Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: I Won!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I Won!

I have officially won my first food blog contest! Laura, over at Hey, Mom What's For Dinner, recently held a variety of giveaways....and low and behold I won one of them! This is very exciting for me. Can you tell? I am the winner of a panko pack.

Do you know what panko is?
Panko is a variety of bread crumb used in Japanese cuisine as a crunchy coating for fried foods. Panko is made from bread without crusts, thus it has a crisper, airier texture than most types of breading found in Western cuisine.

Now, I have never cooked with panko breadcrumbs, but have always wanted to try....now here's my chance! See what a little wandering about on food blogs will get ya?

On to dinner last night. I needed to use up some flour tortillas and I had made a batch of my Snob Salsa, so I threw together Taco Lasagna. Here it goes!

Taco Lasagna

1 pkg. flour or corn tortillas
snob salsa
shredded cheddar cheese
Fat Free re fried beans
1 skinless, boneless chicken breast


Cook chicken in boiling water, or in oven, whichever you prefer. Once cooled, shred with a fork, mix with some of the salsa and set aside. Spread 1/2 c. of salsa in bottom of 8x8 baking pan. Begin layering like lasagna - tortilla, re fried beans, chicken, salsa, cheese, and so on, until you've reached the top of the pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes, or until browned and bubbly. Serve with a side of Mexican rice (1 cup of brown rice to 1/2 cup water and 1/4 cup salsa - cook as directed).


This is great dish to throw together the day before and keep in the fridge overnight, or even if you need a dish to take to a loved one. Serve with whatever toppings your heart desires - sour cream, lettuce, tomato, crushed tortilla chips (my favorite!), etc.

So, that was my night. Later....little man feel asleep in my arms as I was walking around the house picking stuff up.


Don't you wish you could just fall asleep anywhere?

14 comments:

  1. That kid is growing like a weed! Quite an armful, but isn't it great.

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  2. He's getting so big! I need to make this meal ASAP, it looks delicious.

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  3. Thanks for playing! I'm so glad you won. Wow your lasagne looks so great!

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  4. Congrats on winning!!! I was super pysched to win my first blog contest too (just about a month ago)!!

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  5. I really like the look of that dinner! Great combo of ingredients too. My husband loves anything Mexican so I might give this one a try soon.

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  6. Love panko! Congrats on winning! Such an adorable photo of the little man :)

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  7. Thanks Meg! I think I will love panko as well. Yeah, he was tuckered out last night (obviously!)

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  8. My dear friend Mindy sent me your blog, and I enjoyed catching up on some of your recipes. I work full time and then some, run constantly and am a wife and mother to a two year old, so I am always looking for easy recipes. I have followed IGE blog for a while, and I am looking forward to following yours as well. This recipe looks like a must try! Stacy

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  9. I'm glad you like the blog Stacy...sounds like you have your hands full! Hopefully I'll have some recipes on here that are easy for you!

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  10. Aw! That is the MOST adorable picture. I always wish I could fall asleep while sitting in someone's lap/arms. So safe and comfy looking.

    I love taco lasagna...I've tried rachael ray's version and its yummy.

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  11. Ally - I made the taco lasagna and LOVED it. Not sure if Mark was a fan cause of the refried beans but I did! Brought some into work for the girls to try.

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  12. Ally - I made the taco lasagna and LOVED it. Not sure if Mark was a fan cause of the refried beans but I did! Brought some into work for the girls to try.

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  13. Love panko! Congrats on winning! Such an adorable photo of the little man :)

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  14. My dear friend Mindy sent me your blog, and I enjoyed catching up on some of your recipes. I work full time and then some, run constantly and am a wife and mother to a two year old, so I am always looking for easy recipes. I have followed IGE blog for a while, and I am looking forward to following yours as well. This recipe looks like a must try! Stacy

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