After a week and a half of trying new recipes, and being eager to do great things, my creativity has worn out. At this point I just want the easy and simple. And that is exactly what I found!
Sunday, after a lunch of leftovers, I made a Mexican dip from a recipe that I got my a friend at work. It was so simple to make! I friend up a pound of ground beef with some onion, and then drained and rinsed it. I put the ground beef back in the pan and added a large can of cream of mushroom, a can of rotel, and a can of pinto beans. Once it boiled for about 5 minutes, I took it off the heat and added some shredded cheese and stirred it in. We had some corn tortillas in the fridge, so I sliced them and fried them up for some yummy hot tortilla chips. It was a delicious meal, and the boys were excited because they got to eat chips for dinner!
Sunday night we had some chicken breasts that I boiled with some celery and then sliced/shredded. I put it in the fridge, and saved the broth, too. Monday night was so simple-I got 2 small packages of chicken flavored egg noodles, and cooked according to the package directions, other than using the broth that I had in place of some of the water. When it was about 2 minutes from being finished, I added the shredded chicken. Yum! Easy and delicious! After it was finished I realized that I had forgotten to cook a vegetable. My boys informed me that they could see bits of orange (carrot) and green (beans?) in the noodle mix, so they were sure that counted !
Tonight the plan was taco salad-simple! Make some taco meat with beans, add lettuce and chips, and it's done. The plan didn't happen. I bought ranch style beans instead of kidneys, so I didn't want to use those. I settled on using my leftover Mexican dip instead-I just stirred it in with the ground beef and taco seasoning. Then I discovered the salad had turned brown, so I ended up just serving nachos. I fried corn tortilla chips again, topped with the meat mixture, shredded cheese, and taco sauce. It was yummy, but I feel bad for not having a vegetable again.
I'll have to make up for that...well, who knows when? My hubby's flight is tonight, and he will be back! It's been a long 2 weeks, but I survived cooking without having sandwiches for dinner the whole time.