Smothered Burritos

Ingredients:

  • (2) cans of Ranch Style Beans
  • (2) cans of Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • (1) lb of Ground Hamburger Meat
  • (8) oz of Shredded Cheese (I use Colby Jack mix or Cheddar)
  • (5) Burrito Tortillas

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350*. Brown the ground hamburger meat in skillet. In a bowl, mix ranch style beans, cream of mushroom soup, and (4+) oz of shredded cheese. Mix in ground hamburger meat after browned and drained. Spoon in mixture into tortilla and roll into a burrito, closing both ends. After rolling (5) burritos and placing them into 13 x 9 baking dish, cover them with the remainder of the mixture. Sprinkle the rest of the shredded cheese on top. Bake for about 20 – 22 minutes or until cheese is completely melted.

Serve with Love & Enjoy!!!

This is a really great recipe that is quick for all you busy Moms & Dads!!! I don’t like a lot of meat, but I love these burritos! I did not make up this recipe. In fact I’m not sure who did. I worked with a lady in my early 20s who gave me this recipe. She told me that she got it from someone else.

Yoga While You Pump!!

My 5 month old baby is breastfed. So since I work, I pump twice a day. Both of these times are during my 8 – 5 work shift. I use 30 minutes of my hour lunch break to pump and then I take a 20 to 30 minute break in the afternoons to pump. During lunch, I usually pump 20 minutes. In the afternoon, I usually pump for 10 to 20 minutes, depending on how busy I am and what time I am actually able to break away from my desk. I usually talk to my husband on the phone or look on Facebook or Pinterest on my phone while I pump. But today, I decided to do something a little different and much healthier during pumping sessions. I decided to add a little Yoga and stretching while I pumped. I sit alllllll day long, except for the few times I get up for lunch and pump breaks, and bathroom and drink breaks, or to take files to another department. Then, when I go home, after getting supper fixed for my family, I sit more to nurse my baby, and study with my (2) school aged boys. Then, after I get them in bed, I sit some more to do my studying or homework. My thighs hurt often through out the day at work from sitting and by the time I crawl into bed I have cankles. You know, when your calves meet your ankles and you cannot tell where one part ends and the other part begins.

I use the Medela Pump In Style Advanced Double Electric Breast Pump and I love it!! I use a hands free pumping bra with this. I breastfed all (3) of my boys. My first for 6 months, my second for 4 months, and my now 5 month old, still going strong. I used a single electric pump with the older two. This go around, I feel like a pro!! Not only at pumping, but at breastfeeding all together. I’m a multi-tasker! So having a double pump and being hands free has given me so much freedom while I pump! So, today during my lunch pump, I tried a few different stretches, such as neck rolls and just moving my legs a lot, like kicks. You still have to be very careful not to do a stretch or pose that may unhook something and or spill baby’s liquid gold. During my afternoon pump, I tried a few Yoga poses such as Warrior, Mountain, and Tree. Let me tell you, I felt tightness and stress immediately relieve, and I do believe during my afternoon pump, I may have pumped and extra ounce.

I am going to continue to Yoga while I pump with yoga poses and stretches that are easy to do while hooked up to a breast pump. Just an FYI, I am not any where close to being a doctor or professional of any type in the medical field. I am just sharing what I am trying and what I find helps me get through my pumping sessions in a healthy way. This may not be for every pumping Mama.

What do you do while you pump? Read, exercise, or just relax and enjoy the quiet “mommy” time? I’d love to hear from you!!

 

The Journey Begins

My husband often says that I give too many details when I am trying to tell him something. I cannot help it. I am an informative, detailed oriented person. I love to help people, even if its just by sharing my experiences with someone that can relate it to something that  they are experiencing or want to learn more about or try. That is the main reason that I started my blog…. To share and hopefully help Mama’s or even Dad’s playing the Mama role with everyday life, recipes, life hacks, and anything else I can think of. And to share my stories no matter the length! I have been married for 11 1/2 years and we have 3 handsome boys who are full of life, to say the least. Motherhood is not easy , but it is so worth it! We all just try to be the best parent for our children & pray that we raise them to be the person that God intended them to be. I strive to be a good Mom & wife. I believe that we should lead by example. I am still working on this. After 3 boys, I am still learning new things almost daily.

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

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