Well, I admit it. This isn't my most exciting dinner ever, but I was looking for something easy. And it had to involve rice. Why? Because I happen to have a lot of rice right now. This meal fit the bill to a T.
I found this recipe on Taste of Home. I made some slight alterations which are in the recipe below.
Santa Fe Chicken
I confess that this wasn't my favorite dinner ever. It seemed a little bland - I probably could have added a bit more lime and probably some Cayenne pepper. My hubby and dad liked it though. (My mom was sick and wasn't here...) I think I'd probably make it again, even though it wasn't the best meal ever, because it was so easy to make and only used one pan.
I decided to compliment this with my "world famous" Brazilian Lemonade (which is actually limeade, so why do they call it lemonade?). This picture doesn't do it justice. You can find a much more appetizing photo of Brazilian Lemonade here, with a downloadable recipe card.
For dessert, I made Easy Cheesecake Bars - specifically the ones found here on allrecipes. Going with the easy theme again, I was searching for something uncomplicated and quick. It wasn't the easiest dessert you can make (that would probably be Peanut Butter Fluff Pudding Dessert or the Pudding Torte) But aside from the chilling time, it was pretty quick.
Easy Cheesecake Bars
Not sure if I did something wrong - but the pastry part was kind of dry. I think I'll look for a different recipe when I do cheesecake bars again.
Or maybe I'll just stick to these Key Lime Cheesecake Bars. So tasty!
All in all, not the best dinner ever, but not the worst dinner, either. Sometimes you need easy and mediocre right? It helps you appreciate the other alternatives!