I’m gonna make it!

It’s official…I’m going to make it to the end of the week without going to the store!!!  Wahoo!!   However, if I don’t go on Saturday morning we will be eating flour and sugar and ketchup because there will be no eggs or milk or meat or veggies to make anything!

Dinner tomorrow night has to include chicken because that’s all the meat I have left in the freezer!  We’ll see what I come up with!

My day was spent doing this…

I think that the Little Miss and I did every puzzle that we own!

As the day went on, I was really uninspired about what I was going to make for dinner tonight.  As I was perusing blogs today and saw Ashley’s taco salads and I instantly knew that is what I had to have for dinner!

I browned some ground turkey and then whipped up this taco seasoning….


  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Mix this up and add with 1/2-3/4 c. of water to browned meat and let it simmer until it thickens!  It’s my go to taco seasoning….I don’t remember the last time I bought a packet!

I ended up with a salad that looked like this!  I had a few multigrain Food Should Taste Good chips on the side!


Kidney beans worked as an excellent substitute for the black beans I wanted and didn’t have!  The only other thing I didn’t have that I wanted were black olives!  This was definitely a win-win!

I’m off to put laundry away quick before Grey’s is on!

Has anyone seen any good movies out on DVD lately? I think that we might need a movie or two over the weekend!

Tomorrow is FRIDAY!  YAY!!

16 Responses to “I’m gonna make it!”

  1. Love taco salads! I’m way behind on DVD’s yikes…hopefully this weekend I’ll be watching Inception & The Town.

  2. Simply Life says:

    Oh that salad looks delicious!

  3. EASY A.

    And that is the only movie you need to know about. haha It really is a great movie. I don’t usually buy movies and I bought that one right away!

  4. Go for The Other Guys if you haven’t seen it! Hilarious!
    I think the girlies and I are having a wine night and watching The Social Network tomorrow. That is if I can find a Red Box that still has it!

  5. Ok, your salad looks like something from Qdoba or Chipotle–score! I’ve never made my own taco seasoning before and now I’m wondering why, seems simple and cheap!

    I have Eat Pray Love and The Kids Are Alright waiting to be watched–I’ll let you know how they are!

  6. I love making my own taco seasoning! We watched Grownups a few weeks ago and liked it. Our Netflix queue is mainly TV on DVD.

  7. Jamie says:

    I agree w Liz and told your husband the same thing not two weeks ago. Easy A. Hilarious.

  8. YUM! Who doesn’t love nachos, tacos, taco salads, fajitas, burritos, etc… I know I do!!
    We watched The Social Network last night… interesting story. Despicable Me is really cute!

  9. Lindsay says:

    The salad looks yum! I love when I have all the ingredients for something I want to make!

  10. Ashely always has deliciousness on her blog lol and I just saw the new Shrek movie – so cute!! Even my boyfriend liked it :)

  11. all week! good for you, girl! looks delish :)

  12. Easy A IS really good – and so is The Other Guys. Get both. :)

    I love taco salad – its just so good. Yours looks incredible.

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