Crockpot Chicken Fajitas

I haven’t really been cooking much for my husband for his lunch. Part because of us having leftovers from the holidays, I also bought him tamales and then sometimes he just wants to eat a sandwich.

Crockpot Chicken Fajitas

Husbands rating: 5/5

Ease: 5/5. Cut some peppers and veggies, throw everything into the crockpot and add seasoning. Very easy.

Changes:  The only thing we changed is the toppings. The toppings are personal preferences so he only did guacamole but also did not use a tortilla and just made it into a bowl.

Recipe: You can find it here.

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Christmas 2018

Let me start by saying I am not a holiday person. I am trying though. I see all these super happy holiday people and I want that. I also want my son to have happy holiday memories. So fake it until you make it. We stayed home for the holiday this year and apparently my husband does not know my family rule where you hold off on who is going to host the holiday so he volunteered us. So we spent some time cleaning our house.

The Weekend before Christmas

I had my last long run before my marathon. That sounds weird because I still have like a 17 mile run but my 20 something is over with. That night my running friends and I have a tradition to get Mexican food before the holidays. We always have a great time and it is nice to enjoy the company.

The next day my husband’s family met for brunch. Most will be at our house for Christmas but three were not able to come.

Christmas Eve

I did the 12 Days of Christmas WOD in the morning which is always a beat down. My family also went out for lunch before all the places closed. That night we went to a neighborhood that is known for their Christmas lights and drove around, listened to Christmas music and enjoyed the lights.

Christmas

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An APP to add Santa to your house

When my son woke up, I showed him a picture of Santa in our house the night before. My son was a little confused and then a little upset that he didn’t see Santa. My son and I started the morning by going on a run with one of my friends. When we got back home, we opened presents. My son only gets one gift from Santa and it is different paper. His stocking is I guess from Santa too. We try not to get my son many gifts. We stick to the “Something to read, something to wear, something you need and something you want” thing. So his stocking gifts: Lego Minifigures, socks, undies, and bath bombs. For the actual gifts: a couple of shirts, an Amazon kids tablet and then Santa got him the book Naked which is perfect because he can be a nudist.

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Perfect book for this kid

My husband and I do a big gift for us so this year we bought a new mattress. We are also in charge of each others stocking gifts. Husbands stocking: socks, undies, lotto tickets, pj pants and then a beer gift set from the local liquor store. Basically the same things I get him every year. What he got me: Goodr sunglasses in Flamingos on a Booze Cruise(BEST NAME EVER), Lip balm and a bath set. You can find the sunglasses here.

We also got our dog a gift and Santa put a toy in his stocking.

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Then time for the holidays. We decided to do a BYOB and not a typical meal. We weren’t having too many people over so we didn’t need a huge meal. We did BBQ Pulled Chicken Sliders, Mac & Cheese, and Cranberry sauce which I guess my son and I were the only ones who like cranberries. My SIL also made mashed potatoes. We also had a million desserts. The food got a lot of compliments. My husband really liked the BBQ chicken sliders. You can find the recipe here.

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Some of our food

I also like to have a holiday drink for my guests. This year I went easy and just did vodka mixed with Cranberry Sprite.

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After we ate, we played the Saran Wrap Game for the adults. It is a lot of fun and I think they enjoyed it. Here is how to play:

  1. Roll dice to see who starts. We did the lowest roll started.
  2. Whoever roll starts unwrapping the Saran Wrap ball. Inside are gifts. While they are unwrapping, the person next to them is trying to roll doubles. Once they do, they take the ball and start unwrapping.
  3. The next person is now trying to roll doubles and the game goes on until the ball is finished.
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Saran Wrap Game

To make it harder, you could have people wear oven mitts.

The prizes I had in it: candy, gum, lotto tickets, lip balm, face masks, kitchen utensils, and liquor bottles. It is really fun. I didn’t play since I was the host.

The kids all had fun and opened their presents and just played. So the holidays are over and while it was fun, I am glad.

Food entry

Today’s post is just going to be some recipes. I have a build up of recipes so I thought I would just do one big post on it.

Skillet Roasted Okra and Sausage

Recipe: This one is real easy.  Just cook up some sausage and part way through, add fresh-cut okra slices. Add whatever seasonings you want (we did cajun) and bam it is done.

Ease: 5/5

Husbands Rating: 5/5

Changes: None

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Turkey Lasagna

Ease: 4/5

Husbands Rating: 5/5

Changes: I didn’t add onion or garlic because I forgot. I also used the entire tomato paste little can.

Recipe:  You can find it here

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I had another one but couldn’t find the recipe so there is that.

Foods I have cooked

I have been cooking, my husband has just not taken any pictures and sent them to me. So this will post will just have four different recipes and our thoughts.

Best Sausage and Pepper Recipe (their title, not mine)

Husbands rating: Not good. He thinks it might have been good if he ate it right out of the oven and not as lunch leftovers because he said the peppers did not reheat well.

Ease: 5/5

Changes: Did not use red vinegar.

Recipe: You can go here

 

 

Healthy Chicken Parmesan

Husbands rating: Can’t remember but I don’t think he really liked it. I want to say that he thought the chicken might be dry.

Ease: 5/5. Real easy.

Changes: None

Recipe: You can go here.

 

Crockpot Chicken Fajita

Husbands Rating: I think he really enjoyed this one.

Ease: 4.5/5. Just hard to cut chicken into strips once it is in there.

Changes: None. I do not think my husband used tortillas, just like a fajita bowl.

Recipe: You can go here.

 

Tuna Salad

Husbands Rating: 5/5

Ease: 5/5

Changes: None, I made it up.

Recipe: I took two cans of tuna, added a bunch of mayo, some mustard, added a cut up onion and some cut up celery. Mix it all together and that is what he wanted.

 

Ravioli Lasagna

This week I made my husband some Ravioli lasagna for work. I got this recipe from a friend so I will share the recipe first.

Ravioli Lasagna

What you need:

  • Frozen ravioli
  • Shredded Cheese (I did Mozzarella and Cheddar)
  • Ground Beef
  • Sauce (we used more of a crushed tomato)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Cook Ground Beef
  3. Grease a casserole dish
  4. Layer it like you would a normal lasagna. Ravioli noodles, cooked ground beef, sauce, cheese and repeat. Do this until you run out of room or ingredients.
  5. Cook for 45 minutes.

Husbands Rating: 5/5

Ease: 4.5/5

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Creamy Tuscan Chicken

Last week I made my husband a chicken dish but I made some changes so I guess I better change the name of the dish.

Creamy Tuscan Chicken…sort of

Husbands rating: 4/5. He enjoyed it and said it was really creamy.

Ease: 4/5. Pretty easy to make.

Changes: So I said sort of in the title. The reason: I didn’t add cherry tomatoes or spinach. My husband is not a cherry tomato friend and I didn’t feel like getting spinach.

Recipe: You can find it here

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3 Recipes in 1

This is a long overdue recipe post. I have been cooking but my husband has not been great at taking pictures. So here it is without any pictures:

Crockpot White Chicken Chili

Husbands Rating: 4/5, he said there was a lot of liquid in it which was my fault.

Ease: 3.5/5

Changes: So I did not use oregano or garlic. Here is where I made a mistake, it says to take out the chicken to shred. I decided not to do that and shred in my slow cooker which means I got a lot of liquid as I was taking the chicken pieces out. So me trying to save time actually made it take more time.

Recipe: You can find it here.

 

Cheesy Italian Rice with Sausage Recipe

Husbands Rating: 5/5

Ease: 4.5/5

Changes: I did not use spinach but broccoli instead and my husband really enjoyed it.

Recipe: You can find it here

 

3 Ingredient Taco Chicken

Husbands Rating: 5/5

Ease: 5/5

Changes: None. He does recommend bringing some avocado/cheese/ranch whatever if you are making like a burrito.

Recipe: You can find it here

Steak Fajita Power Bowl

Last week I made my husband a power bowl with some tex-mex spin. My husband is always looking for something the will fill him up, give him energy but still healthy.

Steak Fajita Power Bowl

Ease: 4.5/5

Husbands rating: 4/5

Changes: We used a shoulder cut for the meat. My husband didn’t like it so much the first day because he forgot to add the avocado but liked it the 2nd day because he remembered and it added a creaminess. He also recommends for heating purposes to put the rice at the bottom. If you put it on top, it will soak up some of the meats moisture and dry out the meat. 

Recipe: You can find it here.

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Turkey Ragu

A few weeks ago I made my husband a pasta dish called Turkey Ragu. He really enjoyed it.

Turkey Ragu

Husbands rating: 5/5

Ease: 5/5

Changes: I didn’t add the wine, garlic, rosemary or parsley because I didn’t have it but he still liked it.

Recipe: You can find it here.

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Deconstructed Tuna Melt

This week I cooked my husband a meal that he really didn’t want me to cook. Not because he thought it would taste bad but because I had a surgery this week(more on that in a later post). However, this recipe was so easy that I didn’t have to stand long for it or do much. Technically this recipe is called Skillet Tuna Melt but I didn’t use a skillet, I used a pan.

Skillet Tuna Melt or Deconstructed Tuna Melt

Ease: 5/5. Throw everything in a bowl and stir, then plop it into the oven.

Husbands rating: 5/5

Changes: Added some hot spice and didn’t add parsley or garlic. Also, I cooked it in a regular pan.

Recipe: You can find it here.

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