Sunday, December 21, 2008

One last Nursery Project and a Recipe

So I had this frame hanging in my office at work with various vacation pictures. I decided to try and do something fun with it for the nursery.

I painted the frame silver and painted the mat a giraffe print and then put pink paper in the background and framed a few of our best ultrasound pictures. The 6 week picture where Harper was just a dot, the 11 week, two of her 20 week ultrasound pictures and two of her 3D pictures. And then in the middle - I'll put a picture of her once she is here - probably from her first week. I really liked the way it turned out. I wanted something special to do with her ultrasound pictures because they were so exciting for us to catch a little glimpse of our miracle! I'm going to hang it over the changing table.
I thought I'd share a quick easy recipe that I made tonight to freeze. I now have six meals in the freezer ready to eat after Harper comes! I'm hoping the week of new years to maybe do a couple more. It will just be nice to have food ready to go!

This is something my dad used to make for us every once in a while. He used corn tortillas and I think fried them in oil (maybe?) but I'm going the easy route and just doing flour. (I was making two pans so I have more ingredients up here than you need!)

Beef Enchiladas

1 lb hamburger meat
1 small onion, chopped
1 can of chopped black olives
1 can of cream of mushroom soup
1 can of Enchilada sauce
8 oz of shredded cheddar cheese
6-8 flour tortillas

Brown the meat and saute the onions in with it. Once that is done, add in the olives and let it heat and then add in 3/4 of the cheese and let it melt - mix it all together. Fill tortillas with the meat mixture and roll up. Combine the mushroom soup and enchilada sauce and pour on top. Top with remaining cheese. Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes.


Serve with Spanish rice!

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59 comments:

kate said...

If I was nearby, I'd drop by with a meal...wish I was!

Love the new frame...I love in homes how quickly the wedding/couple pics go to baby pics once God's greatest earthy miracle arrives.

stay warm...22 in OKC!

Suzette said...

Yum, those enchiladas look delicious! I love what you did with the frame!

Katie said...

Yummy! That looks good! I have been trying to figure out which of my meals freeze best so that I can be ready when the time comes in my last trimester to freeze some meals. I'll have to add this one in, too! The frame turned out SO CUTE! I love it! I love the matting you made for it!

Kendra said...

I love that frame!! It turned out so cute and will go perfectly in her nursery!! I love how you are displaying her ultrasound pictures, I am sure it would be easy to forget how special those times were once you actually have that sweet miracle baby in your arms!
Recipe looks yummy! I made your hashbrown casserole yesterday for breakfast...mmm,mmm, good! =)

Jennifer said...

That looks delicious. Thanks for sharing. Love ya girl.

Jennifer

Rebecca Jo said...

How creative with that frame!!!

and yum.... enchilada's look fantastic!

jenkins_k08 said...

I love the frame! its sooo cute :) your so talented. i love little harper's room. i cant believe you only have 3 weeks left, i just started reading your blog and feel like its flew by! thanks for the free recipe' i like to try new things being a newly wed and all .

The Masseys said...

Love love the frame, it turned out so great! I can't wait to see her picture in it!

Wonderful idea about freezing some meals, you will be so thankful to have them done once sweet Harper arrives.

The Garners said...

Love the frame project!

This recipe sounds great--Lane could eat Mexican food every night of the week!

Jennifer said...

I just love the frame! What a cute idea!

I made almost the exact same recipe last night for dinner! The only difference is that you use a can of chili w/o beans instead of the soup. I make it all the time and it is sooo good!

Deidre said...

What a cool idea for that frame! At first, I thought the mat was scrapbook paper - it looks great. Now, just to see that precious baby girl .....

Kristin said...

The frame is so precious! You make it sound so easy....if I had tried to do the giraffe print, there's no telling what it would've turned out like! LOL
That's so special though and so pretty!

Have a wonderful Christmas!!

Angie said...

Love your cute frame!! Adorable! I love enchiladias, you are smart to make meals and freeze them up. You will be so busy when Harper comes!!

Heather said...

Kelly- that frame turned out GREAT- perfect for Harper's room! And I love to freeze meals...definitely a good idea for when your sweet baby girl comes!

Val, Mike and Brax said...

you will be amazed at how one day, ALL the frames that used to have pics of you and hubby or the dog in them will have pics of the baby in them. i think the only photos we still have of "us" out are our wedding pics. the rest are brax! i wonder what people do when they have a second kid...

Jennifer C said...

I am very impressed with your giraffe print painting! It looks so awesome!!! Here's a heads-up I got from an ultrasound tech friend....the pictures you get from an ultrasound on that slick feeling paper will fade off that paper in time. If you want the printed image to last, you'll need to copy it onto regular paper. Didn't know if you knew that.

I LOVE what you're doing with the prayer/praise for a baby blog!!!

Melissa said...

I love what you did with the frame! I wish I was crafty enough to do something like that!

Jennifer said...

Cute idea with the frame.

The recipe sounds delish! I'll have to try it. I'm always trying to think of new and exciting recipes to try and this will be one for sure. I'm trying the poppyseed chicken recipe tomorrow. :)

Thanks for sharing!

Jacquie said...

I'm lovin' that frame! What a cute idea.

Your Dad gave me that recipe a LONG time ago. Love those enchiladas.

I freaked out a little bit when I read that comment above about you only having 3 weeks left. I knew that you had 4 weeks left last week, but 3 weeks sounds SO much like "any minute now" to me!! I'll be asking your Mom every time I see her now if you're having any pains... ha!

Nancy said...

Kelly, please add the name of Janet Hughes to your list. She and her husband would love to be able to find a baby to adopt {they have an adopted daughter}. They thought they had one this past October, but in the last few hours before the papers were signed, the mother changed her mind.
This is a precious Christian family that yearn to love another child. I would love for her to be added to your list. Thank you for being an instrument for our King, it's awesome to see His power at work!!

Nancy said...

Kelly, please add the name of Janet Hughes to your list. She and her husband would love to be able to find a baby to adopt {they have an adopted daughter}. They thought they had one this past October, but in the last few hours before the papers were signed, the mother changed her mind.
This is a precious Christian family that yearn to love another child. I would love for her to be added to your list. Thank you for being an instrument for our King, it's awesome to see His power at work!!

Taylor said...

I love the picture frame! You did a great job, and those enchiladas look so yummy! It's getting so close now, it's so hard to believe she'll be here in less than a month!

Katie said...

Kelly, your frame is precious!! How special!

PRAISE the LORD for all of these praises! I know they will keep coming...

Nancy said...

I would like for to add our daughter, Leslie in Mississippi, to your list of praying for a strong, loving, Christian husband.

JCWillow99@gmail.com..( Cassie) said...

Please add our daughter Melissa D. to your list. She and her hubby are trying for their first baby.

Thank you...

Kingdom Mama said...

Those look SO good. I'm making them for sure!

The frame is adorable too. You are so creative!

Carol said...

Kelly, I will probably try this recipe out soon..I have recently made 2 of your chicken recipes and my family enjoyed both of them! Thanks for sharing them and I love seeing all the creative things you do for Harper's nursery, congratulations!

Jenny said...

Wow! Those look so yummy!!! I will have to try them! I love the picture frame idea! What a cute matte!!! Love it!

Mandi said...

Happy Birthday!!!
Enjoy celebrating your special day!

Candy said...

LOVE the frame! :)
Thanks for the recipe! It sounds delicious and simple. :)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Patty said...

I love the frame! Beautiful! I am going to copy the recipe because my family loves Mexican anything and this recipe sounds delicious.

Blessings,
Patty

Heather said...

I saw your mom's blog...HAPPY BIRTHDAY! How special to have your birthday so close to Harper's. I am anxiously awaiting the day when I check your blog and see that she has arrived. Merry Christmas!

Julie said...

I LOVE the frame!! That is just so neat and adorable. I'm at the office now and I nearly went Awwww outloud!! You are so creative!

Those enchiladas look yummy even at 9:25 am!! I love the idea of making up and freezing several dishes. I keep thinking I need to do that. It would be a great way to start out the new year and eat out less.

Kara said...

First of all, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!! I hope you have a wonderful day Kelly!
That frame is sooo cute and I too am impressed with the giraffe print you painted! Only a few more weeks until you have a picture of your sweet baby girl to go in the center!
Oh, and those enchildas=LOVE.

Megan L Hutchings said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KELLY!!! I hope that your day is a wonderful as you ;)!

The frame turned out just perfect!

Nicole M Wood said...

The frame looks great!!!

When you get done cooking, feel free to come to my house.

Happy Birthday!!!

Cari said...

Happy Birthday Kelly! Thank you for your wonderful blog! Merry Christmas too!

Staci said...

How cute is that frame?! Harper is going to be the envy of all the other little girls!!

Julie said...

Just read Laurie's blog:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!!! BLESSINGS TO YOU!!

You are a beautiful creation from a wonderful Creator!!

Meredith said...

What a very sweet idea, Kelly! Everytime you see the frame, you will just get a wonderful feeling inside that those pics are precious ones of your precious baby Harper! AWW! Also, I love the recipe! I will have to try it!

Caroline said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRIEND AND MOMMY TO BE!!!!! I LOVE YOU AND HOPE YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY WHILE YOU WAIT FOR YOUR DAUGHTERS BIRTHDAY!!!!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS

Sara said...

Happy birthday Kelly!!!

Sara from Italy

Rathi said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KELLY!! Hope it is a great one! That frame turned out soooo cute, can't wait to see the pic of Harper in it!!! The recipe looks yummy, will have to try it soon! Have a great day and Merry Christmas!

Scrapper Mom said...

Stopping by from Leigh Ann's blog to wish you a very Happy Birthday!!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

You are truly in the height of your nesting..it's only a bit away. :)

Megan said...

Happy Birthday Kelly!

Becky said...

Happy Birthday Kelly! I got my zebra print chair, in Bradford, AR at Lucky's.

Pam said...

Happy Birthday Kelly.
I was a December baby too (49 years ago).
I love your blog and can't wait to start reading baby tales.
Pam C.

KellyB said...

Happy Birthday Kelly!!! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Amanda said...

Kelly, you are so smart to have food in the freezer. I hope people bring you lots of meals so cooking is one less thing you have to worry about when Baby Harper comes home. Nice to know though that you have some favorite homecooked dishes just in case. More time for you to rest and enjoy your precious baby girl. Thanks for posting the recipe. Like my sister, Kendra, I too love your Hashbrown Casserole and Cake Balls (oh how dangerous those little treats are!)

The frame is beautiful! You are so talented and creative!

Kayla said...

Happy Birthday, Kelly!

I've been reading your story for quite a while. Little, Miss Harper is already a VERY lucky girl!! You're going to be an amazing mom!Have a WONDERFUL day and a Merry Christmas!!

Kayla

d5lewis said...

Kelly,

I have been a lurker for sometime... We have a lot in common, but today, I finally understand the "connection". Not only are we Christians, wives, mothers and graduates of small Baptist schools, we share the same birthday. So from one 12/22 to another....Happy Birthday! May God continue to bless your socks off!

Deana Lewis
Lubbock, TX

Mind Your Manors said...

VERY cute frame! I think that my crafting hit its peak right before each of my kiddos were born...so watch out! I love to read your blog and have enjoyed following your pregnancy.

Amy

Michelle said...

Coming out of hiding! :D Wishing you a Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great day.

~Michelle

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

You are so smart to freeze some meals ahead of time! The Enchiladas look yummy!

~Bekah said...

YOU PAINTED THE GIRAFFE PRINT?! WAY TO GO! I love how the frame turned out! sorry to say, i don't like enchilladas but they look yummy like an enchillada should for those who like them. haha.. i'm a very picky eater!haha. great idea freezing food ahead of time! i'll have to remember that! we might find out tomorrow if Baby Kee is a boy/girl at our appt. tomorrow!! yeah!

Natalie said...

Happy Birthday, Kelly!!

Just think, this time next year, you'll be celebrating with a precious baby girl!

Many Blessings!
Love,
Natalie in Tampa

Jessica said...

Thanks for the recipe Kelly. I made it last night for dinner. My husband and I loved it! I'm looking forward to some more for lunch today! Hope you have a peaceful and joy filled Christmas. Love from Jessica in Australia. :)

creative gal said...

I love the dinner idea!! Once I am feeling better I plan to try it out. Also, Love love love the photo frame idea!! I may fix that for a friend who had a preterm baby.