Sunday, July 10, 2011

Chicken Fajitas

Here's a question for you: what do you eat for dinner on Sunday nights?  In Rob's family, dinner on Sunday nights was "every man for himself".  I really can't remember what we ate for dinner on Sunday nights, but I remember we were usually at my grandparents house.  It was probably a pot-luck type of dinner. 

On Sunday nights around here, our menus are varied.  I can't ever skip a meal and my kids are the same way.  Even on major holidays when we have a large meal at 2:00pm or later, by 4:30 I'll hear, "what are we having for dinner"?.  It seems I have created little foodies. 

In the winter I usually make a few pizzas and we find ourselves in front of the TV watching football or "America's Funniest Home Videos". 

Now that we're enjoying warmer temperatures and more sunlight, our fare has become a little lighter.  Tonight was chicken fajitas and corn on the cob.  I marinated the chicken in canola oil, lime juice, smoked paprika, garlic powder, cumin, and kosher salt.  I grilled it and we stuffed our fajitas with our selected toppings. 

my fajita - sliced radishes, grilled chicken, sour cream, salsa, lettuce, sauteed onions and zucchini

The corn on the cob - so delicious.  I almost forget [over the winter] just how fabulous it is.  We've been melting our butter in a bowl and spreading it directly on the cob with a silicone brush.  Easy and practically mess-free.  By the way, I'll only eat corn from J-Mar Farms.  They have the best - bar none. 

So, do you make dinner on Sunday nights?  Maybe you enjoy leftovers.  Maybe you pour yourself a bowl of cereal.  I'd love to hear!


  1. Fend for yourself on Sunday night must be a Neymeyer thing- it was the same way in my family! My mom would usually have popcorn, a lot of times I would make mac and cheese, I thought it was such a treat!

  2. Thank you Kirsten. I was wondering what to make for dinner tonight and I was thinking abut burritos but now i'm going to try your fajitas. I love having a blogging foodie friend.

  3. Oh I forgot to answer the question. I usually make dinner Sunday nights, although this week we had Thai take out. We don't have any set routines for Sunday night. I just make what ever we feel like or use what I have in the fridge/pantry.

  4. We have EMFH...Every Man For Himself...once a week, though not necessarily on Sundays. We don't have a set meal, like Roasted Chicken, on Sundays; however, we usually sit down together and eat.

    Fantastic looking recipe! Can't wait to try it. Thanks, Kirsten. Happy Monday! ☺

  5. PS...We're '3 meals a day' people too. We wake up hungry! LOL

  6. I do a roast almost every Sunday . My Mum used to do something fast like soup and crumpets or eggs on toast . Isnt it funny how we're all different!

  7. It's definitely a Neymeyer thing- Curt's family did the same thing growing up because the "Big Meal" was usually at noon. Our family, however, generally doesn't do the big meal at noon (unless we are in A-P!) we make a hearty, stick-to-your-ribs meal at supper. Mainly roasts, lasagna, chicken pot pie, pulled pork- something meaty and satisfying :)

  8. It definitely is a Neymeyer thing-we always had a big Sunday dinner (at noon) after church and then usually had cereal before church Sunday nites--now--if we have a big family meal at grannys on Sunday noon-usually no supper needed for us!
    Aunt Jean