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.