Tuesday, November 3, 2009

tuesday meal planning

So yesterday was one of those days where I was both swamped with work but also incredibly indecisive. I'm never one to be so busy to forget about eating but I think I kinda maybe sorta had that kind of Monday. But no complaints here, really. Hectic days allow me to CRUSH IT.
Now that my appetite's back and things have calmed down, I'm thinking about going with something really easy but full of flavor. Some California Style Mexican Soft Tacos. These are really great because you can absolutely swap out any and all of the ingredients to your liking. I'm thinking about going the chicken route but sliced steak, some simple grilled fish, or straight up veggies galore all work fantastically well.

If you're really feeling like you can't even deal with turning on the stove (And don't worry, we've all been there. Hello, last night.) feel free to pick up a rotisserie chicken and shred some of that up to fill your little soft tacos. Otherwise, slice up some raw chicken breasts and sautee them up with some garlic, a dash of hot sauce (or chipotle in adobe puree, my personal go-to) and the juice and zest of a lime. Zap the flour tortillas in the microwave for a few seconds while you shred some iceberg lettuce, slice some perfectly ripe avocado, onion, tomato, cilantro, whatever. (Here's another admission: a can of fat free refried beans are totally yummy and guilt free.) Fold up the sides, squeeze with a little extra lime and go ahead. Devour 'em. Because you know it's going to happen.

Obviously it's easy to throw these together for lunch the next morning or, take all the toppings and toss them onto some baby greens. This would be especially delicious with the chipotle sour cream dressing but a squeeze of citrus and some olive oil will be just as fine.

And look at that. It's Taco Tuesday!

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