So since I don't have a newborn to take care of (yet!) I've been trying some of the millions of recipes that I print out from the cooking blogs that I follow. One BlogHer that I recently found is Jenny at Picky Palate. Her dishes look oh-so-appetizing to this pregnant lady! Here are two that I tried this week that I really liked.
Chipotle Chicken, Black Bean and Corn Mini Quesadillas
We had these for lunch today and they were soooo delicious! Thaddeus said at the beginning, "wow, these taste like we're at a Mexican restaurant" and then later, "I like these even better than Chipotle burritos!" They were a tad bit spicy for the kids (even only using 1 chipotle adobo pepper) so I think that I'll serve theirs up next time before I mix in the chopped up pepper!) I used part of a rotisserie chicken from Costco so it was pretty easy too! I think that next time instead of cutting circles out of the tortillas I'll just quarter them (faster and less waste) even though they won't be as circly and pretty! They really hit the spot!
Cheesy Baked Mexi-Rigatoni
I made this for lunch yesterday (it's easier to cook when Nate's asleep!) Even Sammy (who tells me that he DOESN'T like noodles) ate this up. Again, it's a little bit spicy but not bad. It's really cheesy and Thad liked it too (although not as much as he LOVED the mini quesadillas). It made a really full 9x13" pan so I might cut it in half next time since I ended up freezing about half (I put it into little Tupperware containers to take to work!)
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