We have been talking about dreams a lot around here lately. Not the kind we get while sleeping, but life dreams. Himself being a Financial Life Planner has taken some of his clients through the Life Planning Process in order to help them achieve their dreams. Having gone through the process myself, I noticed that certain daily tasks bring me closer to my dreams, while others keep me from them. In this process I took a Kolbe test and was told flat out that I should not be doing our laundry. Hot dog! No more laundry for me. Sadly Himself was told the same thing. This entire Life Planning process has helped me see that the things I am good at are the things I should be focusing on and everything else, well, I need to avoid spending too much energy on them or find someone else to do them for me. I am good at mothering, being a wife, teaching, and cooking. I am not good at house-keeping, paying bills, or putting things back where they belong.
I have identified my dreams and now I am in the process of overcoming obstacles that keep me from achieving them and trying to figure out ways to delegate the tasks that hinder me. So what is the point of all this? I am going to stick with what I am good at and give you this double-d-licious recipe in hopes that you will do my laundry.
Apple Pie Enchiladas
1 can apple pie filling
cinnamon for sprinkling
6 eight inch flour tortillas, the freshest possible
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
In a sauce pan over medium heat, bring butter, water, and sugars to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes. In the meantime, open the can of apples and run a knife through them to cut that apples into smaller chunks. Spread 1/3 cup filling down the center of each tortilla and sprinkle generously with cinnamon. Roll each tortilla and press seam side down in an 11×7 inch baking dish. Once the caramel mixture has boiled for 5 minutes, pour over enchiladas and let sit for about 20 minutes- this helps soften the tortillas. Bake enchiladas in 350 degree oven for 20 minutes. Serve topped with vanilla ice cream and that delicious caramel sauce. Serves 6.
Note- Your tortillas must be fresh or they will be too tough for this recipe.
Speaking of dreams, on the advice of a dear friend, I purchased Susan Boyle’s CD, “I Dreamed a Dream.” It is a beautiful CD and watching Miss Boyle acheive her dream is even more beautiful.
Just out of curiosity, what are some things that hinder you from living your dreams? Or if you are living your dreams, how did you get there?