Friday, March 23, 2012

Mexican Pizza Pie

Mexican Pizza Pie

So I'll admit, there's some items in this that aren't Mexican hah but it's really the best description I have for it. I got the base idea from a kraft magazine and made my own variation. It's super easy to make and I joined it with a simple salad. Healthy and yummy, this pie is sure to please everyone.

Mexican Pizza Pie

What you'll need:

1 lb. ground lean meat (beef, chicken, pork, turkey)
1/2 onion chopped (optional)
1 garlic clove chopped (optional)
1 cup corn (canned, frozen, fresh)
1 cup of black beans
1/2 cup cheez whiz
1/4 cup ketchup
3/4 box of frozen puff pastry (I used Tenderflake)
1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1/2 cup shredded taco cheese
Sour cream and Salsa (optional)

How to make it:

Pre heat oven to 375F. Brown meat with onions and garlic in a large non stick skillet. Use desired seasoning if you'd like (I used tex mex seasoning) Turn off the heat when meat is cooked through, stir in corn, black beans, cheez whiz and ketchup until the cheez whiz is melted and evenly coated. Set aside.

Place parchment paper on a baking sheet. Flour and roll out the puff pastry on a clean surface until its at least 12-13 inches all around. Place the pastry on the parchment paper.

Spoon meat mixture onto the center of the dough; spread it within 2 inches of the edge. Fold edge of dough over meat, leaving the center uncovered.

Bake in the oven for 20 min. When 20 min is up take the pizza out and sprinkle it with the shredded taco cheese. Turn the oven on to broil for about 5 min to melt cheese. But be sure to closely watch it so it doesn't burn.

Let it cool for a few min and top it off with the parsley. I cut mine into 6 equal parts, they were nicely sized portions. The sharper the knife the easier it will be to slice

I had salsa and sour cream on the side for people to eat with it. Totally optional

This is really easy to make, I also made some egg wash for the edges of the pastry folded on top of it. I use an egg yoke and a tbsp of water. Mix and spread.

Mexican Pizza Pie

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

What a month!

Jeesh! I'm sorry, Valentines came and went...and what do I have to show for it? Nothing. Sadly I got extremely sick on the 13th, terrible timing let me tell you. It lasted for a week or so and then I went back to my "regular" sort of pain. So sorry everyone! I was so looking forward to surprising the hubby. It was upsetting for me.

Its been just over a month now. I've been either sick or busy with so many other things that I let the blog slip my mind. Not sure if I mentioned this before but the closing date on our house is officially June 25th :D So I've been making preparations for that. We're almost completely starting from scratch as neither of us has lived out of our parents home (I know right? but things happen)

So I've been buying things here and there, always on sale. A piece of me dies inside if I ever spend full price on just about anything. It drives the hubby nuts but he knows it's smart thinking.

I got a letter in the mail on Monday, I was finally accepted for ODSP. After 2 and a half years, they finally said yes. I couldn't help myself, I started to cry. These last couple of years have been so stressful, it was like a huge weight had instantly been lifted off my shoulders. I have my update appointment this Tuesday, they essentially want all the paper work I gave them when I first applied. Updated of course. I'm nervous, excited and scared to be perfectly honest. It almost seems like a dream.

Anyway, this Sunday the builder is having a customer appreciation party in a community center by the development. Like a meet your neighbor type deal =P It'll certainly be interesting. Our parents are coming along for the trip; I think they're just glad to be rid of us soon hah.

I'll end this on a cheery note. Has spring arrived for you? (where ever that may be) Today was very lovely; 19°C out with the sun shinning. A hint of a cool breeze...I can certainly get used to this.
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