Thursday, July 3, 2008

This is this, and that is that...

Oh - I have so many things to say...thoughts, news, recipes...all sorts of things.

First of all - a great new recipe...for the CrockPot of course. I got the basics from Crockpot 365, but I added a few touches of my own. These are crockpot chimichangas!

First, I got a "hunk'o'meat" (as described by Crockpot 365). I just used an oven roast. Salt and pepper it, add about a cup of water and let it cook for 8-10 hours on low. I cooked mine for 10 hours and it was amazing!

Once that is ready, take two forks (or fingers) and shred the roast - you wanted to make shredded beef so it is easy to eat. Leave about 1/2 of juice from the roast in the crockpot. Once shredded, add a packet of fajita seasoning, one can of diced tomoatoes and a can of green chilies. Cover and cook on high for 30-45 minutes until heated. I also made refried beans to go in ours.



Get burrito-sized tortillas and butter. Put in your "stuffing" and as your role your burrito, smother it in butter. Once they are completely rolled, make sure the top is covered in butter as well and bake at 375 for about 15-20 minutes, or until they get crispy.








I smothered these in queso and sour cream. These were delicious...the meat was tender and so flavorful. This is definitely a new favorite in our house!


On the "News" front...I got fired yesterday! Don't panic..I think it has been more of a relief than anything. I was miserable at my job and completely disgusted with what the company stood for, so they just made a decision that I had been debating for a year. It was a rough morning though - more than anything a blow to my ego. There are a ton of details and "stuff" surrounding this and yes, I feel that it was unfair...I had no warning, I hadn't gotten in trouble, hadn't been given a review, hadn't been told that I was doing ANYTHING wrong...but I still got fired. So I cam home yesterday morning, fell to knees, and lifted my eyes. I prayed that I would have an unexplainable peace about my future and about my families' finances. Let me just tell you that our God is an amazing God and He is faithful...I have an unexplainable peace. I KNOW that He will not leave us "high and dry" and He WILL provide. I KNOW that what is unknown to me is already written by His Hands...I KNOW that He is THE FAITHFUL ONE.

So now I begin the job hunt. Its exciting though - a new chapter, a new beginning. And just in case you were wondering, yes, we are still going to Mexico because that is already paid for!!!

Now for my thoughts...I love John Grisham!!! I am a big fan of books, movies and stories that are about law, crimes, politics...all of that stuff! But I had never read a John Grisham book before last week...now I'm hooked! I read "The Summons" and couldn't put it down...so now I am on to "The Chamber". I guess I have some reading time!!! So, to those of you who are John Grisham fans...what is your favorite book???


Grabbie

9 comments:

wetherell said...

Sweet friend, I will be praying for you to find the "perfect" job... Because You ROCK!!!!!
Also that food looks amazing, my mouth literally started watering!!!!

Nicole M Wood said...

I will be praying for you. I can't image what you are going through.

I will have to try this recipe. I don't use the Crockpot a lot.

Also J loved the other. He was like, where did you get this idea...

Steph Gentry said...

The same exact thing happened to me about two years ago. It was the first and only time something like that had ever happened to me. I had no warning, hadn't done anything wrong, had only worked in the place for 1.5 months! I was brought in to the office one Friday as I was leaving to go home and that was that. And we also had an upcoming trip that was paid for already. God worked it out and we were fine financially. You guys will be provided for as well, I'm sure.

TriciaNae said...

oh my goodness girl. that is crazy. got lots of other things to share with you...off to email ya!!

Janelle & Ella said...

You are not alone. Did I tell you that Heath got laid off a few months ago? I am SO sorry. I know how devastating that can be even though it was a job that you didn't like. Heath's story is exactly the same. He is still on the job hunt, but God has provided enough each month even though it's been very tight. I will be praying for you along with Heath that God will provide a job you love quickly.

McMommy said...

Whoa...from chimichangas to getting fired...all in one post?!?

Well, it's like they say...no door closes without another one opening!

Thinking of you!!

Rach said...

I am praying for you Ashley! You will find the perfect job!
My mother in law loves John Grisham books. She just read The Appeal (I think that's what it is called). If only I had the time to read! ;)
And those chimis did look delish! Your blog always makes me so hungry!!

ocean mommy said...

Oh Sweet Girl! I'm praying for you. I believe that God is going to do something very special in your life. You just stay properly positioned and keep your eyes on Him!

John Grisham...I love all of his stuff...usually can't put them down once I start!

Praying for you!
steph.

Heidi @ GGIP said...

Much luck on your job hunt. Sorry it was so crummy.

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