Wednesday, February 27, 2013

last week's menu

Last Sunday seemed like a good day for chili.  The All-Star basketball game thing was on TV, so I made a big ol' pot, and we scooped it on top of some hot dogs.  I have a chili go-to recipe thanks to my girl Jenna at, and it never disappoints.
I found my chili dog side dish on Pinterest, and I was excited to try these out.  They are basically conbread-stuffed jalapenos.  The end result was great!  I'm not a jalapeno fan, but Austin is, and he said they were awesome.  These are a wonderful thing to make with chili, and they really were not that hard to assemble.  Give 'em a try!
I was rushing around a bit come Tuesday of last week, so I decided to go "semi-homemade".  I served this beef and broccoli from P.F. Chang's freezer section over a big heap of white rice.

This turned out to be "just ok".  This was fine since we were in a time crunch, but I probably won't be buying it again.

I was back to full-fledged cooking on Wednesday.  I gave this enchilada skillet, another Pinterest find, a try, and it was a hit!  Austin liked it a lot!

Here's the enchilada skillet
I served this up with some fresh avocado slices and lots of corn.  If you can't tell from my food posts, I LOVE me some avocado and corn.  I think I serve those two things pretty much every time I make Mexican food.

The final thing I made last week included something that I'm kind of obsessed with at the moment: a sweet potato.  I had a little bit of chili leftover, so I stuck that and some cheese on top of a tater.  Good golly miss Molly.  That was GOOD.  At first, I wasn't sure about the combo, but it turned out really well.  Try it out for a quick, simple dinner!

I hope everyone is having a happy hump day!  Only 3 more days until the weekend and 8 more days until Spring Break!!!!


  1. Thanks for the enchilada skillet! Paul liked it a ton!

  2. I LOVE hotdogs, ha. Probably way more than I should.

    1. I do too!! I always get them when we go to basketball/baseball games.