Monday, April 30, 2012

recipe review

Over the weekend I tried 2 recipes I've never tried before and both were a hit! One was on my menu from last week and the other is on my menu for this week (not posted yet ). 

The first one I tried was Creamy Black Bean Chicken Burritos
The recipe calls for smoked paprika & 1/2 tsp of chipotle peppers. I didn't have either of those and I didn't want to buy an entire can of chipotle peppers for 1/2 tsp. So instead I added a little regular paprika and a little taco seasoning (maybe 1 T). The recipe is super easy to make and only took about 30 minutes total. After the mixture was done I put 2 large spoonfuls on a tortilla, sprinkled with cheese and folded them up like a burrito. Then I put them on a hot flat pan and grilled either side til they were crispy.
And there ya go a delicious crispy chicken burrito. I thought they were delicious and so did my husband :)

The next recipe I tried was foil dinners from Little Miss Momma
To be completely honest I had never had a foil dinner in my life, my family never went camping so there wasn't a whole lot of opportunity to try them. So I was intrigued when I found the recipe. I thought they were delicious and so so so easy. Anything cooked on the BBQ that doesn't require the oven to be turned on in warm weather catches my attention. Try them out, they were yummy!
They took about 15 mins to prepare and only 15-ish minutes to cook.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Dresden's Menu 4/20-4/27

Being out of town for 15 days really throws off your eating schedule. I still feel like it's dinner time but it's not even lunchtime yet! I am still adjusting from jet lag, last night I went to bed at 8:30pm and I still want to go back to bed! After eating only Italian food for 2 weeks I thought we'd steer clear of pasta and pizza this week. Here's what we've got going on for dinner through next Friday.

Friday: Chicken Quesadillas
Saturday: Steak with roasted potatoes
don't they look super yummy?!

Sunday: Hamburgers
Monday: Funeral Potato casserole (this with chicken added)
Tuesday: Creamy Chicken Black Bean burritos
Wednesday: Waffles with strawberries
Thursday: Cajun Chicken Pasta (ok, one pasta meal this week :))
Friday: Date night