Mexican Night

When you’re on a tight budget one of the easiest ways to save money is to avoid restaurants! I can make 3-4 meals at home for what is costs to go out to eat once! With that in mind I like to recreate some of our favorite restaurant foods at home. I make homemade pizza, we will have “Cracker Barrel” food (fried chicken, hashbrown casserole, & pintos…our favorites there), Spinach Dip and Mexican food! This past Saturday night was Mexican night!

Look at those peppers! The Red & Green are from my garden, the Yellow and Orange were given to us!

John David’s mom sent us an Horchata mix! (Horchata is a Mexican rice and cinnamon drink that’s delicious!) I mixed it up with whole milk and it was delicious and tasted a lot like Horchata’s we get at Mexican restaurants!


John David enjoying the Horchata!

Mexican night was fun (& frugal since it cost under $4 for everything!)

3 Replies to “Mexican Night”

  1. It’s funny you mention it because I was just thinking about sharing a recipe that I made on Saturday that is very frugal. I was going to email it to you, but just in case anyone else is interested.
    I call it Chicken Bake. Super-Simple, Super-Easy and very affordable. Not to mention it tastes great!

    Ingredients:
    2 -3 lbs of chicken breast (we got our for $1.79/lb. I used 1 1/2 lbs in my batch on Saturday and cut the chicken breasts in half long-ways so hubby thought there was more food than their actually was.)
    1/2 Cup Sour Cream ($0.99/container – there will be leftovers!)
    1 Can Cream of Mushroom ($0.49)
    1 box stuffing mix ($0.99 – or you can use your own home-made stuffing).

    First off, I put water in a dish and put it in the microwave per the stuffing box’s instructions.
    Preheat oven to 350

    Place the chicken breasts in the bottom of a baking dish.
    In a bowl, mix together 1/2 Cup Sour Cream & 1 Can Condensed Cream of Mushroom
    Spread over chicken breasts
    I then mix together the stuffing and put on top of the sour cream / mushroom soup mix

    Place in oven for 30-45 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

    This is a staple in our house.
    I havent made it in months…and had a taste for it.

    ~M

  2. Your fajitas look great! I’d love to get your recipe. And while you’re at it, your spinach dip recipe as well. 😉

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