Southwestern Chopped Salad (recipe coming soon)
Southwestern Chopped Salad (recipe coming soon)
If you are anything like me, you probably just prayed that this plate magically appeared in front of you, right now.
You simply cannot go wrong with anything that includes both bacon and cheese. You just can’t. Thats why these quesadillas are simply AMAZING. Husband approved too, might I add. Ok, so my hubby has somewhat of an obsession with bacon but thats neither here nor there.
Pair this with a healthy side serving of Black Bean & Corn Salad and you will feel guilt-free in no time.
*Makes 2 quesadillas (8 slices)
*I adapted this to only make 3/4 a cup (the original recipe makes 1 & 1/2 cups)
1. Stir together the ranch-style salad dressing, the two hot pepper sauces, cayenne pepper, and chili powder. Chill for at least one hour.
2. When spicy ranch dressing is ready, spread about 1-2 tablespoons of it on 2 tortillas.
3. Sprinkle cooked shredded chicken, cooked crumbled bacon, and cheese on top of the ranch on each tortilla. Top with remaining tortilla.
4. Coat a large grill pan (or a frying pan, which means you will probably have to cook one at a time on) with olive oil spray (or Pam) and heat over the stovetop on medium heat. Place tortilla(s) in pan and cook 1-3 minutes or so on each side until cheese melts and tortillas have slightly browned.
5. Remove tortilla(s) from pan and carefully slice into 4 wedges. You can use a knife or a pizza cutter but it is best to let cool for about a minute before slicing so its not too messy.
Overall Score: 10 (on a scale of 1-10)
Husband Score: 10 (on a scale of 1-10)
Difficulty Level: Easy
Price: $$ (on a scale of $-$$$)
If you are anything like me, you are constantly trying to figure out how to make a delicious, filling meal that also satisfies your waistline. With a picky eater for a husband, I have wasted too much money and time making meals that were “healthified” versions of something normally delicious-but-too-fattening-to-make-the-actual-version, only to end up watching it sit untouched for the rest of the week in the fridge. Sometimes, even worse, it goes straight to the trash. Lets get real- there’s no fooling yourself or your family. You cannot substitute fat free Greek yogurt for cream cheese and expect nobody to notice (unless you prefer it). That does not fly around here. Therefore I was left with a challenge, how do I make healthy meals while still making them appealing enough for a meat and potatoes guy to eat? Then it hit me- salad! I know what you’re thinking- let me explain. There are so many delicious salads that you can make and just adjust the toppings and dressing for each person, which is great because everyone can personalize it to their liking. One of my favorites is a basic cobb salad. It has tons of fresh veggies and of course some delicious fattening toppings too. You can go all the way with blue cheese dressing or lighten it up with balsamic vinaigrette- they both taste great. I must say, we don’t do shortcuts around here- no canned or frozen veggies,etc. I do almost everything from scratch, which is especially important in dishes like salads, where you want the freshness of the veggies to be at their max, plus, you get more nutrients that way. This dish can be easily adapted for vegetarians or vegans too. Just don’t use what you can’t eat (i.e. cheese, bacon, etc.) and throw in some more veggies (shredded carrots, cucumbers, etc.) or vegan substitutes (Smart Bacon, etc.) to give it the added touch.
Weeknight Cobb Salad
Serves 2- Adjusts easily for more or less
I usually try to make my toppings line up in neat rows over the lettuce, for visual appeal. But, really, it all tastes the same no matter how you swing it!
We are linking up again today with The Vintage Apple for Oh How Pinteresting Wednesdays!
Some things we found “pinteresting” this week are:
These Summer friendly Mojitos with Pineapple Rum created by Cat Cora were featured as a Healthy Cocktail on Oprah.com. Healthy, cute, and delicious- we’ll take it!
This Pan-Roasted Chicken with Lemon-Garlic Green Beans featured on RealSimple.com is a perfect weeknight meal. This one is definitely going on the ‘must make’ list!
Of course, our “Real Best” Grilled Cheese Sandwich winner had to get pinned for the Pinterest world to enjoy. We’ve made it again already! If you haven’t tried the winner, or any of the other contenders, you are missing out! They’re all so easy, cheap, quick, and delicious!
We love ourselves some coffee and this genius idea from The Peanut Butta Runna is too good not to share! Freeze coffee as ice cubes and then put into a glass of almond milk! Or, our twist, just put the coffee ice cubes in a cup of hot coffee to cool it down. PS- This is vegan friendly! Both versions sound amazing!
This recipe was on The Pioneer Woman’s website and is called My Brother’s Chicken Tacos. She also pinned it and said its a total mess to make but totally worth it. By the looks of it, we agree! This will definitely be made around here very soon!
We recently joined the amazing #SundaySupper movement and during this week’s round, we came across these delicious Salsa Chicken Quesadillas with Cilantro Chimichurri by Juanita’s Cocina. We’re definitely adding this as another “must make” recipe to our list!
Find us on Pinterest to follow all of these pins and more!
What are some of your favorite pins this week?
We are so excited to be linking up with Family Foodie for #SundaySupper! All of the recipes from this week’s #SundaySupper originate from Katie Workman’s cookbook The Mom 100. This was our first link-up with this awesome group of food bloggers and we felt so lucky to be included in this awesome initiative!
Our recipe this Sunday was…
Overall score: 10
The boyfriend/husband test: 10
The leftover test: 9
Comments: These are delicious! The marinade is fantastic! It has a bit of an asian flair to it and it tastes WONDERFUL! I added the bell peppers and onions to the recipe on my own. This is a perfect easy and delicious meal for the entire family! I will definitely be making this again and again!
Get the recipe on our Cookbook Recipe page HERE.
You can get all of the delicious recipes from The Mom 100 cookbook by visiting Katie Workman’s The Mom 100 website.
You can join the #SundaySupper link up by requesting to join the Sunday Supper Movement on Facebook and you can follow the #SundaySupper live chat via twitter this Sunday at 7 PM EST by searching #SundaySupper! There will also be a giveaway of The Mom 100 cookbook to 3 lucky winners during the live chat!
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