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Quick Dinner Fixins: Chicken Fajitas

It would be both flattering and shocking if you believed that I made from scratch for every meal, and where there are a lot of things I do choose to make from scratch that a younger less experienced me would have scoffed at, I don’t.  So today I am going to share with you some things I keep in my pantry at all times, for those ‘in case of emergency’s nights’.

Velveeta. For those of you who have followed me a while, this comes as no surprise. Velveeta is a staple in my boyfriends diet, and where we have come a long way in our eating habits, this one I am not trying to rid him of. His perfect meal is macaroni and cheese made with copious amounts of melted velveeta. Give me the stink eye if you want, its carbs slathered in fake cheese, I get it. But it’s damned good from time to time.

Speaking of fake cheese, American Singles. These have to be in my fridge all the time. For those days when I’m craving a quick burger or that moment after I take a bite of dark chocolate and want cheese to offset the sweet. Don’t ask, it’s just how I work.

Bottled Barbecue Sauce. We have come to love a local bottled barbecue sauce known as Auntie Lou’s, but whatever flavor you like, a quick stock of bottle bbq sauce can go a long way.

Pasta. Lots and lots of dried pasta. See the note about velveeta above. I kid you not, BF panics if there are less then 5 boxes of macaroni and cheese worthy pasta in the house at any given time.

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Ketchup, peanut butter, and mustard. Sure I could make all of the above. But I confess. I’m too lazy and too cheap. They are often on sale for a buck a bottle and I can’t make them for that. So in the cart they go and in my pantry they are, young Obi Wan.

Lastly, Lawrey’s Marinade Baja Chipotle Sauce. We don’t use this as a marinade for anything. Ish. But rather as a secret ingredient for a few of our favorite meals. A minimum of two bottles at all times. They really add a special something something to these fajitas.



Jennie @themessybakeblog

Wednesday 25th of July 2012

Quick meals are a must during the work week. I have absolutely no time to make a gourmet meal, so I'm in. This fajita looks amazing. Um, it's going on my menu next week.

Who doesn't love velveeta. It's a staple in our pantry.

amanda @ fake ginger

Saturday 21st of July 2012

Are there seriously people that make their own mustard? I would like to kick those people in the face.

I love those Lawry marinades. There's a lime one that I can't think of right now that I use for a pasta dish and it's so good!

Ann Mah

Thursday 19th of July 2012

I don't trust anyone who says that don't love Velveeta. And now, I can't wait to try that Baja Chipotle sauce -- yum!

Amanda at the red table

Wednesday 18th of July 2012

Sounds like all the stuff I have in my pantry -- and I love the Lawry's Baja Chipotle! I need to get more of that -- I kind of forgot about it.


Wednesday 18th of July 2012

This looks super yummy :) I would make this for dinner someday, too.