Archive | February, 2013

LASIK Update

21 Feb

Its been over a month since I had LASIK done and its been the best month ever! My eyes arent dry at all and my vision is perfect, and i am lucky to have no halos or starbursts at night! It is so, so liberating. The one month check up with my doctor went well – The flap is healing properly and I am still at perfect 20/20 vision. For the first 2 weeks I was so nervous about my eyes – not wearing makeup and afraid to rub them the slightest bit. But that is long gone now. I rub them gently to remove my eye makeup and its not an issue. You really have to hit your eyes hard to move the flap. So all good!! and so happy!!!! I can’t wait for the summer to swim freely in the ocean without worrying about the salt water and contacts when I dry my eyes. I have avoided going under the water for many years now and cant wait to be fearless in the water again like i was before I started wearing contacts. So excited!

My version of Chili’s Skillet Queso Dip Recipe

17 Feb

We love this dip. So do our friends when they come over! I usually end up making this for football game gatherings at our place on a Sunday afternoon. My favorite chip for it is the hint of lime tortilla ones, and scoops work great too since the dip is kinda heavy with chunks of ground beef. Sorry the pic below sucks. I wasn’t thinking about blogging the recipe at the time.

Plurity's Chili Queso Dip

 

Ingredients:

16 oz of Velvetta

1 cup milk

2 15oz cans of Hormel Chili (no beans)

.75 lb of ground beef

Approximately/To taste:

  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (can replace with red pepper flakes)
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 4 tsp chili powder

 

Directions:

Brown ground beef in frying pan. Drain oil.

Melt 16oz of Velvetta cheese on stove in medium to large pot over medium to med-high heat. adjust as needed. you can cube the cheese first to help it melt faster.

As the cheese starts melting, mix in the 2 cans of hormel chili. stir.

Mix in milk and then add in the cooked ground beef. adjust amount of meat added per your preference.

Continue mixing until everything is melted together nicely.

Add in all the seasonings (paprika, cayenne pepper, cumin, chili powder) and lime juice.

Continue stirring until thoroughly heated. Transfer to a bowl and serve with tortilla chips. A side of sour cream and salsa is good too.

Leftovers can be stored in the fridge and heat up in the microwave or on the stove.

 

Enjoy!! :)