Normally, I like to cook a nice meal (not necessarily huge or fancy, but something that needs a little bit of attention) for supper each night. Recently, my husband has been working crazy hours, so I've been on my own for supper. I've been doing quite a few sandwiches, leftovers, soup and grilled cheese, and even a frozen pizza here and there.
When my husband is not working, here are a few of my favorite things to make.
- Chicken Fajitas - Easy, easy, easy. I slice up a few chicken breasts and throw them in a skillet with some water and a tablespoon or two of homemade taco seasoning. After the chicken is cooked through, I julienne two bell peppers (typically one green and one yellow, but you could do any combination) and add them to the skillet. I let it all simmer together until the peppers are soft. To turn it into a fajita, I layer the fajita meat, Monterrey Jack cheese, salsa and sour cream on a tortilla. Yum, yum!
- Pasta - This is also really easy. I have experimented with homemade sauce, but I haven't had much luck. I will continue use the store bought sauce until I find a recipe I like. All I do is prepare whatever meat I might want to add to the pasta. Typically I use ground beef, ground sausage, or frozen meatballs. While my meat is going, I boil the pasta. (I like spaghetti, penne, or rotini the best.) I add the sauce to the meat when it's finished and let it heat through. Then I serve it up.
- BBQ Chicken - This one is the easiest recipe yet. I put a few frozen chicken breasts in a baking dish and cover them with my favorite BBQ sauce. I bake it at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 -2 hours. The chicken is so tender and flavorful. I serve steamed vegetables and sometimes a potato of some kind alongside this chicken.