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What are you giving up for Lent?

February 16, 2010

Amusing conversation from last night…

Me: I think we should give up meat for lent

B: No way

Me: There are tons of vegetarian dishes I’ve made that you’ve liked

B: Like what?

Me: Gnocchi w/ Zucchini Ribbons, Corn Chowder, Pesto Pizza etc..

B: Didn’t the corn chowder have chicken in it? and the pesto pizza had prosciutto on it?

Me: Oh yeah..

B: I’ll give it a try for 2 weeks, just don’t make any of that soy/tofu stuff

Me: Wait, we have too much meat in our fridge right now. Nevermind.

On that’s a recipe for chicken tamale casserole

Serves 4


  • 1/2  cup preshredded 4-cheese Mexican blend cheese
  • 1  teaspoon  ground cumin
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 can corn
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1/4  cup  fat-free milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2  (8.5-ounce) box corn muffin mix
  • 1  (4-ounce) can chopped green chiles, drained
  • Cooking spray
  • 1  (10-ounce) can red enchilada sauce
  • 1.5  cups  shredded cooked chicken breast


1. Preheat oven to 400°.

2. Saute bell pepper, onion, cooked shredded chicken breast in a non-stick pan. Add in corn, black beans and green chilis and season with salt, pepper, cumin and chili powder.

3. Combine eggs, milk and corn muffin mix together and add in chicken mixture. Pour mixture into a 13 x 9–inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.

3. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until set. Pour enchilada sauce over top. Top with  cheese and bake at 400°  until cheese melts. Remove from oven; let stand 5 minutes. Cut into 8 pieces.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Brennan permalink
    February 17, 2010 9:23 am

    Why do I sound like a bratty adolescent?

    And great lunch!

  2. February 21, 2010 3:16 pm

    too funny!! it was nice meeting you tonight at stir it up…great job with the appetizer!

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