Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Moreovers. With The Chicken. And Then Some.

In case you're wondering what my little Hawthornes have been eating lately, let me assure you they have not had a steady diet of sugar and butter and chocolate. I have actually prepared real meals for them. A few nights ago Mr. Hawthorne cooked a hen for the boys. (Yay! Another item out of the freezer. Now, I only have 6 hens left.) The Hawthorne Boys love burritos, so the next day for lunch, I fixed them chicken burritos.
I pulled off most of the meat and sauteed a green pepper and an onion in a bit of ELBOO. That's Extra Light Bertolli Olive Oil.
After sauteeing the veggies for a minute or two, I added in the chicken and heated through.
Cumin went in next. How much? Depends. Try a teaspoon at a time and taste test.
Mr. Hawthorne had made rice with the chicken so I added that too.
Plus a can of black beans. Normally I don't use canned beans but the boys were hungry and wouldn't wait for me to cook any beans. Be sure you rinse all the slime off first.
Heat through.
While the chicken mixture was heating, I made a salsa.
I chopped up a few of the last of our heirloom tomatoes, chopped some onion, used a few tablespoons of my canned jalapenos, some cilantro, about a teaspoon each of vinegar and sugar, some salt and pepper.
My salsa is looking rather festive.
I put the chicken mixture on half of the tortilla, topped it with Pepper Jack cheese, then rolled it up.
Middle Hawthorne helped by adding slices of cheddar and Monteray Jack cheese.
Bake until the cheese melts. Serve with salsa and sour cream. These were gone in a few minutes.

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