Adjustments

We have all been in situations where we have had to make adjustments in our lives, moments where we needed to stop and rethink a choice, a direction, a moment, a thought?! Adjustments help to create something that will work in your world, allowing moments to run a little more smoothly. Adjustments can be made to or with many things, adjustment does not mean change, adjustment is "a small alteration or movement made to achieve a desired fit, appearance or result".


Making adjustments to your daily activities, adjustments to your work schedule, adjustments to your diet, adjustments to your exercise....You can adjust to just about everything, or make adjustments to just about anything. Don't ever be afraid of or worry about making adjustments, they are for you in order to make your life work, to improve a situation, or just for change. You are in control, you can make any adjustment you choose, you also make the decision on whether or not that adjustment worked for you.


Things change in our lives all the time, what worked for you a year ago may not be working so well any more, make adjustments. Our diets don't really stay the same, foods that we could eat before, don't work so well in our system anymore, make adjustments. Exercises or sports we used to do become more difficult, too much effort or stress on us, make adjustments. A recipe that sounds good, but there are some ingredients you don't like or cannot eat, make adjustments.


Sometimes the adjustments are made to things or situations, and sometimes, the adjustments are a change in our own attitude or outlook toward something. Physical or mental adjustments are usually used to improve something, or to make a situation better or more acceptable. You can make all the adjustments you want, to keep your life running as smooth as possible for your self and those around you. Make the adjustments necessary to live your best life, and to be the best version of yourself in this ever changing world we live in.


Butternut Squash Mexican Casserole


Ingredients:


2 tbsp high heat cooking oil

1 medium butternut squash, peeled and diced

½ yellow onion sliced

1 poblano pepper, cored and sliced

2 jalapeno peppers, cored and sliced

2 tsp cumin

Salt and pepper to taste

1 can black beans drained and rinsed

1 bunch chopped cilantro

2 handfuls fresh baby spinach leaves

2 cups salsa

8 small corn tortillas, cut into quarters

* You can add shredded roasted chicken it you would like


Directions:


Preheat oven to 400 degrees

In a 9x13 baking dish place diced butternut squash, sliced onion, sliced jalapeno and sliced poblano along with the 2 tbsp oil. Stir to combine. Add the cumin, salt and pepper. Stir again to combine the spices.

Bake at 400 for 45 minutes or until the butternut squash is tender.

When done, remove the vegetables from the oven, turn oven down to 350 degrees.

Transfer the vegetables to a bowl with 1 cup salsa, the black beans and cilantro, stir until well blended.

Using the same 9x13 baking dish start to layer your casserole. Spread a thin layer of salsa on the bottom of the dish, then cover the salsa with a layer of the corn tortillas. Top the corn tortillas with ⅓ of the roasted vegetables. Place another layer of the corn tortillas on top of the vegetables, then add the two handfuls of spinach. Top with a thin layer of salsa, followed by another ⅓ of the vegetables. Finish with the last of the tortillas, thin layer of salsa, and remaining ⅓ roasted vegetables.

*If you are using chicken, place the chicken on top of the spinach during the layering.

**You can also add some type of Mexican blend cheese or grated pepper jack to the casserole, just sprinkle some on with each layer.

Place the layers casserole in the oven at 350 and bake for 20 minutes.

Once done, remove from the oven and let cool for about 10 minutes, garnish with avocado and more cilantro.



Butternut Squash Mexican Casserole








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