I mentioned being a little down yesterday - I am feeling better today. I feel really blessed to have people in my life that give me insight, are encouraging, listen and remind me that whatever I am going through there are always options and other ways to look at things. For me yesterday, there was another reminder that I want to be a mom. I struggle not only with the fact that I want to have a baby so badly, but also that I am so sensitive to any discussion surrounding it. I don't want to get into it - I just wish that I could have control of this, and that it would just happen. Things could be worse - but they aren't. They're good.
Alright - let's switch it up and talk about happy things. Food! FOOD!
Tonight's dinner was a healthy one - quick and super easy. From start to finish, it probably took 30 minutes - 10 minutes prep - 20 minutes to bake. If you wanted it to be even faster, you could avoid the baking part of it.
Baked Chicken and Pepper Quesadilla Wraps
1 onion - chopped
4 boneless skinless breasts - cut in to thin strips
3 peppers - cut into thin strips and then halved
Taco seasoning - I have an all natural one that I got from the Gourmet Warehouse - I like to use it over the taco seasoning that you can buy at the grocery store because it is full of sodium. I think that a good mix would be - chili powder, ground cumin, smoked paprika and a bit of kosh and pepper.
Juice of half a lime
6 wraps - I used whole grain tortilla wraps with flax
1 to 1 1/2 cup of shredded cheese - how cheesy do you like it
1/2 cup of salsa
Pre-heat oven to 375.
In your saute pan, add a small splash of olive oil and saute your onion until it is softened and translucent. Add chicken and top with your seasoning; add how much you like - if you like it spicy add lots. Cook for about 5 minutes and then add your peppers. Cook for another 7 minutes. Once your chicken is cooked and peppers are slightly softened, you're done. Add your chicken and peppers to the center of your tortillas - fold in the ends and wrap them tight. Place them in a row in a shallow baking dish - so they're all snug - top with salsa on all of the wraps and then top with the cheese.
Bake for 20 minutes - or until the cheese has melted.
This is a great dish to make ahead. You can make ahead and freeze the dish. You can also freeze them individually and take them out for a quick lunch or dinner.
I am still working out the ins and outs of my new idea. I am excited to share it.
Well that's it for me. The weekend is so close. We don't have anything planned at this point - and I'm pretty excited about that. Maybe we'll do a movie - it's been forever since I've seen one - any suggestions?
Ok - I'm off.