Friday, March 4, 2011

two super fast and easy meals.

One is healthy while the other is not.  But who wants to eat healthy ALL the time?

#1 healthy and ridiculously easy.  Chicken fajitas.  And I probably shouldn't count this as a recipes since it comes from a mix- but it's so wonderful that I couldn't not share.

I've always loved fajitas- but this mix from McCormick makes them a perfect ten.  The mix has lime juice in it and I think that's what makes the difference. Add the cheapest colored peppers you can find, some onions, and any other veggies you love- and voila- you've got one delicious meal.  We also love to add fresh salsa, guac, and sour cream.  Use whole wheat tortillas and you've got a whole grain along with your veggies and meat.

and #2.  the not so healthy soup from my friend, Julie. It's unrealistically delicious.  Although I did try and tone down the fattness just a little and it was still really really good. My changes are in black :) and kent thought it would be just as delicious to add carrots next time.
3 cups of water (I did almost 4)
3 bouillion cubes (I use granules and did 3-4 tsp)
1 lb bag frozen broccoli florettes (I used about 1 bag florettes and 1/2 bag pieces)
1 small onion diced small

1/2 c butter (I did 1/4 c)
1/2 c flour (I did about 1/4 c)
2 tsp salt2 c milk (I did 1.5)
1 pack cream cheese (I used low fat)

boil the first set of ingredients until veggies are soft.

Make a roux with the butter and flour and then add the other ingredients to it. Stir until almost simmering. Add to the veggie and water.  I took 1-2 cups of the broccoli and pureed it in the blender for a few seconds to add back to the soup.

Heat until hot and eat up.


Lyndsay said...

Yum! I love these posts from you...and we're kind of in a rut around here.

brittani c. said...

Fajitas are seriously my go-to recipe because they're so dang easy and delicious. And I never get sick of them. I haven't tried McCormick's Fajita seasoning though...thx.