Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Tomatillo Chicken and Long Weekend Fun

Unfortunately, the kid got sick on Wednesday night and was quite miserable on Thursday. He got better over the following days but complained of a sore throat all through Sunday. Nevertheless, we got to hang out with some friends where we enjoyed incredible sushi, eggplant, peppers, green beans, and more. We also made it to the pool a few times.


Hubby’s Treat Meal

After doing the cleanse, hubby has been looking forward to some treat meals. We were supposed to have friends over on Monday for dinner, and I decided to make a Mexican-inspired meal. Since it was a very hot day, the slow cooker was an obvious choice again. Unfortunately, our friends had to cancel, so I didn’t end up making the entire meal I had planned, but hubby and the kid still enjoyed it a lot. Plus, there were plenty of leftovers, which I always love.

Tomatillo Chicken with Rice, Sautéed Onions, Corn Tortillas, Sour Cream, Cheese & Salsa

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Tomatillo Chicken
Ingredients
  • 1.5 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 jar Trader Jose’s Salsa Verde
  • 2 medium sized jalapenos (have to use all those jalapenos….), finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
Instructions
  1. Put the onions on the bottom of the slow cooker and lay the chicken on top and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Mix the finely chopped jalapenos with the salsa verde and pour over the chicken.
  3. Cook on low for 4 to 5 hours, until the chicken falls apart easily when pulled with two forks. Don’t overcook.
Flavorful Rice

I never make white rice, so this was an extra special treat.

Ingredients
  • 3 cups cooked white rice
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup corn
  • Cilantro, chopped
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • Tabasco sauce, to taste
Instructions
  1. Heat the olive oil in a pan and add the red onions.
  2. After sautéing the onions for two minutes, add the garlic, salsa and corn and sauté another minute.
  3. Add the rice and mix well. Sautee for about 5 minutes.
  4. Season with salt, pepper, and Tabasco sauce to taste.
  5. Top with chopped cilantro.
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I had also planned to sauté some red, green, and yellow bell peppers and some mushrooms and to make guacamole. Instead, the boys ate some salad with their meals, and I ate some of the chicken on a bed of lettuce. 

Questions: What was the highlight of your weekend? What was a recent favorite meal? I really enjoyed the sushi at our friends’ house.

Be well,
Andrea

31 comments:

  1. Lovely weekend and that dinner looks delicious!

    Highligt of my weekend: a 10K walk on Saturday with Bella.

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    1. I love all your long walks with Bella!

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  2. Oh wow! That looks like an excellent meal! Hope your son is feeling better!

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    1. Thanks! The kid is feeling much better but is still a bit tired.

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  3. Glad you had a nice weekend, and your son is feeling better.
    The food all looks delicious. Yum yum. Actually we have been eating a lot of Southern/Mexican-inspired meals lately, and my favorite was the avocado chicken I made recently....delicious!

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    1. The avocado chicken sounds great!

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  4. Hi Andrea! Well, the moral of the pics above is--eat right and you can wear a great swimsuit. Yay for you! :-) Marion

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  5. Sorry to hear the kid got sick :( I hope he's feeling 100% now! It looks like you all had a great time over the weekend and enjoyed some yummy tomatillo chicken on Monday! The highlight of our weekend was visiting our local Farmer's Market -- always a treat :D

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    1. Thanks, Jessie!

      Love going to the Farmers' Market.

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  6. Im sashimi mcgee.
    reason #1 while I need to be ROBIN LEECH :-) wealthy some day...

    xo

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    1. I just met someone who has connections to fresh, wholesale seafood - looking forward to making my first sashimi at home soon...

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  7. Oh it's too bad the kid got sick. :-(

    I used to make a similiar chicken dish with Trader Joe's Salsa Verde sauce. Great minds think alike! That salsa is one of my staple purchases from TJs. It's also great on eggs and beans! Mmmmm!

    My recent favorite meal was a German restaurant we went to up in the mountains of Washington! Love sauerkraut!

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    1. Haven't had sauerkraut in a long time but looking forward to having some soon!

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  8. I love your family pics!!!! Food looks good too! We were pretty low key for the holiday but did see some fireworks! :)

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    1. Thanks, Jody!

      One of these years we'll catch some fireworks... :)

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  9. Aw, so sorry that your son wasn't feeling good! Hope he's on the mend now. And you can never go wrong with Mexican!! I am just looking away from the onions!!

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  10. I too love leftovers Andrea. What a shame your friends had to cancel and they missed out on some delicious food.

    Hope you don't catch your son's sore throat. He sure is growing up fast!

    I've been making us sandwiches on whole grain bread spread with hummus on both sides and then as many fresh veggies as I can pack in between the two pieces of bread. It's a salad and a sandwich! Perfect for the hot days we have been having.

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    1. I don't eat veggie sandwiches anymore, but they used to be one of my favorites!

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  11. I always enjoy seeing your weekend pictures...your son is sure getting big!
    The chicken dish looks delicious Andrea.
    Hope you are enjoying your week :D

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    1. Yes, I can't stop him from growing... ;)

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  12. Yummy looking dish-we love Mexican food at our house! I hope your on is feeling a lot better-my daughter had a little bit of a sore throat last weekend, but nothing major-summer colds are never fun!

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  13. thinking about you in the quiet of my morning...checking on you.

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  14. LOVE the pics Andrea. And that pool looks so inviting!!!! Hope all is well in your world.

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    1. Thanks, Roz! We have been traveling...

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  15. This looks delicious, especially that Tomatillo Chicken! I will be adding this to my recipes to try!

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