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Made up Mexican

I tried to get creative with beans. I also wanted the meal to be something I could throw in the crock-pot. I had chicken on hand so I threw that in then started dumping in cans. I added black beans, kidney beans, corn, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes and a half packet of taco seasoning. I just let it cook all afternoon. About an hour before I was going to serve it I pulled the chicken out and cut it into bite size pieces, then dumped it back in.

I put a few ladles in each of the boys bowls and topped it with cheese. When I set it in front of them I told Charlie it was Mexican food. Much to my surprise he was so excited. He said he had always wanted to eat Mexican food and he dug right in. Ate the entire bowl! Gage wasn’t as excited, but like his enough to finish half.

I had enough left over for a few Tupperware containers and put them in the deep freezer for quick meals. I really didn’t think their little systems could handle that many beans for leftovers.

July 11, 2011 Posted by | Charlie's allergies, Gage's allergies, What's for dinner | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Getting Funky with the Quesadillas

I’ve never ventured outside of cheese for the boys quesadillas. I have on occasion cut up some teeny tiny pieces of meat and hid it in there. Today – I went all out. With Gage now wheat free I had to get him some corn quesadillas.

First I cooked up some black beans and mashed them just a bit. With Charlie being able to eat beans now I can expand some of their meals and sneak in some extra fiber. I spooned some of that onto the wheat and corn quesadillas. Topped it with a few spoonfuls of canned sweet corn and black olives. I finished up with mozzarella and cheddar cheese. I cook each on their own hot skillet, don’t want  to cross contaminate. Flip a few times and it’s done!

I always garnish their plates with sour cream, mild safe salsa and some mashed up avocado. They typically will only eat the sour cream, but they always try out the other dips.

At first they were both a little unsure about what I had done to their quesadillas but the more they ate the more they liked them! I was pretty excited to get them to eat it!


June 29, 2011 Posted by | What's for dinner | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment


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