Monday, July 27, 2009

Crockpot Chicken Fajitas

Man, we have had a crazy few days at our house. The husband leads a ministry team at our church, and we had a BBQ here yesterday afternoon for everyone that serves on the team. Saturday was spent getting the house cleaned and ready for that, then we went to my mom's for swimming and dinner. My uncle grilled steaks which were fantastic! I definitely over-indulged. Yesterday was church then last minute BBQ stuff and then the BBQ. It was fun and we were able to get to know the people serving on his team a little better. We did it potluck style, so everyone coming brought a side dish or dessert, so all we had to do was grill hamburgers and hot dogs. Most people left the food they brought, so when everyone left I surveyed the kitchen and called my friend Jen B. to see if they would want to come join us for dinner because we had an insane amount of food leftover. We had a great time with them--I think we were laughing just about the whole time. The boy loves playing with their son, so they had a good time too.

I wanted something easy for dinner tonight that I could put in the crockpot early in the day and just let it go so dinner would be ready when we were. I saw a package of sliced peppers in my freezer that I bought on my last Trader Joe's excursion, and seeing those reminded me of this recipe that we really liked when I first made it, but then I hadn't made it again since then.

Here's my original post:

Crockpot Beer Chicken Fajitas

The husband went grocery shopping for me while I cleaned house on Saturday and could not find the fajita seasoning anywhere in the store. I told him to forget about it, and I went to Walmart today and bought two packets. Then I totally kicked myself when I looked at the ingredients after putting them in the crockpot and saw that MSG was the second ingredient. Yuck. That's when I kicked myself because I remembered my cousin had sent me a recipe she uses for homemade fajita seasoning. Ugh. Next time!!

I also had a little beer mishap. I couldn't in good conscience let half a beer go to waste, even though it was 11:30 when I was putting this in the crockpot. I put the beer bottle on the kitchen table and went to sit down next to the boy while he was eating his lunch and somehow knocked the bottle over. Obviously it was a sign that I shouldn't have been drinking before noon.

I'm not sure what we're going to have with this. I had to return that Rick Bayless cookbook I was holding hostage from the library, so I borrowed Jen B's copy of it because there were some salad dressing recipes in it I wanted to try, but of course I'm missing main ingredients for each of them. I have a southwestern vegetable blend in the freezer I'll probably heat up and then just have a salad on the side.

1 comment:

Scrapingirl said...

Darn that MSG!! I would love to find a taco mix w/o it. We LOVE tacos over here.