I didn't spend much time trying out new recipes this month. We were busy with holiday plans, gatherings, being sick of and on and ate out a little more than usual.
I thought I'd share a helpful dinner tip with you today. My favorite thing to do is to cook several pounds of meat at once and use it for 3-4 different meals. I try to do it on the weekend when I have more time and then weekly dinner prep goes so much faster. I did it several times this month with ground chicken, turkey breast in the crock pot and grilled chicken strips.
I'm going to show you the dinners I made with the big batch of ground chicken with taco seasoning. It was on sale one week and my family loves it. We had three different meals with the big batch of chicken. I spread them out with other meals in between so it wasn't a completely mexican week at our house. Another benefit of making the meat this way is that it gets better and better each night. The seasoning soaks in and it's so yummy!
refried beans, chicken, sharp cheddar, lettuce, tomatoes, jalapenos, avocados, sour cream and taco sauce all on a soft taco shell.
Everyone builds their own, wraps them up and they were delicious.
We used soft taco shells and made a taco pizza on top. Many of the same ingredients as the soft tacos, but we ate these with a fork and added fresh salsa.
We swapped out soft taco shells for taco chips and made our own salads.
Here are a few of the recipes that I'm hoping to try in January:
Some type of breakfast sandwiches or burritos for the freezer like these
Ham & Swiss Pinwheels
Easy Lo Mein
Texas Toast Pizza
What have you been cooking for your family??