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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Cowboy Caviar and Chicken Enchiladas

OK everyone so I am not a cook by any means. You would die if you knew what my husband and I ate when we were first married! Let's just say that frozen fish sticks and tater tots were a common meal. It makes me cringe just thinking about it! Anyways, cooking for me is creating in the kitchen. I started to like cooking and got more into it and brave enough to try it about four years ago. My favorite thing was to watch Rachel Ray's 30 minute meals. It really helped me to see how she did things and I learned what some new things were. I like easy recipes, but I like them fresh and I like to know what's in it. With young and growing kids I also want to make sure that I'm offering the things that are really healthy for them and will teach them good eating habits not only at meal times, but also at snack time. Now I'm not a crazy no sugar fanatic. I like my cookies and chocolate, but I've always been a pretty healthy eater and I know that it's important to put healthy good foods into your body. Here's one of my family's favorite meals. It's super simple and probably everyone already has the recipe, but I'm putting it in here for a reference place for my family if we ever needed it. I hope you enjoy!

Salsa "Cowboy Caviar"
1 can corn drained
1 can black beans drained
1 can black eye peas drained
1 can diced tomatoes drained (I use fresh when I can)
4-6 green onions chopped
1 bunch cilantro chopped
2-3 avocados chopped
1 packaged Italian Dressing mix (follow directions on package, but flip flop oil and vinegar measurements)

Chicken Enchiladas
2 cups cooked chicken shredded (I cook mine in the crockpot all day and it makes it super easy to shred)
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup salsa
2 tsp chili powder
1/2 cup shredded cheese
8 tortillas whole wheat

Mix all ingredients in bowl. Fill tortillas and roll in baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.


Lori said...

Looks delish, I'll have to try your version.

Kelley said...

That looks so good... I have a similar recipe called 'redneck cavier' did not add the avacado, but now that I see yours...duh!
Why did'nt I think of that.

Have a great weekend.

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