Sometimes I like to get creative. Sometimes I like to cook with what I have in the fridge/freezer/pantry. Here's what happened last night: 

Mama's Dinner

The Daddy's Dinner

I had these things:
  • four frozen chicken tenderloins
  • 1 lime
  • chili powder
  • 2 small tomatoes
  • bottom of the bag crunched up tortilla chips 
  • leftover sun-dried tomato wrap
  • shredded cheddar
  • taco sauce
  • 1 can of ff refried beans
I wished I had these things:
  • sour cream
  • onion
  • bell pepper (but The Daddy hates them)
I should have remembered:
  • the shredded lettuce in the fridge
I should have saved to go with dinner:
  • the avocado I made into guacamole for lunch
Ahhhhhhhhhhh, hindsight!

So here's how to make it:
  1. Spray pan with butter flavored nonstick cooking spray
  2. Sear chicken tenderloins to lock in moisture
  3. Sprinkle with chili powder (according to taste; some like it HOT, others NOT)
  4. Squeeze lime juice onto chicken
  5. Cover and reduce heat to BARELY ON
  6. Cut two small tomatoes into wedges and place in pan around the chicken cooking in the middle
  7. Sprinkle a little of Paula Deen's House Seasoning on tomatoes (I mix a big batch and keep it in a shaker)
  8. Cover and wait until husband gets home (or 30 minutes)
  9. Shred chicken
  10. Place in burrito-like wrap or serve over beans, cheese, taco sauce and chips. Add anything else that may go bad in the next few days. Yum!
FYI: The Daddy thought it was pretty funny that I was taking pictures of our food before we ate it last night. I ALMOST took a picture of him eating it to post here just to get him back, but thought better of it!

1 comment:

Lindy said...

That looks so good! I love using the stove top to cook supper in the summer, it's too hot to turn on the stove!!!