Recipe Swap with MarryMint! An Easy Family Favorite
Written by Lindsay Ropella
Let’s face it: we all have that recipe or two that seems to find its way into our kitchen more times in a week than we’d like to admit. Sure, it may be delicious, but eating it for the 6th time in one month is not cute. I’ve been dealing with that a lot these past few months. When I found myself making some variation of a taco/burrito/quesadilla for what seemed like the 10th time in two weeks, I realized I needed to step out of my comfort (and apparently very mexican) cooking zone.
My lovely blogger friend Amanda @ MarryMint and I were talking the other day about how we both really needed to work on this whole trying-new-recipes thing. I think even our garbage disposal husbands were getting a little sick of our “go to” meals… We thought it would be really fun to swap one of our family’s favorite meals with each other and see how they turned out! Well, being bloggers, we couldn’t just make these recipes and not write about them – so today I’m going to share with you the delicious and super easy recipe Amanda shared with me!
Curious to see what family favorite I sent to Amanda? Click over to her blog (don’t worry, it will open in a new window) and check out one of Eric and my favorite meals that I’ve never shared here on the blog. Let’s just put it this way – when Eric asked what recipe I sent to their family in return, his immediate response was, “oohhh yea that one’s awesome!!” when I told him which recipe they were attempting. :)
So what recipe did Amanda’s family send us all the way from Alaska? Glad you asked.
This Cream of Mushroom + Banana Peppers Chicken and Rice was amazing! Best of all it was one of the simplest meals I have ever made (besides ordering a large thincrust with pepperoni and extra cheese). I was able to assemble this entire meal in about 20 minutes. It was very filling and had a great taste that landed somewhere between sweet and salty.
Confession: I’ve never actually eaten a banana pepper before, much less cooked with them – but I was pleasantly surprised! They tasted great mixed in with the chicken, cream of mushroom, and soy sauce, and cut the taste of all that salt really well.
If you are looking for an easy recipe to make this week you should definitely give this one a try! If you do try it out, make sure to let me know what you thought of it in the comments below and any substitutions/additions you may have made!
One more thing before you go: You may have noticed we have a lovely new addition to our sidebar. Meet Rebecca of Lilybug Hugs Boutique! An adorable online shop that sells fun accessories for your little peanut; specializing specifically in affordable custom designs! You can view some of her past custom orders by flipping through her photos on Facebook or check out some of her ready-made pieces in her Etsy shop!
I’ve been chatting with her for a while now and she really is the sweetest! Stop by her page to say hello and check out some of her designs – gifts perfect for a birthday, baby shower, or your own little one!