Thursday, June 18, 2009

Tasty Thursdays

This week in TM's kitchen we are taking a trip around the world! Mexican and Chinese cuisine are some of my favorites and I'm always trying to replicate the recipes. Today I have 2 of the most simple dishes you can make! I will say that you should probably prepare a side dish to go with them, but I don't specialize in side dishes. TheCount whines too much for me to ever get to making a side dish and the times that I'm not slapping his hand with the spoon, I simply forget that meals should consist of more than an entree. Here we go!

Baked Chicken Taquitos

Check out the inside, simple, yet yummy.

What they look like coming out of the oven.
Form the Big, Bold, Beautiful Food blog, this recipe (click the title for the link to the recipe) was simple, simple, simple! I don't like sour cream, guacamole, or salsa, but those would be lovely toppings for these taquitos. I did have some pinto beans that ate with them and it was delicious. These would be good as a snack for a crowd or for dinner on the go. They are ultra portable because they aren't open like tacos. You can wrap them up and put the kids in the car then pass them out. This dish cooks in less than 30 minutes.

When I first put sauce in the pan, before I mixed it up.

We shared the plate (yeah we romantic like that).
This second recipe, from, which I found from Fergie's blog, didn't taste like the General Tso's chicken I get from my carryout, but maybe General Tso and General Tsao are different people. I would rename it ginger glazed chicken- but it was still good and healthy! It took me 20 minutes start to finish. It takes that long to order Chinese food so you might as well just make it yourself! I have a recipe for fortune cookies too, but I was out of vanilla extract, maybe I'll make some next week.
The reason why I put both of these seemingly unrelated dishes in the same post is because you can cook up the chicken together and then separate it and use them for each dish. Time saving, no? Also, both of these recipes are totally kid friendly. I'm a picky eater and don't like a lot of ingredients or "things" in my food, but these pack the flavor!
You now have dinner for 2 nights of the week done in less than an hour. If you make them, let me know how you like it :)


Product Junkie Diva said...

Thanks for sharing. Was it your turn to wash the dishes and you told Mr. C. it would be more romatic to use 1 plate...LOL just kidding you two are so cute.
Have fun cooking.

SimplyB said...

Both dishes look yummy! I think I am going to try the taquitos.

kisz4tj said...

It looks delish...I WISH I enjoyed cooking. I just don't.

pserendipity said...

I made the General Tsao/Tso's chicken Friday night. Aidan gave it a thumbs down. It was okay, though. It was a little sweet to go with rice. But, then again, I'm from Mississippi, where the only thing that goes with rice is brown gravy or gumbo. :-)

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