It feels like summer has officially started (even though the kids still have 3 weeks of school left), and I am loving the warm weather and sunshine. This past weekend was full of family time, a wedding, sparklers, s’mores, bare feet, dinner at the pool and all the things I love about this season. Here’s what we ate…
Quick + Easy Taco Salad
notes: This was a great quick Sunday meal. I got taco shells for the kids and that’s how they had theirs. Also, I didn’t cook the beef in oil. Super basic, but good.
On the side : Chips + Salsa
BBQ Chicken Tostadas w/ Sweet Margarita Salsa and Mexican Fries
notes: not gonna lie. Halfbaked Harvest’s recipes can be a lot of moving parts; but the flavor combinations make it totally worth the extra effort in my book. This combo was a winner. Used TJ’s Carolina Gold BBQ sauce which is our fav. Omitted the tequila and jalapeno across the board. The sweet margarita salsa was amazing (and had a spicy kick even without the jalapeno). I fried up the corn tortillas for the kids (which they loved); but James and I just had everything on a bed of TJ’s broccoli slaw. Definitely make the Mexican Fries. They were a nice addition. Will make this again!
TJ’s Broccoli Slaw (in the product section) w/ lime juice, salt + pepper
Fontina + Blackberry Basil Smash Grilled Cheese
notes: this has been one of our favorite grilled cheese recipes going on 2 years now. The flavor combination of the muddled blackberry and basil just can’t be beat.
TJ’s box Tomato Soup
notes: a favorite! Can’t beat the ease of dumping a box soup in a pan to simply heat up.
Panko Breaded Chicken
notes: this wasn’t really a recipe, but rather a picture I went from. Dipped the chicken in melted butter, than a mixture of panko, parmesan cheese, salt + pepper. Baked at 425 until cooked through (about 20-30 minutes depending on the thickness of your chicken). It was nice because I literally just roasted everything together (chicken/potato wedges/beans) on 2 trays. Easy.
On the side : Roasted Green Beans, Baked Potato Wedges