Google’s April Fools Jokes 2011

As Bebe au Lait’s ‘web guy’, I have a bit of a love affair with Google. Not only do I live two miles away from their campus in beautiful Mountian View, CA, I use their service literally dozens of times a day, everday, whether it is searching for information, checking stats, or other wonderful Google-esque things.

Every April 1st is an exciting time as we can be sure that Google is going to pull a few jokes on us. Let’s take a look at what they’ve set up for us today…

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What’s for dinner Wednesday: Mexican Lasagna?

As a gift, some friends created a book of all their favorite recipes for me. Today’s dish is from that collection and just may be one of my family’s favorite dishes. It is also a great meal to make for parties and gatherings since it’s a bit of a change from traditional lasagna. For new mamas who are breastfeeding, just be sure to get the mildest salsa and watch out for too many onions and garlic!

6-8 corn or flour tortillas
2 cans of refried beans (we use one pint and one black – mix together first)
12 oz shredded cheese
16 oz salsa
1 small can sliced black olives
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 small sliced zucchini
1 bell pepper sliced
1/2 cup fresh chopped cilantro

1 pound ground meat (optional – beef, turkey or pork) – brown first
2 fresh tomato sliced

* You can use any veggies you like. You can also add jalapeno, green chili, regular beans, and even ground meats.

In a 9 X 13 pan, layer like lasagna. A little salsa on the bottom, then a layer of tortilla (rip them to fit just right). With a spoon, spread a layer of beans on the tortilla; then veggies, cheese and salsa. Repeat. Repeat again. You can end here, putting lots of cheese, your cilantro and tomato slices on top for presentation. Or you can do one final layer of tortilla before the cheese and toppings.

Bake at 375 for 45 mins

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Mama Mondays

The girls are sick! For the months of October through April, it seems like every other week you have sneezing, running nose and coughing kids! It’s hard with the baby being sick and sounding so sad with her little cough. My eldest, did the spike in fever all weekend (with the typical spike happening around midnight to 2 am). Poor girls and (can I say it?) poor me? I know that I shouldn’t but I did. I am exhausted and I felt terrible coming to work today but the fevers are gone and the cough will linger for a week or two no matter where I am.

I realized this morning that I had done nothing to try and help ward the sickness from me. The funny thing about being a mama is that you get to “get sick” you just don’t get to “be sick”. So, I down about 6,00 mgs of Vitamin C powder and realized that I should get a tactical plan together to not get sick myself.

This seems to have worked in the past….let me know what you do to keep the kiddo germs away!

  1. Every three hours, 1 scoop of Vitamin C powder
  2. Wash hands every time I get up from my desk
  3. Drink 10-12 glasses of water
  4. My mother in law believes that an herbal supplement, called ColdSnap will knock anything out of you.
  5. Eat double dose of fruits & veggies (especially fruits with antioxidants like blueberries)
  6. Sleep (if you can)

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3.23.11: What’s for Dinner Wednesday: Chicken & Mushroom with Grilled Veggies & Risotto

This was the husband’s turn for dinner, he always manages to make everything better than I do and he never uses a recipe – just his instinct. I can follow a recipe like nobody’s business and make a great dinner but on the nights that we have to “wing it; he is the boss in the kitchen.

For dinner the other night, he served:

Chicken with Mushrooms
Grilled Veggies (Asparagus & Zucchini)
Herb Risotto (Trader Joe’s – boxed)

Chicken
Three breasts
¾ bag of pre sliced white mushrooms
Garlic Salt
Montreal Steak Seasoning (we both have a thing for this spice!)
Cast Iron Pot (this has been awesome – be sure if you get one to never use soap or soak it)

Put the pot on low to med heat, add EVOO, coat chicken with garlic salt and Montreal and add to pan with mushrooms. Cook about 8-10 minutes on both sides, there should be no pink in the middle.

Veggies
Zucchini (2 large – sliced)
Asparagus (we used about ½ pound to feed three)
EVOO
Garlic Salt (my husband gets a bit carried away with this so use sparingly since you already have on the chicken)

Toss veggies with EVOO and garlic salt, place on pan and put in broiler for 8-12 minutes (length depends on “al dente” preference of your veggies)

Risotto
Cook according to instructions on box or be very fancy and make your own J

Plate up and serve hot!

Delicious – even the three year old enjoyed all of it!

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