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Hi everybody! No, I'm still not settled. Moving is so hectic and harried...I feel a bit koo-koo to tell you the truth. My computer is balanced precariously on the edge of a desk buried in a room full of boxes and bags. My kitchen is still not up and running... we've been toaster oven (-ing) our meals. ARGH! I did want to take a few minutes to put up this post of something that I made a couple of nights before we moved, though. Gloria Chadwick over at Foods and Flavors of San Antonio is having a foodie event called Second Sunday San Antonio to celebrate her newest cookbook. A recipe from her cookbook is chosen each month and everybody makes the recipe (to a tee or with their own flair) and posts. Gloria will then hold a roundup on the (gasp) second Sunday of the month. This month's chosen recipe was Mexican Pork chops. A variation listed was to make it with Chicken Breasts and that is what I did since I had some already. I am going to go ahead and give you the LINK TO THE RECIPE because I cannot get it to copy & paste and I honestly do not feel up to typing the whole thing up right now. I will tell you that I chose the stove top method and did it all in my trust 12" cast iron skillet. Okay, I'll at least give you the ingredients: Olive Oil Boneless, skinless Chicken Breasts (or pork chops...as originally stated in recipe) medium onion green bell pepper garlic black pepper chili powder cumin water Mexican Stewed tomatoes long grain white rice cheddar cheese And a basic process: Heat oil. Saute chicken. I browned on one side, then took out of pan and set to the side. Add chopped onion, bell pepper & garlic, saute until tender. Add seasonings to pan and stir around for a minute or so to release the oils. Add tomatoes (I actually used 1 can diced tomatoes w/ Italian seasoning & 1 can diced w/ chile & lime....they were what I had in the pantry). Add water & tomatoes, simmer 5 minutes. Add chicken back to pan. Add rice. Cover and simmer slowly for about 15-20 mins (until chicken is done and rice is tender). When chicken and rice are finished, uncover and sprinkle w/ shredded cheese immediately. It will melt from the heat.

I served with refried beans, sour cream and a lime for squeezing over everything. This was very tasty and can't wait to try it again w/ pork chops! Thanks Gloria.

17 comments

  1. yummy, easy recipe even when your kitchen is only half done!! good job, girl!! :)

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  2. you and your mexican food! this sounds delicious! hope you're back in the kitchen soon!

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  3. This looks really fabulous! Thanks for participating in Second Sunday San Antonio, and thanks for taking the time to post this. :)
    Have fun getting settled.

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  4. No one will ever be able to accuse you of being lazy. I'm amazed that you're contributing to events when you have so much on your plate. I'm really impressed.

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  5. This lady is a fraud. She tricks readers saying she will send them a copy of her book for review and then she sends a word document with ten recipes to choose from.

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  6. You have my sympathies. Moving & getting settles are so much work. You'll get there, eventually, though.

    Great job on the dish. It was delicious, wasn't it?

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  7. omg!! This sounds terrific. LOOKS even better!!Hope all is well and that you are settled soon!!!

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  8. This looks so good for so many reasons, not the least of which is the rice and cheese! Delicious!

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  9. This is such a great comfort meal! I love the ooey-gooey-ness of it. It looks divine! Thanks for posting even though your probably buried up to your ears in boxes. Hope you get settled soon.

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  10. Oh man that looks so good!!!

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  11. Ah, as I said before, I move in July and you are giving me a foretaste... this dish is gorgeous and sounds easy! Looks so delicious! Hope you are having fun! Moving is always exciting anyway. (Love this music)

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  12. ...ANONYMOUS- I'm sorry that you had a bad experience w/ Gloria, but I've found Gloria to be warm and kind and very generous! I actually won a copy of her cookbook! Have you tested any of the recipes and gotten back w/ her? Maybe if it was a mis-communication it could be cleared up somehow? I like to feel the love throughout the foodie-blogger community and wish you well. (I'm totally a sap.)

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  13. This looks like the perfect comfort food--creamy, cheesy and delicious. Hope the move is coming along and you are all sorted out soon!

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  14. Thinking of you posting away in a room full of boxes. All of us bloggers are so obsessed! LOL. Hope you get settled soon.

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  15. When you get settled.......can I come eat with you girlichef?
    Please?? Pretty please??? I'll bring a lil wine :)
    Have a blessed Easter dear lady and....

    Steady On
    Reggie Girl

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  16. Everything I've seen from Gloria's book looks awesome! Don't worry Girlie, you'll settle in soon and be back to cooking in no time. :)

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  17. I'm sorry about the busy times right now, but you'll get into the groove soon! can't wait for more of your updates.
    but meanwhile...this chicken and all these gooey cheese...MMMMM!!! at least you're eating well, right?

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