Monday Motivation

This Saturday was my little sister’s birthday.

She finally turned 21 this year, so we of course went to Vegas. My aunt picked me up after work and we headed straight to my mom’s house. Once we got there we picked them up and made our way to Las Vegas.

It was a girls getaway and it was very refreshing to spend time with my family but also to be apart of a moment that my sister will remember forever. She of course was on a lucky streak when she turned her $5 into $25 dollars. We even went to Excalibur to watch the Tournament of Kings, which is a fun family dinner show.

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The weekend couldn’t have been any better. Everyday I feel so grateful that I have an amazing family that loves me unconditionally. There is no greater feeling then spending time with the people that love you.

So this week’s quote is inspired .

my mother is still young and full of life, despite her age, and still looks young as well.. but this is still such a rarely realized aspect of reality...: Photo Credit: Lifehack

Hope you all had a nice and relaxing weekend.

-Erika

My Original Chef

Many people would never guess that my boyfriend was the only one in our relationship that really knew how to cook. I was 20 years old when I met him and sometimes it shocks me how much I have learned from him. He is not just my boyfriend but my role model.

So as I watched him, I began to pick up some cooking skills. My skills improved significantly that my boyfriend stopped cooking. Now there are moments when I miss his cooking. As any good boyfriend would do on my birthday month, he surprised me with a meal.

There is a local Asian market called H Mart and it is the best place to go treat hunting. We found some delicious ribs there and decided to buy some and make it at home. So today I will be sharing how my boyfriend makes short ribs.

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First you put in some oil, we used Canola oil. Once the pan is slightly warmed you slowly put in the meat.

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We cooked each side for about 3 minutes each.

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Once it has brown you want to take the meat to the cutting board and chop it into pieces.

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Then throw it back into the pan until it is crispy.

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When that is all done we get a spoonful of rice and enjoy them together.

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Offically Wifey Material

Good Morning Everyone!!!

Hope you all had a good nights rest. So last night was my night to cook dinner and I thought I would try to make my mom’s meatloaf. Amazingly it was pretty easy and it was so mouth watering.


The meatloaf took an hour to bake and there was no complications at all. About thirty minutes in I started boiling the corn. Some of the corns I cut in half and others I kept whole. Then after that I started boiling water for the mash potatoes. I used the instant mash potatoes only because it saves me some time and energy.

Once the water was boiling, I took it off the stove and quickly mixed in the powder with a fork. When that was mixed in I let in sit on the stove with the lid covered.

Shortly after the mash potatoes were done, boom out came the meatloaf.


It was still sizzling as I laid it on the counter. The aroma of it filled the air and my mouth couldn’t wait to taste it. After making this dinner I feel so accomplished, I finally am Wifey material.


Serves: Makes 10 servings.

Ingredents:
2 pounds lean ground beef
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
1 package McCormick® Meat Loaf Seasoning Mix
1/2 cup ketchup, (optional)

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 375°F. Mix all ingredients except ketchup in large bowl until well blended.
Shape meat mixture into a loaf. Place in foil-lined baking pan or 9×5-inch loaf pan. Top with ketchup, if desired.
Bake 1 hour or until cooked through.

The Brands I used: Idaho® Applewood Smoked Bacon Flavored Mashed Potatoes and McCormick® Meat Loaf Seasoning Mix.