Thursday, November 13, 2008

Recipe Sharing

Don't get me wrong. I like to cook. And I think I learned a pretty good skill set from my mom, who is a wonderful cook! But at this point in my life, the recipes that appeal to me most match the following criteria:
1. Quick and easy (or prepared in the slow cooker)
2. Few and simple ingredients
3. Kid-friendly

This recipe that I found on A Little of This and Some of That fit the bill.

Southwest Burritos

4-6 frozen chicken breasts
2 c. salsa
1-2 cans black beans, rinsed/drained
1 can olives, drained (whole, diced, or sliced)
1 c. frozen corn OR 1 can of corn, drained
package of cream cheese - I used about 1/2 package
I also sprinkled in some salt and pepper, cumin, chili powder and cayenne pepper.

Place frozen chicken on bottom of crock-pot. Then add remaining ingredients, except the cream cheese , and cook on low for 6-8 hours (or on high for 4 hrs). 20 minutes before serving stir in the cream cheese and shred the chicken. Fill tortillas and top with cheddar cheese and any other favorite burrito toppings. (***Don't forget to buy the cook-at-home tortillas. They are so yummy!)

Cooking Side note: After a splendid Indian dining experience in New York City I decided to branch out and make Chicken Tikka Masala. Time to stock up on some new spices - some of which I will probably never use again in my life. I came to learn that the spice coriander is actually the seeds of the cilantro plant! Cool! Also, I was blown away by how expensive cardamom is! For one of the spice jars at the grocery store it was just a little less than $15.00! I decided to skip out on that one. Anyway, I haven't made it yet, but I will let you know how it goes!


Nellie said...

I've never heard of cook-at-home tortillas! Yum. I am assuming they are in the freezer section. ? Where have I been?

Emily S. said...

The tortillas are actually found in the refrigerator section - by the cheeses, salsas, spreads etc. They have them at Costco too.

Challey said...

Yum. I am always looking for new dinner ideas. I have also really wanted to try some Indian food at home. I found some recipes that sound good, but I haven't tried them yet. I can't wait to hear how it goes for you.

Jennette said...

Em, I distinctly remember asking you for the recipe the last time I ate something with you--so I'd say you're a great cook.

Also, I have a few Indian recipes that I make at home that are pretty tasty and pretty easy (and the kids will eat them too). I'll email them to you.

Anna said...

Sounds good. Yikes about the cardamon.

No doubt you are a great cook. Everything I've eaten that you've made has been fabulous.

Maybe next week before the concert we should hit Bombay House up on Foothill Dr.

Rachel said...

I would love to get more of your easy, kid friendly dishes! Always in high demand and short supply. Thanks.