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What is a Contingency?

  In my last blog I discussed what Pending means in Real Estate and I stated:   Anytime I say Pending, it means the house is under contract. Either with a contingency or not, the house is more than likely going to another buyer. It's just a matter of time until it closes and the new homeowner will be moving in. So what is a contingency?  Well a contingency in a contract is anything that must be first met to allow the sale to continue in the manner in which the contract was written. Most contracts have standard contingencies to include a home inspection, a financial contingency and an appraisal contingency. Other contingencies could include a home sale.  Home Inspection Contingency: This contingency allows the buyer to preform a home inspection (all home inspectors in the state of Virginia must have a license) and the buyer has the opportunity to ask for repairs in order for the contract to move forward. Sellers at this time can a couple of things. Repair all items Repair some it

Leftover Turkey Burritos


I am not the best food photographer so please forgive me but I will toot my own horn about my cooking. Douglas tells me I should be on Chopped. Although I think I win, yes I'm pretty darn confident in that, I am scared about being on TV. 

With Thanksgiving coming up and turkey will be leftover, I have a great recipe for you to try. We fried a turkey this past Sunday and it was wonderful that day but wow, what you can do with the leftovers is amazing.

What You Need: 

Three Cups Cooked, Chopped Turkey
1 Medium Onion Diced
1 Cup Quartered Cherry Tomatoes
2 Tsp. Taco Seasoning
1/2 Cup Water
1 1/2 Cup Taco Sauce
2 Cups Shredded Cheese Blend
10 Flour Tortillas

What To Do:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 

In a large skillet with a lid pour 1 to 2 tsp. Olive Oil. With the cook top on high, heat the oil until you can tell it has thinned out. It is hot now. Add 1/2 tsp salt and  1 tsp. pepper to the skillet. Add Onions. Stir the onions with the salt and pepper and let sit until the edges brown. Turn heat down, stir and let caramelize for ten minutes. Stir so the onions do not stick to the pan. 

Once the onions have cooked for ten minutes, add your chopped turkey. Heat for around two minutes. Add taco seasonings and water. Add tomatoes. Cover skillet and cook until water has absorbed. Remove from heat and add 1 cup of shredded cheese. Stir until creamy.

In a casserole dish, spread 3/4 cup of taco sauce to the bottom of the dish. Heat tortillas in microwave for 40 seconds. 

Spoon meat mixture down center of each tortilla; roll up. Place, seam side down, in dish. Place in dish. Reserve a small amount of meat mixture to place on top of casserole. With reserved taco sauce, spoon evenly over filled tortillas. Cover with foil.

Bake for 20 minutes. Uncover; top with remaining cheese. Bake uncovered for 7-10 minutes until cheese has melted and attained the brown look you like. 



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