Tonight we made Orange Beef and Broccoli. We both thought we’d made it before but neither of us could remember cooking it once we got started. It was very easy to make and the Trader Joe’s Brown Rice Medley actually took longer than the entire prep and cooking of the beef and broccoli.
This was really flavorful and fragrant. It’s probably even better for during the week when we need quick recipes that taste like a treat.
I’ve been wanting to use the crockpot again so today I decided to make chicken enchiladas. I’ve been improvising on chicken enchiladas for a while, but this seems to be such an easy and tasty way to make them.
Today I put boneless chicken breasts, Trader Joe’s Enchilada Sauce and two cans of Rotel into the crockpot on high for about four and a half hours. When they were finished, I shredded the chicken and rolled them in high fiber flour tortillas with some sliced green pepper. I ended up with eleven enchiladas. I put some of the sauce on the bottom of the baking dishes and the top of the rolled tortillas and baked them for about half an hour at 350 degrees.
Then I topped them with cheese, about one and half cups total of reduced fat Mexican blend.
After a few more minutes, they were ready to eat and they were really good.
I put the ingredients into My Fitness Pal and they come out to about 250 calories each which is pretty good for such a filling and fun dinner. I made corn cake as a side which compliments this really well. It might not be anything fancy but it’s easy and the sweet goes well with the slightly spicy enchiladas.
This made enough for two dinners for us and one lunch for Mike.
It’s my understanding that a lot of people with gardens are experiencing an abundance of zucchini right now. I wouldn’t know because we quit our garden after three years of pretty disappointing results. However, I know some people who are more than generous with their own home grown vegetables.
To use some of our gifted zucchini, we made Feta Chicken with Zucchini, a recipe I found in Real Simple five years ago. For some reason, it seems like it takes a lot longer to cook than the original recipe but otherwise this recipe is perfect. The feta gets crispy and browned and all the flavors work great together.
The side is Trader Joe’s Harvest Grains Blend. Delicious!