We’re getting pretty good at subbing out chicken in a lot of our recipes. Turkey and pork are pretty easy choices. We haven’t had much luck with non-meat options with the picky toddler, but it’s not often that we adapt a favourite and Scott and I don’t enjoy it.
Not often, but it still does happen.
For Scott and I, an old favourite has always been salsa chicken. Take chicken, a jar of salsa, a container of sour cream, some crushed taco chips and a handful or two of shredded cheese and bake and you get some deliciousness. So after missing it, we decided to try it with pork.
First, it took forever to cook. Then it didn’t quite pair as well with the rice and corn as we had hoped (disclaimer: in our youth, it was all we’d eat. We’d consider it a balanced meal on its own. Maybe supplemented with some additional taco chips. You know, for all the nutrients you get from those. And then when it was all done? The pork was too chewy.
We ate it. At least most of it. And we’ll likely hold off on messing with this one for a while.