Friday, June 27, 2014

Saying Goodbye

A few weeks ago we went to a house we used to own, to clean and remodel and ready it for sale.  7 years of renters took its toll, but the place was better than we expected.

In fact we tore down that back fence you can see and built a new one, but other than that the repairs were quite minor.

It's the end of an era for us.  It was our very first mortgage, first time building and first home of our own we brought a baby home to (#2).  You were good to us Marengo Lane.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Chicken Enchilada Quinoa Bake

1 1/2 C chicken breast
2 1/2 C quinoa
1 can black beans
1 onion
2 C enchilada sauce
1 C pepper jack cheese
1/2 C sharp cheddar cheese
1 C sour cream or plain greek yogurt
2 T olive oil
1 T chili powder

Heat oven to 350.  Spray baking dish with cooking spray.  Cook onion in oil over medium heat 5 min, reduce heat to low.  Add quinoa, chicken, black beans, green chilies, chili powder and enchilada sauce, stir to combine and remove from the heat.  Stir in cheddar cheese.  Transfer to baking dish and top with pepper jack cheese.  Bake 10-15 minutes.  Turn oven to broil and broil 1-2 minutes.  Serve topped with sour cream, avocado and cilantro, and maybe some salsa on the side.

(Found on pinterest!)

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Greek Dinner Salad

I went looking for some fresh, summer feeling dinner recipe ideas and there are several that have caught my fancy :). I'll post one a day (or one a week depending on my mood).

Greek Dinner Salad