Monday, May 18, 2015

Paleo Chorizo Sweet Potato Skillet + Catch Up

After a monthish of being MIA I'm baaaack! Let's catch up- here are 10 things I've been up to in the last few weeks:



1. Went to Atlanta for my college roommate's wedding (3 of us lived together 3 years of college and all got married within a year of each other) wearing a $10 thrift store dress (!).

2. Watched Love & Basketball for the first time (yes - somehow I was a teenager in the 90's and never saw this).

3. Turned 29 (and am fine with it!)


4. Bathed two dogs who HATE water.

5. Ate so much Mexican food that I got tired of Mexican food for the first time in my life.


6. Broke a glass in my sink, sending 1000000000 tiny shards of glass down the disposal. Texted my brother who fixes everything, found out you can VACUUM TINY GLASS PIECES OUT OF YOUR SINK as long as it's not too wet down there.



7. Went to Atlantic City for a friend's bachelorette party where I sipped delicious pina coladas on the beach and had my first experience with male strip clubs.

8. Got a salad craving for the first time in years, ate salad every day following for 2 weeks (recipes coming).

9. Enjoyed the shit out of married life. Life without the stress of planning a wedding, and not having to make 100000 world-ending decisions is amazing.


10. Went to a fun gala with some nice arm candy (also in a thrift store dress).



And now for the last Mexican-ish dish I ate before declaring I am done with Mexican food. It's a one skillet chorizo dish:


Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Servings: 8

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of chorizo (~17 oz) ($5.00)
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, diced ($2.00)
  • 1 onion, diced ($.90)
  • 3 stalked celery, diced ($.70)
  • 2 cups fresh spinach ($2.00)
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced ($1.00)
  • For serving: fresh cilantro and diced avocado
Using a sharp knife, slice the chorizo long ways and peel the skin off each link. Put the sausage into a large frying pan and heat over medium-high heat, breaking up the sausage into crumbles as it heats.

After 5 minutes, add the sweet potato and stir together, heating for another 5-7 minutes. Now add the onion and celery. Continue to stir and heat another 5 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients, stir and heat until the onions are translucent and the meat is cooked through.

Serve with cilantro and avocado.

What's your favorite skillet meal? What kind of food do you burn out on? 


15 comments:

  1. looks like you have been keeping busy buuuuut i'm glad you're back!

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  2. You've been busy! I'm so jealous of your social calendar... hehe! Come link up today!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  3. Wait wait wait wait wait....one can tire of Mexican food???? I am calling BS. BS!!! Haha :) You have been on busy lady!!! I hope you have a great week!

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  4. Ohhh heyyy busy gal! You've had a heck of a lot of fun! Btw - that dish looks really good.

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  5. I am impressed with 2 thrift store dresses. If I could ever get to my desired size maybe I would get luckier there but I never do. Next time you are in Atlanta and have a free moment we should meet for drinks! I know wedding weekends are jam packed though. That recipe looks right up my alley!

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  6. seriously how awesome is it when you get to STOP making wedding decisions? right?! and go you on those thrift store dresses, that is awesome. i am kind of over mexican food as well right now - i tend to eat the same thing, rice beans and tomatoes and i'm just over it lol. but it's so easy!

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  7. Skillet Chorizo - mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm chorizo - Can't wait to try this.

    I love how you call your man "arm candy" - too cute.

    And Thrift Store dresses for the WIN!

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  8. That dish looks amazing. Dont worry I took two weeks off as well. How cute was that wedding and bride and yay for affordable wedding finds!

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  9. Get sick of Mexican? Bite your tongue! Haha! Totally scored on the thrift shop dresses and looking fabulous!

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  10. Happy belated birthday! That skillet looks great - welcome back!

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  11. You looked beautiful in your gala attire! I cannot wait to test out this chorizo skillet recipe-seems so good :)

    Happy Tuesday, Lindsay
    http://www.lovecompassionatelee.com/thinkoutloud/2015/5/15/5152015

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  12. No way! I posted a sweet potato dish this week too and I never usually eat sweet potatoes. Your recipe looks awesome! Love your black dress!

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  13. You have definitely been keeping busy! Love the thrift store dresses! And I love Love and Basketball...second to Brown Sugar. Those two actors work great off of each other! I think the only thing I binged on for awhile and then got sick of was sushi.
    Happy belated birthday!

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  14. Hey girl! It's been a LONG time! I came across your blog again, saw this post, and said SHIT WE HAVE THE SAME GRANITE. Did you 'inherit' it, or did you pick it? Now I gotta get caught up on you/your blog. :)

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