Tuesday, March 10, 2015

146.4...Easy Mexican Rice

I bring you another super simple recipe: Easy Mexican Rice. Because I’m nice like that.

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Easy Mexican Rice (Serves 4)

Recipe from Life in the Lofthouse 

Ingredients:

1 cup uncooked long-grain rice

2 cups chicken broth

1 Tbsp. butter

1/2 cup salsa

1 tsp. garlic salt

1/2 tsp. ground cumin

Directions:

1. Combine all ingredients into a medium, non-stick skillet. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to medium low. Simmer for 25 minutes. 

2. Remove from heat and let rice stand with lid on for 10 minutes. Remove lid and fluff rice with a fork. Serve!

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Last night I reheated some of the Chicken Enchiladas for dinner (recipe coming) and served the with the leftover Easy Mexican Rice. Everything reheated perfectly!

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After dinner I went over to Lisa’s for her “Bachelor” finale party. The requirements: bring some sort of appetizer or dessert, wine and dress like a “farmer’s daughter.” Ok!

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Of course, Lisa decorated everything according to the theme. 

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Of course a fabulous time was had by all but I was super bummed that he picked Whitney. Oh well…they never pick the one I want. And I’m not down with there being TWO bachelorettes next season. What’s up with that!?!

It was a bit difficult to get rolling this morning seeing as the finale last night was THREE hours!!! And of course we got started watching it late, had to pause many times for comment making, etc. I will go to bed early tonight. I will.

Breakfast was scrambled egg beaters with onions, spinach and jack cheese. 

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My husband took the kids to school so at least I didn’t have to race out of the house this morning. I leisurely headed over to Great News for a cooking class taught by my favorite instructor, Phillis Carey. The class was called “Creative Crepes” and she made all sorts of creative recipes using crepes!

The first recipe was Browned Butter Crepe Wedges willed with Herbed Mushrooms, Bacon and Fontina:

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Holy yum. Fabulous!!

Next was Shrimp, Pine Nut, and Manchego Cheese Filled Cilantro-Cornmeal Crepe Stack with Roasted Poblano Chili Sauce:

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Another winner! The sauce was delicious!

The last savory crepe recipe was Baked Chicken Cacciatore Stuffed Crepes with Parmesan Cheese Sauce:

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They kept getting better and better. Who knew you could be so creative with crepes!?! 

The creativity kept going with dessert. Chocolate “Fettuccine” Crepe Strips with Cannoli Cream and Espresso Chocolate Sauce:

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How fun is that!?! Easy dessert to make for a dinner party that would be pretty impressive!

I’m counting the hours until bedtime…..

Do you make crepes at home? 

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