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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Southwest Love

It's been quite awhile since I've cooked dinner.  Apologies to the hubby...but I work long days, and with the tiredness and the nausea, cooking has been the last thing on my mind.  And he's so understanding.

But yesterday I found this recipe and have been basically dreaming about it ever since.  Unfortunately it's not something that John will like.  I mean, he might, if he would try it...but he definitely won't try it. 

So anyway, I came home and fed Zoe tonight, then headed to the market to get what I needed.  I bought some things I've never bought before!

I chopped up some red bell pepper and green onion and cooked them up for a few minutes until they were tender. 

Then I added in frozen corn, black beans, diced jalapenos and some spices.  I also added the chicken.  The first ingredient I had never bought before.  The recipe (from called for cooking up a chicken breast.  I chose to buy some canned chicken (think tuna section) to save some time and hassle.  I will do it this way all the time!

Next I removed it from the heat and added some cheese.  I love cheese.

Now I preheated my deep fryer to 375 degrees, and prepared to use the second 'first time ever' ingredient: Egg roll wrappers!  I put about 2 T. of the mixture right into the middle of the egg roll wrapper and rolled those babies up.

A few minutes in the hot tub, and I was in Southwest Egg Roll HEAVEN!  These were seriously amazing!!!!  And the best part?  I have half of them in the freezer for another day!  (Or, you know, later tonight when I have a craving for more!)


Kristi said...

Those look AMAZING!

Lydia said...

If you don't decide to return to preschool (though I am seriously hoping you will be back) you could be the next Rachel Ray. I love your cooking blogs!

Lynn said...

They were so delish! I seriously couldn't believe how good they were!

Catie said...

YUM! I'll totally have to try this recipe...