Southwestern Chopped Salad (recipe coming soon)
Southwestern Chopped Salad (recipe coming soon)
We are linking up again today with The Vintage Apple for Oh How Pinteresting Wednesdays!
Some things we found “pinteresting” this week are:
These Summer friendly Mojitos with Pineapple Rum created by Cat Cora were featured as a Healthy Cocktail on Oprah.com. Healthy, cute, and delicious- we’ll take it!
This Pan-Roasted Chicken with Lemon-Garlic Green Beans featured on RealSimple.com is a perfect weeknight meal. This one is definitely going on the ‘must make’ list!
Of course, our “Real Best” Grilled Cheese Sandwich winner had to get pinned for the Pinterest world to enjoy. We’ve made it again already! If you haven’t tried the winner, or any of the other contenders, you are missing out! They’re all so easy, cheap, quick, and delicious!
We love ourselves some coffee and this genius idea from The Peanut Butta Runna is too good not to share! Freeze coffee as ice cubes and then put into a glass of almond milk! Or, our twist, just put the coffee ice cubes in a cup of hot coffee to cool it down. PS- This is vegan friendly! Both versions sound amazing!
This recipe was on The Pioneer Woman’s website and is called My Brother’s Chicken Tacos. She also pinned it and said its a total mess to make but totally worth it. By the looks of it, we agree! This will definitely be made around here very soon!
We recently joined the amazing #SundaySupper movement and during this week’s round, we came across these delicious Salsa Chicken Quesadillas with Cilantro Chimichurri by Juanita’s Cocina. We’re definitely adding this as another “must make” recipe to our list!
Find us on Pinterest to follow all of these pins and more!
What are some of your favorite pins this week?
Each enchilada was scored on a scale of 1-10 (where 1= that’s food? and 10= the best enchilada that has ever entered my mouth) for overall score, the boyfriend/husband test, and the leftover test. We also provide other comments.
Overall score: 7
The boyfriend/husband test: 7
The leftover test: 7
Comments: First of all, this recipe yielded literally 16 enchiladas. What the heck? I of course didn’t notice until getting towards the end of the recipe where it said to use TWO 9 x 13 pans. Hubby made so much fun of me because 1) it was SO.MUCH.FOOD and 2) neither of us really like enchiladas in the first place. Go figure. Anyway, I made some homemade guacamole to top these which really made the meal because the enchiladas were okay… not a amazing as they were cut out to be. Maybe if you actually like enchiladas you will enjoy these but we just didn’t have a taste for them. Hub summed it up best when he said “for enchiladas, these are good, but for a regular meal, they suck.” Needless to say, I felt the same and will not be making these again. Oh well.
Allrecipes Chicken Enchiladas II
Overall score: 8
The boyfriend/husband test: 8.5
The leftover test: 7.5
Comments: This was a great base for enchiladas, and it was different from ones I’ve had before (in a good way). Next time, I will add some more spices, will make more sauce (and increase the sour cream and cheese to cream of mushroom ratio), and will top them with more cheese. I think that could take them to a 10. YUM!
Better Homes and Gardens Hot and Spicy Cooking Cookbook Chicken Enchiladas
Overall score: 8.5
The boyfriend/husband test: 10
The leftover test: 8.5
Comments: This is my go-to enchilada recipe. I found it in a cookbook many years ago and have gotten a lot of compliments on it. It doesn’t have any enchilada sauce on it but is instead all white cheeses. It is so good!
An oldie but a goodie! Get the recipe here!
While we can’t guarantee the results, here are some ideas you can use to customize the winning enchilada to your dietary needs:
Nothings worse than having leftovers that “go bad” fairly quickly and, sadly, guacamole is definitely one of those items. But fear not- there is something you can do with your day-old guacamole so as not to waste those precious & expensive avocados.
Seven Layer Dip
It’s easy to make, vegetarian, and can even been vegan (if altered a bit) so it is sure to please many picky palates. Best of all, since your fresh, homemade, guacamole is sandwiched between two layers, it extends it’s fridge life a bit. Hubs and I enjoyed ours for a good 3 days until I felt it was time to throw out any leftovers.
Now I’m sure there are many delicious Seven Layer Dip recipes out there but this one is my all-time favorite – the only change I make is that I put the guacamole layer on top of the refried beans layer, then top that layer with the sour cream mixture. This way the guacamole is between two other heavy layers, which keeps it away from any air exposure and stops it from rotting so quickly.
Your wallet and tastebuds will thank you!
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