Delaney, is a huge fan of Taco Tuesday! It never fails that at some point in the week she’ll ask, “Dada what day is it?” Then depending on my answer, she’ll know how long she must wait until she can receive her terrific Tuesday meal.
But we’ve been engaging in Taco Tuesday consistently for so long that honestly the whole affair has lately, become a bit stale. The girls have slowly become less enthusiastic about their dining experience each time I serve the typical hard taco, soft taco, and taco salad compliment.
Alas, the thrill was gone!
I recently confessed this fact to my brother Khalid, who also has the honor of being a stay-at-home dad (two in one family…go figure). I told him that I was considering abandoning, or at least suspending our Tuesday tradition for awhile.
In his wisdom, being quite creative and handy in the kitchen, he suggested that instead of canceling our weekly custom, we should mix it up a bit. He reminded me that if I were to venture into a Mexican restaurant, there would be more on the menu than just tacos.
Duh, why didn’t I think of that?
So here is a recipe I found for Steak Fajitas at Simply Recipes.com. I suggest that you click the link to read the recipe verbatim, but basically it calls for:
- Vegetable Oil
- Bell Peppers
There is also a tasty marinate which calls for:
- Lime Juice
- Olive Oil
- Garlic Cloves
- Fresh Cilantro
- Jalapeno Peppers (which I didn’t include)
The prep time was the longest part, but the meal was whipped up in a matter of minutes.
The Chicken is something I cooked as an alternative to the steak. Just regular frozen chicken breast baked at 425 for 40 minutes. Then I sliced it up into strips.
I was very pleased with the way dinner turned out and it was certainly a wonderful way of spicing up our Tuesday!
The results are in, and here’s what the fans had to say about their meal:
Rachael, “So good, I wanna slap your mama!”
Marley, “Kind of tasty.”
Delaney, “Good, pretty good.”
Journey, “I don’t like Fajitas.”