Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Week's Menu

A fellow blogger has started doing a weekly menu sharing over the last month, and I thought the idea to be pretty brilliant!  I'm not going to do the exact same thing as her [cause that's cheating], but I am going to follow in her footsteps of sharing a couple of meals from the last week that we as a family have really enjoyed.

You probably guessed that all these meals will be gluten-free, and when it's needed I will share my adaptations from an original recipe to make it so.

Without further ado, The Week's Menu!

I was introduced to this super easy recipe from he same blogger I mentioned above [thanks Angie!].  Delicious chicken tacos made of chicken breasts, taco seasoning, and salsa. Seriously, how can one not turn down a three-ingredient, two-step meal that everyone raves about?  The rumors are true: this recipe really is as good as it claims.

I know that only hearing raves about something can be obnoxious and feel really fake.  Pinky promise, this isn't fake obnoxious. It really is one of the easiest home made recipes I have ever run across.  The chicken really does just shred when you stir it. The chicken really does taste good. My husband ate it; my kid ate it; my mother-in-law ate it. It works well as leftovers.  Five stars from this blogger.

I found this recipe in a desperate search trying to figure out "what on earth I was going to do with all this sausage in the freezer [I don't even like spicy sausage! who bought this anyway?!]." Points go to this recipe for being pretty cheap, especially if you find expired sausage on sale somewhere.

Turns out, I actually like this recipe quite a bit.  Enough to actually go out and buy the ingredients again to remake it for next week. The beans do a good job of toning down the spicy sausage, and while it is a recipe that requires your attention, its only for about 20 minutes. Also a great leftover meal, and kiddo was a fan [but she's a weird child and happily eats spicier things than I can handle]. I would recommend putting it over rice instead of with yogurt.  The meal stretched farther that way; plus the yogurt thing just wasn't to my liking.


Well, we eat ice cream.  Lots of it, in fact.  To the point that I probably shouldn't admit to just how often it gets consummed.  Let's just say its our go-to when we have to watch awful movies for Josh's classes.  Which happens...a lot.

Tried it? Liked it?  Let me know in the comments below!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting the chicken taco recipe - Yum! I'm going to pass it on...