High Five for Friday #6, With a Chilequiles Recipe

April 2, 2015

High Five for Friday!   I'll start out with some serious cuteness before I get to my five for the week:

Sometimes having a big sister is wonderful

and sometimes you end up in a tutu
(to be fair, Water was dressed up for the tea party that happened shortly after this picture was taken)


#1
There was a halo around the sun after church last Sunday.  I've only seen one once before and that was in Antarctica.


#2
Sky got a new bed this week!  She loves building forts so when I saw that someone was giving away a loft bed, I jumped at.  A friend is making some curtains for the front of it so that she can have her own private space but even without them, Sky loves the bed and the kids have been playing under it all week. 



#3
I think I should have made this one number 1 because I still want to shout it from the rooftops: My kids ate chilequiles for dinner this week!

There was no complaining, no whining, no asking how many bites, or fighting about it.  They ate dinner.  They ate a challenging, adult dinner and loved it.  D and I both thought it turned out pretty great too so I thought I would share the recipe:

Ingredients:

-5 flour tortilla
-oil for frying
-1 16oz jar of roasted red peppers
-1 half of a medium onion, chopped
-1 Tbsp of garlic (about two cloves, chopped)
-2 Tbsp oil
-2 tsp honey
-salt and pepper to taste
-2 cans of kidney beans, washed and boiled until tender
-1 16oz bag of shredded cheese
-4 eggs

Directions:

-Preheat broiler and set oven rack accordingly
- 1 inch of oil in a dutch oven to frying temperature.  While oil is heating, cut tortillas into wedges.  When the oil is hot, fry tortilla pieces until they are just crispy, about 1 minute on each side.  Remove to a paper towel to drain.
-Heat 2 Tbsp of oil in a sauce pan. Blend peppers, onion, and garlic until smooth, then pour mixture into the oil once it’s hot.  It will splatter so use caution!  Lower heat and partially cover pan with a lid.  Simmer sauce until reduced by 1/3.  Remove from heat and add honey, salt, and pepper.
-In an oven proof pan (I used a cast-iron skillet), make two layers of chips, beans, sauce, and cheese in that order.  Place pan under the broiler until ingredients are warmed through and cheese is melted and slightly browned.
-While the chilequiles are under the broiler, heat a frying pan and fry the eggs (usually sunny-side up for this recipe).

Serve sections of chilequiles with a fried egg on top of each.  Enjoy!

#4
D and I are on to our next fast in our Season of Fasting:
 
 
This is the first one that I really thought would be challenging for us.  We've gotten into the habit of collapsing in front of the TV at the end of the day as a way to relax.  I enjoy it but we haven't been connecting as much as we used to.  We're one week in and so far, we've had  plenty of things to do to keep us busy in the evenings.  I do miss the ease of TV but I like the feeling of getting things accomplished and then heading to bed with a book.  Maybe it will get tougher once all those projects we've been putting off are done but for now, we're doing okay without it.


#5
Easter is this Sunday!  I'm super excited, for Easter in general and for the special service we have here on Kwaj.  It's a tradition for the Protestant congregation to hold a sunrise service at the beach on Easter morning and this year, I'm in charge of organizing it.  Eeeekk!  It's been fun but I keep wondering what I'm forgetting...  On top of that, Water will be baptized in the lagoon after the service.  Fire was baptized in the lagoon here too and it was beautiful.  Watch for pictures next week!

How was your week?  How are you celebrating Easter?

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