiful, love the pastel pink, thanks for joining CTVS!

Sharon said...

Beautiful Maria!!! Love the flowers and pearls. I so love the scripture. Thank you so very much for joining our Tickled Pink challenge at Cardz TV!!!! :)

Kate said...

Pretty Tag. Thank you so much for joining us over at Cardz TV Stamps “Tickled Pink” Challenge. Hope to see you again.


Henny said...

A beautiful tag Maria. Love the flowers, the colours and the way you stamped.

Greetings Henny.

Karen said...

Maria thank you so much for linking up your pretty in pink tag to my challenge this week! So soft and lovely. Karen

Audrey Pettit said...

How fun! Love the idea of the 52 tags in 2012. Your tag is so soft and pretty. Love the verse done in black mixed with the pinks and love the row of pearls.

Aunty Sue said...

Fab tag thanks for joining Crafty Catz this week

Janis said...

Everything you make is always so beautiful. How do you keep doing that again and again and again? I love the soft colors, the 2 pattern, the scripture, and the pearls. You know when my son went to war for the first time, he had that scripture tattooed on his arm to give him comfort and peace. It also was a reminder of his grandma too - that was her favorite scripture. Love you!

The EmBellished Card - Belinda said...

Tag is so sweet. Loved the story.