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Chicken Pesto Chicken

Do you ever have one of those moments where as soon as you do something, you know you shouldn’t have? Like…oh I think I’ll send this picture out, and then it turns out that you sent it to the wrong person or something? Yeah, I’m kind of having one of those days. Nothing major or anything that will ruin things for life. Just little things that you’re like…why!? Why did I decide to do that…now I look dumb. Oh well. I guess it’s live and learn right?

Chicken Pesto Chicken

One thing I don’t regret is this chicken and pesto dinner! It’s crazy easy so even I can’t screw it up. You can use your favorite pesto (or homemade version if you have one). I haven’t dabbled into making my own pesto sauce yet, so I get mine from Costco. Have I mentioned that I love Costco yet? I’m pretty sure you’ve heard me talk about all sorts of things I pick up there. They have everything, and I highly recommend their pesto sauce.

Chicken Pesto Chicken

I decided to boil the chicken because it just makes everything easier and you don’t have to worry about overcooking as much. Plus I really really really hate cutting raw chicken. It’s just the worst and it’s so messy and I’m at the point that I’ll do pretty much anything to avoid it. So boiling it is. Boil and then cube, toss, and serve. Dinner in minutes! This is great for those weekdays when you feel that you just need to catch a break. Plus, you can make up a big batch ahead of time, and heat up into smaller portions for later. We do that, and it makes for quick lunches as well.

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Baked Buffalo Chicken Taquitos

If you love buffalo sauce, easy dinners, and chicken tenders, then you need to make these taquitos stat! I’m participating in a contest hosted by The Daily Meal for the Tyson Crispy Chicken Strips Campaign. While I was compensated with a coupon for a free bag of chicken strips, this recipe was my idea and I can’t wait to make more.

Baked Buffalo Chicken Taquitos

I guess I can’t take all the credit as Bren did have the idea to turn it into a taquito c(my original idea was for tacos, but he was totally right about the taquito things). Then I added the buffalo sauce and the parmesan cheese. To top it off, I wanted a dip that I wouldn’t feel bad about. Blue cheese just isn’t our thing, and I didn’t really want ranch. We always have greek yogurt in the house (I buy my stash at Costco) and we use it in place of sour cream for EVERYTHING…and I do mean everything. If a recipe says “sour cream” all I see is “greek yogurt”. So, instead of ranch, I wanted a ranch dip…which is usually made with sour cream. Bam! Greek yogurt ranch dip. New Year’s resolution kept.

Baked Buffalo Chicken Taquitos

We try to keep it healthy over here (or as much as possible). Did you know that buffalo sauce doesn’t have any calories? That’s right! Rejoice and have another taquito. I know I did. These would even be great as snack for that big game day party you may be hosting or going to. We made up a bunch ahead of time, and they actually heat up pretty well in the oven (or toaster oven). We did microwave them (for a super quick fix) and they were ok, but you do loose a bit of quality.

Baked Buffalo Chicken Taquitos

These taquitos takes about an hour from start to finish, but they’re super easy to put together. I’ve become a bit addicted, so I know that these will be in my near future! They should be in yours as well. I know you’ll love them too!

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Chicken and Salsa

This is one of my all-time favorite dinners (and it’s not even Asian!). Mexican is near and dear to my heart, and I could eat this just about every day. Best part, it can be as simple as three ingredients, but it’s a bit better when you add a few others. Chicken and salsa is almost like nachos, but with a lot less work involved and a lot of flavor.

Chicken and Salsa

I’ve started going to yoga classes again (thanks first time student packages) so I’ve actually had less time at home during the week than I used to and by the time I get home I am starving! I made a big batch of these at the beginning of the week and have been enjoying it over a couple of days. When I’m in a rush, I skip the lettuce, but if you have the time the lettuce really does add a nice crunch.

Chicken and Salsa

You totally need to make this for dinner! I’m sure you’ll be just as hooked as I am after one bit. Is it wrong that I went through two bags of tortilla chips within about four days? Doesn’t matter…dinner’s ready in less than 30 minutes and that’s really what this is all about.

Chicken and Salsa

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!

Leftover Stuffing Casserole

I hope you’re enjoying all the food and company of Thanksgiving. And I know people are already gearing up for their leftovers, but do you need another way to dress up your leftovers? Of course you do! I know I do. I made this casserole a few years back, and it’s a great way to use up quite of bit of your leftovers. You will need a fair amount of stuffing for the topping, but I usually make extra stuffing to purposely have leftovers. Please tell me that you do that too? Who doesn’t love stuffing!?

Leftover Stuffing Casserole

Bren’s actually the one who told me about this, and at first we lined the entire casserole in stuffing. It’s delicious that way too, but you get a lot less filling that way. I like having the stuffing used as only for the crust, but I like having plenty of filling.

Leftover Stuffing Casserole

Plus, I love the fact that this only uses one dish. After still finding dishes that need to be cleaned from Thanksgiving, it’s like music to my ears to hear that there’s only one thing to wash. You really should give this a try when all the leftovers start taking over your fridge!

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Turkey and Stuffing Sandwich

Are you always wondering what to do to with all the leftovers? I know I’m always struggling with that. While I love turkey on Thanksgiving, there’s only so many times I can eat the same dish over and over again before it just becomes unappealing. Luckily, this year we got creative.

Turkey and Stuffing Sandwich

We used ciabatta bread for rolls, and actually had some leftover. After one look, I knew they’d be perfect for this sandwich! We toasted the bread up, and while that was toasting, heated the turkey and stuffing. We topped this off with a bit of this cranberry sauce (though I suspect gravy would work just as well) and dug in! It was one of the best sandwiches I’ve ever eaten.

Turkey and Stuffing Sandwich

I actually was inspired by Nordstrom’s café. They have a cranberry and turkey sandwich that my grandma swears reminds her of Thanksgiving. So, when I saw everything that we had leftover, I knew immediately that I needed to try and recreate it. This sandwich is the perfect way to combine all that we love about Thanksgiving, without the feeling of Thanksgiving overload!

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