Friday, January 02, 2009

Happy New Year -- Botana and Boom!!

So, we started the New Year off by lazing around the house. I made my husband's favorite, a botana (like his mom used to make)

I think this will become a traditional thing.*

We put away the holiday decorations and tree, my husband and my son both disappearing every so often as they did not want to put them away. (Hmmm..I am always ending up putting the decorations away).

My son had gotten us involved in the annual Twilight Zone marathon and we were enjoying the day watching black and white and ironic endings.

The evening was wearing down and we started getting the end of holidays/vacation blues (even though Michael and I had Friday off). Our friend John came over and we were starting another Twilight Zone eppy, when SNAP, SPARK, BOOM. Our four month old 40 inch t.v. went Ka-Boomy.

T.V. repair coming on Monday--until then, we get a hint of the old days--the old 19 inch t.v. from upstairs. (It was a bit unnerving to watch my son laying in front of the old t.v. with a black and white television show--like a flashback to my youth).

*Its really simple:

Layer corn chips (no salt), refried beans (just spoonfuls all over), and shredded cheese. Add more cheese to the top layer.

Microwave until the cheese melts.

For toppings, chop up:

1 onion
2 avocados
2 tomatoes
1 can of chopped green chillis
(obviously you can make it hotter by doing jalepenos, etc.)

Add a dolop of sour cream.

Since my husband and I have differing tastes, we wait until we have our individual servings before we top it with above ingredients.


~Jess said...

That looks delicious: What precisely is in it?

Our TV died last night too: The tube blew.

Rachel said...

My tv has been dying a slow painful death since I moved almost 3 years got dropped, and the upper left corner is green tinted, and it's slowly spreading.

I just don't want to spend the money on a new one. THere are so many things I need more than a new tv, but damn, I really WANT a flat screen!!!!

docgrumbles said...

Hope you survive the time without the TV!

Fertilized said...


So sorry about hte tv. Ours has decided to have red/green lines on it.

MrsSpock said...

That looks scrumptious!