Saturday, October 11, 2008

Chipotle Chicken Taco Salad and a new bowl

I haven't posted in a few days because, in part, I've still been kind of sick. In other parts, it's been the rush for visitors, Thanksgiving, more family birthdays and upcoming work events...and so here I am posting LATE my time, in the middle of making a Cooking Light pumpkin cake for tomorrow ( it's not cooling on the wire rack too quickly, so I'm standing by for the icing part ), but I'm posting. ( Better late than never? )

Today I made a delicious Cooking Light salad for supper- well, I really liked it anyway. lol. I've already spoken of my love for chipotle(s)? That love has not diminished. This was a strictly from the internet recipe- as in I didn't have the original magazine or cookbook version like usual. The recipe Chipotle Chicken Taco Salad was pretty easy to whip together and is very generous in serving size. It implies it's four servings, but it makes a ton. (dh didn't have a lot though- the picky man doesn't really enjoy salads with beans or (shocker) chipotle that much, so his serving was smallish. I made him take some and he claims to have liked it, though he didn't have seconds and tucked into tortilla chips and salsa instead. :P

Anywhoooo, I loved it, as did mil and my visiting mother, (though my mom didn't like the cilantro in it- not everyone's favourite as I think I've discussed here before as a topic. It's a strong little herb. I like it in some things. I actually enjoyed it in this salad. You chop it in the dressing, btw. If you don't enjoy cilantro, skip that part.)

I'm trying to work beans into my diet a little more, so this was a tiny step forward, too.

Ok! off to check my cooling cake. Have a nice Thanksgiving tomorrow for those celebrating. I'm not going to worry too much about my points, BUT I'm going to try for reasonable portion sizes. Wish me luck, please. :)

p.s. I got my new bowl on super-sale at Homesense. It makes me happy just to look at it AND adds no extra calories!


Diana said...

Looks yummy :) I used to hate cilantro, but living in TX you get used to it and I even like it now! I'll have to try this.

carla said...

I love me some beans.

and beans really.

out of can, rinsed and PLAIN.

sprinkled on a salad.

Im no help huh? :)

have a great week!