Monday, April 4, 2011

Enchilada Lasagna

What you will need:

1 jar of salsa
3-4 tortillas
1 red pepper
1 green zucchini 
1 TBL garlic
1/2 ground turkey
1 can black beans
1/4 tsp dried red peppers
1/4 tsp cumin 
1 tsp Italian seasoning
salt and pepper to taste
1 bag of cheese

Preheat oven to 425 degrees

Begin by browning the ground turkey.

While the meat is cooking chop up all of the vegetables that you want to use.

Once the turkey is completely browned add the black beans,
the garlic,
Italian seasonings,
dried red peppers, 
and salt and pepper.

Then add in all the vegetables except for the tomatoes and olives.
Cook until warmed all the way through.

While the vegetables are cooking cover the bottom of an 8x8 inch pan with salsa.

Then add one layer of tortilla.
Tear the tortilla so that they are in small pieces and flat on the pan.
Then cover the tortillas with cheese.

Add in the tomatoes and olives.
Cook until warm.

Once the vegetables are all warmed then add half of the vegetables to the top of the tortillas.
Cover the vegetables with more cheese.

Then repeat the steps again.
Add tortilla, 
and cheese.

Finish with a tortilla topped with salsa and cheese.

Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.

Serve and enjoy!

$10 Wall Ledges

What you will need:
2 pieces of wood the same size: I got these for 50 cents a piece in the scrap section at Home Depot
1 piece of wood the same size: I got these for 50 cents a piece in the scrap section at Home Depot
(These can be any size that you want them to be)
Spray paint: $1 per can at Walmart
Wood Glue: $3 at Home Depot
Screws: $2 at Walmart

Begin by painting your pieces of wood.
I made the mistake of first using regular paint to paint them with a paint brush=BAD CHOICE.
They looked terrible.
So I would strongly suggest using spray paint. So much quicker and it looked a million times better!

This is the blog that I used to make these ledges.
She has a great tutorial so here is her link.

After all the paint has dried,
then use the glue to glue one of the small pieces of wood to the large piece of wood.

I also used wood screws to make sure that mine were really secure.
Drill 4-5 screws along the whole board so that they are evenly spaced.

Then do the same thing but connect the small piece of wood to the other small piece of wood.

Hang on the wall and decorate how you desire!