If you are someone who loves repairing things, or loves being able to find problems instead of paying big money for someone else to do it, then you are exactly like myself! I would rather spend a night in the garage trying to figure what is wrong with something I own, than to pay good money for someone to do the same thing I am doing. I love that with the age of the internet, you can literally Google anything and there is more than likely going to be something that will help you fix your problem. I am exactly the same way when it comes to fixing my electronics. But because of the dangerous and complicated nature of electronics, I had to get myself a new multimeter. I had to do quite a bit of research to find the best multimeter, but once you start learning more what you need in one of these tools, it makes the whole process easier. I definitely suggest you take a look at the OSHA Electrical Safety.
Multimeters are tools that are designed to help detect the flow or lack of flow of a current on a circuit board. You can literally use them for any home appliance or gadget no matter the size. I have used it on my microwave oven, all the way to the circuit on my Xbox One. Now, the ability to have this wide range of readings you will need to make sure you have a strong enough multimeter with the correct safety precautions. I have a multimeter that is CFTALK Gold Certified which means that is are to handle up to 1000 watts. Every multimeter has its own ratings and safety functions so you will have to check with your specific multimeter to see what it can all handle. Along with this, you always need to be careful, you are dealing with live electricity. On the lower end of reading electronics you should definitely be careful, but the amount of electricity isn’t going to kill you, but when you get to higher voltages, this amount of electricity can really do some damage.
This past weekend I spent in the wonderful city of Greensboro NC! Greensboro is halfway between Raleigh NC, and Charlotte NC near the middle of North Carolina. I have a large amount of family down in Greensboro and I heard of quite a few great places to eat down here that I wanted to get some inspiration from! My family had always been talking about a local Mexican restaurant that they said was one of the best in the world, so I knew I had to try their tacos and food!
We decided we were going to try to a local Greensboro restaurant that had raving reviews! But As we were driving down Spring Garden Street in Greensboro, I knew we were gonna have some trouble getting to the restaurant. The past few weeks prior, there had been quite a few cold and windy nights that have really ravaged these outdoors of North Carolina. All this cold had frozen and cracked a bunch of the trees that surround the area, and the wind has helped to throw these branches into the street and completely knocked down some large oak trees in the area. I knew we were gonna have to deal with a Greensboro NC tree removal service! Because I believe that the tree just recently fell down, I decided to call an non-emergency line, and I was going to help bring the tree service out here to help fix this disaster.
After about fifteen minutes of calling, a giant truck came down the road, and I knew it was the tree removal company. Within another ten minutes this Greensboro company had cut this giant oak tree into pieces and had completely cleared out the road! It was amazing how fast they were able to do it, and soon enough we were on our way!
When we arrived at the restaurant our whole day was made a lot better! This small restaurant had a great staff that made me feel at home, and had a great feel to it! After we received our food, I was amazed at how good this North Carolinian country really is!
As many of you know, I started TacoRecipes about five years ago, and it was my pride and joy. But over this past year I kinda fell off the map, and I thought I needed to give you guys an insight on why this happened. So I started TR back in 2010, when I first started exploring the world of cooking and baking. I was really interested in cooking, and I decided to start posting some of the recipes I tried out online, and it took off! So about once a week I would post my favorite my recipe of the week, and post pictures of my actual results and give everyone the insight on how I made it and any tips I had. But this quickly came to an end.
Back in February of 2015, I was out shoveling snow in my drive way, which was rare because down in North Carolina we barely ever get snow. But the week before we had gotten about six inches of snow, and I needed to clear my driveway so I could go out to the store. But as I was shoveling I ended up slipping and falling on my back on my driveway. As I fell I heard something pop in my back and I had this horrible pain in my lower back. I spent the rest of the week trying to ice my back and take pain medicine, but I knew I had to do something a little more. So I decided to go to a chiropractor. I searched Google and I found chiropractorinnc.com which helped me find a local doctor that could alleviate my pain. I found out that I had a ruptured disc in my back which was causing my pain.
I ended up going in and out of this firm for about 3 months, and finally my back was feeling like it should. It was a long and hard process, but it was definitely worth it, and I’m glad I’m feeling better now. Obviously no one wants to have to spend time at the doctor, but such is life. I now feel no pain from the injury, and I’m ready to get back to cooking!
For my first recipe back, I decided to share one I got the idea from the food network. This is going to be a USA Style Beef Taco! This is a pretty simple recipe, but the taste is great!
The total time needed for a six serving meal is about an hour.
Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
What Do You Need?:
1 Cup Peanut Oil
12 Six Inch Kosher Tortillas
6 ounces of panela cheese
1/2 cup cilantro leaves
16 ounces ground sirloin.
First you want to cook the ground sirloin on around 300 degrees F. As this is cooking you will line up the tortillas. From here it is up to you on which order you want the ingredients to go in. I like sprinkling a little cheese on the bottom, and then fill in the garlic. Then once the meat is done I scoop that in and then put the rest of the ingredients on top of the meat. From there you will put the tortillas on a rack.
From here you are going to cook them for around 15 minutes, at around 350 degrees F.
Once you pull them out these tacos will be perfect and ready to be served!
Thank you for reading my USA style beef taco recipe! It is the first of many more to come!
I hope you have had an amazing 2015! I am sorry that I had to take nearly the whole year off. I was dealing with quite a few personal predicaments, and I had to step back and get my personal life in order before I could focus on cooking and my recipes blog!
Thankfully now that 2015 is winding down, I have been able to settle down and get everything sorted out. Fortunately even though I have been extremely busy, I have still been able to get some cooking done, and I have learned some great new recipes! So don’t you worry, I do still have the cooking dedication!
So in the next few days I will put up some of my new favorite recipes!