Monday, 23 May 2011

Not so Bad after all

It's a little like going to the dentist.  You worry and stew until its over and then you realize you fretted for nothing. 

Taking the kids to H2O was like that.

This video below shows Adam going off the diving board and Sean filming the event on his GoPro.

Yesterday was a good day at H2O. 
The kids behaved themselves, the hour and fifteen minute car ride was uneventful both there and back.  They all liked the dinner I made for them - chicken enchiladas, salad and ice cream cake.  We had them all home by nine thirty and I felt guilty for thinking it would be an ordeal.

Now they all think I am a super mom and Adam shouldn't complain about me at all and they wish their moms would take them and their friends to a cool place like that and "my mom will be calling you  for the recipe". 

So here it is,  the recipe for chicken wrapped in a flour tortilla.  We call them chicken enchiladas.  I  don't know if it really is an enchilada, but it does have chicken in it.

Chicken Enchiladas

One roasted chicken. 
I sometimes do this myself  but I often bail and buy them from the supermarket already roasted .

Remove skin and bones and place them into a pot with 4 - 5 cups of water and bring to a boil and simmer for one hour.   Or, you can skip this part and just use canned chicken stock that you bought at the store when you bought the roasted chicken.

Meanwhile, dice the chicken meat and place in a pan over medium high heat along with 1 tsp dried onion, 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp dried oregano, 1/2 tsp chili powder, 1/2 tsp garlic powder and 2 tbsp taco seasoning mix.   Sprinkle with 1 1/2 tbsp flour and stir until well mixed.  Ladle in 2 cups chicken broth from the stock pot you created above (or the stuff you bought at the store).  Stir until thickened and heated through.  Add 3 tbsp salsa and 1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese. If this mixture appears to be too thick add a bit more chicken stock.
Cool slightly and spoon about half a cup of the mixture onto a flour tortilla, roll up, place in baking dish, and sprinkle with generous amounts of grated jack and cheddar cheese.
Bake for 20 minutes in a 350 F degree oven.

Like childbirth, memories of the actual event changes, and in a couple of months I will get another 'really good idea" and will be kicking myself until it is over and everything went fine.   

It's not easy being a worrier with great ideas.

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