The cold continues! This winter has just been crazy. I know eventually Spring will soon come around, but wow, the cold has been brutal. My children are off from school part of the week and I am hoping for wind chills to be above 20 degrees at least one of those days, so they can safely go out and play in the snow. Of course being cooped up in the house leaves my children just bursting with energy, so the house has become sort of a zoo over the past few weeks. They have been literally running around our house instead! Oh, well! 🙂
If you are craving something with a little heat to warm you up in this cold, then I have a dinner idea for you! These Santa Fe Rice & Beans are a one pot meal that your whole family will love. With only 5 minutes of prep work, you will be ready to bake this delicious rice in the oven and have it on your dinner table in a half an hour. This simple meal is just bursting with flavor. Peppers, onions, tomatoes, green chilies, garlic, black beans, pinto beans, corn, salsa verde, fresh cilantro, a pinch of red pepper flakes and sharp cheddar cheese are mixed together with rice to bring you a creamy dish that is sure become a family favorite. You can even top the rice and beans with a spoonful of cool sour cream for another wonderful layer of flavor. I love to serve these Santa Fe Rice & Beans with fresh fruit for a satisfying, well balanced meal. If you trying to make your family a few meatless meals during the week, give this recipe a try! This is a tasty vegetarian meal that won’t have you missing the meat!
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