Monday, March 5, 2012

4 Year Giveaway & Chicken Fajita Tostadas

How was your weekend? I hope it was a fantastic one! Ours was excellent, filled with good food, family time & exercise! We also got our taxes done.

Its secret recipe club time again. As a part of the club, each month you’re assigned another Secret Recipe Club blogger to make a recipe from. If you want to join, click here to sign up.

This month, I was assigned the blog Cooking Mimi. Mimi is a Southern cook and has tons of fun recipes. She has a deep love for Mexican food (me too!), so I had to try one of her Mexican recipes. I choose her Chicken Fajita Tostadas and made a few changes.  Here is a general step-by-step of what I did:

I took organic chicken thighs (on mega sale) and rubbed them with the fajita rub/marinade. I let them sit in the fridge for about an hour and a half. I baked the chicken up on a cookie sheet topped with non-stick aluminum foil at 400 degrees F until cooked through. I let the chicken cool/sit for about 10 minutes and then sliced it into bite sized pieces:


I then setup two separate skillets. In one, I heated up refried black beans mixed with leftover brown rice:


In the other, I heated up corn and peas (Josh isn’t an onions & peppers fan). Next, I added the chicken.

I placed tortillas under the broiler to crisp up (keep an eye on them so they don’t burn). I removed the tortillas and topped them with refried beans, corn, peas, chicken & rice. Josh ate his with cheese and jalapenos:




I ate mine as more of a salad with spinach, tomato, and avocado (its all hidden under there Winking smile).


Kay Helped with all the cooking:


So today, I have been blogging for four years! This seems truly crazy to me! I have really enjoyed blogging and all of the amazing people I have met through this space. To celebrate, I want to giveaway a little baking package! The package will include a baked good (made by me- winners choice), a bag of baking chunks (my favorite) and a couple other surprise items! You do not need to have a blog to enter! Simply leave a comment on this post by Sunday, March 11 at Noon telling me where you are from! For an additional entry, post a link to this giveaway on your blog, twitter, or Facebook and leave me a separate comment letting me know you did so!



Kerr said...

Omg kay is so cute! You know I live in chucktown with you! :)

Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather said...

Crazy that you've been blogging for 4 years now! Can you imagine not?

Glad you had a fun filled weekend! Ours was nice n relaxing. Great recipe pick too.

We live in Washington,.. Come visit me!!!!!

Kait Lunny said...

Four years! Happy blogiversary! I'm from Philadelphia :)

Jen @nutcaseinpoint said...

Hiya! It's Jen, your valentines day pen pal! I just got settled in to my new home in Calgary, AB (I only sorta miss Boston) and I started a blog! I hope you come check it out! And congrats on 4 years! :)

Stephanie said...

Happy blogiversary !! Richmond VA here, not too far away! :)

Aggie said...

Yay 4 years!! Congrats to you! I love that dinner, and love your salad version :) that secret recipe club always sounds so fun!

I'm from the Orlando area :)