Monday, April 21, 2014

Clean Eating Mexican Pizza + Weekend Recap


Happy Monday! We survived another weekend of home reno and we are finally getting into the part I like- where we are starting to SEE the changes! It's really exciting, I'm just so ready to MOVE IN! 

Since things were chaos I didn't have much of a meal plan or a grocery list and just bought $40 worth of goodies at Trader Joe's (oopsies!). With the random assortment of TJ's sale items I came up with this Mexican Pizza:

Servings: 3
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins

Ingredients:
  • 2 Tortillas (I use Ezekiel)
  • 1/2 lb lean ground turkey, cooked ($1.50)
  • 2 tomatoes, diced ($2.00)
  • 1/2 large white onion, diced ($.50)
  • 1/2 package of diced butternut squash (this is about 1 lb) ($2.00)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup salsa ($1.50)
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded ($1.50)
  • 1 avocado, diced ($1.00)

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Saute the onion, butternut squash and garlic together.  Place the 2 tortillas in a baking dish. Evenly distribute the turkey onto the tortillas. Top with the sauteed veggies. Layer the tomatoes on top of the veggies. Top the veggies with the mozzarella cheese. Cook in the oven for 20 minutes, slice up and enjoy! I took the leftovers to work the next day.


We spent Easter weekend working on the house- have I mentioned how grateful I am to have parents who drive 2 hours just to help out with this home reno stuff? It's getting to the fun part where we can actually SEE the progress:

My mom and I painted the cabinets, and the granite guy came and gave us counters! And thank you, Mom for coming to Home Depot to help me cope with my semi-mental breakdown over gloss vs. semi-gloss vs. eggshell paint and choosing between approximately 682 shades of almost-black paint...


Here's what that same wall looked like before:



And we added a wall to the bedroom to give ourselves a WALK IN CLOSET WITH TWO ENTRANCES (the opening and the door go into the same closet). Next stop: Ikea!

My mom and I went to Community Forklift, which, if you are in DC you have to go. It's basically a thrift store for home goods. I found this and can't wait to buy it to put in the dining room:

Since my parents are in town we still had a semi-easter celebration. I tried to make resurrection rolls (family tradition) and failed. See the marshmallow inside the crescent roll is supposed to be "Jesus", and when you pull them into the oven aka the "tomb", the marshmallow/Jesus is gone! However I just ended up with Jesus as a sticky mess all over the cookie sheet:

And since I have no life outside of this house stuff right now (socially this consists of my parents, Harrison, and about 4 contractors who don't speak English), I live through everyone else and can we just talk about this fabulousness that was happening down the street? Michelle! I don't care what your political views are, you gotta admit the Obamas know how to dress!


And Andi's Thundershirt came just in time for the thunderstorm and wind storm we are supposed to have this week- look at that model workin it! She let me put it on which is a good first step...we'll see how this goes...

Anyone have recommendations for dog anxiety? And recommendations for walk-in closet organization? 

Happy Monday! Linking up today with Monday Morning Gossip, Much Ado About Monday,  Healthy Tips. Weekend Recap

23 comments:

  1. I love your cabinets!! And I really love the sideboard for your dining room! I have been looking for something similar for my dining room.
    Messy Jesus rolls still look pretty tasty ;)

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  2. Aw she looks so cute in her jacket. I haven't dealt with dog anxiety but I love Cesar Milan, maybe he has some tricks? Looks like a great weekend though and good luck with the renos! I love the painting stage because it comes together so much quicker

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    1. PS thanks so much for the nomination! I so appreciate it and I really enjoy your blog too :)

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  3. Everything looks great!!! (but you had me at avocado!! haha) Yum!

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  4. Uhm, yum?! That pizza looks so good! Your house is looking so cute and I'm not going to lie, I honestly laughed out loud when you explained what happened to your resurrection rolls lol!

    I would love to know if that thundershirt works - my pit is deathly afraid of storms and I need to find something to help him (and keep him from eating my blinds, again). Happy Monday!

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  5. I love that pizza idea!!! Def gonna try it! And your "Pinterest Fail" cracks me up!! I bet they were yummy though--not all the good stuff has to look pretty:)

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  6. That pizza looks great!!! I have to find a way to make it without tortilla! Since Jesus did LEAVE the tomb (like the marshmallow) I think they turned out fine...lol... The Obamas look great! Wonder what the girls are wearing. My son would look great in that suit!
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  7. You sold me at the avocado on top. I am addicted! Pinned it.

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  8. Pizza looks so good and I totally understand your renovation woes! My parents just went through the same thing!

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  9. The Obamas are one great looking family!! That Mexican pizza looks AMAZING!! We eat Mexican food all. the. time. at our house :)

    Stopping by from the Weekend Recap link up :)

    Meg @ www.myborrowedheaven.blogspot.com

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  10. HI the Mexican Pizza looks great. I have never seen the Ezekiel tortillas-I will definitely look for those. Glad I found your blog as well. I will be back.

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  11. Yum! I have a healthified taco casserole recipe on my blog today! Let me know how the Thunder Shirt works. Right now we are medicating and crating Scout during thunderstorms... poor dog! Your home renos sound trying, but fun. Sound be a great result! Regardless of political viewes I think it's really neat to encouter a first lady and president!
    I'm hosting a swap on my blog the benefits mental health awareness. Stop by and check it out! I hope you will consider signing up!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
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  12. That pizza looks delicious!

    Your cabinets are looking good!!!!

    Sticky Jesus? LOL. I'm sorry...but that was funny :)

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  13. That Mexican pizza looks so good! Sounds like you had a busy weekend. Fun things! Even though the Ressurection Rolls didn't quite come out they still look good!

    My dog gets anxiety with loud noises and nothing really helps other than calming pills from the vet.

    Thanks for linking up for MMG :)

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  14. Do write up a post to see how the thunder shirt works. I have been debating getting it for my dog for storms and even when we go on walks because he freaks out whenever too many dogs come up to him when we are walking.

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  15. that pizza looks good!!

    what a nice weekend!

    thanks for stopping by my blog;happy monday!

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  16. Hi There! Thanks for visiting our blog! That pizza looks fab ( as does your new kitchen cabinets). Good luck with all the house reno! Sounds like fun!

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  17. I am totally making that pizza, minus the avocado. Love how the kitchen is looking so far. I may be a little jealous of your walk-in closet!

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  18. The pizza looks great, the avocado sounds great with it! And I LOVE the color of your cabinets. Thanks for sharing Lindsay.

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  19. FAB new counters - the house is totally coming together!!

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