Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Mexican Salsa Chicken Mix

6 cans of Costco Chicken
38 oz jar of Salsa
Grated Cheese to taste

I sampled a delicious mixture at Costco the other day.  They put canned chicken, salsa from a jar, and grated cheese into a skillet and warmed it up.  It was delicious!  Then they put it over refried beans and served it with tortilla chips. I made it at home and served it in a tortilla.

The recipe above will serve a large group of people.  You could make a much smaller batch.

(By the way, I didn't take that picture, I found it on the internet.  But it looks similar to what my mixture looks like and I was too lazy to take a picture.)

Strawberry Muesli Muffins

2 1/2 cups oats (I used Coach's steel cut oatmeal from Costco)
2 Fage individual Greek yogurts with the fruit on the side (I buy mine at Costco)
2 eggs
2/3 cups sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 cups diced strawberries

Grind up oats to a powder.  I did this in my Vitamix blender.  Dump into a bowl and add in the yogurts (including fruit that comes on the side), eggs, sugar, baking soda and strawberries and blend well until mixed.  Put into muffin tins lined with foil liners (not paper ones) or use silicone muffin tins or liners.  Since there isn't flour in the recipe the muffin mixture may be sticky so don't bake in paper liners or directly in muffin tin.  I chopped up more strawberries and placed them on top of the muffins before baking so that they would look cute.  Bake at 400 degrees for about 15-17 minutes.  Make approximately 16 muffins.  The muffins are quite dense but very tasty.  Not that sweet.  My entire family liked them.

I was inspired by a recipe on Pinterest and then made some changes to it and made it my own.  I called them Strawberry Muesli Muffins because when I was little we ate a lot of muesli.  Muesli is mainly made of raw oats and then we added yogurt and fresh fruit to make it a yummy breakfast.  So since these muffins have oats, yogurt and fruit, I chose to name them this way.

Notice that there is no flour or added fat in these muffins (no butter, oil, crisco, etc).