Tacos

I love Tacos! I love Mexican food, if my husband would allow me, we would have it once a week. However, he is not a fan of tacos and Mexican food. So I have found some ways for him to enjoy them more. That was all going back to the basics. He cannot say no to me making things by scratch and making things simple.

So I started off with making homemade tortilla shells. Then changing up how I cook the meat as well.

Tortillas:

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1t salt
  • 1t baking soda
  • 1/2t sugar
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1c warm water

I began mixing the dry ingredients together and then adding in the wet ingredients. I finish mixing the ingredients by hand. I then divide it up into 8 smaller sections and roll into balls. Allow it to sit for a few. I then flatten with my hand at first then using a rolling pin. I then place the rolled out dough into a pan cooking on each side until brown spots are formed and then flip and do the same thing. I use no cooking spray or oil to cook the shells.

The shells that are left over, we will use them for left overs the next day. Or we will freeze the remainder for the next time.

Next I make my homemade taco meat. I use about 1lb hamburger. Mixing in peppers, onions, salt and pepper. My husband does not like traditional taco seasoning so I make my own and try different things to give it a different taste and spice.

Tonight’s dinner was a great hit and loved it.

Of course you add in all of your fixings as well. We had black beans, retried beans, corn, sour cream, cheese and salsa.

– Simply Kelsey

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The struggles of blogging

Blogging and the struggles!

I am not the greatest at blogging. Remembering to blog and share with the world what I have to say. Believing that I am important and what I have to say wants to be heard. Coming out of my comfort zone. Pulling myself out of my inner shell and allowing my self to open up. Expressing myself to someone I have never met and knowing that that who ever reads this wants to know what I have to say.

These are some of the struggles I have ever time I open up my blog and decide I want to start this journey. Wanting to express who I am and the things that are important to me. But what it comes down to for me- is who cares. I know that putting my life out there that people aren’t always going to like or agree with what I am saying. That someone might have a different opinion. Someone might not always agree with what I am wanting to say or even cares. But at the the same time if they didn’t care about what I said, then it would not have opened up a post and read it. Words are always going to stick with us one way or another and even more so if someone says hurtful things. But we just have to remember that I’m the end we started this journey and we want to do this. We want to put our selves out there. We want led to take the time out of days to write up a post and to share it with everyone. We wanted to express who we are. We wanted to share our stores with someone or everyone. We wanted to share the things that are important to us. Because let’s be honest! If we didn’t want one of these things or something close to these things, then we would have never started a blog. We have to remember that this is for us and everyone else doesn’t matter. You are doing this for YOU and YOU wanted to blog.

-She turned her cants into cans, and her dreams into plans 🌺🌸

This is one of my favorite quotes that I look at everyday and remind myself that I am here and I am turning my dreams into my plans. Grabbing life by the horns and going where I want to go.

– Simply Kelsey

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

I am not a huge soup fan, however, my hubs and loves everything that is soup. I am usually good to have a sandwich with that I can dip it in and leave it at that. However, with the colder temperatures moving in, I decided to try making an old recipe and see how it turns out…. I was actually surprised and I really enjoyed the soup, even without my sandwich.

Ingredients:

  • 6 T butter, cubed
  • 5 medium carrots chopped
  • 3 celery ribs
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 t thyme
  • 1 t parsley
  • 1/4 t pepper
  • 10 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups pasta
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded
  • 1 cup half and half

Instructions:

  1. I started off with placing the carrots and celery in the pot and cooking until they become tender.
  2. I then add the broth, half and half, flour, butter and seasonings with the carrots and celery. Cooking until it becomes to a boil.
  3. I then add in the chicken and allow it to cook within the boiling soup. Governing it enough time to warm up.
  4. The I add the noodles in and cook until tender.
  5. Now enjoy!!

With this recipe I didn’t time anything that I did. I just went with how everything looked and it of looked ready. However, it turned out extremely well and my husbands is already asking to have it again.

– Simply Kelsey

Fitting the Pieces Together

It is now time to fit the pieces together and to figure out where everything in my life aligns and fits together; like a jigsaw puzzle. Trying to match likes and dislikes together and finding the new groove that I need. There are all these changes that are taking place and I need to start finding my path in my life and starting that journey.

No matter what people say, no matter what people do, no matter what you think, no matter what happens, all that is important is that everything will align one way or another. Everything is supposed to happen for a reason. Even though it might feel as if everything is coming crashing down or everything is lining up just perfectly. This was the path that you were supposed to follow. To take it one day at a time and to know that no matter what happens you will have the ones there that mean the most to you.

For my my husband is everything and more. Supports me in everything that I do and make sure I go without. He always makes sure that my needs are met before his, even though I do the same for him. He is a piece of my puzzle that I know we go together. As we continue our life and go through this crazy event it’s we will continue to add those pieces everyday, every week, every month, every year, for our lifetime and more.

-Simply Kelsey