Category Archives: Southwest U.S.

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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Shrimp tacos with spicy black beans. 12/3/21

So good and so easy! John defrosted some shrimp and seasoned them with salt, chili powder, Old Bay, garlic powder, and cumin. They were sautéed in olive oil spray. In the meantime I got the toppings together- shredded cabbage, cilantro, … Continue reading

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Chicken enchiladas with spicy slaw. 11/19/21

In the recipe for these chicken enchiladas there are four sections.1) cook the chicken 2) make the salsa verde 3) heat the tortillas in hot oil and 4) assemble and bake in a casserole dish. Daunting! My four steps are … Continue reading

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Shrimp tacos with spicy black beans. 10/21/21

I think the key to this dish is perfectly cooked shrimp and an array of toppings. John did a stellar job on the shrimp and also toasted up the tortillas over the open flame on the stovetop. I prepared the … Continue reading

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Chicken tacos with spicy black beans. 9/2/21

I eat my tacos with a knife and fork rather than folded up. It definitely takes me longer to eat them that way. The longer I eat the more satisfied I feel. John ate three hand-held tacos in less time … Continue reading

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Shrimp tacos with spicy black beans 8/7/21

Who doesn’t love taco night?! When we have tacos I set up a make your own taco bar so it is up to me to get all the condiments ready and cook the beans while John is responsible for cooking … Continue reading

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Chicken enchiladas with spicy slaw. 7/19/21

This dinner can be made easily using some convenience products. John shredded some rotisserie chicken while I sautéed onions, garlic, and chopped jalapeño peppers. I combined the chicken with the veg and added some jarred salsa verde and shredded cheese. … Continue reading

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