10.18.2011

Baked Southwestern Egg Rolls + Fall Decor



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aka I cook mexican type dishes atleast 3 times a week.

Have you noticed that?!

I'm sorry that I'm not branching out lately with the recipes, but I just love me some mexican food. I first spotted this recipe on ...yep, you guessed it, Pinterest. I feel like with all that I'm pinning these days, I should try and tackle atleast one new recipe per week {in a dream world}. This one I pinned a long time ago and have wanted to make it ever since, so I'm glad it's now "crossed off the list". Do you ever crave dinners that are on the lighter side? I know I do and these egg rolls are perfect for that. You can add a side of rice if you have a husband like mine who needs more food. These aren't your typical egg rolls..they are so flavorful, spicy, and also vegetarian. You could add some chicken in if you wanted, but they are good without it. My husband dominated them and that makes me very happy! I even had some extras to bring for my lunch the next day and they were just as good as the night prior...whoop, whoop.

I kept saying how much I want to make them for the next party we go to..they would be a big hit I'd bet. Now, I just gotta remember that.

...and I'll make a mental note to not share anything mexican for atleast 2 weeks ;)


Baked Southwestern Egg Rolls
Source: Annie's Eats


Ingredients:

2 cups frozen corn, thawed
1 (15 oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (10 oz.) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend
1 (4 oz.) can diced green chiles, drained
4 green onions, chopped
1 tsp. ground cumin
½ tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. pepper
¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
1 package egg roll wrappers (about 24 total)


Directions:


In a large bowl, combine everything but the egg roll wrappers.  Mix well to blend.  Lay an egg roll wrapper out on a work surface so that one of the corners is pointing toward you and place ¼ cup of the filling in the center.  Fold the tip closest to you up over the filling, roll a bit, then take the points pointing outward and fold them in toward the center.  Continue rolling into an egg roll shape until a small part of the remaining point is still free.  Dip a finger in water or beaten egg and lightly brush on the edges of the free corner.  Finish rolling and press to seal closed.  Repeat with the remaining wrappers and filling.
Preheat the oven to 425˚ F.  Lightly oil a baking sheet with cooking spray.  Place the sealed egg rolls on the baking sheet seam side down and spray the tops of the egg rolls with cooking spray.  Bake for about 15 minutes, or until lightly brown, turning halfway through baking.  Serve warm with salsa.


...Bon Appetit!



As you all know from my post yesterday, we went to the pumpkin patch this weekend. I also had some time to spice up our house and add some pretty fall decor. I didn't get much pictured, but thought I'd share anyway. I'm on the hunt for a cute fall table runner so the pincone vase will look more complete. Just pretend it's there, will ya? These are iPhone pics so excuse the poor quality.






A post would not be a post today without asking who watched Most Eligible Dallas with these two last night?



Most Eligible Dallas


Matt Nordgren and Courtney Kerr - Samsung And Verizon Launch The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1


I got completely hooked on this show when I was home sick the other week. They were having a marathon that day so I watched all the episodes back to back. At first, I was on the fence about if I liked Courtney or not, but now I've decided I pretty much love her. She tells it like it is and is always saying something witty. I want one of everything she wears and can't help but stalk watch her relationship with Matt. They are so cute together, but why aren't they together now?! So disappointing! Courtney has a "what I'm wearing" website now that gives the breakdown of where her outfits are from. How did they know that's just what I need? Makes it so much easier for me to become poor. Le sigh.



What did you think of the big weekend they had together?!


Ooh, and her lace top on WWHL...

I MUST FIND IT.


Happy Tuesday!

32 comments :

  1. Those eggrolls look amazing! I used to make mexican meals about 3 days a week too....I could eat it everyday! I'll definitely have to add those to my list. :)

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  2. ahhh i missed it, what happened with them two... need details!!!

    She is AMAZING... I thought she was kinda mean at first but then i kinda got how she was and ended up LOVING her!!!

    Your fall Decor looks lovely!!

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  3. O my!! Those sound amazing. I believe I will HAVE to make them soon!

    I have been seeing so much about this Most Eligible Dallas, but had never heard of it. I think it's a must watch, from what everyone has been saying!!!

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  4. those eggrolls look so good. i'll have to try that recipe sometime.

    love the idea of baby pumpkins on candle holders.

    and courtney and matt...i stayed up all night to see if they were still together. i was so sad when they said they weren't. they totally should be and i think one day they will be when they are BOTH ready.

    courtney has a website and i think it's whatcourtneywore.tumblr.com

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  5. Great recipe...YUM!

    Love yout pinecones, that is SOOO CUTE!

    Have a great day!

    xoxo

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  6. great recipe! I could eat 100 of those!

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  7. The eggrolls sound yummy! I'm guilty of making Italian dishes..umm.. well, as many times in the week as I possibly can! Love me some Italian!

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  8. me and mexican food are best friends....so basically i WILL be trying this recipe!

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  9. I have been on a total Mexican kick right now, too! It didn't help that last time I was at the grocery store the bagger accidentally put someone else's queso cheese and chorizo in my bag. Your decorations look great! All I have up is one pumpkin sitting on my front porch and some hanging mums.

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  10. I totally watched it last night and was also bummed to find out that they aren't together and head over heels in love! Boo Matt, Boo! Yes, I blame Matt....he drives me nuts....but I adore Courtney! Which means I adore you for showing me her website!!! :)

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  11. Those eggrolls look DELISH! I watched that show when it very first came on but then forgot all about it!! BUT I loved Courtney because she's REAL {sometimes catty} but would totally be our girlfriend haha. I am checking out her website!!

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  12. That recipe sounds fab, I love the home Fall decor, and definitely watch Most Eligible Dallas (well, most of it). Those two need to realize they are supposed to be a couple. End of story.

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  13. No idea what Most Eligible Dallas is, but I love what she's wearing! Those egg rolls are making me salivate. Wonder if there is some way I could make the egg roll wrap part with a gluten free option?

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  14. Mmm. I love that these are from scratch. The reason I don't usually eat these is because they are frozen and processed ickiness. These look positivley scrumptious!

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  15. The egg rolls look amazing! Must try them soon! And I love your Tarjay candle holders! :)

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  16. Yum!! Making these this weekend :) I absolutely love Mexican food, and cook it way too often!

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  17. Those egg rolls sound delish, love your candle holders with the baby pumpkins, and I did NOT like Courtney at first, but she has slowly grown on me - and did you see them live last night...can someone tell me why they aren't together??

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  18. I've made these egg rolls many times! My hubby likes them too :)

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  19. Oh my goodness, your note was the sweetest thing ever - thank you SO much.

    From the bottom of my heart, I am so very sorry to hear about your mom and aunts. I lost my uncle to pancreatic cancer in high school, and the pain was so terrible.

    I bet they look down on you and smile everytime you remember them and in the ways you are trying to fight cancer. I know there is a cure - there has to be! So very thankful for wonderful people like you who remind me that we're all in this together!

    Ona bright note - LOVING your blog! I'm your newest and happiest follow (not to mention those baked egg roles look to die for!).

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  20. looks delish!! :) I need to make these!!

    and omygosh - so upset that courtney and matt are not together still :( they are so cute together!

    love the pumpkins on the candlestix!

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  21. I'm obsessed with Most Eligible Dallas too!! I was the same way with Courtney in the beginning but love her now and her amazing clothes!

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  22. First off, that dinner looks amazing. I love love Mexican food, too! It's the best. Second, I also love that you love Most Eligible Dallas and had a similar issue with to like/not to like Courtney at first. I'm with you though- I LOVE her and wish her and Matt were together now. I was wondering the same... why not?!? Bravo is my addiction. :)

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  23. Those egg rolls look incredible!! I just wrote down the recipe and am heading to the store now. My boys would LOVE them! Thanks so much! Love the blog!

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  24. YUMMY!!!!!!!!!! I need to get back on the cooking wagon. For real.

    As for the decorations... LOVE! So cute!

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  25. Those egg rolls look delicious. I cook Mexican recipes all the time - no worries! I have to try these for our next football get together! Thanks for sharing!

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  26. I have got to try that recipe!! I love me some mexican food, too!! AND I am kind of obsessed with Most Eligible Dallas! I LOVE Courtney! lol I was on the fence in the beginning too, but have learned to love her style and personality. And Matt is just adorable :)

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  27. I've so gotten out of my pescatarian/vegetarian ways since I've moved but Mexican is a favorite of mine too because it's so veggie friendly :)

    I'm sad that I only caught one or two episodes of Most Eligible. Total bummer!

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  28. I loved the finale of Most Eligible Dallas...I was hopeful that they'd still be together, and was sad to see you write that they aren't still together. So sad.

    Love your blog and glad I stumbled upon it.

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  29. Those egg rolls look so yummmilicious!! Why must you give me these craving at 11:30 pm, Katie?

    Love those candle holders! It's even better that you placed little pumpkins in there!

    I wish I would've watched Most Eligible Dallas..It really is crazy I missed it since I'm obsessed with the Bachelor! I might have to watch the episodes online now!

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  30. This recipe looks delish! I just pinned it. :)

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  31. love MED! I am so pissed they are not together right now!! That kiss was hott!

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  32. I haven't seen the hot tub episode yet but I LOVE that show! I love all the characters although I think Drew is a baby 90% of the time. Also, I'm so glad you pointed out Courtney's website. She wears the cutest outfits!

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