Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Never a Dull Moment

What an eventful couple of days we've had at the Gillean residence... Apparently, my husband had an allergic reaction to ALOE. I don't think it was the aloe that gave him the horrific outbreak just the acidic ingredient in the aloe {notice the sarcasm}. In all seriousness, he spent a solid 7 hours in excruciating pain, unable to stand on his feet, curled over in pain. I couldn't comprehend the pain he was actually feeling, until he told me it was worse than any broken bone or concussion he had ever endured. At around 2 a.m. the pain became too much and we made our 2nd trip to the ER only this time we actually went in {made an earlier trip around 9 and decided to go back home}. This time we waited it out in the ER with all the other deathly ill folk. Now that Todd is feeling better I'd like to tell you how extremely comical it was when he was pacing in the ER scratching his back with his T-shirt, while people were looking at him like he was a mental patient... TOO HILARIOUS.... The nurse that was helping Todd kept trying to make him feel better by cracking jokes. Her jokes, however were not that funny to him! She told Todd she couldn't stop itching herself, guess that had something to do with Todd's constant OCD-like rubbing of his back with his shirt. All-in-all we made it home with some relief. Thanks to the shots of benedryl, steroid's, and some great pain pills that I can thank for the couple of hours of sleep I got.{Not because I took them, silly! Because for the first time ALL night Todd had some relief and was able to dose off for a short while}
I know he is getting back to his normal self, but not before soaking up the sick 'saga' just a little bit longer. He requested fajitas for dinner, so after work I made a quick stop at Publix, got the goods to make fajitas, while the sweet husband took a 2 hour nap on the couch.... ROUGH life he lives... Anyways, going to share how I made the fajitas. ENJOY.....
Chicken & Shrimp Fajitas
  • Boneless/Skinless Chicken {cut in small strips}
  • Shrimp {peeled & devained}
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper/ 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • Mushrooms
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Tomato
  • Olive Oil
  • Fajita seasoning pack
  • Rice
  • 1 can refried beans
  • Salsa
  • Sour Cream
  • Queso {what is Mexican night without QUESO?}
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • Monterrey Jack Cheese

In large skillet cook chicken and shrimp completely. Remove from skillet and set aside.

I added more olive oil in the skillet and added the peppers, onion & mushrooms. Cook till sauteed.

I then started the rice on the stove. Takes about 25 minutes on the rice, so I started it as the peppers and onions were cooking.

After the peppers and onions have cooked for roughly 20 minutes mix the fajitas seasoning with water and add to the pepper onion combination. After that add the chicken and shrimp back in and let simmer for about 5 minutes. Should look like below....

Most nights we eat on the couch, however tonight that was not a possibility with all the sides and condiments!

Not going to lie, glad Todd felt like having fajitas! Although I think it's a lot easier to just hit up your local Mexican joint. CHEAPER and a lot EASIER! But not sure if it is nearly as good or healthy for you. We enjoyed our dinner, just the two of us. . . & Quixote, sitting patiently under my seat waiting for her treat! I'll be back later this week with some more recipes, we are gearing up for a Family Reunion - July 4th style! Everyone enjoy the rest of their week. :)

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