Monthly Archives: May 2016

Round Steak Fajitas

Alex and I went in on a half side of beef with my sister and her husband last year.  It is so nice to just go straight to the deep freeze and pull out whatever I need to thaw.  The one thing that never gets pulled?  Tenderized Round Steak.  I have finally figured out a few recipes to help get rid of some of the tenderized round steak in our beef stash.

This recipe can be substituted with regular steak, which would be delicious as well.  What I like about this recipe is that I can get everything cut earlier in the day and have it ready to put together when I am ready to make supper.

I had already sliced up my peppers and onions before I decided to do a blogpost on this, so here is everything prepped as I get ready to slice up my tenderized round steak.

I had already sliced up my peppers and onions before I decided to do a blogpost on this, so here is everything prepped as I get ready to slice up my tenderized round steak.

I make a little marinade with olive oil, chili powder, cayenne, garlic powder, red chili flakes, salt, and pepper. I don't really measure anything and just give it a good stir.

I make a little marinade with olive oil, chili powder, cayenne, garlic powder, red chili flakes, salt, and pepper. I don’t really measure anything and just give it a good stir.

Toss in your steak slices.

Toss in your steak slices.

Put a lid on, give it a good toss, throw it in the fridge and forget about it for a few hours!

Put a lid on, give it a good toss, throw it in the fridge and forget about it for a few hours!

I sauté' the veggies first with a little olive oil and garlic powder. I usually use minced garlic, but we were out. The tenderized round steak cooks pretty cook, so don't throw that in before the veggies are soft or it will be way too tough.

I sauté’ the veggies first with a little olive oil and garlic powder. I usually use minced garlic, but we were out. The tenderized round steak cooks pretty cook, so don’t throw that in before the veggies are soft or it will be way too tough.

Add the tenderized round steak and cook until done. Don't they look yummy?

Add the tenderized round steak and cook until done. Don’t they look yummy?

So good! I was even being good, as I used greek yogurt instead of sour cream!

So good! I was even being good, as I used greek yogurt instead of sour cream!

I will leave you with my adorable daughter sharing her quesadilla tonight.  First with daddy...

I will leave you with my adorable daughter sharing her quesadilla tonight. First with daddy…

And then with mommy from across the table!  My heart is so full!

And then with mommy from across the table! My heart is so full!

 

 

Mother’s Day

Me and baby girl doing skin to skin at the hospital. My heart grew a whole lot bigger the days she joined our family. I never knew you could love someone that much.

Me and baby girl doing skin to skin at the hospital. My heart grew a whole lot bigger the days she joined our family. I never knew you could love someone that much.

Today is my first Mother’s Day.  I had a pretty amazing day today.  Woke up at 6:30 AM thanks to the sweet girl who calls me mama.  Breakfast for her in bed as usual, then Alex made me French toast.  Not just any French toast, but Martha Stewart French toast.  He even substituted Grand Marnier instead of orange zest and added some cinnamon sugar (yum)!  It was delicious. He didn’t even make a gluten free substitute, so he didn’t even get to try it!  He usually makes a few pieces for him, but it was just for me and it is a lot of work, so I felt pretty special.  Avery didn’t even get any because it takes awhile to make and that girl needed a nap.  She had a waffle instead and mommy got to relax a bit.

Alex and I had coffee on the porch, where I walked out to a rose and card.

Alex and I had coffee on the porch, where I walked out to a rose and card.

It was sweet because he slipped it out there and I was surprised. Avery did not take much of a nap, so we brought her out on the patio with us and she played in her exersaucer while we ate. I love eating breakfast with my family and eating outside!

Martha Stewart's French toast is amazing! Thanks honey!

Martha Stewart’s French toast is amazing! Thanks honey!

Here’s My Mother’s Day gift from Avery!

It was supposed to start raining so Alex decided to mow.  I have been wanting to plant some flowers and so Avery and I went and got sweet potato vine and flowers!  It was nice spending time together.  It started sprinkling right as we were finishing up.  We had so much fun!

Getting ready to plant some stuff with my beautiful baby girl! What a perfect Mother's Day!

Getting ready to plant some stuff with my beautiful baby girl! What a perfect Mother’s Day!

After Avery's afternoon nap we snuggled and watched Curious George!

After Avery’s afternoon nap we snuggled and watched Curious George!

The rest of the day consisted of FaceTiming with his mom and mine.  We then went and had burgers and ice cream.  It was a great end to the day!  I have to throw a huge shout out to my husband who works so hard for our family that I get to stay home with my sweet girl and get to soak in everything it is to be a mommy!  Thank you Alex.  I love you and couldn’t really be a mommy without you!

This past year has been so crazy.  Being a mother is something I have always wanted to do and I am so blessed to get to enjoy every moment with my little cutie.  She is a little mini me and I love her to pieces.  She brings so much joy into our lives.  I can’t believe I am planning her first birthday already.  I can’t believe how fast it really goes!  I love that sweet girl!

A few shout outs to some amazing mommies in my life!

Happy Mother's Day to my sister, I mean my mother!  You are beautiful inside and out.  I owe everything to you.  Thank you for all that you are and all that you do.  You are such a strong and hardworking woman.  I love you so much.

Happy Mother’s Day to my sister, I mean my mother! You are beautiful inside and out. I owe everything to you. Thank you for all that you are and all that you do. You are such a strong and hardworking woman. I love you so much.

A shout out to my amazing mother-in-law JoAnn! If it weren't for her, we would not have Alex! Thanks for all you do and still do!

A shout out to my amazing mother-in-law JoAnn! If it weren’t for her, we would not have Alex! Thanks for all you do and still do!

This beautiful lady here is my mom's mom. There would be no me with out her either! She is such an inspiration! She is so creative and I don't know what I would do without her! We love you Grandma Bloesser!

This beautiful lady here is my mom’s mom. There would be no me with out her either! She is such an inspiration! She is so creative and I don’t know what I would do without her! We love you Grandma Bloesser!

This gorgeous gal is my daddy's mama. I look up to her so much. She is so strong and is always someone I can count on. I love our talks and I cherish so many memories with you! It is one of your lullabies that Avery loves and I know it because of you! Bimbo!!!

This gorgeous gal is my daddy’s mama. I look up to her so much. She is so strong and is always someone I can count on. I love our talks and I cherish so many memories with you! It is one of your lullabies that Avery loves and I know it because of you! Bimbo!!!

Just wanted to say thank you to all the important mommies in my life.  The list could go on, because I have a ton of beautiful mommy friends that help me get through all the craziness of motherhood.  So thank you to all of you other mommies out there!