I won the lottery! (and then came home and made Chicken Zucchini Taquitos!)

Okay, maybe I only won $21.  And maybe I spent $10 to win $21 out of a $252 million jackpot.  And maybe no one won the jackpot so maybe I spent $10 more dollars for Friday’s $300 million jackpot.  Hmm.  So what can I buy with a $1?!

This morning started out with spicy, cheezy oats.  This mornings blend was 1/2 cup oats, with 1/2 cup cooked egg whites, 1/2 ounce of mozzarella cheese drizzled in, and at the last minute I decided to add 1/2 ounce of chopped Volpi salami.  God help me I love that salami!


I don’t know if its the hot sauce, or the little bit of cheese, but it makes the oats so creamy!!   I had the last of the canteloupe, so breakfast comes in at 314 calories, 12 fat, 21 protein, 28 carbs and 4 fiber. 

Lunch was my extra spicy chili!  I think maybe because I used this chili powder that it was too hot for my family?  I got this on the food aisle at Marshall’s of all places!



I had this generous bowl with 1 ounce of tortilla chips – and may have added a splash of Tabasco with each bite! :D  Lunch comes in at 418 calories, 20 fat, 20 protein, 42 carbs and 9.5 fiber.

Then I realized I never put together my Chicken Divan casserole!  I knew I had to use up the chicken tenders I bought, so I decided to make Taquitos! 

I sauteed the chicken with taco seasoning and cumin.  Tony thought it was not very flavorful, but when I add pickled jalapenos to mine, I tend to under spice for the rest of my family!  I had shredded zucchini, and added that to the chicken once the chicken was cooked.  Then I added fresh chopped cilantro – maybe I should have added a bit of lime now that I think about it!  Hannah kind of didn’t like the look of this going in, but she loved them!


Then I heated up about 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, just so its warm.  Each corn tortilla gets a quick oil bath so they won’t split open in the oven.  Now is a good time to turn your oven to 425! 


This batch made exactly 12 taquitos.  Here they are all wrapped and ready for the oven.  Bake for 10 minutes, then flip and cook for an additional three minutes.


I liked how Tony’s plate looked when I plated his!  He actually added Frank’s hot sauce so that will tell you how under seasoned my meat was – so I’ll definitely kick it up next time!


My plate – I had three taquitos, 1/2 cup of fat free vegetable refried beans, 2 tablespoons sour cream, .6 ounces of cheddar cheese, and 1/2 ounce of tortilla chips for my refried beans.  And you can’t see it, but my stuffing has chopped pickled jalapenos!  I just had to make sure to keep track which ones mine were!


These were so crispy, and they stayed hot for a long time too!  dinner comes in at 599 calories, 25 fat, 30 protein, 65 carbs and 8,8 fiber.

We got caught up on most of our my foodie t.v. shows last night.  Did anyone see Chopped where the guy kept double dipping his spoon, tasting the sauce and then using the spoon again??  And he cuts himself and blood was actually dripping into his dish and he wanted to keep going!  Um, pretty sure I wouldn’t go to his restaurant ever!

So glad tomorrow is Friday, though I think its our next to last jeans day at work – we only get to wear jeans on Fridays from after Memorial Day to Labor Day – its supposed to be rainy and cold tomorrow again too.  Although I should not complain, we didn’t have much rain this summer at all!

Off to finish mopping the floor and put together dough for breakfast pizza tomorrow!  Hope everyone had a great day and I’ll see you tomorrow night! 😀

30 thoughts on “I won the lottery! (and then came home and made Chicken Zucchini Taquitos!)

  1. everything looks amazing, but that salami?! totally grew up on that!

  2. haha sickkk i hate double dippers!! Those taquitos look awesome, i would gladly eat your under spiced cookin 😀

  3. you crack me up! and the taquitos look great!

  4. OMG everything looks so freaking good!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. I won $3 that lotto and thought I did good!! 🙂 hehe We already have our tickets for the $325M — I’m up against you!! God wouldn’t it be great to win??????

    Yeeeees I saw that Chopped and thought the same thing! The blood was literally dripping into that crab salad and the staff kept trying to get him to put on a glove and he snapped “Just let me finish!” Ok, buddy!

    Those taquitos look so great made homemade! I usually just have gotten the frozen ones, but those are so gas station affair.

  6. B said the same thing about that Mor guy, he would never go to his restaurant!

  7. Congrats on the lottery win…may that just be the appetizer to the next big one!

    I love chicken taquitos – yours look so good!

  8. Hey, winning is winning. Congrats!! The most I’ve won in the lottery is 2 bucks.

  9. Yes, I may be partial, but those oats look super fabulous!

  10. oh yummy! i want it all! the taquitos especially look awesome.

    i love the picture of you on the side, so pretty!

  11. Mmm… these look so tasty! I love all things Mexican. I could eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner any day! 🙂

  12. haha $1 is still one dollar 🙂 maybe next time it will be more?? your taquitos look delicious! i dont think ive ever had them homemade before but i would totally chow down on those!

  13. Your taquitos look like fun 🙂 I don’t know that I’ve ever had one myself, but I’d definitely try those.

  14. The taquitos look delicious! And I bet I would love a bowl of your chili – the spicier the better! 🙂

  15. Hey, money is money, you still made a profit! That is awesome 😉 Oh, taquitos take me back. Never had them homemade, though. I bet they were sinfully delicious.

  16. Those taquitos look so great! I’ve never tried making my own before. I think I need to give them a try. 🙂

  17. Will you come to my house to cook? Your food looks amazing. Seriously amazing.

  18. wow, you’ve got me really hungry now. everything looks wonderful. and a win is a win!! congrats.

  19. I saw that guy on chopped too! I love how he didn’t even know he double dipped!

    Love the taquitos!!!

    and i think I might make your breakfast this morning!

  20. hehe, you still won! i’d be excited 🙂 those taquitos look great!

  21. I heard about that lottery jackpot and was definitely tempted to enter. Even though you spent most of your winnings, at least you didn’t use your own money to buy the tickets!

    I love this taquito filling. It is filled with so many good things!

  22. I saw that episode on Tuesday, and was about to get SICK!! I would rather find a hair, then blood in my food! It was so gross.
    Congrats on the lotto winning, and on the AMAZING food!

  23. Congrats on the win!! Winning is always fun no matter the amount 🙂

    Marshall’s has is a hidden gem for us foodies – I always find something interesting there.

  24. I did see that Chopped! I thought he was going to win from the start and then was shocked to see him double dipping and the blood was just too much! I thought the woman who won was very deserving, though!

    I love your taquito recipe – I think I’ll have to replicate it vegetarian-style. 🙂

  25. Thanks for stopping by my blog! My fiance would love pretty much everything you ate today – he’s all about the spicy! Can’t wait to go read more 🙂

  26. tastyeatsathome

    I love Marshall’s food aisle. I always find something cool there.

    And taquitos, yum! One of my favs.

  27. Thanks for visiting my blog. Those taquitos look amazing.
    I watched that Chopped episode also. He totally grossed me out!! Can you believe there are chefs like that out there? There was one a few weeks ago where the guy dropped a spoon or something and picked it up and kept going. Again, GROSS!

  28. yum! can’t wait to see what your breakfast pizza looks like!!!

  29. When I saw the title I was thinking if it was a huge win you could buy out Tabasco 🙂

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