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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Cold Day

We woke to sunshiny skies with a beautiful, crisp white blanket of snow on the mountains around us.  It was brisk all day today.

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After our walk Michael spent the day working on his stove project and I spent the day sewing.  Finished a customer quilt and started packing items for my quilt retreat coming up this weekend. 

We had eaten so much beef  and other meats the last week or so that yesterday and today we ate vegetarian!  Can you believe Michael has had no meat for two days???  I’ve come up with some creative recipes in my notebook—I’m sure most of you cooks have a book like mine, I rip a recipe out of a magazine or newspaper and stuff it into this notebook.  I have the best of intentions—every winter I am going to scan into the computer all those recipes—hasn’t happened yet!  Anyway, I remembered a couple of recipes using eggs.  Last night I fixed a dinner frittata—a dish featuring eggs, potatoes, onions and bell peppers. 

Today for lunch I used the following recipe and it was delicious!

Chilaquiles Casserole submitted to Park Electric Magazine by Carol Beadle

8 large eggs

1 – 8oz can creamed corn

1 – 4.5oz can diced green chilies

2 cups cottage cheese

1 cup milk

¾ tsp salt

½ tsp pepper

1/8 tsp ground red pepper

6 – 6inch corn tortillas cut into strips

4 oz shredded Cheddar cheese

4 oz Mozzarella cheese shredded

Combine first eight ingredients. Stir in tortilla strips and cheese. Pour mixture into lightly greased 9”x13” baking dish. Cover and chill eight hours. Uncover and bake at 325 degrees for 50-55 minutes or until set. Let stand 15 minutes before serving. Cut into squares and serve with fresh salsa.  I made half the recipe and it worked well.

We got an email from Rollie and Gina today—remember they purchased our other jeep from us—it had a soft top and zipper windows.  Well, Rollie sent us a photo of the new look—hard top and roll up windows.  I am sure they will enjoy it so much more.  Soft top jeeps at highway speeds are incredibly noisy!

I loved how the sun seem to be highlighting the golden aspen trees in these two photos.

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  1. Great photos out your back door. Stunning country!


  3. The recipe sounds yummy. Anything with corn tortillas and cheese and green chilies is bound to be good.

    You could make picture postcards from your photographs - beautiful.

  4. Fantastic photos of your 'neighbourhood'!!

    Great looking recipe, thanks for posting it.

  5. we find our jeep to be noisy even with a hardtop..and now that we have a rack on the top?..when it's empty there is this wind noise!..
    your views are amazing!!!

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  8. You have a very picturesque back yard there:))


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