Yesterday for lunch I made a recipe that was in a calendar that Betty Crocker so nicely sent me this year. Wild West Sizzlin' Chicken Tacos
I will say that they were tasty. I did change a bit though - I didn't have the kind of beans it called for so I used black beans. We always have a few cans of those on the shelves. I'm not sure if it made THAT big of a difference. I don't normally make bacon so of course that morning we had bacon and eggs for breakfast...
I will make these again but will need to add A LOT more spices to them. They were not nearly flavorful enough if you ask me.
Both of my boys opted for blueberries. This was a first for me. I'm not sure if it technically counts as a new recipe since I only added a new ingredient to a recipe I use a lot - but man it tasted like a brand new thing!
To make these mini loaves...
I used the Better Homes and Gardens banana bread recipe.. of course I'm not finding the exact recipe I used online right this moment and I don't think it is proper for me to post it since it is out of a book... but let's just say, make your favorite banana bread recipe and toss in about 3/4 1 cup of blueberries. I used frozen ones... If you use frozen ones, run them under some warm water if there is any ice formed on them just long enough for the ice to melt away then shake them up a bit to get rid of any extra water... then fold them in to the batter. You will probably have to cook them a little bit longer because of the added moisture but man, those were some seriously yummy mini loaves!
I usually bake my mini loaves for 25 minutes - the blueberry ones took about 5 minutes longer. I can get 4 mini loaves from one loaf pan recipe :)
I don't make big loaf breads anymore. The kids and husband all like being able to pick if they want raisins or pecans in them - and now I suspect they will ask for blueberries in them quite often now!
I know there was something else that I tried that was new this past week but for the life of me I can't remember what it was!
Future planned recipes to try......
This coming week I am planning on making fresh tortillas! I have never made them before but I want to. I sure do wish I still had that tortilla press I used to have hanging in my old house, before I got married. It didn't make it this past move. Who knew that I'd want to finally make tortillas - 20 years after having it enter my life. I never used it so it was left behind.
I'm also planning on making a new dessert of some sort. I don't know what yet. I'll figure that one out tomorrow though!