Mexican “Chopped” Chili

Mexican Chopped Chili

Mexican Chopped Chili

I hadn’t planned a meal, and I didn’t want to go out to dinner.  I had just enough energy and interest to throw some contents of the fridge and a few from the cupboard into a skillet and call it a meal.  I’d use the small container of beef stewing meat I’d thawed several days earlier for another dish. Since that dish didn’t happen, it was going to be repurposed into a Mexican  dish ala one of our favorite shows, “Chopped”. Continue reading

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Creamy Grilled Corn Risotto

Grilled Corn Risotto

Grilled Corn Risotto

Grilled corn seems to be my theme this summer. We’ve always loved to eat corn straight off the grill, without butter or seasonings. The simple flavor of corn is heightened by grilling and we eat it without extra calories or naughty things like salt. What is even more fun is to cut the corn off the ears and make salads, dips, soups and risotto. Once we decided to get creative with grilled corn, we found all kinds of ways to eat it! Continue reading

Crockpot Shredded Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Crockpot Shredded Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Crockpot Shredded Chicken Enchilada Casserole

When I made crockpot shredded chicken a couple of weeks ago I made a crockpot casserole with the remaining vegetables and juices.  It was the easiest meal ever!  After simmering for hours, the juices were full of flavor and I simply had to decided whether to add rice or pasta to the dish.  Rice won out. I called it an enchilada casserole since it had similar flavorings and ingredients. Continue reading