Mar 292013

Casseroles are one of my favorite busy night meals.  I can put all of the ingredients together ahead of time and then just put it in the oven to cook when I need to start making dinner.  I don’t need to stand over the stove stirring any pots.  I don’t have to worry about whether or not I cooked it for 27 minutes or 32 minutes.  I can add a few more vegetables or a bit more starch to make it stretch just a bit further.  I can generally substitute ingredients based on what I have in the pantry or what is on sale at the grocery store this week.

Everyone in my home loves Mexican food.  Some Mexican dishes are more labor intensive than others.  So, when I’m having a super hectic day, I turn to this Mexicali Casserole recipe.

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Mar 052013

While I love to cook for my family from scratch sometimes we need a quick and easy bite that fits into our sometimes-busy schedule.  It also needs to taste good and be healthy.  And if our “choosy” 2-year-old likes it even better!

The other day we decided to make some homemade quesadillas for dinner and it kind of put us in the mood for a few other Mexican/Tex-Mex dishes.  One thing I like about making some of our favorites at home is that we can both customize them to our tastes as well as lighten them up a bit.  We really like burritos so I thought why not put together a basic rice and bean burrito recipe?

Burrito Recipe Using Minute Ready to Serve Rice #LoveEveryMinute

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