Day: February 28, 2008

Favorite Ingredients Friday

Thanks to OWJ for hosting this weekly Meme.

My idea for this week came when my husband asked me to make my Seafood Nachos for their office luncheon today. I figured I could kill two birds with one stone – make him the nachos and post the recipe and picture for today’s FIF. I shop at Aldi’s (I mention this a lot on my blog) and I was able to get everything for this recipe except for the canned Chilies and Scallions, so when I made them today, they were “sans” chilies and scallions. 

What You’ll Need

1 Package of Lobster Mates or Crab Mates (no need for the real stuff)

1 Bag Tortilla Chips (I like using the round kind)

12-16 ounces shredded Cheese (I like to combine taco cheese and cheddar cheese and I like a lot of cheese)

1 can of Chili Beans or Black Beans, lightly rinsed and drained

1 can Pitted Black Olives, diced

2 Large Tomatoes, diced

2 cans diced Green Chilies, optional

1 bunch Scallions, diced, optional

Garlic Powder

Baking Spray

Cookie Sheet

Sour Cream, Salsa and Guacamole are optional but they take the nachos to a whole new level and help with your daily dairy and veggie intake!

How To Prepare

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Lightly spray a cookie sheet with baking spray.  Layer a bag of tortilla chips evenly on the cookie sheet.  Lightly sprinkle some garlic powder over the chips.  Finely chop the crab meat and take handfuls of the crab meat and evenly spread it over the chips. Now, take handfuls of the beans and sprinkle them over the crab, and do the same for the olives, tomatoes, chilies and onions.  Sprinkle lightly with garlic powder.  Now, take handfuls of the cheese and evenly spread over the top making sure you cover every inch of the chips, beans, tomatoes, etc…

Place the sheet on the middle rack of the oven and bake 15 minutes or until cheese is melted but not browned or burnt.  Sometimes I take a pizza cutter and make three passes across horizontally, and 4-5 passes vertically to create even portions and it makes it easier for people to scoop some onto their plates!

I made this huge batch (my cookie sheets are really big) of Seafood Nachos for under $10 and here’s my before and after baking photos.

 P2280059     P2280060

Missing Images In IE 7

I know most people use Windows XP with Internet Explorer 6, you are the lucky ones.  My laptop has Windows Vista and Internet Explorer 7 – UGH!!!  Anyway, I’ve tolerated the numerous problems over the past several months but this latest one is the straw that broke the proverbial camel’s back!

I’ve been going through some of my older posts and noticed that I was not able to see the YouTube videos I posted.  I also noticed that when I visit some fellow bloggers sites, I would not be able to see some of the pictures they posted.  Now, I know what many of you are thinking – You think I’m talking about getting that little white box with the red X – WRONG!  I get a big white box with another little box in the upper left hand corner with a red square, blue triangle and green dot and my post looks like this:  

image

I’ve done some researching and from what I’ve read, it comes down to my web browser and settings, but there is definitely a problem with IE 7 and Windows Vista because I downloaded Mozilla Firefox and found out there was a problem with my Adobe Flash Player, which IE 7 did not alert me to.  I took care of the Adobe problem, and can now see all  my YouTube posts and images on other sites through Firefox that I still cannot see through my IE 7 browser.

So, I’ve said all that to say this – if you visit my site and cannot see images or YouTube posts, you can quickly and easily install Firefox and the images will appear!  Right now I am running both IE 7 and Firefox at the same time and while I’m more comfortable with IE because I’ve used it for years, I’m liking the fact that I can see images through Firefox that I can’t with IE. 

Urgent Prayer Request – Erin Page

When someone visits my blog and leaves a comment, I like to visit their site and return the favor.  Today I was led to Brandy’s site and found this urgent prayer request from earlier this week and knew I had to post it here as well.  Please add Erin and her family to your prayer list and pass along the request to as many as you can for there is power in the corporate prayer of those who love and serve Him!  I am pasting the original request as it was received by Brandy along with an update an link to the family’s website. 

erin-page2.jpg

THIS LITTLE GIRL (HER AND HER FAMILY GO TO MY CHURCH) NEEDS ALL THE PRAYERS SHE CAN GET. HER NAME IS ERIN PAGE SHE IS 14. SHE IS VERY, VERY SICK. HER FAMILY HAS BEEN TOLD HER CHANCES OF DYING ARE GREATER THAN HER CHANCES OF LIVING. SHE HAS DOUBLE PNEUMONIA, THE FLU, AND STREP. SHE HAS GONE INTO SEPTIC SHOCK AND IS ON A VENT IN THE ICU.  TUESDAY THEY FLEW HER OUT TO VANDY IN NASHVILLE. SHE HAS WENT UNDER EXPLORATORY SURGERY TO SEE WHERE THE INFECTION IS COMING FROM. ( THEY HAVE SAID THAT THEY THINK IT COULD BE HER BOWELS AND.. OR INTESTINES DYING). SHE NEEDS ALL THE PRAYER SHE CAN GET SO I AM PASSING IT ON TO ANY AND EVERY PERSON I
CAN THINK OF THAT MIGHT SEND UP A PRAYER FOR HER .

Click HERE to visit the website Erin’s family created.  They have a journal where they post updates on her condition.