Doritos Chicken Enchiladas

Emma is getting closer and closer to being 2 years old, so we’ve been considering our potty training strategy for her. She has already asked to “potty” several times, and actually went once! However, because we have not officially started to potty train – I think she’s still a bit too young – those “potty” times have been sporadic.

Because she goes to daycare, they will work with her during the day when she’s ready to potty train. However, we need a strategy for at home too. I have seen and read so many articles on potty training that I’m not sure what to do. And those articles that talk about potty training in 24 hours are totally out the window! Unless they’re 4 years old or something, I don’t see that as being very effective (but kudos if it did work for you, I’m just skeptical).

Anyway, all you mommas out there, help me out! What did you do to help potty train your child? And is 2 years old too young to start? I hear girls learn sooner than boys. Thanks in advance for the input!

Moving on to the real reason for this post though…

I have a fun, yummy, and EASY recipe for you today!

This is a dish a lady from my church told me about probably 7 years ago, and surprisingly I haven’t made it in a llooonnnggg time! I honestly forget about it with all of the other recipes I find on Pinterest. It is, however, a delicious meal that will continue to make an appearance in my dinner planning now that I’ve rediscovered it!

Doritos Chicken Enchiladas

You start with a rotisserie chicken (part of the reason this dish is so easy!), and shred up all the dark and white meat.

The chicken is then rolled up in flour tortillas with some yummy shredded cheese, covered in enchilada sauce, sprinkled with more cheese, AND THEN… crushed Doritos! See, fun and yummy! 😉

All around, this meal will make any adult or child happy! With cheese and Doritos, how could it not?! And since you’re using a rotisserie chicken, its easy to whip up during a busy weeknight, or even prep and bake the next day.

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(Excuse the blurry picture. I used my iPhone to take it lol)

I hope you enjoy the recipe and the rest of your week!

Doritos Chicken Enchiladas

Ingredients

  • Rotisserie chicken, skin removed and shredded
  • 8-10 taco-sized flour tortillas*
  • 4 cups shredded cheese (I use a Mexican-blend kind)
  • 1-2 cans enchilada sauce**
  • 1 1/2 cups crushed Doritos chips
  • Optional toppings: sour cream, shredded lettuce, taco sauce

*Depends on how many you can fit in your pan. I was able to fit 9 rolled tortillas.

**I only used 1 can. We prefer ours to be light on the sauce. Someone who loves enchilada sauce would probably want to use 2 cans. Your choice!

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. On a large plate, assemble the enchiladas: 1 flour tortilla, 2-3 tbsp shredded cheese down the middle, and 3 tbsp shredded chicken down the middle (I mostly guess on my filling, but these are the measurements I recommend if you don’t want “over-stuffed” tortillas).
  3. Roll up the filled tortillas as you stuff and line them up in a 9 x 13 baking dish.
  4. Pour the enchilada sauce evenly over the enchiladas.
  5. Sprinkle the remaining cheese (or 1 1/2 cups) over the sauce.
  6. Sprinkle the crush Doritos evenly over the cheese.
  7. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes, or until the Doritos are slightly browned and the cheese is bubbly.
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Christmas Bow Wreath

You might be surprised, and possibly a little upset with me, by finding “Christmas” in name of this post…

I know, I know, “fall hasn’t even officially started yet!” I totally get it, and agree with those of you who think it’s skipped over every year these days! We don’t fully get the “fall experience” when perusing stores and shopping malls because there are probably two weeks of September devoted to it and then that’s it, it’s over. Just like that. (possibly exaggerating a little, lol)

Anyway, fall is my favorite season, so I totally think it’s not getting its due recognition! However, Christmas is a wonderful holiday, and I love decorating for it! So, in case you get into the holiday spirit a little early this year, here is a fun craft for you to try.

I originally posted this on my first blog back in 2013, so I thought it would be nice to have it here for you guys to enjoy! I left the original post content so I wouldn’t accidentally leave out any details of how to make the wreath.

Hope you guys enjoy!

I really wanted to do a Christmas wreath this year, and was inspired to do it with lots of colorful ribbons. There was so much ribbon on sale at Michael’s after Black Friday that I didn’t know what to choose, so I stocked up! I have PLENTY for next year – I plan to make and sell these wreaths next Christmas 🙂 (I had a baby; totally didn’t happen lol)

If you’re not familiar with how to make ribbon bows, here is the YouTube video I used to help me learn: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDcvdYQWOaw. I know some people have bow makers they use, but honestly, making them yourself makes you feel so accomplished! But choose to do it however you like, I won’t know 😉

(Sorry for the blurriness. Could not get the camera to adjust! This pretty green one and polka-dotted one were two of my favorites!)

 

To start, you need a metal wreath as a base. Mine was less than $4 at Michael’s. The reason I recommend this is because its cheaper than other wreath bases, and you want something you can wrap the ribbon round with pipe cleaners.

Which leads me to the second thing you need – pipe cleaners, or ribbon wire. This will secure your bows and also be what you attach the bow to the wreath with.

Third, and most importantly, you need ribbon – LOTS and LOTS! I recommend using wired ribbon, as this is SO much easier to work with (It also will keep its shape after being stored until the next time you need it). I tried a satin and a velvet kind of ribbon, but neither worked as well.

If you look near the middle sides of the wreath you will see I added a special touch of red, green, and silver thin ribbon pieces that hang from each side. I tied them in a simple bow shape, like you would shoe strings, and attached them on the sides. This just mixes it up a bit so you don’t have the same type of bow all around. I also experimented with different sizes of bows to fill in the open spots.

I’m very proud of my crafty side that’s coming out here lately! I always wanted to be one of those people who did the homemade gifts and decorations during the holidays. This is a start, anyway!

You could even try this wreath with other themes of ribbon, like for spring or Easter. I want to do one like that in a few months – I’ll probably share with you how it turns out 🙂 (I had a baby, so this didn’t happen either LOL)

Hope you all enjoy! And remember, don’t be afraid to try something new. Even if you’re unsure of how it will turn out, trying is better than wondering what would have happened!

God bless guys!