Tuesday, December 2, 2008

An Unnamed Dish

I hope everyone had an awesome Turkey Day last week! Mine was fantastic. Nothing fancy or extra special- just me and 12 other family members sharing a meal and some laughs up in the mountains. Sadie had THE BEST time with two of her puppy cousins. The three of them ran and ran and ran around the fenced-in and snow-filled back yard for hours on end. All three needed several days of rest after all of that puppy fun!

I do not participate in Black Friday. First of all, that name makes me think of war or death or something scary and bad. Which actually is how I feel about super crowded malls so perhaps the name is more fitting that I first realized. I'm almost done with my Christmas shopping actually. So I have not met my goal to be finished by Dec. 01 but perhaps by the weekend I can be finished. Actually my most difficult challenge right now is making my own wish list for my father. I always circle items in catalogs and make a list of things I want with links to the items online for his easy purchase. Honestly, the only thing on my list so far is a bread machine. This is a first for me. Not that I am remotely greedy but in my family this is the only major gift giving holiday. My birthday is a token small gift. So Christmas is it. I usually have plenty of things that I need/want. I must be getting very old because my list is now limited to one quirky kitchen appliance. I need to come up with something though or Daddy will find things himself. And as much as I love and appreciate his efforts, its just better for all involved if I give him a set shopping list.

So my crockpot turkey breast was a big success. I ate way too many sammys last weekend. But I am sort of over it now. And left with two containers of turkey meat. So this week is all about creative ways to make turkey left-overs taste yummy and new. Tonight, I made Enchlittoitas. That's a combo of enchiladas, burritos and fajitas. I am not sure what it is that I made but it was amazingly good and easy. Dad asked what I was calling the dish and I answered Enchiladas. He said that it looked like a burrito. I said that I am calling it an enchilada because I used enchilada sauce but I have no idea the difference between and enchilada and a burrito. But to increase the confusion, the insides were very fajita like. If you would like to make this unnamed dish, let me know what you think it should be called. It's quick, tasty, filling and rather low fat too!


* flour tortillas
* re-fried beans (I used fat free)
* crushed pineapple
* onion
* red pepper
* 2 cloves garlic
* shredded cheese (I used a Mexican mix)
* cooked meat (I used left over turkey but anything would work)
* 1 can enchilada sauce


Slice onion and pepper. Mince garlic. Saute all three until caramelizing begins. Remove from heat.

Spread about 1 tablespoon of re-fried beans down center of flour tortilla. Add some meat down center on top of beans. Add some onion and pepper mix. Add 1 tablespoon crushed pineapple. Add 1 tablespoon shredded cheese. Roll up and place seam side down in baking dish. Continue until dish is filled. Top with enchilada sauce. Sprinkle cheese on top of that (in the end I used about 1/2 of a bag of cheese).

Bake 25 minutes at 350 degrees. I topped mine with sour cream but it's not necessary. I was also going to add spinach to the insides too but forgot about it until after it went in the oven. Next time I guess. It was still mighty delish!


KK said...

Thanks for sharing that yummy sounding recipe--I just love anything Mexican!

Buford Betty said...

Sounds delish! I'll have to try this! :-)

I think the only major diff, FYI, b/t enchilada and burrito is that enchiladas are made w/ corn tortillas instead of flour tortillas. I eat too much Mexican.

Rachel H. said...

I'm so thankful that I'm not the only one who doesn't participate in Black Friday! I can't handle it!! Ha-Ha!!

Hopsy said...

Glad you had a great Thanksgiving and that everthing was a hit. I did not really partake in Black Friday either. All those people running around stores would be tres stressful if you ask me!

Hollie and Janie said...

you always have the yummiest recipes! I think Sadie and janie would be big buddies, too! so glad you and sadie kate had a wonderful thanksgiving!!

Kate said...

yummo! I love new, fun ways to use up leftover turkey.

Anonymous said...

I think I am going to use that recipe, it sounds super yummy!
I am new to your blog but I always like taking a look at it :)


Anonymous said...

Oh, what good news to hear Sadie had fun racing around and playing! The recipe looks delicious... and almost something we could handle!

No Black Friday for us, we're with you on that one.

Glad you had a good holiday!

Suzanne said...

That sounds really good! We love anything Mexican here and I love anything that can be made in a crock-pot. Thanks for sharing.


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