Last week was our spring break here in San Antonio and with my boys not in Mothers Day Out, as you can imagine, it was a very busy one! 🙂 We had a nice break though and were able to play outside a lot. San Antonio has a fantastic zoo. If you haven’t ever had the chance to visit the zoo I highly recommend you go if you are ever in town. Any age would in enjoy the visit. I mean who doesn’t love seeing hippos, tigers, and bears?
Towards the end of the week my husband went to New Orleans for a conference and guess who got to go?!?!?! I did!! We were so excited to get away just the two of us. We haven’t done this in 4 yrs and it was way over due. I was nervous about leaving my boys, but they were in fantastic hands with my parents for a couple of nights. We talked a lot and sent pictures back and forth of what we were doing while a part. It was fun!
I actually got to quietly enjoy my coffee and read a book over breakfast. This happens…hmp…NEVER!! Very nice!
While we were in New Orleans the whole city was celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Oh goodness do they know how to put on a parade! It was crayz crazy crazy there. Before we left I didn’t even realize it was going to be St. Patty’s day on Monday until I noticed a lot of people were wearing green on the streets… Then I made the connection. Lol!! We had such a good time being care free and just doing whatever whenever we felt like it. It was nice to be free for a couple of days.
My partner in crime on a trolley ride through the Big Easy. I love looking at all the older homes and buildings through the city.
Evidently at the parades in New Orleans they throw cabbage at the crowds in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Watch Out!!
Of course we had to stop by the famous Central Grocery for one of these tasty bad boys. Their muffaletta’s are fantastic!
Before we left for our trip I made us this oh so cheesy Mexican Chicken and Rice that is one of those homey comfort meals in our house. It is your basic chicken and rice with a south of the border twist. This is great with a veggie on the side, salad, or some warm bread and butter!
- 2-3 whole boneless chicken breasts
- 4 cups cooked brown rice
- 3/4 cups frozen corn
- 15 ounces, fluid can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 cup plain yogurt or sour cream
- 4 ounces, fluid can green chilis
- 1 can rotel
- 1 cup low-fat cheddar cheese, plus more for the topping
- 2 stems of cilantro for garnish
- Cook your chicken in Rotel either on the stove top or in the oven until done and shreddable. I like to cook mine in the slow cooker for convenience purposes. I cook it on low for 4-6 hrs with the Rotel poured on top.
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Combine all ingredients except for cilantro and mix together. Season with salt and pepper if desired.
- Transfer to an oven-safe dish and top with extra cheese if you like.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until heated through. I like to also wait for the cheese on top to brown a little.
- Garnish with cilantro.