I’ve spent the day prepping the lemon cucumbers languishing in my refrigerator. I made some refrigerator dill pickles, some Jalapeno-Cucumber Relish, Cucumber Salsa and of finally, Tomato-Cucumber Salad. I had a LOT of cucumbers.
Tonight’s menu is part of my Kid’s Menu series. Quick and easy, and everyone can help themselves.
On the board:
- ½ lb. steak, thinly sliced
- 2 boneless chicken breasts, thinly sliced
- fajita seasoning (recipe here)
- 1 green pepper, sliced
- 1 red pepper, sliced
- 1 small onion, sliced
- 4-8 flour tortillas
- 4 oz. shredded Mexican cheese blend
- 1-2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 cup fresh salsa (see recipe here)
- 1 avocado, sliced (or guacamole)
- sliced black olives
Wrap tortillas in foil and warm in the oven until ready to serve (170-200°F).
Toss chicken and steak with fajita seasoning. Heat 1 tbsp oil in skillet, add peppers and onions, sauté for 2-3 minutes, move to one side, add more oil if needed and then add meat, cooking and stirring until cooked through (about 5 minutes for steak, 10 minutes for chicken). Add more fajita seasoning if desired.
Serve with tortillas, salsa, avocado, olives
Tossed Salad w/Salsa Dressing
- ½ head Romaine lettuce, chopped
- ½ head Iceberg lettuce, chopped
- 1 to 2 tomatoes, sliced
- 1 can (8 oz) sweet corn, drained
- 15 oz black beans, drained
- 1 cup Ranch dressing
- 1 cup fresh salsa
- Tortilla chips
Dressing: Mix salsa, ranch together.
Toss lettuces, tomatoes, corn and black beans. Add dressing and garnish with crushed tortilla chips.
This menu and recipes are featured in my cookbook: What’s 4 Dinner Solutions Cookbooks: Summer into Fall
What’s on your menu this weekend? I’m tidying up the backyard before the leaves start to fall, then heading over to the fall Art Walk downtown.
My friends just gave me a huacatay plant so I can make my own, authentic Aji Verde sauce like our local Peruvian restaurant serves. I’ll need to track down some Aji Amarillo Paste, but that shouldn’t be too difficult around here. What are some exotic dishes you’ve tried to replicate?
Hit the comments and share your favorite recipes or what you’re cooking this week.