Egg Enchilada Casserole

Lately we have been on a Mexican food kick around here. For breakfast yesterday I decided to cook up my take on my Grandmothers egg enchiladas.

She always used diced green chilies and Taco Bell mild sauce but I’m going with Las Palmas Green Chile enchilada sauce.

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I have always saved and saved any packet of Taco Bell Mild sauce to make these and still do, but today I had the Green Chile enchilada sauce left over and wanted to use it. (Plus i kinda don’t like the chile skins and seeds in the diced green chilies)

So here goes!

Egg Enchilada Casserole

8 Eggs
1/4 C. Heavy Cream
6 to 10 corn tortillas
1/2 Large can Las Palmas Green Chile Enchilada sauce
2 C. Grated Cheese
Salt and pepper

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• Cover bottom of a baking dish with the enchilada sauce and cover with corn tortillas.

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• In a bowl, beat 6 eggs with heavy cream, salt, and pepper.

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• Scramble eggs over med/low heat until almost set.

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• Mix 1/2 C. Grated Cheese and 1/2 C Enchilada sauce into your eggs. Combine and warm until warmed through.

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• Add to your baking dish layered on the corn tortillas

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• Cover with more cheese (if desired, I didn’t) and corn tortillas.

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• Top with enchilada sauce and cheese.

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• Bake uncovered at 350. For 20-30 minutes, or until the cheese is throughly melted.

Can serve with Bacon, breakfast potatoes (I will post these soon), or your families favorite breakfast foods.

Enjoy!

Also check out:

Echo’s Friends’ Cookies Website and Facebook Page!

Filmmaking & Cookiebaking’s Instagram

Sister site: Craft Making and Drag Racing

Lindsey’s Jewelry: Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)

Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)

Rusty J’s Music Site

Spring ’13 Veggie Garden Update #3

Finally a garden update!! I’ve been meaning to share this for two weeks, I just hadn’t had time to get photos to share. I got inspired today to finally get it up by my friend Cindy! Here is her garden photos she posted today!! I’m so excited to see her garden grow.

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My friend Darla has been inspiring me with her garden as well! I cannot believe how fast her artichoke is growing.

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Here’s where all my garden beauties are at:

Tomato
(You can see how much it’s already grown)
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Strawberries

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Artichoke

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Lettuce

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Purple carrots

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Eggplant

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Leek

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Zucchini squash

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Celery

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More tomatoes:
(The chickens got to the bottom one)

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Basil
(Can you tell how much I love basil?)

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Bell Pepper

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Pumpkin
(Reseeded from last year)

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Yellow squash

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Cucumber

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Watermelon

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Raspberry

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Barrel o’ Potatoes

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Also check out:

Echo’s Friends’ Cookies Website and Facebook Page!

Filmmaking & Cookiebaking’s Instagram

Sister site: Craft Making and Drag Racing

Lindsey’s Jewelry: Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)

Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)

Rusty J’s Music Site

New roost for the coop

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I had a bunch of scrap wood left over from the fence making and randomly decided to build a new roost for my coop.

My girls didn’t have a proper roost when they were young so they didn’t quite get the concept right away, now two of them tend to sleep on it, though if Starla’s mad she still sleeps on the floor of the coop. Lucy has always slept in the nesting box, Ethel used to sleep in the box with Lucy ( yes, the same box, it was very crowded) but now she finally roosts every night. Not that you really needed to know all that but there you have it!

So here’s what I built, we’ll see if they actually use it!

I took a bit of the scrap and cut all my pieces.

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Built the base frame. 18 x 11.5 …. I may have proportioned it weird….

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I added the risers, 3 in, 4.5in, & 6in.

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Then added 1×2 to the top of the risers.

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We’ll see if they actually use it.

Also check out:

Echo’s Friends’ Cookies Website and Facebook Page!

Filmmaking & Cookiebaking’s Instagram

Sister site: Craft Making and Drag Racing

Lindsey’s Jewelry: Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)

Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)

Rusty J’s Music Site

Chicken proofing the garden

Recently my girls decided to eat my potato plant growing in the backyard. I have read that chickens tend to avoid plants that are poisonous to them, apparently mine are not that smart. The leaves and stems on potatoes are poisonous to us and them. Luckily they survived their consumption of the plant. Here it is after it bounced back from them. 20130508-193425.jpg

After this and planting more of my spring garden I decided fencing was desperately needed. So Lindsey and I set out on this mission! 20130508-194454.jpg

You can see the old fencing on the right that I was using, the chickens went right through it. 20130508-193946.jpg20130508-194717.jpg

We used 2×4′s as posts. We built every other section into a 3ft x 3ft frame of 2×2 wood so it will open. Then we chicken wired everything.
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The next day we built the smaller one where my lettuce is now for them summer. 20130508-195433.jpg20130508-195446.jpg

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After both areas were done I decided to add 1×2 to the top of all the sections that don’t open to add stability. ( since we didn’t cement the posts in)

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Also check out:

Echo’s Friends’ Cookies Website and Facebook Page!

Filmmaking & Cookiebaking’s Instagram

Sister site: Craft Making and Drag Racing

Lindsey’s Jewelry: Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)

Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)

Rusty J’s Music Site

Our table at Camp Run-A-Mutts adoption event

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This weekend Lindsey and I had a table at Camp Run-A-Mutt‘s Save A Life adoption event, selling Echo’s Friends’ Cookies.

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It was an awesome day meeting people, meeting rescue groups, selling treats, meeting awesome dogs and their foster families, and eating great food from Ragin’ Cajun, and Cake Bar.

Please check out Cake Bar’s website if you are in the LA area, the owner Grace is wonderful and we were so happy to see that she was a vendor at this event as well!

Also check out:

Echo’s Friends’ Cookies Website and Facebook Page!

Filmmaking & Cookiebaking’s Instagram

Sister site: Craft Making and Drag Racing

Lindsey’s Jewelry: Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)

Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)

Rusty J’s Music Site

Garden Party with mom

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This past weekend I went to a “Garden party” with my mom. Her neighborhood hosts this every year, it’s basically 5 large properties with incredible gardens. You start at one house to get your wrist band and drive to the other properties and have a self guided tour. They have vendors, a beer garden, musicians, and various gardening seminars. We got our wristbands and headed to the property with a huge organic garden 20130429-200128.jpg
At this property there was a seminar on organic gardening that we stayed for, it was wonderful. It was held next the their incredible pond full of giant catfish and turtles 20130429-200413.jpg
Plus i was able to buy an organic raspberry plant while there, theymhave a wonderful little farm stand. 20130429-200256.jpg

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They also make and sell these incredible raised beds (thats the farm stand in the background) 20130429-200739.jpg

Next we went to a property with different themed gardens: cactus & agave, iris, deer grass, Moroccan, faux arroyo seco, zen, and vegtable. This property had beautifully done stone work all over.
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The third property we went to had an heirloom tomato garden, huge artichoke plants, a hydroponics set up, and cute little signs with verses all throughout their gardens. 20130429-201936.jpg

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The last property we went to was the most stunning, they participated last year as well. They have a massive pool with incredible bridges, a wake boarding system, ramps and beach entrances. They also have a putting green (pool side), terraced fountains all over, multiple fire pits, an outdoor movie theatre, water slides, and a gymnasium with an indoor heated lap pool (the local high school uses this for their swim team). 20130429-202708.jpg

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It was a wonderful day! Thanks Mom!!

Also check out:

Echo’s Friends’ Cookies Website and Facebook Page!

Filmmaking & Cookiebaking’s Instagram

Sister site: Craft Making and Drag Racing

Lindsey’s Jewelry: Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)

Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)

Rusty J’s Music Site

Dexter season 8 preview! The final season!

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Anyone that’s followed me for a while knows how much I love working on Dexter with their amazing cast and crew. I’m so very sad this is the final Dexter season. It has been an amazing show for 7 seasons so far and now on June 30th it’s the beginning of the end. Here’s a preview of the season released last week.

Also check out:

Echo’s Friends’ Cookies Website and Facebook Page!

Filmmaking & Cookiebaking’s Instagram

Sister site: Craft Making and Drag Racing

Lindsey’s Jewelry: Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)

Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)

Rusty J’s Music Site

New veggie garden plants! Yay spring!!

Yesterday after work I got a wild hair to go to Armstrong garden center and get some new plants for my veggie garden. My seeds I started probably… a month ago got very beat up by unusually strong Southern California winds last week, the green house tumbled twice, (my bad for not securing it better from the wind) and my poor seedlings the ones I tried to salvage are barely surviving. I will still plant them and hope they make it but I also wait some new ones today!

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Armstrongs is my only local place I knew should have some organic veggies and oh boy did they! I got way more than I planned.

I got:
3 kinds of tomatoes
Cilantro
Mint
2 bell peppers
Artichoke
Celery
4 kinds of lettuce (the chickens will love this)
Cucumber
Yellow squash
Purple carrots (I’m so excited about these)
Basil
Snap beans
Watermelon
And
3 kinds of strawberries!

I got part of them in the ground last night and hopefully the rest in the next day or two.

Last week I also got some organic red potatoes and planted them in this awesome faux whiskey barrel!

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Now I can use this amazing garden marker rocks Lindsey made for me!!

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She even made me three new ones last night when she saw what I bought, hehe I’m a happy girl.

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I still cannot get over the detail in them! Especially the bell pepper, wow. Thanks Lindsey!!

Also check out:

Echo’s Friends’ Cookies Website and Facebook Page!

Filmmaking & Cookiebaking’s Instagram

Sister site: Craft Making and Drag Racing

Lindsey’s Jewelry: Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)

Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)

Rusty J’s Music Site

Busy week!

Hi all!

Haven’t gotten to post lately life has been so crazy! All week I have been working at OMG! Insider and have been baking some awesome treats for Echo’s Friends’ Cookies!!

Echo got to play tug of war for real finally with an awesome pup Charlie at the dog park.

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Lindsey and I made a new treat Beefy Donuts!

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I’ve also been looking for a new roommate which has been a bit more time consuming than expected. Hopefully we can find the right person soon.

Last night I also made lunch for the next two days at work, Lindsey and her mom had given me this pot of condensed stock:

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So I made some ground turkey, spinach and rice using this condensed stock.

First I cooked up the turkey meat on the stove with organic Worcester sauce.

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The put 2 bags of rice melody (from trader joes) in the microwave.

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Once the meat was cooked up I added the condensed stock and organic frozen spinach, and cooked it until the spinach was warmed through.

Last I added the cooked rice and stirred it well.

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Also check out:

Echo’s Friends’ Cookies Website and Facebook Page!

Filmmaking & Cookiebaking’s Instagram

Sister site: Craft Making and Drag Racing

Lindsey’s Jewelry: Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)

Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)

Rusty J’s Music Site

What we’ve been up to with Echo’s Friends’ Cookies!

Hi all! Sorry for being kinds of missing in action this week, Lindsey and I have been busy making puppy treats and launching Echo’s Friends’ Cookies!!

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Saturday Lindsey and I made Puppy Truffies to take to Camp Run-a-mutt Sunday.

We also made:

Peanut butter Banana Crunchies

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Carrot Banana Sticks These now have flax seed meal instead of corn meal, which we all like even better.

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Apple Cinnamon bites

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We took all these to an event at Camp Run-A-Mutt! Julie (the awesome manager) set us up with a spot and a table to sell our treats/cookies! The pet parents reactions were very positive and the dogs loved them!!

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And Sunday night after the event Lindsey came up with a new one!!

Chicky Crisps!
These came out so good once again we couldn’t stop eating them. We think they need to be a people treat too!

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Also check out:

Echo’s Friends’ Cookies Website and Facebook Page!

Filmmaking & Cookiebaking’s Instagram

Sister site: Craft Making and Drag Racing

Lindsey’s Jewelry: Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)

Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)

Rusty J’s Music Site