Restaurant-style fajitas with that signature sizzle are on the menu, along with a little homestyle comfort with classic Poppy Seed Chicken. And per the usual, I’m sharing a few tips and a bit of inside info so that it’s all easy, efficient and yummy.
This Week’s Secret To Success
Prep the bacon for the charro beans AND the green beans at the same time! Then kick it all off with Easy Tex Mex Chicken Fajitas and spend the rest of the week having delicious fresh guacamole and salsa as a snack! One prep… lots of uses!
Want to know how to keep your leftover guacamole from turning brown?
The acidity in the lime juice and tomatoes in this week’s guacamole recipe help with that quite a bit. BUT the ultimate trick is to cover your leftover guac with plastic wrap, using enough wrap that you can seal the plastic down the sides of the inside of the bowl and allow it to touch across the entire surface of the guacamole.
The goal is to keep air from touching the guacamole while you store it. Just like bananas or apples, avocados have enzymes that react with oxygen causing them to turn brown, or oxidize
If your guacamole does happen to turn a little brown on top, just give it a good stir and you’ll be ready to serve it again.
Menu 1- Tex Mex Chicken Skillet Fajitas
Make this week a fiesta! This recipe for Skillet Chicken Fajitas delivers authentic fajita sizzle and flavor at home with a simple, homemade lime marinade and fajita seasonings. Loaded with all the classic savory goodness from cumin, chile powder, cilantro, garlic and fresh limes, these skillet fajitas are easy enough for weeknights and definitely fun enough for weekends. It’s our go-to and sure to be yours too!
Menu 2- Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole
Then follow it up with a comfort food favorite and classic sides! Southern Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole with it’s buttery Ritz cracker topping is so creamy and delicious, you won’t believe how easily it comes together with just a few kitchen staples. Perfect for busy weeknights, easy to freeze, a classic at potlucks and just the dish to share with a friend in need, this easy chicken dinner is sure to a be regular on your menu!
Dessert This Week
Let dessert look a little different this week! We’re getting ready for Valentine’s Day with this Cherry Mocha Coffee Creamer and some fun coffee drinks! Inspired by decadent chocolate covered cherries, you and yours will love sipping these chocolatey, sweet coffees with all the toppings any time of the day!
Here’s What We’re Snacking On
Make it for your Fajita dinner, then snack on it ALL WEEK LONG! Fresh Roma tomatoes, cilantro & lime create an easy, bright, restaurant-style salsa that is perfect for movie nights, game nights, weekends and afternoons. Use a food processor to make it all quick and easy!
Making Breakfast Easy
What’s better than a breakfast casserole loaded with hash browns, eggs, sausage, bacon and cheese – all the hearty breakfast goodness your family loves and craves? How about one that is easy to throw together and bake the morning of in the oven or overnight in the crock pot while you sleep? Or even one that makes enough to double as supper the night before (one of this week’s “secrets to success”)? This Farmhouse Breakfast Casserole delivers on all fronts!
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