Dinner on the Fly

I had big plans to make quesadillas for dinner tonight… and then pulled the bag of Ezekiel tortillas out of the fridge to find 1 sad little tortilla left. Soooo, it was on to plan B.

A few weeks ago I picked this up at (where else?) Trader Joe’s:

Soy chorizo. I bought it thinking that some night I would be scrambling to get dinner together and could use it in some random concoction. That night would be tonight… and this is the concoction:

Trust me, it’s much better than it looks. I just sauteed the soy chorizo in a skillet, then threw in about 2 cups of brown rice (from a steam bag), a can of drained/rinsed black beans, 1/2 cup or so of pineapple salsa and a handful of shredded cheddar. Heated through and served on low carb tortillas with reduced fat guac, sour cream and more cheese:

So in the end I still had to go to the store for tortillas. Oh well, totally worth it. The soy chorizo mixture was REALLY good and had a nice little kick to it. That’s pretty much a perfect, high protein dinner that takes less than 10 minutes start to finish.

On an unrelated note, we headed to Target today and bought our first package of BIG BOY UNDERWEAR. Spiderman, which is weird because he’s basically had zero exposure to superheros and he passed up both the Thomas and Cars pack for these. Anyway, I’m so not ready for this potty training thing. I’ve been toying with the idea of trying one of those “train in one day” techniques, but it seems exhausting and the concept of not leaving our house for an entire day sounds awful. Plus, when he IS potty trained, what do I do with Isla when I’m out by myself with both kids and he needs to go? All these logistics. I’m such a wuss. Jack’s probably beyond ready and I’m just selfishly holding him back.

Ugh. Sorry for that crazy rambling mess. Any potty training tips (especially for boys) are welcomed…

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3 Responses to Dinner on the Fly

  1. Mary Anne says:

    My tip would be whatever approach you try – don’t afraid to take a break and try again a week, month later. We tried last spring for about a month, after weeks of frustration gave up, then tried again over the summer and like magic it worked within a week!! Jude really bought into the idea of being a “big boy”, Chad had him all worked up that once he turned 3 he was too big for baby diapers. Now don’t ask me about potty training over night…we haven’t even attempted that yet!

  2. Julie says:

    Peeing on trees works best for us when I had just me, Gabriel and Lu. He loves it and is afraid of the flushing noise in public restrooms… and was watering during a drought. Everyone wins.

    Unfortunately, he now has a love affair with being outside. Like he does it at least once a day…

    Those little underoos are the cutest things EVER. I love them.

  3. Julie says:

    *peeing not being. But I guess he is technically “being” outside while peeing outside. You get it.

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