The first dish was a Tex-Mex skillet, and I got the super simple recipe idea off a flyer I picked up at Whole Foods, which goes to show you never know where cooking inspiration will come from! All you do is take 1lb of ground beef (preferably grass fed) and sauté it with 1-2 tbs of chili powder. Then once the meat is browned add your choice of veggies. I went with a can of black beans (rinsed and drained), one chopped tomato, one chopped red onion, some chopped garlic, and a chopped yellow bell pepper. Once the veggies are tender, serve it over some fresh baked corn bread (preferably Jiffy--yeah Michigan made products!) and serve with your choice of cheese, guac, salsa, and/or sour cream. This is seriously the easiest thing in the world to make, like it's not even a recipe, you just dump whatever you have together and put it over cornbread but it's actually really good. The sweetness of the cornbread pairs well with the spices, and it's just a quick delicious dinner. AND the best part is that if you're cooking for two, you're going to have leftovers. So what you can do is just take the remaining beef/veggie mixture, put it back in the saute pan, crack a couple eggs over it, and heat it up. Add a little fresh sliced avocado and you've got the perfect weekend brunch from your Friday night dinner. Boo-yah!
|You can't really see in this picture, but there's a delicious piece of cornbread underneath the meat and veggies|
|Nothing like a little homemade guac :)|
|Cutting these up is annoying, but it's worth it!|
|May have been a little overzealous with the ice cream, but I hate when I have an improper cake to ice cream ratio!|
As for other news from this weekend, I did enjoy our Friday night Netflix pick, Love and Other Drugs, but that's probably because I like Jake Gyllenhal and Anne Hathaway. As for Saturday night, we ended going to see the movie Horrible Bosses and I give it two big thumbs up. Seriously, I thought it was hysterical. Definitely raunchy and kind of stupid, but I was LOL-ing through the whole thing. The whole premise kind of reminded me of the movie Date Night, except I thought this way funnier. That's also probably because Jason Bateman and Jason Sudakis are two of my faves, but really the entire cast was awesome. I'd highly recommend this movie!