Sunday, October 16, 2016

Microwaved Brown Sugar Carrots

When I was growing up, I hated cooked carrots.  Like hated them.  I remember this one time I was made to sit at the table until like bedtime because I couldn't stand them.

Now... well now, I have learned to appreciate them.  I'm not going to lie,

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Sorry for the blurry picture - I was hungry. LOL.

It has been years since I made homemade mashed potatoes.  I know they're not difficult, they're just time consuming.   Plus we've been eatting healthier, which doesn't usually include unnecessary carbs --- and mashed potatoes are my weakness.  I usually save the splurging for

Slow Cooker Pot Roast and Gravy

I love Slow Cooker meals.  I find I enjoy using them over the weekend more than on a work day.  Probably because during the week, I know I have to work and I know dinner has to be made but on weekends I want to be laaaazy.  Ha, I say I want to be lazy but

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Baked Honey Lime Tacos

Well we had to have tacos for National Taco day, and it happened to be Taco Tuesday!  We "splurged" on having taco shells as we usually only eat it with the calories.  This recipe comes from my favorite blog to follow, Life in the Lofthouse.

Recommendations: I highly recommend getting a rotisserie chicken or prebaking the chicken as this cost me a lot of time. It's an additional 40 minutes of prep if you don't.  And today was beautiful weather so I took the kids to the park (they rode their bikes and I walked), so I didn't think this through. LOL. It was about 7:30 when we got to eat. Being that it's tacos, we should have been eating by 6:30... so this recipe and I didn't start off on the right foot...

If you do bake the chicken, cover it in taco seasoning!

Results:  I loved having baked the taco meat and cheese in with the taco.  The flavor of the honey lime was all right, but I think I would enjoy the Chicken Ranch Tacos baked.  The pepper jack cheese was a must.

1 lbs. filleted chicken breasts
1 Tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/3 cup honey
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1 pkg (10 tacos) stand n stuff
1- 2 cup shredded pepper jack
1 roma tomato, diced
1 jalapeno, sliced (do not remove seeds)
1 small bag of shredded lettuce
1 avocado, sliced
1 small can of sliced olives

Preheat oven to 400°F and bake chicken (sprinkled with taco seasoning) for 20 to 30 minutes (until temps to 165°F). While it's baking, mix the seasonings, honey and lime juice together in a medium size bowl. 

Once the chicken is cooked through, chop it up and add it to the mix. Put the taco shells in a 9 x13 and add the chicken.  Cover the chicken with the cheese and bake for about 5 to 7 minutes. 

 Serve with the sides and sour cream. ENJOY!