So the other night, I was trying to pull together a meal from what we had already here in the house, and pretty far into our making of fajitas, I realized I didn’t have any fajita seasoning.
Now could I have used a different seasoning? Sure. But why settle when you can just make a fajita seasoning with a few other seasonings you probably already have on hand?
Here is a simple Fajita Seasoning recipe, along with a few others you can quickly pull together for a meal at home.
Homemade Fajita Seasoning:
garlic powder (1tsp)
onion powder (1/2tsp)
ground cumin (2tsp)
dried oregano (1tsp)
cayenne pepper (1tsp)
ground pepper (1/4tsp)
Here are a few other blends you could quickly pull together when in a pinch. I've linked each blend to websites with quick and easy recipes. Let me know if you try them and what you think!
-Everything Bagel Seasoning
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We all dream of what our dream home looks like, right? Well, mine is clean (does anyone actually dream of a dirty house?!), filled with lots of natural light, and very well organized. I can't help but scroll through Pinterest or Instagram and hate everything about my kitchen situation.
For those of you who have been here with me since the beginning, you're familiar with our first home -the true Dresden Avenue. I loved that house so much for all of it's original charm and character, but the pantry situation was bad. It was about 24 inches wide, only 6 inches deep, and had maybe 5 shelves. It was rough, but we made it work since at the time, it was only Dane and I.
When we decided to move, we knew our next house would be where we would raise our babies, so I had imagined a pantry big enough for our future family. I even created a Pinterest board to save all of my inspiration and organization ideas. Well, as luck would have it, we found a house that had a separate garage space for our workshop, it was newly remodeled and had SO much yard space for our pups. The problem was that we would be going from a very small pantry situation, to no pantry at all. You win some, you loose some.
I'm always up for a good challenge, so I'm setting out to create the organized kitchen I've always dreamed of, with or without a dang pantry.
So first up was my dream spice drawer. Something about having them all laid out, easily seen, with pretty labels just nerds me out. Dane thinks I'm psychotic, but whatever. Maybe I am.
I bought the glass spice jars on Amazon for a great deal! You can find the exact jars I bought here. I bought 36 of them, and they come with a collapsible funnel, plastic shaker lids, the metal caps, 2 kinds of jar labels, and a chalk marker.
Obviously I didn't have a need for the labels, but I kept them so that I could use them for any future projects I may come up with. Maybe I can use them when creating and organizing my pantry?!
I have a Cricut Maker, so I was determined to make the custom labels myself. They are inspired from the labels I found on this Etsy shop. The only thing I didn't like about them was the numbers on them. I really don't think I could've lived knowing I had missing our out of order numbers, so I nixed those. But most everything else is very similar.
I think I may have Dane build me a spice holder to slide into this drawer so that the tops sit up a little higher. I think it may make it easier to get them out of the drawer when I need them.
Most of the spices I have are ones that I've gotten from the grocery store, but I do have a few that I've put together myself. You can find my Everything Bagel recipe here, and my Fajita seasoning blend here.
My next project will be organizing my fridge and putting together a pantry in one of our cabinets. Be sure to follow along over on my Instagram page, and send any and all inspiration my way! As always, thanks so much for stopping by!
You guys. Christmas is in TWO DAYS! Luckily, this year I was on my A Game, and was able to finish shopping in time, wrapped my presents on time, AND have the food I'm bringing to each event prepped and ready to start baking! I'm really not sure who I am these days.
Never mind the fact that I still have no idea what i'll wear. Last minute outfit prep will never change, and i'll most likely always paint my nails in the car on the way to our destination
And of course I forgot one of the most important details -cookies for Santa.
Our plans tomorrow for Christmas Eve will start early and end late, so there's no time to bake cookies for Santa. I needed something quick. I found this recipe over at The Frugal Girls and couldn't resist.
It's super easy and looks SO ELFING FESTIVE, Santa will never knew you forgot about him.
You can find the details of this recipe here. But please know that even though this recipe is stupid easy, I'm cheap and only bought what was absolutely necessary. For me, I already had mints on hand, so I just took all of my holiday stress out on these poor little guys (like, Dang it Susan! Figure out your Starbucks app pay BEFORE you get to the window! I've got cookies to bake this evening!) and they turned out to be exactly what I needed for this recipe.
It's probably best you don't let your children watch that last part, but I DO suggest letting them taste test the first cookie before serving to Santa. I mean, someone has to make sure they're worthy, right?!
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas from my home to yours!