Mediterranean Chicken Wraps

Sup. Been a while my friends. I always thought life would be easier once the kids got older….LOL. Now it is way more crazy. I promise we still eat, but not always together, at the same time, or the same thing. When we get to sit down together with the same meal cooked my by hands and heart, it is even more special now.

Today we all woke up relatively early for a Saturday with a couple of teenagers and a teacher. The plan was for me to wake up early and sneak out of the house to go to Pilates. Then my husband had another idea. “Uhhhh. It is Saturday morning! I don’t want to get up yet!” That was me, not the teenagers 😉 But I am glad he made us get up. We ran some VERY important errands concerning our first ski trip (REI)! Plus, we went to Costco so we could spend a lot of money to save money, as one does. Never underestimate the $1.50 hot dog and drink or the $2 piece of pizza. Let’s not ever forget to buy a 2nd place churro because Costco is not Disney World.

I feel like this is blog worthy meal, because it was magical. I didn’t cook the Mediterranean chicken skewers. I did not make the hummus or Tzatziki sauce. I found an awesome Greek seasoning and added it to the 2 vegetables I know my girls will mostly eat. I found some awesome little pitas and large flatbread. The magic of the meal was the combination of what was already made and the way I added it all together.

Cooked mushrooms and peppers in a large skillet until tender, about 10 minutes. Added the chicken and cooked until warm. Heated bread on the gas stove. Everyone made their own pitas using the mixture of chicken, veggies, and sauces. I also made a side of rice.

Patty Melting My Heart…

“Hey, Rebecca? Dinner at 6:30!”

“What are we having?”

“Cheeseburgers. More specifically, Patty Melts.”

“From where?”

“What do you mean? My kitchen!!! Cafe Mom!”

Usually Patty Melts are made with caramalized onions, swiss cheese, and Rye bread, but you use what you have and what everyone likes…

I took a pound of ground chuck and seasoned it with some salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder. I cooked all the burgers as thin as possible for about 5 minutes on the first side and 3 minutes on the other side. I took 2 slices of bread and added a slice of cheese on each one. We are a house divided, Katie and I like Swiss, and Rucks and Rebecca are all American cheese. I actually love all cheese, so no shade here.

I assembled the sandwiches and buttered one side. In a large skillet on medium heat, I added the sandwiches butter side down. Then I took the cast iron skillet to weigh down the patty melts. Once it was golden brown and the cheese started to melt, I buttered the top side and flipped them. Make sure your heat is not too high, otherwise the bread will burn. I served with tator tots that I cooked in my air fryer and some creamed corn. Hit the spot!!!

Cheesy Steak Sandwiches

Happy Sunday! Hope everyone is having a great weekend! Today the hubby is smoking some ribs, so we have that to look forward to tonight for dinner! Last night I made these Cheesy Steak Sandwiches, except I cooked the meat apart from the veggies. Now that the girls are getting older, they are actually getting more outspoken about what they like and what they don’t like. I made their sammies with just meat and cheese. I also cooked some frozen tator tots in the air fryer for about 12 minutes. So yummy! I will bake fries or tots in the oven again!

It was so filling that I could only eat half. That just means leftovers for anohter day!
The meaty cheesy inside 😉