Category Archives: Southwest U.S.

Southwest salad. 6/10/22

It was really hot here yesterday, in the upper 90s. So we scuttled our cooking plans and made a southwest salad. John and I used to buy this salad pre-made from Costco but, as it happens with many things we … 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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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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Vacation nibbling. 2/1/22

We are on a week’s vacation with our son so we are making dinners that he likes. He and I go shopping every day for groceries for that night’s dinner. It is not an efficient way of buying groceries but … 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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Shrimp tacos, mango salsa, spicy black beans 1/14/22

It seems like we are ending the week with a Southwestern/Mexican vibe, enchiladas on Thursday and tacos on Friday. Shrimp tacos are a quick to make and tasty dinner plus well within my healthy eating plan. John sauteed the shrimp … Continue reading

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Chicken enchiladas and salsa slaw. 1/13/22

For Thursday night’s dinner I shredded some rotisserie chicken and rolled it in a corn tortilla along with chopped onion, some shredded cheese, cilantro, and jarred salsa verde. I put 12 of these in a 9×13 dish with some salsa … Continue reading

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Chicken enchiladas with salsa slaw. 12/30/21

Chicken enchiladas are a real favorite at our house. Most of what needs to be done is prep and assembly. I shred rotisserie chicken and lay down a line in a tortilla that has been softened in the oven. To … Continue reading

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Easy chicken enchiladas with spicy black beans. 12/17/21

These chicken enchiladas are always a hit at our house. I start by shredding some rotisserie chicken. In the oven I warm some corn tortillas so they are pliable. I put some shredded chicken in each tortilla, a sprinkling of … Continue reading

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