Chicken Taquito Enchiladas (and more)

Once again, I have a lot of catching up to do.

Wednesday we made the easiest meal ever – Chicken Taquito Enchiladas.  Not healthy in any kind of way and should probably be banned from all diets, but I hadn’t had it in forever and I wanted a super easy night of cooking (i.e., no real cooking at all).

Chicken Taquito Enchiladas

1 can cream of chicken

1 8oz sour cream

1 rotel

1 box (25 count) Delimex Chicken Taquitos

Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Line 9×13 baking dish with taquitos.  Top with cream of chicken, sour cream and Rotel.  Top with cheese. Bake at 350 till bubbly, about 25 minutes.

I pour the cream of chicken on first, then spread on the sour cream and then pour on the Rotel.  I drain my Rotel a little, but not completely.  I never mix all the ingredients together before toping the taquitos.

This is delicious, but not delicious in a homemade way – just in that over-the-top fatty way!

Finally went out and ran a little on Wednesday evening.  It was actually chilly – around 70, maybe 68F.  Yes, that is chilly to me.  It beats the 100 degree heat we’ve been having.  I definitely noticed a difference in my run.  It was easier to breathe and I had a good pace.  I have been stuck at 2 miles lately.  I haven’t been that motivated to walk out the door to run, so my motivation is to tell myself to make it at least 2 miles. I figure I can do that even on my worst day.  I actually was going to go around the neighborhood another half mile, but Brett was at the end of 2 miles waiting for me and I decided to go home, too.  Doesn’t take much convincing! 🙂  I also used my new Garmin Forerunner 305!! Brett got me one as an early birthday gift.  Yes, this is the same birthday gift I got for him last month.  I wasn’t sure how to use it and I played around with it on Tuesday and set up a goal – or so I thought.  I pressed Start on Wednesday before my run and at the end, Brett told me it probably didn’t record my run accurately because I didn’t reset it.  Really, Garmin, you don’t know what day it is? 😛  He was right.  Grr! I do know I did the first mile in 11 something minutes (as usual, but in a little less time).  I finished both miles in under 25 minutes.  I had to walk a couple times during the 2nd mile.  I don’t know the exact time right now because my Garmin isn’t with me.  But, I do remember my average pace was 12:06 with a best time of 8:52 – wonder if I’ll ever be able to keep a pace like that an ENTIRE mile.

When we got home, we scarfed down the enchiladas – no, not the whole dish! Brett also had a new beer he had purchased to try.  He is into his porters lately.

Thursday night we had Thai Fried Rice again.


Friday night…taco night.

Weekend update to follow soon!


Thai Fried Rice

Wow, I have a lot of catching up to do!  So, let’s get to it! First up, Wednesday (9/21).

Wednesday we made Thai Fried Rice, courtesy of Gina’s Skinnytaste recipe.  Click the recipe name to get the recipe!


First, cook your rice, or get it started before you start with the main dish.  Brown the chicken in a wok or large skillet…

Remove the chicken, then add your eggs and cook until scrambled, then remove from wok.  Then, add remaining oil and onions, scallions and garlic.  Let simmer 1 to 2 minutes.

Add chili peppers, tomatoes and rice, soy sauce and fish sauce.

Then add back in your chicken & eggs, toss.

I love this dish! We’ve made it several times now and can’t get enough. We also enjoyed a Pumpkin Ale…again.  We obviously can’t get enough of that either!

Next up will be Thursday’s meal and the weekend of glutton, plus a Saturday run.