We recently celebrated my sister’s birthday!! Her family came over to our house for a special dinner. She wouldn’t tell me what she wanted to eat so we came up with the menu on our own. Luckily, she was happy with the outcome!
We made chicken and vegetable fajitas, cilantro lime rice, black beans, and an apple streusel cake for dessert. Everything turned out great!
My veggie fajitas! So colorful and delicious!
Josh’s chicken fajitas! He knows how to fill a plate:)
Aubrey enjoying her dinner!
Connor and Aubrey did a good job singing for mommy!
Time for Dessert! Cake al a mode!
We really had a fun night with the Fail Family. Crissy, thanks for letting us celebrate with you. We hope you had the best birthday ever!
Here are the recipes for the cilantro lime rice and the apple streusel cake. Both are fabulous! The cake is actually healthy too! It is low fat but not lacking in flavor at all. The apples are crisp and the topping adds a nice sweet crunch. This is a great fall dessert!
Cilantro Lime Rice
1 c. uncooked rice (long-grain, white rice) 1 tsp. butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp. freshly squeezed lime juice
1 can (15 oz) vegetable broth (you can use chicken)
1 cup water
1 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice
2 tsp. sugar
3 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro
In a a saucepan combine rice, butter, garlic, 2 teaspoons of lime juice, broth and water. Bring to a boil. Cover and cook on low 15-20 minutes, until rice is tender. Remove from heat. In a small bowl combine lime juice, sugar and cilantro. Pour over hot cooked rice and mix in as you fluff the rice.
We did this in our new rice cooker and it was super easy! Just add all the first ingredients to the rice cooker and press start. When done, add the rest of the ingredients and fluff!
Apple Streusel Coffee Cake
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon Baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon salt
¼ cup butter, softened
½ cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons nonfat plain yogurt
2 cups thinly sliced, unpeeled apples
¼ cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter
Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray an 8- or 9- inch round spring-form or 8-inch square pan with non-stick spray.
Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt, mix well. Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla, blend well. Alternately add flour mixture and yogurt to margarine, beat well after each addition. Spread batter in pan and arrange apple slices over batter.
In a small bowl, combine all topping ingredients except butter. With pastry blender or fork, cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle topping evenly over apples.
Bake at 350 F for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. If desired, remove from pan. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream!