winter citrus salad with poppy seed dressing

winter citrus salad with poppy seed dressing | ahappyfooddance.comI love to eat fruit, specifically berries – strawberries, blackberries, raspberries – all the berries!  If you remember from my strawberry cupcakes post, I almost died trying to shove the largest strawberry I’d ever seen in my mouth.  I’ve slowed down since those days, but I can still eat an entire container of fruit in one sitting.  I think that may be one major reason why summer is my favorite season.

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the total super bowl spread

the total super bowl spreadWooohhhooo!  The Super Bowl is officially one week away! I grew up in a huge football house, I mean my mom had a cardboard cutout of John Elway (update – she still has it).  I can remember falling asleep to my parents rooting for “JOhhhhhnnnyyy.”  Fast forward a couple years (ok – a LOT of years) and I met this football loving guy who swept me off my feet with his killer dance moves.  And I am not joking when I say football loving.  He played in high school and college, so when football season rolls around, our week is consumed by it.  We watch Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday (when there’s college games on) and Saturday….

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loaded sweet potatoes with spicy shredded chicken

The easiest dinner -Loaded Sweet Potatoes with Spicy Shredded Chicken | ahappyfoodddance.comSo Wednesday I showed you an easy shredded chicken recipe that is packed full of flavor, super easy to make, and can basically be thrown into or on top of anything and qualify for dinner.  Today, I’m sharing a super fun and quick dinner to make with that spicy tequila lime shredded chicken.

I don’t know what it is about the first of the year, but I have been all about simplifying things: cleaning throughout the week so I don’t have to spend half of my Saturday doing it, organizing my blogging/real world work schedule so one or the other is not a crazy mess, and coming up with more logical weeknight dinners so that I’m not spending two hours in the kitchen prepping/cooking/cleaning during the week.

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Spicy Tequila Lime Shredded Chicken

Spicy Tequila Lime Shredded Chicken | ahappyfooddance.comThis week is the week of easy dinner ideas.  Really it was by totally accident, and maybe mostly because that’s what I’ve been craving lately – quick dinners that are relatively light and healthy, without a huge mess.

This spicy tequila lime shredded chicken is the end all be all of your boring dinners.  You could easily whip together quesadillas, tacos, burritos, stuffed baked potatoes (hint, hint you’ll see these Friday), enchiladas, salads – ok, really anything!

This is also super easy to throw together.  Simply toss in your garlic and peppers in a skilled and sauté them up until your house is smelling all delicious and everything.  The heat from the peppers might also tickle your nose a little bit.  Don’t worry, this means good flavor is on its way.

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