Monday, February 24, 2014
For Monday, February 24th, 2014
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH, 2014
24 DAYS UNTIL SPRING!
117 DAYS UNTIL SUMMER!!!
Sunset: 6:13 pm
Life is a Special Occasion!
February 24th is a holiday with a crunch. One might even suggest that it is a corny holiday. Well, that's okay because today is National Tortilla Chip Day. Just a few decades ago, Americans seldom ate Corn Chips and Salsa. It's popularity has grown immensely. Today is a tribute to that rising popularity of one of America's favorite munchies.
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Let the chips fall where they may.
Fight Club movie
Did you know that most tortilla chips are triangular shaped because they are cut from round tortilla.
In Mexico, Tortilla Chips are called tostados, toasted chips. Outside of North America they are called corn chips
Doritos brand was the first toasted tortilla chip launched nationally in the U.S. in 1966.
This is one of my favorite dips to have with Tortilla chips
1 pound ground beef
1 onion, finely diced
salt and pepper to taste
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1 (16 ounce) can refried beans
1 (14.5 ounce) package tortilla chips
1 fresh jalapeno pepper, sliced
In a large frying pan, brown ground beef with onion, salt and pepper over medium heat. Break the meat into very small pieces while it is cooking. After the meat is thoroughly cooked, drain off the grease.
Arrange chips on a microwavable platter. Spread beans over the chips. Layer with 1/2 of the cheese, the ground beef mixture, and remaining cheese. Arrange jalapeño peppers on top.
Microwave on medium-high until cheese has melted. Serve immediately.
Note; I don’t favor jalopeno peppers at all so I skip that one ingredient. I often make up the layers in a dish and dip the tortillas instead of putting it on top the tortillas.
This recipe is way too much for me and is one I need to fix when company comes
The pictures today were taken yesterday. The predicted snow mysteriously disappeared and the sun was shinning! And the daffodils are starting to come up where the snow melted along the driveway.
I hope you all have a marvelous Monday!
COUNTING MY GIFTS
I have counted at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for this past year and have now reached my 1000 gifts. I'm not stopping, but will continue on counting. There is always, always something to be thankful for.
1436. for corn chips and dip, a yummy snack
1437. for every morning that I can get out of bed
1438. for clear walkways and parking lots, I made it to church yesterday
Enter into His courts with thanksgiving — and in His presence is fullness of Joy!
PRAYER FOR OUR TROOPS
Please pray for God's protection of
our troops and HIS wisdom for their
Lord, hold our troops in
your loving hands.
Protect them as they protect us.
Bless them and their families for the
selfless acts they perform for us
in our time of need. I ask this in the
name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior.
AND bless our Police Officers, Firefighters
and Paramedics and EMT's
GOD BLESS YOU !
A chip on the shoulder is too heavy a piece of baggage to carry through life .
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…