Now that the holidays are over I feel like we can all finally sit down and just relax a little. January and February are the months when the kids don’t have as many after-school activities and after going non-stop since September, we definitely enjoy a few weeks of a slightly slower-paced schedule.
During the fall months and all the way up until Christmas, things are so busy that we don’t even have much time to just sit back together as a family and do absolutely nothing. My idea of a day of nothing includes staying in my pajamas all day, snacking on some tasty bites, sipping on a delicious drink, and binge-watching TV with my family. It’s a guilty pleasure that doesn’t happen near enough…and this month I hope to take a couple of days and change that.
I’ll admit, I rarely begin watching new shows on television, because I can never seem to keep up with them, and it’s also hard to find programs that the whole family likes to watch. What we normally get hooked on are things like The Food Network, where we could sit and watch Cutthroat Kitchen and Chopped all day. HGTV is also something we frequently ogle at. House Hunters, Love it or List it, and The Property Brothers are always a hit.
We also enjoy various shows on the History Channel, and have been watching American Pickers for years now – and (bonus) it’s also educational for the kids. The kids are also huge fans of Treehouse Master on Animal Planet; I think we all go back to our childhood dreams while watching that show.
If we don’t see something on TV that interests us, we like to watch family comedies together, or classic shows like Full House, I Love Lucy or The Flintstones. Yep, we are a unique family.
When we do have days that let us lounge around, I’ll look through the cupboards and throw together an appetizer platter and whip up a few snacks. One thing I’ve made before that my husband and I like involves only a couple of ingredients. The first time I made them the flavor reminded me of jalapeno poppers, yet in a milder way.
I called them Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies Snack Wraps and made them using RO*TEL Mild Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, cream cheese, wheat tortillas, and a little cheddar cheese.
Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies Snack Wraps
What you need:
1 can RO*TEL Mild Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies
6 8 inch whole wheat tortillas
1 8 ounces package of cream cheese
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
PAM cooking spray
8×8 inch glass baking dish
Spread cream cheese evenly on each wrap. Drain the can of RO*TEL Mild Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies and spoon 1 tablespoon onto each wrap. Roll tightly and place in a baking dish that has been sprayed with PAM cooking spray. Sprinkle with cheese.
Place under broiler until the cheese is melted and the wraps are warmed. Remove from the heat and slice diagonally into two pieces. Serve immediately.
Makes 12 snack wrap bites.
What is your ideal day of comfort? Is curling up and reading a good book? Or binge-watching your favorite shows? What snacks and comfort food do you like to make? Comment below and let me know! 🙂