We’re celebrating the start of the Olympics just like any red-blooded American would,
With Margaritas and Mexican food
I’m so stoked about this dinner, it’s one I’ve made up on my own except for the enchilada sauce, which I mostly borrowed from Emeril, but I didn’t have cumin or tomato paste so I had to improvise.
1 can of tomato soup
1 can of chicken broth
1 tsp of oregano
1 tsp smoked paprika
a dash of coriander
1/4 cup chili powder
1/2 tsp of salt
I was having a huge craving for Mexican food, but I didn’t want to go out and eat poorly. I’ve been really good about my diet lately and my guts are thanking me, so I’d like to keep this trend going.
What DIET you ask…. lots and lots of veggies, a medium amount of protein, and little to no wheat or dairy, low carb basically except for fruit, and a few grains in my granola.
The big thing is the veggies, I am eating copious amounts of them, I’m talking about spinach salads for breakfast amounts of veggies.
So I decided to make this dinner based on what I had at home and what might curb this mex food craving. So here it goes…
4 cooked shredded chicken breasts
1/2 a large sauteed onion
8 sliced button mushrooms
4 cups of spinach
2 cloves of garlic
Sweat it all down and layer it in a 9X9 pan with the enchilada sauce, goat cheese and tortilla chips.
If you didn’t want the chips you could leave them out or replace them with actual tortillas, or rice, or cauliflower “rice”.
There are endless options here.
As the meal stands it is a gluten free option as long as you make sure there is no flour in your tortilla chips.
I use goat cheese because it’s a better option for me, I like the flavor and it doesn’t tear up my insides like cow dairy does.
When it comes out, it may not be that pretty, but you can dress it up with some avocado and cilantro. But just trust me it will be good no matter how you eat it.
I hope you enjoy them as much as we did Country Boy had two helpings, always a good sign.
I also made a “fresh” Pinterest margaritas with strawberries, fresh orange, limes, and some gucci Clase Azul tequila I had. Yum Yum!
Now that our cravings have been satisfied, Country Boy and I are going to turn our attention back to the Opening Ceremony.
I can’t believe they put Mr. Bean in there, I loved him when I was a kid. My dad is obsessed with British humor, as was my 8th grade English teacher, Mrs. Robinson.