Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps for #WeekdaySupper #McSkilletSauce


Taco Lettuce Wraps #McSkilletSauce #WeekdaySupper

A few weeks ago, I had some ah-mazing dinner plans after work with friends at a new spot in Tampa. Sadly, I was stuck at at the office later than I expected to be, and couldn’t make it to dinner with everyone.

Starving, I wasn’t sure what I’d do for dinner – until I remembered I had a saucy packet of Taco Skillet Sauce from McCormick! I also had a package of ground turkey that needed to be used, and we generally always have Mexican inspired ingredients in our home; fresh guacamole [something I make weekly!], shredded cheese, and lettuce. And with that, a new dinner was born.

Chipotle + Garlic Turkey Taco #weekdaysupper #mcskilletsauce

These Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps with McCormick’s #McSkilletSauce is a perfect #WeekdaySupper! They were ready in under 30 minutes, and since Jason had class, there were tons of leftovers for us both to enjoy as lunch the following day. Any time I can find a meal that is just as good the next day, and I’m a happy kid.

Taco Toppings #weekdaysupper #mcskilletsauce

Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps for #WeekdaySupper #McSkilletSauce

Serving Size: 4-6

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg. Taco with Chipotle & Garlic Skillet Sauce
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • lettuce of choice (I prefer iceberg or bibb), rinsed and broken into serving pieces
  • shredded Monterrey Jack cheese
  • diced avocado or guacamole
  • cherry tomatoes, sliced in quarters

Instructions

  1. Brown ground turkey in skillet on medium-high heat. Drain fat.
  2. Stir in Sauce. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer 1 minute or until heated through.
  3. Serve ground turkey in lettuce. Top with cheese, cherry tomatoes, guacamole or diced avocado.
  4. Serve immediately, and enjoy!
http://www.casadecrews.com/2015/03/turkey-taco-lettuce-wraps.html

 

Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps #WeekdaySupper #McSkilletSauce

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We’ve got some tasty, easy, and delicious #WeekdaySupper meals using McCormick Skillet Sauces all week, so be sure to check back daily, to snag all of the fabulous recipes!

Monday – Slow Cooker Sicilian Chicken by The Dinner-Mom
Tuesday – Garlic Shrimp Stir Fry by The Messy Baker
Wednesday – Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps by Casa de Crews
Thursday – Chicken Fajita Bowls by Family Foodie
Friday – Smoky Applewood BBQ Chicken Salad by Peanut Butter and Peppers

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by McCormick in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own.

 

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Life: A Update

Oh hai. I am in fact alive, my friends. You probably already knew that based on the occasional post, but still going strong with Instagram “stories”, right?

I told myself that 2015 would be the year I slow it down, and find the balance. But guessss what?! I’m struggling with this daily. Hell, I am at the point where I struggle hourly with it, if I’m being honest.

+ Work has been insane [for like a whole year now]. My day job is not difficult, per se, but mentally it can be exhausting to remain cheerful, nice, polite, etc while dealing with customers, as well as co-workers. I told you all about a year ago, I joined a new team within the same department, and while I wouldn’t say I am overly passionate about the corporate world of healthcare by any means, I put all my heart into this new team. That got me thinking outside of the box, and an award/trip to Minnesota last November.

But I am beyond burnt out. I have been told “good things are coming”, and that’s nice and all, but at some point I decided that I didn’t care what good things were supposedly coming my way, and it was time to try and move on.

I started applying for positions in other departments. Before I received an official offer, my boss, and my boss’s boss asked if there was anything they could do to make me stay. To hear that in such a large corporate world with the entry-level position that I have is a pretty big deal. I felt/feel loyal to my position, and had to think about what I wanted.

#amysaysyesplease #iloveabd

I thought so much about it, that the next day on my way out of the house I backed into my husband’s car. Like legit sat in the driveway after hearing the “crunch” and couldn’t figure out what I had hit! It was bad – my mind, not the cars. That was my sign that it was time for me to move on. I also coincidentally drank tea from this mug the day I made the decision to be a big girl and tell the bosses that I needed to see what other opportunities were available to me.

…and several hours later, I received a job offer!

+ I attempted to run my first 5k of 2015. I sucked. I sucked so hard, ya’ll. It was terrible. I hadn’t been training like I was last year, and it showed. So what did I do? Signed up for another 5k in 3 weeks; I’ll be alone too since Jason will need to study for finals. Who am I that I sign up for runs alone? I guess even though I was disappointed in myself for “running” so badly, that I found the motivation I needed to improve.

2015 - Gasparilla 5k

2015 – Gasparilla 5k

2014 [more on that run here]

2014 [more on that run here]

+ I know a lot of the stress I have that causes me to not want to work out is my job. I’m drained and don’t want to do anything after work. I make myself go out with friends, and stay busy which is a nice distraction, but I’m starting to think I keep busy so I don’t truly have to focus on whatever my actual shit is in my head.

+ I’ve received some ah-mazing paid opportunities lately for the ol’ blog. It takes a lot of my time though, and I have thought about scaling back. But I love that a hobby is “work” I occasionally get paid for, or invited to. Then again, I’m fairly certain if I had more time, I could blog full-time and quit the day job…

…basically it all comes back to balance. Taking the time I should take for myself [and my marriage], for my home, and family, friends, and hobbies. How do people do it all?

I think each month I’m going to make some concrete goals, and blog em’…more to keep myself accountable, but also because I do enjoy seeing your goals each month. Would that be something you’d be interested in reading?

I know we’re all busy, so I don’t want anyone thinking I am one of those people who is just sooo busy, and no one can relate. I know that isn’t the case, and I would never want it to be. This is just where I’ve been, and why I have been mostly absence. This kid needs some balance!

Thanks for reading. xoxo

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Prosciutto Wrapped Shrimp for #SundaySupper

 

The Oscar Awards are a fancy affair! Why not make your dinner an event of its own with Prosciutto Wrapped Shrimp?! It’s light, indulgent, and insanely easy to make.

Prosciutto Wrapped Shrimp for #SundaySupper

I love watching the Oscars. I love them so much, that I had this whole plan to share fun Oscar party ideas throughout the week. But then life happened, and I never got around to it [but hey, grab this free 2015 Oscar ballot printable I found for tonight!]

I asked folks on my Facebook page what kinds of foods came to mind when thinking of the Oscars. Everyone said cheese, brie, to be exact. As well as seafood, and other fancy bites. I couldn’t agree with them more! I think prosciutto is a “fancy” cut of meat; thin, flavorful, and just two ingredients, ham and salt – which also makes it “clean” in my book. Wrap fresh shrimp with proscuitto and brush with melted, smooth, buttah and I think we can all agree this dish would win for best bite! Hardy har.

Prosciutto Wrapped Shrimp#SundaySupper

Prosciutto Wrapped Shrimp for #SundaySupper

Ingredients

  • 5-6 thin slices prosciutto ham
  • 1 pound jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined (these will shrink, so I highly recommend JUMBO)
  • 1 tablespoon ghee, or butter, melted
  • salt, pepper, garlic salt, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. On your cutting board, slice prosciutto into long strips and then slice each of those strips in half. Wrap a piece of prosciutto around the body of a piece of shrimp, and lay it seam-side-down on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  3. Brush the melted butter onto the top of each shrimp. Season with a few pinches of salt, pepper and garlic.
  4. Bake for 7-10 minutes, until the shrimp are pink and clear, and the prosciutto is slightly crispy.
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See what other award-winning dishes we’re sharing for today’s Red Carpet Sunday Supper!

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Will you be watching the 2015 Oscars, tonight?

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ANNIE comes to Tampa! #ANNIEonTour

 

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Leapin’ Lizards! As a kid, I always loved muscials – still do, actually, and ANNIE was one I watched over and over [and over!] on VHS, as a kid. So when I had the chance to take my girlfriends last night to see little orphan Annie sing her heart out, I felt like I was ten again. It was magical.

Girls Night at the Straz, Tampa

The sun was not shining last night, my friends. It rained, it was cold [for Florida], and I hate to drive in those conditions. But we didn’t stop that from a trip to the Straz to see ANNIE!

It was the classic ANNIE we all grew up with, with a few new songs in that I didn’t recognize. It was a feel good show all around, and the ending had me smiling from ear to ear.

If you’re an ANNIE fan, make sure to see this show! Performances of ANNIE are Tuesday – Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 1 and 6 p.m. Regularly priced tickets are $46-$105 and may be purchased by calling 813.229.STAR (7827) or 800.955.1045 outside Tampa Bay, in person at the Straz Center Ticket Office or online at www.strazcenter.org.

#AnnieonTour

Tonight is Broadway Family Night! For the Wednesday, Feb. 18, performance, kids 12 and under can get 50% OFF their ticket with the purchase of a full-price adult ticket. Come before the show for fun activities and then stay after for a talk-back with company members! Broadway Family Nights are recommended for ages 5+.

Help the sun to come out tomorrow for children in need: ANNIE, the Straz Center and Metropolitan Ministries are partnering to collect school uniforms for children in need. At all performances of Annie, Tuesday, Feb. 17 through Sunday, Feb. 22, donations of primary school uniforms and other children’s clothing will be accepted at the Straz Center. The drive benefits Metropolitan Ministries who serve families in need in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Polk counties.

Do YOU have a favorite musical?

*I received tickets to attend ANNIE at the Starz through the Tampa Bay Bloggers. All opinions are my own, and I loved this show!

 

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