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Menu “Monday”

7 Feb

We had an absolutely wonderful weekend!  Birthday celebrations were plentiful, and I feel so lucky that my family and friends shared in the fun.  Thank you!

We ate at two fabulous restaurants this weekend.  For lunch, we ate at Bone Garden Cantina.  It is some seriously amazing Mexican food, and it’s a really fun atmosphere.  Between all of us, we ordered a variety of dishes, and they were all delicious.  If you go, you must get the hot chocolate and churros for dessert.  So. Good.

For dinner, we ate at Le Petite Maison Bistro.  It was fabulous as well.  David went out on a limb (and, for those of you that know us, you know we don’t go out on limbs when it comes to food…) and ordered FROG LEGS.  He loved them.  I had a nibble, and they were delicious, but I just couldn’t quite get over the fact that I was eating Kermit.  I had shrimp and scallop linguine, and it was wonderful.  We definitely recommend both spots!

And now…for dinner this week…

Happy Tuesday, y’all!

Recipe of the week

24 Jan

We get stuck in recipe ruts pretty easily. To stay out of those, I use a few websites to get new recipes (love Cooking Light and SkinnyTaste), and we try to make at least one new recipe each week. Sometimes they’re keepers, annnnd sometimes we toss ’em.

David is a big fan of the burrito bowls at Chipotle, so I thought I’d try my hand at recreating them.

Ingredients

  • Boneless, skinnless chicken breasts
  • Cilantro
  • Two cans Rotel tomatoes with jalapenos
  • Rice
  • Black beans
  • Lime juice
  • Shredded cheese
  • Shredded lettuce

We got home around two, so I put the chicken breasts, some cilantro, and the two cans of rotel into the crock pot on high. Once the chicken was cooked through (about two hours later), I moved them to my kitchen aid mixer.

This may be the greatest thing I’ve ever learned on Pinterest.  I might be late to the party on this one, so ignore this if you already know.  Read carefully, and never forget this next sentence. You can use your mixer to shred chicken.

Amazing, right? Just toss your cooked chicken in with the paddle attachment, turn it on, and watch in amazement as you realize how much time you’ve wasted shredding chicken in the past.

Once it was shredded, I returned it to the crock pot to let it simmer with the tomatoes and cilantro for another hour or so.

I put the black beans, more cilantro, and a little bit of salsa on the stove to simmer.  Then, I started the rice.  Before we had our rice cooker, I used the Cilantro Lime Rice recipe from Skinnytaste.  Now I just toss the cilantro and lime juice into our rice cooker.

Once our rice was done, we made our burrito bowls!  This recipe is definitely a keeper.  So delicious…and not too far off from Chipotle!