Friday, February 23, 2007

A Dud

I was so proud of myself for making a second recipe out of a cookbook for my challenge. But you know that feeling when you are assembling ingredients and you just know that the end product is not going to be stellar? Lately I've been discovering some real treasures of recipes that surprised me, so I really had hope that Baked Chicken Tortillas would fall into that category. It just never delivered. Andy and I both thought the recipe was a waste of salsa and good leftover chicken. And maybe part of that was the execution of the ingredients. They were rolled up into a tortilla, enchilada style, but the scant bit of salsa to top it with was very un-enchilada. Enchiladas are saucy and full of flavor. Maybe, just maybe, had the tortillas been folded into a quesadilla instead, with salsa afterwards for dipping, it would have been better. I was expecting something like enchiladas- which are a favorite. And I got... slightly Mexican flavored roll-up thingies.

If you are interested in the recipe, you can click on the link above, and that will take you to the recipe on Cooking Light. It definitely won't be a repeater here.

Well, today we're off to do a bit of grocery shopping- and just a bit at that. The end of the month is upon us next week, and I'm proud to say that I am way under budget for the month, so I don't want to wreck that with a poorly planned shopping trip. Tonight we'll be taking the kids out for burgers and milkshakes at our favorite burger place- courtesy of some gift cards, so we're all looking forward to the night off. But tomorrow I hope to share a brand new recipe for something... a little unusual from the Land Down Under... so come on back for that.


Anonymous said...

I wanted to say I think you are doing great at watching your budget. As you said, since you are under budget, keep up the great work.

I think the meals you come up with look great -- I've tried many of your favs.

Erika said...

Aw shucks, thanks anonymous! I would love to know what recipes you've tried and enjoyed.