I finally received the MOMYS cookbook in the mail on Friday. Since I happened to be looking for a good chicken dish, I took a look through the book and settled on a recipe called Santa Fe Chicken. I've made something similar before so I figured it'd be a hit. Normally, I wouldn't pick something that I didn't have all the ingredients for, but this sounded just right so I snuck out of the house and went to the store.lol I told Jon I was going for cheese but he completely forgot while I was gone and evidently all the big kids thought I'd finally had it and run off.LOLOL On my way out, I ran into Eric who was just getting home from work and I manknapped him and took him with me. (read: impromptu date!lol) So while panic insued at home, Eric and I had a nice time walking casually through the grocery store, less than 5 minutes from home.lolol
We got home and the kids were quite relieved to see that we actually came back and I mentioned that if they were that worried they should have called my cell. They informed me they had and we discovered another place where my phone doesn't work.lol
Dinner was wonderful! I only made half of the recipe and we barely had any left. This recipe would also freeze well, so in the future I'll make the whole amount and put half in the freezer.
Here's the recipe...
Santa Fe Chicken
from MOMYS cookbook
2 cans black beans, drained
6-8 chicken breasts, cooked and cubed
2 cups salsa
2 cans corn, drained
3 cups cheddar cheese
4-5 cups cooked rice
2 (8oz) packages cream cheese
Combine first 4 ingredients and cook until heated through. Stir in cream cheese just until melted and blended. Serve over cooked rice and top with cheese.
The kids preferred it in tortillas instead of over rice but Eric and I liked it better with the rice. Evie liked it plain with the rice on the side, buttered and Isaac only ate tortilla dipped in sour cream and a side of fruit salad.lolol I was going to serve it with salad but when I cut open my lettuce it was brown on the inside. YUCK! So we just had some fruit with dinner.
All in all, it was the perfect end to the day. Of course, that would imply that the day ended and since I'm writing this at 6am you can bet that Friday is still holding on in this house.lolol