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Feb. 21, 2010 9:33 am 
Updated: Feb. 25, 2010 11:54 am
Last night, I pulled some leftover shredded rotisserie chicken from the freezer and made chicken enchiladas along with the Mexican Sour Cream Rice found on this site.  I made a decision about recipes last night, too.  If a recipe is bland as written..that's just perfect!  The BASE is the important part, because everybody's taste is different.  I guess that's not news to anyone.

I make my chicken enchiladas any kind of way, to be honest.  I have tried a couple of recipes, and now I just do whatever strikes me as delicious.  Last night, I heated the chicken in a skillet, added a tiny bit of enchilada sauce and cream cheese, and spiced it up with some cumin, chili powder and paprika.  They were SPICY!  (That was an accident).  Then I wrapped them up along with some cheese, covered them with enchilada sauce, cheese and cilantro, and threw them in the oven.  Not the most creative enchiladas I've ever made, but not bad for just making it up as I went along!

The Mexican Sour Cream Rice was DELICIOUS.  I used light sour cream and followed the recipe exactly at first (except that I only had a jalapeno and cheddar cheese left).  After I mixed everything together, I decided it needed a little something.  Paprika, cumin, and chili powder spiced it up just right!  It also seemed a little dry, so I added some more sour cream.  I garnished the plates with lime, and decided to squeeze a little over the rice -- oh my goodness!  It was GREAT.  I may add lime juice to the recipe, it was so good!  It may even be good with Rotel stirred into it. 

What are some other ideas for serving with Mexican dishes?  The refried beans and Mexican rice are getting old.  We're keeping this recipe for sure, but I'd like to add more veggies to my Mexican menus.  Thoughts?

Tonight's tilapia.  Wish me luck!
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Feb. 21, 2010 11:43 am
I love throwing together enchiladas. Sometimes hamburger, sometimes chicken or pork. Just slopping everything together, but it all tastes so good. How are you fixing your tilapia?
Feb. 21, 2010 11:53 am
I can't get enchiladas to roll up for me without tearing so I usually just layer them in casserole...great job and I rate my recipes the same as you...if the concept's a great one, I rate high...if I have to turn it into something non-recognizable from the original recipe to get it to taste good, I really don't rate it!
Feb. 21, 2010 2:03 pm
Juiciest Burgers Ever. Would like to know if anyone has ever made these ahead and put them in the freezer for future use. If so how long do they keep?
Feb. 21, 2010 2:23 pm
Sopa is a nice change from rice. My husband and I dont even make Spanish rice any more.
Feb. 25, 2010 11:54 am
"..I'd like to add more veggies to my Mexican menus. " Yeah, me too :) My wife is Mexican, and although I love real Mexican food, the one thing that's generally missing is fresh veg. I tend to just steam or boil whatever I have and either serve it on the side, or try to convince my better half to incorporate at least a carrot into the recipe! Usually a losing battle... We sometimes add sliced mushrooms to the enchiladas. They reduce nicely when they cook into the sauce. You can also toss finely cut broccoli or cauliflower or some peas through your Mexican style rice - that usually works quite well too.
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