For someone who claims she doesn’t like cooking I sure have a lot of recipes on this blog. Things haven’t changed. I still don’t like cooking but you know what I do like? Mexican food. YUM YUM! One night I was out with a friend and she asked where I wanted to go to eat. I suggested a Mexican restaurant across the street from where we were seeing a movie. She looked at me with disdain only allowed a friend who has to constantly put up with the simple juvenile taste buds of a dining partner and said, “aren’t we having Mexican tomorrow with everyone?” My response, “So?” If you give me a choice I’m going to have a fajita and a margarita on the rocks with salt and some guac and chips.
Staples in my limited supplied fridge and pantry (I actually don’t even have a pantry) include corn, black and refried beans, salsa, tortillas, avocado, tomatoes, and hot sauce. In fact last night I had a burrito for dinner. And when I say burrito I mean I slapped some refried beans on a tortilla and nuked it for 20 seconds before adding hot sauce and avocado slices. Delicioso! When I saw a recipe for a one-skilled enchilada recipe come through my email from one of my favorite bloggers I wanted to give it a try! So I did!
She (Jillee) calls it a skillet enchilada (click to see her original post and recipe along with lots of other fun things she blogs about). I call it “Fake Enchiladas” because lets face it … they aren’t really enchiladas. They are more like enchiladas that got in a horrible accident and you scooped up the remains and served them to your family (appetizing). Since I don’t do well eating red meat I choose to use shredded chicken that I had cooked earlier in the week. I also swapped out black olives for avocado because avocado is the most delicious thing on the entire planet earth.
The pluses of the recipe –
- It is super-duper easy and only gets one pan dirty. I’d make it for those facts alone.
- It’s yummy.
- It’s filling.
- It seems like it would be a really good family dinner.
The minuses –
- I can’t eat it. The enchilada sauce is too spicy for me (I realize it isn’t really spicy at all) and my stomach was very angry at me for eating it.
- If you get enchiladas at a restaurant you can also order guac and a margarita and not have to make it yourself.
So there you go. I wanted to like this more than I did but my stomach and I weren’t on the same page. I’m sharing it with you since it seems like the PERFECT working mom go-to-dinner. Let me know if you make it and how it tasted.