Sunday, January 22, 2006

Miss Banana, This one's for you!


So here we are on Sunday. I am feeling cranky and groggy. I have been at work for 8 hours and I have 4 more to go and I do not want to be here. I am thinking of my paints sitting at home and all the creative ideas that I would love to be experimenting with. Alas I cannot as I am stuck in a dusty building which I truly do believe to be situated over the mouth of Hell (yes, just like Sunnydale High School) I am talking to whiny clients over the phone booking car rentals that I don't give one iota about and wasting my time away.... I hate my job. Granted it is only temporary. Granted I have other things in my life that fill up my soul. Granted I am doing everything in my power to create and implement a life plan that will get me out of this place. BUT today this is where I am and I am not very happy about it. But enough of this nonsense. My friend Miss. Banana has asked me to share the Mexican Casserole recipe I was raving about yesterday from last week's date night, so me being the nice lady that I am is going to do just that. Now this is not actually MY recipe. I did find it somewhere online and I don't remember where but if the actual creator of this recipe is out there, thank you!

Mexican Casserole

1 lb ground beef
1 tablespoon veggie oil
1 clove garlic
1/2 cup each onion and green pepper chopped
1 teaspoon each salt and chili powder
1 16 oz can kidney beans drained
2 1/2 cups chopped tomatoes with juice (from can)
3/4 cup uncooked instant brown rice
3/4 cup grated cheese (I like the mixed cheese and I use way more that this)



1. Brown beef in oil add garlic. Add onion and pepper. Cook until the onion is transparent.
2.Drain the fat off. In a 2 quart casserole dish combine meat mixture, salt, chili powder, beans, tomatoes, and rice.
3. Bake covered at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle with cheese, bake an additional 15 minutes uncovered.
4.Serve!


So there you have it, this casserole, Scene It and your honey and you have yourself a lovely little date! I hope you all enjoy.

Okay I think I am going to close this up for today. I don't have anything inspiring to write about so I figure I will just stay at work and wallow for a while. I hope you are all doing better than me today!

In love and light,
Jocelyn

4 comments:

Jessica said...

Miss Joce,
You are a vessel of love. Our time in hell makes us stronger. Take it from someone who got out. I understand the need for money and health care, and all the justifactions we use to explain the feeling of our melting spirit. I used to say that place was where people went to die. But trust in your instincts. Follow your dreams, and when you make that giant leap forward in life (which is simply out of there) you will be a stronger, more brilliant person for having survived.

You are doing fantastic, I am inspired by your journey to whole and I enjoy reading about your progress and set backs. I love you dearly and cheer you on every step of the way!

Take care of you!

Love,
Millicent

Jana B said...

Awwwwwww....... you put the recipe up!!!

*hug*

So now I have: *checking off items in small list*

Scene-it *check* (borrowed from a friend lol)
Mexican casserole *check*
A honey.... hmm..... that one may take some more work! hahahaha

BTW, You inspired me... I have declared it to be "Mexican Recipe Week" on my blog this week!!!!

I know what you mean about the job... I can't wait for the day when we're both posting on our blogs about the NEW great jobs we will have! You have to endure until the surgery is over... I have to endure until I'm out of debt... but one day we'll be FREE to find jobs we like better! That's the stuff dreams are made of lol

Oh hey, how did you find the "Banana" part of my name?? *curious* I have it all around my life, (well, my NET life, can you imagine my boss calling me JanaBanana?!) but didn't realize I had it on my blogs... LOL

The Tart said...

Yum! This sounds great.

Jana B said...

Jocelyn, all I have is white rice, do you think that'd work okay? I think while I'm home today, I'll do some casseroles! :)