Ground Beef Enchiladas Verde


I didn’t have any chicken in the freezer but I did have plenty of ground beef. I wanted enchiladas but didn’t know how they would be with ground beef and verde (green) enchilada sauce, which was what I had on hand. I had fully intended on making red enchilada sauce but time got away from…

Easy Beef Empanadas


It isn’t the first day after the Daylight Savings Time, spring ahead, that takes its toll on our bodies Sunday is fine for us. It is the following Monday and Tuesday. Dragging ourselves out of bed an hour earlier is so tiring by evening and we are all bleary eyed in the morning. My son…

Mexican Doritos Casserole


When I read this recipe I thought I couldn’t do it. It had canned cream of chicken soup in it. I usually do not make anything with canned cream of “something” soups. I either make my own version or substitute another ingredient. But, as it nears the holidays I am less inclined to fuss and…

Homemade Simple Enchilada Sauce


Today is the first day of fall here though you wouldn’t know it by the thermometer! It has been in the high 80s and low 90s the past few days. That is July weather not September weather. With heat index the weather people are predicting about 100 this weekend. Yeah! (Insert sarcastic voice). I know…

Mexican Coleslaw


Some days the side dishes are the star of the show. I am always looking for something new. When I first mentioned this both of my kids groaned when I said coleslaw. They both don’t care for the mayonnaise based sauce. But, I told them this had more sour cream than mayonnaise they were interested….

Mexican Pierogi Casserole


How much are we traveling this summer? Every single weekend, except for two, ¬†from the beginning of June to the middle of September. The cat is even done with us being gone as you can see above. She sees the suitcases come out and she tries to climb in. We are not supposed to forget…

Mexican Chicken Casserole with Loaded Mexican Rice


Since it’s Cinco de Mayo we decided to celebrate! Okay, not really, but since my daughter and I will be out-of-town on Cinco de Mayo we decided to celebrate a bit early. My children love celebrating food holidays. Cinco de Mayo, Chinese New Year, any holiday that centers around food and culture, they will be…

Chicken & Cheese Slow Cooker Tacquitos


I am tired. We are coming up on the end of September and I am exhausted already. How am I going to make it to June? We had my son’s annual Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meeting this week. I was a bit concerned about it as they are going to want to dismiss him from…

Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas


Frugal. I love that word. I choose to spend my money on certain things and not on others. We love our vacations and having our children take a wide variety of classes and lessons. They are not free. So, I choose to not have new furniture, carpeting or the most up-to-date seasonal clothing. It’s my…

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas


It was a crazy and fun weekend. We were in Milwaukee for three days for a Mommy/Daughter Feis, Irish dance competition, trip. No, I don’t dance, I finance, as they say. She did really well. It was the first time in a long time she could come off stage and say, “I did the best…

Mexican Cornbread


We are coming to the end of January. In our house that means we are trying to use up all the odds and ends in our freezer and pantry. There was a sale on ground beef the other day so I bought 20 pounds to freeze. But, before it headed to the freezer I took…