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Meal Ideas

Question: meal ideas? I have to coojk a meal for four people and I cant deside on what to make. I need a main dish, appitiser, bread and desert. I would appricate any idea you might have! I need a theme and Im cooking for picky teenagers and only have about 2 hours to cook it so try and keep it simple but not to simple.

Answer: Mexican Fiesta theme (I tried to keep this easy) Appetizer: nachos and salsa or cheese These are *really* good!! Low-Fat Fajitas like Chili's® Serves: 4 1/4 cup lime juice 2 Tbls. olive oil 4 cloves garlic - crushed 2 tsp. soy sauce 1 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. liquid smoke 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper 1/4 tsp. black pepper 1 lb. boneless chicken breasts OR skirt steak (or you could use those pre-packaged deals) 2 Tbls. water 1/2 tsp. lime juice 1 tsp. soy sauce 1 dash salt 1 dash black pepper 1 Tbls. oil 1 lrg. Spanish onion - sliced thin 1/2 med. green bell pepper - seeded, sliced thin 1/2 med. red bell pepper - seeded, sliced thin 1/2 med. yellow bell pepper - seeded, sliced thin Marinade: -Combine 1/4 cup lime juice, 2 Tbls. oil, garlic, 2 tsp. soy sauce, 1 tsp. salt, liquid smoke, cayenne pepper, and 1/4 tsp. black pepper in a sealable plastic container, add chicken/steak to container, cover, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight (preferred). -Grill meat over a medium-high flame for 4-5 minutes per side, or until cooked through. (or use package deals) -Cut meat into thin strips; set aside and keep warm. -Combine water, 1 tsp. soy sauce, 1/2 tsp. lime juice, and a dash of salt and pepper; set aside. -In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook onion and peppers in 1 Tbls. oil until brown; remove from heat; pour above liquid mixture over onions and peppers. -Toss together meat, onions, and peppers. Notes: Serve with warm tortillas, pico de gallo, cheese, sour cream, and guacamole Dessert: Ice cream sundaes with sauce, nuts, fruit, etc.

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