lazy sunday & monday loves

August 31, 2009

This weekend included:

Mason orientation

Watching whole seasons of Coupling on Netflix

Lazy Sunday at the Flea Market @ Eastern Market

Bagels

Some stuff vendors
Some stuff vendors

Pretty buildings nearby
Pretty buildings nearby

Bf walking trough the market
Bf walking trough the market

Flower vendor

Flower vendor

I took my camera out a bit late because I was distracted by all the lovely hand made, vintage & food goodies. Next time I’ll be sure to take extra photos.
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I am in love with this vintage cocktail dress:

Lovely little Etsy find
Lovely little Etsy find

Found at TimelessVixenVintage

Il était une fois

August 28, 2009

Check out these dreamy spaces:

I'd like to curl up in any of these pretty spaces

I'd like to curl up in any of these pretty spaces

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FallFaves: Booties edition

August 28, 2009

FallFaves:Booties
I love love love these booties! Especially the Seychelle grey peep toes. (Click the image to see designer and prices.)

more thursday pretties

August 27, 2009

Check out these beautiful book covers illustrated  by Ruben Toledo:

Just lovely illustrations

Just lovely illustrations

This cover makes me want to re-read this one

The cover makes me want to re-read this one

Check out that hair

Check out that hair

I hope he illustrates more classics, as these would be so pretty to add to our bookshelves:

Our bookcases so far

Our bookcases so far

etsy pretties

August 27, 2009

Check out these Etsy Pretties:

Vintage pyrex nesting bowls
Vintage nesting bowls

Pretty pyrex from CajiunPrarieGirl

Vintage tea pots
Vintage tea pots

These pretty tea pots from Ninainvorm

Enchiladas a la Tex-Mex

August 26, 2009

Yum! These enchiladas turned out great! I adapted the recipe from Homesick Texan‘s The Essence of Tex-Mex cheese enchiladas. Speaking as a fellow homesick Texan, they were delicious and definitely authentic tasting! Recipe follows.

Also should be receiving a biscuit recipe from my grandma soon! Strawberry shortcake (still in time for all the yummy summer berries to still  be out) and breakfast biscuits here we come!

Homemade enchiladas

Homemade enchiladas

Chili Gravy (from Robb Walsh)

Ingredients:

1/4 cup lard (or vegetable oil)

1/4 cup flour

1/2 tsp black pepper

1 tsp salt

1-1/2 tsp powdered garlic

2 tsp ground cumin

1/2 tsp dried oregano

2 T chile powder

2 cups chicken broth (or water)

Makes 2 cups gravy

Taco meat

Ingredients:

1 lb lean ground beef

1 packet taco seasoning

Method:

Brown ground beef.

Add seasoning and water, stir and let simmer for 3-4 minutes.

Set aside.

Beef Enchiladas

Ingredients:

8 corn tortillas

3 cups shredded cheddar cheese (can make it with Velveeta for extra melting oomph and good ol’ Tex-Mex authenticity)

One medium onion, diced

2 cups chili gravy

Method:

Preheat the oven to 450.

Wrap tortillas in cloth and warm in microwave for about 30 seconds.

Pour 1/2 cup of chili gravy in a baking pan.

Take a tortilla, put 1/4 cup of cheese, 1 tablespoon of onion, and 1 table spoon beef in the center and roll it.

Place rolled tortilla in baking dish, seam side down.

Continue with remaining tortillas.

Take remaining chili gravy, and pour it over the rolled tortillas.

Sprinkle remaining cheese and onions on top.

Bake for 10 minutes or until sauce is bubbly and cheese is melted.

Makes 8 enchiladas.