It was so nice to be able to sleep in this morning! There wasn’t as much sleep to be had this past week but I’m finally feeling caught up and hopefully will no longer hit a wall at 3:00 p.m.
Last night we stayed in to watch basketball, which also means we opened a bottle of Malbec.
This is the Costco brand, a 2010 Kirkland Signature Mendoza Malbec ($9.00). We would gladly buy it again – smooth and fruity, it continued our trend of having never found a Malbec we don’t like (knock on wood). Ironically, I drank the Argentinian Malbec out of a Spanish wine glass.
For dinner, we had a familiar favorite: chicken fajitas!
I’m not sure if I’ve ever posted a specific recipe for these fajitas. Let’s change that.
(Slightly) Spicy Chicken Fajitas
Ingredients (serves 2):
- 1/2 tbsp. olive oil
- 2 chicken breasts, diced
- 1 red pepper, sliced
- 1 can black beans
- 1/2 packet fajita seasoning (such as Lawry’s)
- 2 whole-wheat flour tortillas
- 1/4 cup shredded low-fat Mexican cheese
- 1/2 cup organic spinach
- Greek yogurt, to taste
- Salsa, to taste
Divide the olive oil between two medium-sized pans. In one pan, add the diced chicken and in the other, add the red peppers. In a third small pan, add the black beans. Turn the chicken on high heat, the red peppers on medium heat and the black beans on low heat to simmer.
While the ingredients are cooking, place the tortillas on two plates and divide the shredded cheese and spinach among them. Then return to the ingredients on the stove, stirring often. Once the chicken is no longer pink, add the 1/2 packet of fajita seasoning and mix until all the pieces are evenly coated. Cook the peppers until they are softened and slightly charred on the outsides. Cook the black beans until they begin to boil.
Once all ingredients are ready, add the chicken, peppers and black beans to the tortillas. You could also serve the black beans as a separate side dish. Cover the ingredients with as much Greek yogurt (a perfect sour cream substitute) and salsa as you wish! Enjoy!
- Calories: 497
- Fat: 10g
- Carbohydrates: 60g
- Protein: 47g
- Fiber: 12g
These nutrition facts change based on the type of tortilla you use (ours had 130 calories a pop). Alternatively you could use lettuce cups, corn tortillas or no tortilla at all. Whatever your personal preference, it makes for a yummy Friday night feast.
The weather is pretty dreary around here today, so we will probably get in a lot of reading and writing. Which reminds me…we have a winner for the blogiversary giveaway! Thanks again to everyone who entered and left such sweet comments. Random.org selected #1 as the winner.
Congratulations to Laura!
Hope you all have something fun planned for the weekend!
Question: Do you meal plan? If so, any tips or strategies?
Believe it or not, this weekend will mark my first attempt at planning out a week’s worth of meals. I received several cookbooks recently that I’ve been wanting to put to good use, and have also been consulting the meal planner extraordinaire, Caroline. I’d love to hear if you have any additional ideas. I’m admittedly not so great when it comes to planning food in advance!