Thought I’d share some dinner ideas that are easy and the best muffins my sister-in-law Kerry made!
2 chicken breasts
About 3/4 cup corn
About 3/4 cup black beans
Taco seasoning (I used about half for 2 chicken breasts)
Any toppings for your tacos (lettuce, sour cream, cheese, salsa)
1. I boiled the chicken in water for about 30 minutes tops (until it is no longer pink in middle).
2. Chop or shred the chicken into small bites.
3. Pour in corn and black beans (I used canned for both and just rinsed them. I didn’t measure what I put in, but was probably about 3/4 cups).
4. Pour in half the seasoning packet with about 1/4 cup water.
5. Stir all together and serve in tortillas!
*This made about 6 small tacos. If you want to bulk it up, use 4 chicken breasts because they shrink when you cook them. If you do that, double the rest of the ingredients. I ate these for lunch the next day. Really good.
Tortillas (from the night before)
2-3 eggs per person
Shredded cheese (I always use monterey and colby jack blend)
Toppings for tacos: sour cream, salsa
*You can spice up your eggs with yellow onions, green onions, bell peppers, ham, potatoes, etc…
Scramble your eggs and serve them in tortitllas! So easy! I didn’t use any “spicing” up the other day cause I was lazy, but next time, I think I’ll cook some skillet potatoes (see below) and add them to the taco!
Skillet Potatoes: I can make some REALLY good skillet potatoes! My dad taught me how!
1. I take 2 medium sized baked potatoes and stab them on all sides with a fork. Then pop them in the microwave for several minutes until they are cooked through (I stick a toothpick in them to see if they’re done). There is a potato button on the microwave. It usually takes several minutes, but I never have calculated the time (depends on how large the potato is). Make sure to flip the potato halfway through.
2. Once the potatoes are done, you may have to cut them in half and let them cool a bit. Once cooled to where you can handle them, cut them into bite sizes (half moons).
3. Put some butter in a skillet and add the potatoes (this is what makes the potatoes really good – Butter)! I sprinkle mine with Creole seasoning once they’re all covered in the butter. Keep adding butter until they are lightly browned on outside.
Easy Pumpkin Spice Muffins (recipe from Kerry O’Rear):
Regular size can of pumpkin pie filling
1 box of spice cake
1.Mix the 2 ingredients together.
2. Spray 2 muffin pans (makes 1.5 dozen)
3. Pour batter into muffin pan and bake for 20 minutes on 350 degrees.
OH MY GOSH! These were so good! I ate like 4 muffins! Really good with coffee!
**I’ll take some pictures this week when I make these things and add them to this post so you can see what they look like!