Category Archives: Mexican

Shrimp tacos, pinto beans, arugula and golden beets. 9/29/22

When we have tacos I like to make a condiment bar on the kitchen counter that way everyone can fix their plate the way they like. John cooked the shrimp and warmed the tortillas while I cut up the taco … Continue reading

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Chicken enchiladas with spicy black beans. 9/22/22

Tonight’s dinner is all about ease. Buy a large jar of salsa verde, corn tortillas, shredded Mexican blend cheese, and pulled leftover cooked chicken, a rotisserie chicken, or the easiest, a pack of cooked white meat chicken from Costco. Shred … Continue reading

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Chicken chili on kale 8/30/22

Although we did not make tacos for Taco Tuesday we still went with a Mexican/Southwest theme with chicken chili. As a base I started with the Neely’s white chicken chili recipe. You can find it on the Food Network site. … Continue reading

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Tilapia tacos with beans and rice. 8/23/22

Tonight was Taco Tuesday at our house. In order to keep the dinner healthy and the calories down, I had one open face taco with a tortilla which is simply seared over the flame on our cooktop. John cooks the … Continue reading

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Chicken enchiladas, spicy beans, salsa slaw. 8/11/22

I used a number of shortcuts to make this plateful of yummy Mexican flavors doable for a weeknight dinner. The chicken came from a packet of pulled white meat from the famous rotisserie chickens at Costco. John heated up some … Continue reading

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Shrimp tacos 5/30/22

We figured that tacos are about as American as apple pie and a fitting dinner for a patriotic holiday. We were going to grill the shrimp and eat outside but it got very windy so we ended up cooking and … Continue reading

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Chicken enchiladas and spicy black beans 5/5/22

In celebration of Cinco de Mayo we made chicken enchiladas and spicy black beans. Our method is pretty simple. Buy a jar of salsa verde, corn tortillas, feta cheese, and rotisserie chicken. Shred the chicken. Put a layer of salsa … Continue reading

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Chana dal. 2/24/22

This is a pretty easy Instant Pot meal. I used my mini-prep to make short work of chopping the ginger, garlic, and onions. John measured out the spices and cooked the spices in a little oil to bloom them and … Continue reading

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Mahi mahi tacos and spicy black beans. 2/21/22

Having made a menu for the week the first thing I do is switch it all around because the avocados have ripened! I expected them to be like the last two I bought which took the better part of a … Continue reading

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Chicken salsa verde with spicy slaw. 1/24/22

Using rotisserie chicken breast meat made this dinner super easy and quick! We warmed the chicken in some salsa verde. I made my spicy slaw which consists of medium tomato salsa, light mayo, and prepackaged shredded cabbage. John made rice … Continue reading

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