Last week on Carrie's blog, she posted about a taco salad she made. It looked so good. It was also super-easy to make. I made it Friday night since I was tired from making cakes and cupcakes for Annelies's birthday party. It was really easy to put together, and so tasty. I hadn't had a taco salad since I gave up meat over three years ago. I saw Carrie's, and immediately began craving it. I made it exactly the same way she did, except I added a dollop of sour cream and used blue corn chips. They're the only corn chips I've ever been able to eat right out of the bag. (Well, except Doritos.) Garden of Eatin' brand is my favorite.
I didn't do any cooking at all over the weekend because we were so busy. The birthday party took up much of Saturday, and honestly in just wore me out. We had it at Valley World's of Fun, which is a really great place for kids. It's the type of place that gives adults a headache almost instantly, though. All the kids had a great time, but Annelies started getting overwhelmed toward the end, as you can see in the picture below.
Last night I was still feeling a bit lazy, so I just made some paninis. I got some good Italian bread, and made them with spinach, roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts and fresh mozzerella. They were really tasty.
I've still been hooked on the Avett Brothers Emotionalism album. It's crazy good. Also, Sleek saw Jessica on Saturday night, and she had burned us some CDs of music she played during our weekend at Canaan. So, I've been listening to lots of BR549. It's really great stuff too. It seems that I'm on a bit of a country/bluegrass kick recently. (With the exception of The Water, of course. It's still seeing a good bit of play too.)