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Friday, January 8, 2010

A Friday Fare Miracle!

Mrs. Nurse Boy here.

This week has been COLD. I mean the kind of cold that makes you wonder if Hell really has frozen over. I enjoy a little winter. Even a little snow. But, this is ridiculous. When it is -4 degrees first thing in the morning, I am done.

That's right, I am quiting winter. I am not sure how, but I will find a way.

I am thinking that Nurse Boy needs to find a job in Florida immediately. Ah, yes... a beach and some sun. Hot, warm sun. Except for the fact that my hair and humidity don't get along. Sad, but true. Nurse Boy and I once spent 4 whole days in Florida and I looked like a poodle the entire time. Nurse Boy said I looked just fine, but he didn't fool me. He would also kindly ask if I did my hair that morning. He never asks me that... unless we are in Florida.

Since the frigid temperatures aren't going anywhere and Nurse Boy hasn't landed a job on a tropical island, we have indulged in some comfort food as a means of survival. Nurse Boy even cooked one of our favorite winter meals this week. THAT, my friends, is a MIRACLE. One that I enjoyed very much!

And, since you have to see it to believe it, HERE HE IS!

My husband in the kitchen.

Here's hoping his New Year's Resolution is to spend more time in here. Ha!

Beef and Salsa Skillet


1 lb. ground beef

1 jar (16 oz.) thick and chunky salsa

1 can (16 oz.) kidney beans, undrained

1 can corn, undrained

1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce

2 teaspoons chili powder

1 1/2 cups Bisquick

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup shredded Colby-Monterrey cheese

1. Cook ground beef over medium heat until brown and drain. Stir in salsa, beans, corn, tomato sauce, and 1 teaspoon of the chili powder. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to low.

2. Stir Bisquick, remaining 1 teaspoon of chili powder, and the water until a soft dough forms. Drop by 6 spoonfuls onto simmering beef mixture.

3. Cook uncovered 10 minutes. Cover and cook 8 minutes longer. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover and cook about 2 more minutes or until cheese is melted.

This dish is kind of like a chili with dumplings. It is so good~ but my kids won't touch it. Just more for us, I guess!

I am off to go sit under a blanket for the rest of the day. Our low today is -13 degrees and our high is 0 degrees That's right! 0 DEGREES!

Make that TWO blankets and a warm fire...


Kmama said...

Oh, that sounds sooo yummy!! As soon as I saw the picture, my mouth was watering!

Brandi said...

Well, you could come and visit FL until winter is over? It's a balmy 47 this a.m. (which means I AM FREEZING because anything below 60 is too cold for me)!

The weather is making me crazy... yesterday we went out to run some errands and it was so warm that we took our coats off and were just wearing long-sleeve t-shirts. Today, it's back to freezing.

The beef and salsa skillet looks great and I am currently in need of some skillet recipes since my OVEN still isn't working. Grrrr.

Stay warm (ha ~ high of 0, good luck with that). :)

He & Me + 3 said...

Send some of that yummy food through the computer. Oh my. I want to make that tonight. It is freezing here too. Stay warm

Lauren said...

I am making that this weekend...yummy!

Your hair will get used to the humidity! I have lived in Florida so long now that my hair can't function properly without it!

Michelle Hart said...

That looks delicious! I agree, Mr. Nurse Boy should definately spend more time in the kitchen! It's a lovely thing.

The place for you is AZ. it's a beautiful 58 degrees, a low of 46 and a high of 70. The best part, summers are a dry heat. No humidity! :) You just have to deal with temps of 115-125 in mid July. But at least you'd have a friend!!

Sir Nottaguy-Imadad said...

Looks really good.

I can relate with you about quitting winter. We had 5 inches of snow yesterday, and another 2 is predicted. I am so sick of snow & ice that I could scream.

Theresa said...

The only thing worse than dealing with cold weather is dealing with ice!!! I honestly think I could handle -30 degrees, if I didn't have to deal with ice and stupid drivers! Although, my preference would be warm and dry. Arizona or New Mexico sound like great retirement spots to me.

Your skillet recipe looks yummy, except then I'd have to buy bisquick.

Mrsbear said...

Ha! And I've been complaining about lows in the upper 30s and 40s. I'm not a fan of cold, but as a native Floridian, I just don't adapt to anything below 65!

I'll battle some frizz, no worries.

Come on down, compared to your temps, this is beach weather!

Mr. Nurse Boy's skillet looks marvelous.

Suz said...

You need a cup of white chocolate, hazelnut cocoa. Come on out. I is, uh maybe a little bit warmer here.

Hang in there.

Nice cooking NB! Now go warm up the Mrs.



Mummy McTavish said...

YAY for Nurse Boy! Isn't cooking fun NB? Don't you want to do it every night? oh, sorry, was that pushing it a bit too far?

You can come here to live Mrs NB. At the moment it's a lovely temperature and just the right amount of humidity... but I am in the aircon. Outside I'd guess it's low 30's (about 90F) and probably 80-90% humidity. It is 9pm though, during the day it's been high 30's or worse. But I agree with Lauren, after a while in the humidity your hair freaks out if you take it away!

Boy Mom said...

Way to go NB Bisquick makes everything yummy. I wonder if my boys would eat this? Who cares if Adorable Hubby would cook it.

I actually have some excellent cooks amongst my collection of men folk. Last night one and two made meatballs and pasta. It was delish!

Kari @ p.s. love.love. said...

We're with you on the cold. It's been -2 when we wake up. Yuck. Too cold! It makes my bones hurt. That dinner looks absolutely yummy! Think I'll make that this week! Stay warm!

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

I've heard Florida has been cold as well, though. It was about 16 this evening....up here in the north, but I bet it is even lower now!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

It almost sounds like you are in Michigan!!!
It is cold here, too, and I can't stand it! I say this every year...now this meal looks sooo good, and so warming-I will be making it ASAP. My family will LOVE it!

Michelle Hart said...

So, I just found out this evening that my husband reads your blog! He loved this recipe and emailed it home so I can go buy the stuff to make it! :)