Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Yummy Dinners

Using leftover steak from Sunday nights dinner, I made Beef and Chicken Tacos with homemade guacomole on Monday night. I was inspired from Robin Millers Quick Fix Meals Beef Tacos with Garlic Avocado Cream. Here's what I did:

Beef and Chicken Tacos
1 cup cooked steak and 1 cup cooked chicken, diced
1 (4-ounce) can hot peppers
1 teaspoon chili powder
2 ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
1 cup fresh tomato, diced
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
4 flour tortillas
1 cup shredded Cheddar

In a large skillet on medium-high heat, combine beef, chicken, hot peppers, and chili powder and cook together to blend flavors. In a food processor, combine avocado, lime juice, jalepeno, red onion, salt and pepper. Microwave flour tortillas for :30-1 minute. Then start compiling the tacos. Put the tortilla on a plate, add steak/chicken mixture, shredded cheese, tomatoes and guac. Microwave until the cheese is melted and enjoy.

Tonight I made another Robin Miller dinner: Baked Ricotta Bowls. These were soooo good!!!

1 9-inch refrigerated pie crust (I got this in the refridgerator section... this is soo cool, comes in two 9 inch crusts that you roll out....perfect for this recipe!)
2 chicken breast halves, cooked and diced
1 cup ricotta cheese
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/4 cup freshly chopped parsley leaves
1/4 cup of assorted colored peppers
3 slices of prosciutto, diced
1/8 cup of asparagus, diced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Divide crust into 11 pieces and shape each piece into a ball. Press the balls into the bottom and up the sides of an 12-cup muffin tin. Set aside. In a large bowl, combine chicken, ricotta, Cheddar, eggs, Dijon, parsley, peppers, prosciutto, asparagus, salt, and black pepper. Mix well. Spoon mixture into prepared muffin cups and top with remaining Parmesan. Bake 20 minutes, then remove the bowls with a knife. I also made Zuchinni cakes and a salad. Good dinner! After dinner, we broke into Wii Fit and had tons of fun!! I'm just on the borderline of Normal and Overweight according to my BMI so starting January 8th, I'm really going to step up the workouts and eating habits!
I hope I can wake up tomorrow to run. I haven't been able to workout the last couple days and need to!

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