Can we pause Monday for a moment and take a second to make fun of me? We could all use a little laugh, right?
So this weekend my mom and aunt were in town for the Twin Cities Marathon (spectating, not running) and we had planned to make dinner on Saturday night for Marc (who was supposed to be running but is injured…boo) and one of his friends who ran. We decided on my Butternut Squash and Bacon Macaroni and Cheese with Salted Caramel Apple Crisp with Pretzel Crumb Topping for dessert (p.s. Um, YUM).
As my mom was making the list for groceries from my recipe, she decided to read the blogpost again. Like a mom would do. And this is what she read:
Yeah. Instead of saying “kill two birds with one stone” I apparently am killing one bird with two stones. Not exactly the punch line I was going for.
But we definitely had a good laugh about it a year later. We can’t take ourselves too seriously, right?!
Anyways! Onto the food. Ever since making my One Pot Weeknight Spaghetti, I am hooked on one-skillet/pot/pan meals. They’re so easy and practical – it’s the best!
Another great thing about one-pan meals? You can vary them in so many different ways. You can do pasta, rice, quinoa, couscous, any grain really. So when Mexican night rolled around, which is weekly in our house, I figured why not make a Mexican dish in one skillet?
We absolutely loved this dinner. It was hearty and filling, stuffed with veggies, and of course you can’t forget that ooey gooey cheese on top. The leftovers were great too, which is always key in my book because as a family of three (minus the 3 month old who doesn’t eat yet) we always have tons of leftovers.
We used the leftovers of this rice skillet as a stuffing for burritos, on top of salad, and of course just re-heated with more cheese on top. Because you can never have too much cheese.
If you want to make this even easier, you can cook the chicken a day or two in advance or even just use a rotisserie chicken. Then you would just start from the step where you cook the peppers and go from there, adding the rest of the ingredients and cooking until the rice is cooked. That’s it! Dinner is served.