Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Yummy Dinners!

Since we are trying not to spend as much of our time and money at the Taco Bell drive thru, I have had to do some more cooking these last two weeks.  Here are two recipes that we have enjoyed this week that were both super easy.

Pico de Gallo (after having this, it might be difficult to go back to jarred salsa)

2 tomatoes, finely chopped

1/2 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped

1/2 red onion, finely chopped

2 green onions, chopped

1 clove garlic, chopped

1 lime

Salt (just a sprinkle)

Mix all chopped ingredients, juice the lime over the top.  We used it on chips and as filling for quesadillas (with cheese).  I might put some of the extra on spinach for lunch tomorrow.  It’s awesome.  It’s supposed to have cilantro, but we kind of hate it, so we leave it out.

My Big Fat Greekish Chicken

I made this up last night.  And it was awesome.  I hid the leftovers from Andy so I could eat them today…and I obsessed about eating them all day.  Lunch was the best part of my day!

Chicken breast—salt and pepper it.

Cook your chicken until it’s nearly finished.  Then zest and juice a lemon right into the pan.  The juices will sizzle and some will evaporate right away.  That’s good.  Then add a good handful (maybe a 1/3 c.) of feta cheese.  Most of it will appear to disappear as well.  It will melt onto the chicken and be perfect.  Top it off with a tablespoon of finely chopped fresh oregano and serve it right away.  Seriously, those flavors together are awesome.  The oregano and the lemon are really fresh and the cheese is salty and tangy and it’s oh-so-good.

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