The full wrath of the time change has descended upon the house today. Who knows what time they actually got up but they were in our room by five this morning. I tried to coax them back to sleep in our bed but gave up by 5:30. They kept tricking me because they would be get really quiet and still and just when I thought they had finally settled down, one would stir and wake the other up too.
By the time Sidney was up (he’s really not a morning person and we don’t need to exacerbate the situation any further by adding more crankiness), we had already washed and dried one load of wash with another in the washer, cleaned and vacuumed both kids rooms, eaten breakfast, and started cleaning up the kitchen. By 10 this morning the fatigue had set in.
On days like this, I rely on a few of my go-to quick and easy meals because I prefer one less thing to worry about when the witching hour hits. If you’re looking for something simple this Taco Tuesday, then I present to you my Lazy Chicken Fajitas. They come together quickly and rely on ingredients that I regularly have in my pantry and freezer so I can pull them out and throw this together any time. Plus I have a few ideas on how to re-purpose those leftovers because you might as well just make it easy for yourself this week.
Lazy Chicken Fajitas
- 1 1/2 pounds chicken breast, thinly sliced
- 14 ounce bag frozen peppers and onions
- 1 packet of fajita seasoning
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line sheet pan with aluminum foil (yay for quick clean up!) and lightly spray with cooking spray.
- Toss to coat chicken and frozen vegetables with fajita seasoning then spread in an even layer on sheet pan.
- Bake for about 20 minutes until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are tender. Serve with tortillas and your favorite toppings.
This is enough for us and the kids to have some for dinner and enough to repurpose for leftovers. I like to use the chicken and peppers to make tostadas. All you need is tostada shells (tostada shells are basically one big tortilla chip and pretty easy to find in the grocery store), refried beans, leftover fajita filling, and cheese. Just spread some refried beans on top of a tostada to act as glue then top with fajita filling and cheese. Bake them in a 350 degree oven until warmed through and cheese is melted. You could probably even put one together and throw it in a toaster oven for a quick lunch or after school snack. Oh course you could use the fajita filling to make nachos too. I think serving nachos makes for a really fun dinner but the mom in me always makes sure to top them with plenty of veggies too!