Tuesday, September 23, 2008

chicken burritos

yummy chicken burritos
mix together:
2 cans chicken chunks, shredded
1 bunch cilantro (optional if you don't like it)
1 cans black beans, drained
cumin to taste ...reallly good,
sauted onions, garlic and bell pepper. (optional)
salt and pepper to taste
3/4 to 1 jar of salsa
tortillas---uncooked are best, heated
or regular flour tortillas at room temp
Fill each tortilla with chicken mixture, top with cheese and roll up and place in baking dish. Top with more cheese. Bake at 375' for 10-15 minutes until hot and heated through and cheese is melted and browned.
Serve with sour cream, salsa and guacamole. (also lettuce and tomato)
picture to come later.....

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

good chili

I made this chili tonight for the first time, and everyone loved it! My finicky little eaters snarfed it down. I think one thing that helped my kids to eat it was that I let them be a part of making it.

They helped add ingredients, stir and even an occasional taste test along the way. Once they had helped be a party of making it, they were excited to try "their" dinner. They also liked that they could add a little cheese and sour cream. It was also quick and easy to make. If you brown the meat and onions first, then you could also add it all to a crock pot to simmer all afternoon. Hope you like it!


(I didn't have garlic cloves, so I added garlic powder. I also used canned pinto beans since I was out of chili beans, and it turned out great!)


  1. Saute meat, onions and garlic until done.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 2 hours.
Top with cheese and a dollop of sour cream and serve!!