Sunday, October 27, 2013

Weekend Update and a Link Up!!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend.
Jason's brother came to visit for the weekend and on Friday he decided to buy us some food for me to make for dinner, he is so sweet!
We had Stir-fry and fried rice! Yum! This was my first time making fried rice and it was delicious!

On Saturday was the Henry family annual fall gathering, usually at Jason's parents house but we had it at our new house this year.
We also celebrated Jason's birthday since all of his family was here.
His birthday is actually today! Happy birthday Jason!!! I love you!

I also want to share a quick recipe with you since I am Co-Hosting the Monday Meal Plan Link-Up with Jennie @ The Diary of a Real Housewife.

Lately I have been trying to drastically reduce our grocery budget and well sometimes I just enjoy being thrifty so much that I like to challenge myself and see how cheap I can make a meal. I  am talking a real meal, not ramen noodles, I mean real food with nutritional value.
Which brings me to the bean taco!
To be honest, I came up with this idea and was kind of dreading making them because I was not sure how they would taste.
After rinsing a can of black beans I heated them up with some tomato and chiles, corn, onion and cumin.
I had some left over rice that I reheated with some salsa, cheese, "sour cream" aka Greek yogurt, and salsa to put on the tacos.
They actually turned out really good! Jason and I both had a second taco!

And now for the Link-Up!

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Here are the rules for the link up:
1. Follow your host and co-host
2. Grab a button! Post it and link back here.
3. Make sure your link is some kind of recipe, food idea, or meal planning ideas!
4. Meet other bloggers! Go visit others and say hi!

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  1. Looks delicious! I make something similar in my crockpot that we love too! I hear you about the grocery bill - I'm always trying to cut ours back too :)