Monday, October 27, 2008

What's for Dinner?

I'm a fan of the crockpot. I was thinking this as I just put a roast in the crockpot to cook. I'll add some green chiles later and shred it up for burritos for dinner. Add some rice and beans and you're set! I like the crockpot because it is EASY and I can do other things while dinner is cooking. I don't have time to slave away in the kitchen in the evenings...that time is spent feeding horses, goats, dogs , bunnies and chickens. Or working with my little filly. Or taking a ride on one of our other horses. Or cleaning stalls, filling water troughs or some other animal related chore. You get the idea, there are too many other things that need to be done. Good thing neither Lee nor I need a big sit-down meal every night.

I discovered another great crockpot idea for chicken enchiladas the other day. I cooked 4 boneless chicken breasts in the crockpot with a can of Rotelle (or you can use a can of stewed tomatos and a can of diced green chiles). When it was done, I shredded it and removed it to bowl. I then added green enchilada sauce to the bottom of the crockpot, layered corn tortillas (no need to soft-fry them first), the shredded chicken and cheddar cheese. Repeat the layers 3 times, finishing with cheese on top. Turn the crockpot to low and heat for about 1/2 hour. This turned out delicious! And I was able to get my chores down while this finished heating. Did I mention I love the crockpot???


Rocki said...

Those are my kind of meals and that recipe sounds oh so yummy! I LOVE my crockpot & couldn't agree with you more! We do a great deal of shredded this and that with green chiles, tortillas and... mmmmmm, I'm hungry now! Maybe it's a Southwest thing ;)

I can only imagine how spread thin you are during the day - I don't know how you even have time to create!

Any Occasion Boutique said...

What a fabulous idea for the enchiladas!! I, too, am a fan of the crock pot ;-) I also love my rice cooker. I do a lot of my one pot rice meals in it. Thanks for the recipes...I am going to try it out this weekend!!