Monday, July 28, 2008

Mexican Pizza

My children loved this! :-)

Mexican Pizza
8 servings

1 cup plus 2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons oil
2 cups flour
1 cup cornmeal
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 teaspoons yeast
1 pound ground beef
1/2 onion, diced finely
1 cup salsa
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 can mexican style refried beans
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes
crushed tortilla chips
additional salsa and tortilla chips

Add first six ingredients to bread machine and choose dough cycle. Meanwhile, cook ground beef and onion. Add salsa, salt, pepper, and cumin to beef and mix thoroughly. When dough is ready, spread onto a 14 inch pizza pan. Spread beans on top of dough and beef mixture on top of beans. Top with cheddar cheese. Bake pizza at 400° for 20 minutes. Top with lettuce, tomatoes, and a sprinkling of crushed tortilla chips. Serve with additional salsa and tortilla chips.

~for today~July 28, 2008

Outside my window...there's lots of sunshine, lots of heat, and lots of summer. :-)

I am thinking...about how I want to organize our home school for the coming year.

I am thankful for...
the Bible.

From the kitchen...mexican pizza for supper.

I am wearing...a white eyelet baby doll top, army green capris, and brown beaded flip flops.

I am creating...a knitted camouflage hunting scarf for my son.

I am going...
to a dentist appointment this morning and to a home school co-op meeting this evening.

I am reading...
Escape from the Kitchen by Deniece Schofield.

I am put the finished knitted pieces of my poncho together soon.

I am hearing...the children watching the Brady Bunch on television.

Around the house...
I'm sorting through old home school supplies and curriculum to make room for the new and helping my daughter with her first cross stitching project.

One of my favorite things...daisies.

A few plans for the rest of the week...accomplish as much as I can!

Here is picture thought I am sharing...a rose on my kitchen windowsill.

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A Month Of Proverbs

Proverbs Chapter 28

1 The wicked man flees though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion.
2 When a country is rebellious, it has many rulers, but a man of understanding and knowledge maintains order.
3 A ruler who oppresses the poor is like a driving rain that leaves no crops.
4 Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, but those who keep the law resist them.
5 Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the LORD understand it fully.
6 Better a poor man whose walk is blameless than a rich man whose ways are perverse.
7 He who keeps the law is a discerning son, but a companion of gluttons disgraces his father.
8 He who increases his wealth by exorbitant interest amasses it for another, who will be kind to the poor.
9 If anyone turns a deaf ear to the law, even his prayers are detestable.
10 He who leads the upright along an evil path will fall into his own trap, but the blameless will receive a good inheritance.
11 A rich man may be wise in his own eyes, but a poor man who has discernment sees through him.
12 When the righteous triumph, there is great elation; but when the wicked rise to power, men go into hiding.
13 He who conceals his sins does not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy.
14 Blessed is the man who always fears the LORD, but he who hardens his heart falls into trouble.
15 Like a roaring lion or a charging bear is a wicked man ruling over a helpless people.
16 A tyrannical ruler lacks judgment, but he who hates ill-gotten gain will enjoy a long life.
17 A man tormented by the guilt of murder will be a fugitive till death; let no one support him.
18 He whose walk is blameless is kept safe, but he whose ways are perverse will suddenly fall.
19 He who works his land will have abundant food, but the one who chases fantasies will have his fill of poverty.
20 A faithful man will be richly blessed, but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished.
21 To show partiality is not good—yet a man will do wrong for a piece of bread.
22 A stingy man is eager to get rich and is unaware that poverty awaits him.
23 He who rebukes a man will in the end gain more favor than he who has a flattering tongue.
24 He who robs his father or mother and says, "It's not wrong"—he is partner to him who destroys.
25 A greedy man stirs up dissension, but he who trusts in the LORD will prosper.
26 He who trusts in himself is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom is kept safe.
27 He who gives to the poor will lack nothing, but he who closes his eyes to them receives many curses.
28 When the wicked rise to power, people go into hiding; but when the wicked perish, the righteous thrive.