After years of coming up with dinners for the two of us, I have a few go-to ideas that are quick and satisfying. Some of these ideas came from our favorite places to eat out. Like many carnivore and veggie couples when we first started dating, the simplest answer to how to make dinner was to have someone else do it for us. He could order his massive amounts of animal protein and I could get all the fresh vegetables a girl could desire. Unfortunately, this led to bigger waistlines and smaller checking accounts.
I start by gathering all of the "extras". I put out some sour cream, shredded cheese, pico de gallo, lime wedges, and slices of avocado. Along with some warmed fajitas these fixins make all the difference. I then get out two large skillets. In his I heat up slices of chicken and/or steak with half a packet of fajita seasonings and some vegetable oil, possibly even a bit of diced yellow onion too. In my skillet I saute every color of bell pepper you can imagine with sliced and seeded tomatoes and onion. Occasionally, I will add in mushrooms too. These beauties all go in with the rest of the seasoning pack and some more vegetable oil. Once the meat is done and the veggies are soft, we load up our tortillas. Served with refried pinto beans and Mexican rice, we are both stuffed in no time.
Got any restaurant inspired favorites at your house? Can they be made for both meat eaters and vegetarians? Let me know below.