Tuesday, November 29, 2011

mexican chicken tacos

okay. this is serious business. i'm dying over these babies. this recipe has no name, so i just made one up. it is originally this recipe, but i wanted a crock-pot version and i didn't have tomatoes. so here's what i did.

no picture today. it basically looked like this except the chicken was shredded instead of chunked. it really is the same recipe, just crock-potted. convenient, eh?

2 chicken breasts
1 can petite diced tomatoes
2 green peppers, diced
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 tbsp. cumin
1(ish) cup salsa
1/2 pkg. cream cheese

throw it all in the crock and cook on low all day. shred chicken and serve in tortilla with cheese, avocado, and sour cream, or with chips. yum. 

we had it last night, and i had it for lunch today. and i'm wanting it again. so simple. so yummy!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Egg Nog Waffles or Pancakes

So, this morning my husband asked me if I could make him Egg Nog waffles. I told him I never had, but that I'm sure Google could help me out with that! So off I went to search, I picked the first recipe that came up because a) it sounded easy and b) it had pretty good reviews. After making the first waffled and snitching off a corner of it I thought it wasn't very Egg Noggy, and duh, if I'm going to eat a waffle with Egg Nog in in it, I want to taste the Egg Nog! Since I was making regular pancakes for my kids (aka pannycakins) I decided to add a little bit more Nog to thin my batter and throw some on the griddle, the results were Mmmm-mmmm GOOD! We decided that was a better way to go! Add a little butter and powdered sugar and you're in for a treat!

 (I found this recipe here and changed it a tad!)
2 cups flour
2 cups eggnog
2 large eggs - beaten
1 Tablespoons vegetable oil
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt 
(Optional: You can add a little bit of nutmeg and cinnamon to enhance the flavor!)
**In a large bowl, mix the flour with the baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
In a separate bowl, mix together eggnog, eggs and oil until well mixed.
Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Mix until smooth. 
Cook waffles in well-greased preheated waffle iron according to manufactures instructions or add a little bit more Egg Nog to thin the batter and turn them into pancakes!

Serve with butter and powdered sugar.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

dorito chicken casserole

alright. so here's the deal. sometimes, the title of a meal just sounds gross. like this one. right? well don't you turn your nose up just yet. listen. try it. and then judge from there.

i found this recipe on this blog, and i immediately wanted to try it. do i love doritos? yes. chicken? yes. all things cheesy? yes. all things mexicanish? yes. so it was a win-win for me. and we loved it! not kidding. i expected the doritos to go soggy, but they didn't at all. instead, they baked onto the pan and stayed crispy. awesome, right?

what you need:
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, shredded (i cooked them in the crock pot all day so they'd shred easily)
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup milk
1 can rotel
1/2 pkg. taco seasoning
1.5 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 bag nacho cheese doritos

mix everything except the doritos together. line a 8X11 (i think that's the size. i could have made that up) baking dish with crushed doritos. layer half of the chicken mixture on top. put another layer of crushed doritos, the rest of the chicken mixture, and shredded cheese. cover with foil and bake on 375* for about 30 minutes.

yum. like i said. try it and THEN you can judge :)