When a box of goodies from Old El Paso arrived Daddy Moo couldn't stop laughing! I actually hate spicy food and even some BBQ sauce brings me out in a hot sweat. But everything was labeled mild so I thought why not! When I prepare fajitas I usually cook the chicken (or turkey as this is always far cheaper) in red pesto instead of the spices that it comes with. We had a packet of roasted tomato and red pepper spice which you add to the chicken as its cooking – Daddy Moo also added peppers and onions to the pan. As soon as we opened the packet I knew the whole lot would be too spicy for me, the smell was already making my taste buds tingle so we added ¼ which was more than enough. We served this in the traditional fashion with lettuce, cheese, sour cream, tomatoes, peppers, coleslaw and chips wrapped in a tortilla. Yummy! Moo fell in love with the sweetcorn relish, which until he finished it he added to every meal! I have bough another but not told him yet! I mean sweetcorn relish with shepherd's pie is just odd!
Not one to be wasteful we have used the rest of the roasted tomato and red pepper spices. I've added them to slow cooking chicken and pork to thicken up and add some flavour to a carton of passata. I've also sprinkled them on part boiled potatoes before adding them to the oven – delicious alternative for traditional roast potatoes and wedges.
We were also sent a packet of chilli spices and some taco shells. Using the slow cooker I made the chilli following the instructions on the packet just that mine then simmered for a few hours! Whilst I ate cheese on toast the moo's enjoyed these delicious chilli filled tacos which were topped with cheese! Apparently they were yummy!
I would definitely buy the taco shells again and maybe make more of a Bolognese style filling. I must admit the children throughly enjoyed adding a bit of spice to their dinner time!
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