Friday, July 31, 2009

Nesting & Fajitas

If it's true that nesting is a sign of labor, get ready! I've been in a mad panic all day to get things spic and span. I keep thinking of "just one more thing," and I think I'm driving HeRoos crazy. My second to last request before bed, is that he mop the floors. What a man- he's mopping now! I should get a picture of this rare event. :)

We enjoyed some fajitas on the back porch tonight (because I couldn't handle the smell of burned food inside).

I warned you that I blew up with this pregnancy. HeRoos measured my stomach today- ouch! In return, I measured his- ouch! Ouch! We are going to start an exercise program as soon as I heal after the birth. It's a good thing we enjoyed a shake from Jake's Over the Top tonight.

I got this at a recipe exchange and we LOVE it! There was almost WW III at our house last week when I came home to find no fajitas left for me. HeRoos is a smart man and made some for breakfast the next day. He is learning that you don't interfere with a pregnant woman and her food.

We've found that the longer it marinates, the tastier it is. Enjoy!

Chili's Fajitas
1/4 cup lime juice
4 cloves garlic- crushed
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 lb. boneless, skinned chicken breast or steak
1/2 teaspoon lime juice
1 dash black pepper
1/2 med green pepper-seeded, sliced thin
1/2 med yellow pepper-seeded, sliced thin
1 large Spanish onion- sliced thin
1/2 med red bell pepper-seeded sliced thin
3 tablespoons oil-divided
3 teaspoons soy sauce- divided
1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons water

Combine 1/4 cup lime juice, 2 tablespoons oil, garlic, 2 teaspoons soy sauce, 1 teaspoon salt, liquid smoke, cayenne pepper, in sealable container. Add chicken/steak to container, cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours (preferably over night).

Combine water, 1 teaspoon soy sauce, 1/2 teaspoon lime juice, and a dash of salt and pepper; set aside.

Grill meat over medium high flame for 4-5 minutes per side, or until cooked through. Cut meat into thin strips; set aside and keep warm.

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook onion and peppers in remaining 1 tablespoon oil until brown. Remove from heat; pour reserved liquid mixture over onions and peppers.

Toss together meat, onions, and peppers.

Serve with warm tortillas, pico de gallo, cheese, sour cream, and guacamole.


Abbey said...

Those fajitas sound SO good! I'm going to make them next week..

For some reason, that nesting thing never hit me.. I wish it would have!

Megan said...

Those fajitas sound yummy!

I could use some nesting motivation at the moment...

Lewis Family said...

You're so cute and you look great!!! Best of luck in the next few days...!!!

The Andersen Family said...

The fajitas sound yum! You look WONDERFUL!

Meridee said...

Hey!!!! You look pretty great to me at your due date.... I love the red shoes, lady. You're stylin.
You are in our thoughts alot right now. Be sure to let us know when the blessed event happens. love ya. Meridee

Kristanne said...

You have a good husband.

Karolee said...

It does sound like you are close with all the nesting going on! You look great too!!

The Leo said...

you are beautiful pregnant and don't let anyone tell you different!

Grandma Beaner said...

Sounds like you're all organized and ready to go. I'm seriously needing fajitas (your recipe) right now. The photos were terrific. May all go perfectly for you this week. Love, from Utah's Dixie. (Yes, we're home and all is well)

Meridee MC said...

Just me again Jenny! I noticed a different spelling for "Zoey' a girl in our ward spells her little girls name " XOEE". KINDA DIFFERENT, BUT CUTE. ALSO KINDA CONFUSING TOO. meridee

Jenny said...

Jennie you look so beautiful! Good luck in the coming days, you will be a great Mommy again!

porterpies said...

Jennie, you look beautiful!!! Sorry she is taking her time to get here. But I do agree with your above post. You do just have to enjoy the moment, whatever it is.

Accuracy Sports said...

Thanks so very mucho! I am enjoying fajitas just because you made them sound so good and the Supreme Commander decided to make some for us. Looking forward to meeting little Rooscita. Your Favorite Uncle.