Category Archives: Southwest U.S.

Chicken enchiladas with spicy black beans. 11/22/22

This dish is heavily reliant on staples in your pantry and fridge. The enchiladas are corn tortillas filled with shredded rotisserie chicken, some jarred salsa verde, chopped onion, and cheese. The cheese I used here was what we had, feta. … Continue reading

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Chicken enchiladas and spicy black beans. 10/27/22

Usually when we make enchiladas John heats the tortillas on the stove’s open flame and then hands them off to me. This method means I have to cradle this hot tortilla in my hand and try to fill it fast … Continue reading

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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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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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