Thursday, January 19, 2017

Layered Chicken Taco Salad

Lately I have been craving tacos or anything that has taco-flavored ingredients. I made this layered taco salad tonight and it was a success! As always, I like things that are super-simple to prepare and don't require a lot of ingredients that I don't normally have on hand. This recipe fit that bill perfectly and I think your family and friends will love it too!

3 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
3 cups baby spinach, chopped
3 Roma tomatoes, diced
2  11-oz. cans whole kernel corn (I used the Mexican corn that has red and green bell peppers)
2 cups cooked chicken, shredded
1 packet taco seasoning
3/4 cup French salad dressing
3/4 cup salsa
2 green onions, chopped into small pieces
Tortilla chips

Sprinkle taco seasoning over shredded chicken and toss to coat.

In a trifle bowl or large glass bowl layer the following:

Half of the lettuce
Half of the spinach
1 can of corn
Half of the tomatoes
Seasoned shredded chicken
1 can of corn
Remaining tomatoes
Remaining spinach
Remaining lettuce

In a separate small bowl combine salad dressing and salsa.
Pour this mixture over the top of the layered salad. Refrigerate for 15-20 minutes.
Before serving, sprinkle chopped green onion and broken tortilla chips over top of dressing.


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Pot Roast

I have written before that my husband prefers homestyle, meat and potatoes type meals over most anything else. I am a meat and potatoes kinda girl myself so it works out beautifully :). One of his favorite meals is pot roast and mashed potatoes and this pot roast recipe is his favorite. In fact, we visited my brother and sister-in-law recently and my beloved's only request was that my sister-in-law make this pot roast for us! It really is that good and you won't get over how simple it is to make. Enjoy!

Roast (chuck roast, top round, whatever you prefer to use)
1 packet brown gravy mix
1 packet ranch dressing mix
1 packet Italian dressing mix

Place roast in slow cooker.
Sprinkle gravy mix and dressing mixes over roast.
Add water (the amount really depends on the size of your roast and how much gravy you would like to make; I generally add about a half a cup and no more than a cup).

Cook on low for 8-10 hours or high for 6 hours.

That's it... I told you it was simple! Hope your family loves it just as much as mine does!