First and foremost, you are probably wondering why. Why accept the challenge of doing 31 Pinterest projects in 31 days? Easy. Because I’m a wife and mother who also has a side gig called a full time job. So obviously, I needed something to do with all of my free time!
Hi. Nice to meet you, Joell is my name, sarcasm is my game Seriously, I’m SO addicted to Pinterest. In my imaginary Pinterest world, I am the Queen and I have perfect hair, a perfect house, I am perfectly organized, and perfectly thin and rich. LOL. So I was intrigued when a Facebook friend of mine posted this: http://thefrugalhomemaker.com/2012/09/30/31-days-of-pinterest-pinned-to-done/ Not only did I think the challenge sounded interesting, I also discovered that I really like this woman’s blog and all of her 31 Days-themed posts!!! So, I went through my millions of pins and picked about 40 that I didn’t think I would cost me much extra money. Cleaning ideas, makeup tricks, and recipes dominated the list. Obviously, I had to buy groceries this week anyway, so I just picked up the items I would need for a few of the recipes. I already have makeup (probably a shocker to my coworkers, since I’ve gotten in the habit of not wearing it). And cleaning I already had most of the supplies for cleaning, although I did need to pick up some toothbrushes ($1 for a 5-pack at Dollar Tree) and some apple cider vinegar. I picked 40 projects just in case there are days so that if I am running short on time one day, I can pick a simpler project. Back-up projects, if you will.
So, today’s project is a recipe called Bubble Up Enchiladas. It’s already in the oven, and it smells great. Of course, in hindsight, I should have taken pictures while I was making it, but I had just gotten back from grocery shopping (straight after work), and was intent on just getting the thing in the oven It’s just about ready, actually, so I will post a picture soon.
Update: So today’s project is definitely a success! I thought it tasted great, and my family loved it, too. Also (just a side note) I was being thrifty so I bought the Target brand enchilada sauce, Market Pantry. It had a great spiciness to it! Here is the recipe: http://www.recipe-diaries.com/2011/05/23/bubble-up-enchiladas-weight-watcher-recipes-part-2/ I made 2 changes: I used lean ground beef because it was already thawed, and I added finely chopped onion when browning the meat. Oh, and one of the suggestions on the recipe is to add black beans. I did that as well.