Aug 15, 2011

A Recipe and A Response

I like to cook. There is something about creating something yummy yourself and not paying a lot of money for it. I know people who eat out every day at lunch. Can you imagine? If you average a fast food lunch at $6, five times a week for a year... that's $1440. For one person. For weekday lunch. INSANE.

Anyway, that's not the point of this post. The point is I am going to be really busy this fall (9 hours of class, working 30+ hours a week and studying for a comprehensive exam to graduate) and I need more easy, quick recipes.

So that is where you come in. My readers. My thousands of readers :) Do you have any awesome, quick, staple recipes that you make? I have a few that I want to share, but I want to know more that I could possibly make this fall. Do you have any quick or easy recipes you swear by?

I will leave you with an easy recipe Eric and I recently tried for the first time:

Fiesta Chicken

6-ish frozen chicken
1 can rotel
1 can black beans
1 can corn
8oz cream cheese

Throw it all together in a crock pot and cook 6-8 hours, stirring occasionally. Chicken will easily shred and combine with other ingredients.

Fiesta chicken can be served a variety of ways. Over chips with extra cheese for nachos. Over rice. In a tortilla for a burrito. All are delicious.


  1. You know we are crock pot fans!!! Really takes the work out of fixing a big meal! Can't wait to try your recipe... sounds great! Roast, soups, and any meat cooked along w/veggies, an assortment of spices, cream of chicken,mushroom, or celery will always turn out great as well!
    (This is comment is from your mom, not Kyndall, even though she would like to give you some ideas for when she comes to visit!)

  2. Very similar recipe (cut down for us with leftovers to freeze) :)
    2 frozen chicken breasts
    1 can salsa
    1 can diced green chilis

    Crock pot on low all day. Can be served in tacos, burritos, quesadillas. I then freeze the leftovers and one day when I don't feel like cooking throw it back into the crock pot on low for about 2 hours to thaw. Two fast meals in one :)
    I also love love love this cookbook for quick, healthy meals:

  3. We must be reading each other's minds! That's why I've been posting those 'simple/easy/cheap recipes' ... so I'd get a collection going for myself. I'm thinking with a new baby, they will be necessary. :) I can't wait to try this one!

  4. Here's a really great, easy recipe:

    Open a can of tuna, drain, scrape into a bowl.
    Dollop some mayo and pickle relish into the tuna.
    Serve with wheat thins.

    People always rave when I serve this at dinner parties.


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