Sharing Day: The Best Enchilada In The World

When the Health-Crazed Organic-Man Hubby is away, the rest of us eat pizza, hamburgers, spaghetti and enchiladas.  Pretty much anything with starch in the main course is a treat.  I cook, except hamburgers. I can’t top my favorite organic burger from Roam, about the only time I eat something organic that Hubby won’t eat.

During one of Hubby’s last trips, I made enchiladas. I pulled out my paper recipe from the file folder I’ve had for 17 years, before digital recipe boxes.  Ok, before I kept a digital recipe box.  I skimmed over the ingredients, made my shopping list and hit the grocery store.  I vaguely recall making enchiladas six months ago.  I know I modified the recipe to include “purchased” enchilada sauce in a bottle, so I threw that in my cart, along with chicken, goat cheese cheddar, tomatoes, avocado, cilantro and green salsa. Hmm, why green salsa and enchilada sauce?  I didn’t remember that part.

I begin cooking at home, following the recipe and thought, “this is so much harder than I remember.” It was taking forever, like close to an hour just for the prep before baking.

“Wait, how did I miss chicken broth?”  I said to myself.  This recipe is really strange.  I skipped my cheater enchilada sauce, it just didn’t go with chicken broth and green salsa.  I shoved it into the oven for 30 minutes and then called my youngest son for dinner, the oldest was away at college.

“Where is the red sauce?!?” my youngest son cried out in horror as he stared at the anemic enchilada.

“Well, the recipe didn’t really ask for red sauce.  I have some in a bottle.  You could pour a little on like ketchup?”

He drowned it.

“OMG!  It sure is beautiful!  And so healthy looking!”  I said of mine, smothered in fresh avocado, tomato and green onion, no enchilada ketchup.  How did we end up with a healthy dinner without Hubby?

We started eating.

“Hey, this is really good.  I do, I do like green eggs and ham, I mean green enchiladas.” said the skeptical teen.  Or at least that’s how I remembered his words.  It was delicious and it probably was excellent way back in 2010, when I made it the last time, per the date on the paper recipe.

The Best Chicken Enchilada in the World Recipe earned its title.  It really was the BEST.  The digital version still works, so I’m sharing the link here.

Hubby was jealous. Ha!




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