One of my favorite meals is at a restaurant called "Buffalo Wild Wings" and I like to get their nachos. So, I decided tonight to try and mimic that dish at home. I knew it had ground beef, chili beans, queso and onions in it, but that's about all I could figure. Well, Brian wasn't home yet so I started making the dinner with the ingredients that I had on hand. Ground beef (extra lean), taco seasoning, some queso, shredded cheese and yellow onions, oh and tostitos. I was certainly lacking. I browned my ground beef and my onions and as soon as Brian got home from work, I ran to the store. I let it simmer while I was gone. Typically, I would have just let it go and made do with what I had, since running to the store before dinner is something I try to avoid doing, but I really wanted to try to make this type of nachos. But what I really wanted was a red onion. I bought the red onion and black beans and queso, came home and finished the meal and it was pretty good. Not as good as the real deal, but not bad. The red onion was incredible. Perfect. It's interesting because I used to hate onions. Even now, I wouldn't eat a sauteed onion if you paid me and I don't like my burgers with onions on them, but I always try to add them to my recipes. I love red onion on salads, too. Anyway, onions can be so tasty while you're eating them, but the lengths you go through to get the taste and smell out of your mouth after you're done eating them is outrageous!! And my house REEKED of onions. I opened my windows, washed down the counters, took out the trash and lit a candle just to get rid of the onion smell. Even now, 5 hours after having dinner, all I smell is onions. But I'll never leave it out of the recipe!
Anna slept in her bed all night last night. She woke up at 8:45am and waited until 9am when I came and got her. She's a good girl. As of right now, Noah is expressing NO interest in sleeping in his own bed. He can't crawl onto Anna's bed, so he's pretty frustrated with it. Anna also received a package from her "Aunt Jenny" today. (Aunt Jenny is my very good friend and soul sister, Jennifer Helen...she'll get a blog entry dedicated to her very soon.) She received butterflies to hang from her ceiling in her bedroom. They're adorable and Anna loves them! (so do I!)
Anna and Noah have their 2 and 3 year old appointments tomorrow. Brian is taking off of work to go along. The last time we were at the doctor's office the doctor hurt Anna's ear. He was checking for an ear infection but couldn't see in due to ear wax so he was scraping her ear out. Well, she kept moving and it cut her. So, since November Anna has been saying "Dr. Miller hurt me." Should be interesting as we pull up to the doctor's office.
I leave you with some pictures of Noah, since I feel I have neglected him in my blog. We did put big boy underwear on him tonight for the first time ever. He peed in them within, hmmmm......3 minutes.