This insane heat has lead me to find some awesome sauce let us not turn on the gas stove recipes.
This I was skeptical about, but when it hit my mouth, it was amazing.
It tastes just like Southwestern Egg Rolls.
I know my family is going to read it and be like "oh yay another pasta recipe...."
WHATEVER!! JUST EAT IT!
This is what you will need:
10 oz of Rotel tomatoes & green chilis, undrained (not drained? please don't drain?)
10 oz red or green enchilada sauce
2 cups of whatever pasta you like. Of course I used Bowtie
15 oz of black beans, rinsed and drained
Taco seasoning, as much to your taste. I am an entire pack girl.
A pack of shredded cheese, I used Mexican blend
1 can of pre-cooked chicken breast
You can use real bell peppers, or be lazy like me and use the dried kind that you can just shake on there
In a large skillet, combine the Rotel, enchilada sauce, the pasta, and 2 cups of water on high heat.
Rinse & drain the black beans, if you are using bell peppers, wash and slice them thin.
Once the skillet begins to boil, lower the temp to medium and add the black beans, chicken, and taco seasoning.
And the imaginary bell peppers that I did not use.
Reduce heat to low, cover, and let it simmer until pasta is tender.
Or until your wife gets home from work, whatevs.
Add in 3/4 of the cheese, and stir in any other toppings you want.
Here, additional toppings mean more cheese.
I added a dollop of Daisy.
I was a howngrie girl when I got home, the Caesar Salad from lunch had done wore off, and this was SO amazingly good.
This is how far I got until I could not eat any more:
Scott is a going back for second and sometimes thirds person, and even he was full after one bowl.
You don't even have to add the chicken to this, it is that good.
I was stuffed, I had a full glass of Orange Vitamin water, and I was in for the night with Pretty Little Liars:
So with the 100+ temps this week, even boiling water or using an electric skillet will make the heat in here unbearable.
I went to Pinterest to try to find some Crock Pot recipes so I wouldn't have to go near the stove.
This was the first one I saw, and I am digging it.
Crock Pot recipes of course require you to assemble it in the morning so it'll be ready when you get home from work.
I don't know how I thought I was going to remember it.
So many times yesterday I said "I got this!!!! I don't need a stinking reminder alarm!"
When I got up and went into the kitchen, Scott already had it going and was gone for work.
We both have to be at work at 8.
I got there on time.
I have no idea why he leaves so early.
ANYWAY!!!! This is what you will need:
4 bone-in chops**
1 envelope of dry onion soup
1 envelope of dry pork gravy mix (who knew that was a thing?)
10.5 oz of Cream of Chicken Soup
14 oz of Chicken Broth
Place the chops in the cooker, spread out evenly
Sprinkle garlic powder on both sides
Mix the soups and broth together, pour evenly over the chops
Cook on low 6-8 hours.
**With these bone in chops, they come out very very tender. Pieces of the bone were in every other bite. Please don't choke or feed these to your dog. I ain't tryna get sued**
This would be amazing over mashed potatoes. Scott likes rice. I used rice. Meh.
I may or may not have added a piece of bread, because that it what Louisiana people do.
For a normal person, this should be a quick, nice, spicy side dish.
I don't do easy, I make everything complicated.
Let me add also, that when it's a bajillion degrees outside, having your stove right next to the thermostat sucks.
This was a really bad day though, I needed comfort food.
I only had on an eye to boil water and an eye to saute the cauliflower.
What you need:
A head or two of cauliflower, how much ever you want.
I used this much:
Minced garlic. I cheat and use the jarred kind.
Swish two or so tablespoons of EVOO in a med-high skillet. Add bite sized pieces of cauliflower and minced garlic.
Unfortunately I didn't have enough in my jar, so I also used garlic powder.
Not a fan.
Cook it 3-4 minutes, until lightly browned all over.
Add the soy sauce, 2-3 tablespoons, and reduce the heat to low.
Let it swim!!!!!!
I knew I would be serving this over rice noodles so I added a little extra sauce.
Depending on your preference, add as much Sriracha as you like.
Mine below looked sad, so I added more soy sauce (to coat the noodles) and Sriracha.
Next time I want to add broccoli and snow peas. Make it a full on stir fry with the garlic.
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