Recipe Recap–Week of May 6th

Hello Hello to all my peeps!!  So sorry that we didn’t have a recap last week.  I totally planned on doing one while I was on vacation but…well I was on vacation and I didn’t wanna.  So I didn’t.  But here I am, right back at it for you guys!  I am kind of obsessed with all of the meals for this week and hope you guys love them so much.  They are a change of pace for me, different flavors and ingredients than what I’m used to so hopefully yall will join me outside of your comfort zone, or maybe these flavors will feel like home for you, who knows!

Mexican Quinoa Casserole, crock pot style–So yall, this made a ton and was so very filling!  I actually don’t suggest this if you are prepping for just one person or maybe if you are you should half the recipe?  It makes a full 8, possibly 9 servings.  I personally LOVED it but still couldn’t eat that many servings in a timely manner.  You could maybe freeze some?  Not sure about that.  I love this for a couple of reasons:  1) crock pot 2) stir it and forget it 3) mexican.  So yeah, this one is a #keeper  *Also, I omitted the cheese except for a tiny bit on the top and it was still killer!

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Crock Pot Stuffed Peppers–Yep, crock pot again for the win!  I made this Sunday, the first day home from vacation because I knew I needed something super fast but it had to be something yummy that would keep me on track after I had been so indulgent while on vacation.  I again omitted the cheese except a tiny bit on top after I put them into containers.  I will say it took some talent to get 6 peppers to fit in the crock pot but you can squeeze them in.  I cooked mine on high for 3 hours and they seem to be cooked pretty perfect.  The peppers still hold together but can be cut with a fork.  I think this is actually my first time to make stuffed peppers but it won’t be my last!

Jamaica Jerk Chicken Bowl–OMG.  Put this on your grocery list ASAP.  Have you ever had the jamaican jerk wrap at Tropical Smoothie?!  My husband swears this tastes the exact same, just not as spicy so he adds hot sauce and he actually made it into a wrap one night too.  I don’t necessarily recommend doing that but he loved it!  This was relatively easy also.  A little more trouble to dice up the pineapple, red onion and cilantro but still quick and simple and packs SO much flavor.  I cooked my chicken in the cast iron on the stove but you could do it in the oven or on the grill also.  Whatever is easiest for you!

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So I hope you enjoy all three of these recipes and please let me know if you make them and how they turn out for you!

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