Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Trying to be Domestic

I definitely struggle with being domestic. Don't get me wrong-I can throw one heck of a party, but when it comes to the everyday of cooking and cleaning I need a little help. I grew up on a small farm, so instead of being inside learning to cook I was outside playing with the dogs and pigs.

Lately, I have been trying to be better about cooking. Thank goodness my mom is just a phone call away because I am always calling her asking her how to cook different dishes. My mother is a domestic goddess! Come to think of it, my oldest sister is too! I guess that gene just skipped me.

I have decided to share my adventures in cooking with you in case there are some domestically challenged bloggers like me out there. After all, if I can cook it then anyone can! I promise to only share the recipes that worked and were actually edible. Feel free to give me tips and your own recipes along the way.

This first recipe came from Weight Watchers! I love it because I was able to make two different meals from the one recipe!

All I did was cook boneless, skinless chicken breasts in a crock pot with salsa. I used two jars of mild salsa. The chicken cooked all day on the low setting.

Meal One: The chicken was our main dish with veggies as the sides. I cheated and used canned veggies. I love Old Glory Canned vegetables. They are so yummy!

Meal Two: I used the chicken to make quesadillas. I shredded the chicken, added a little more salsa, some cheese, and some refried beans (from a can). I put it all together between two tortillas and heated it in my skillet. You can also use the leftover chicken to make tacos or burritos. A friend of mine uses her left over chicken to make an enchilada casserole. Not sure how she does that, but maybe she will share her enchilada casserole recipe with us.
I hope you enjoyed my first adventure in cooking! Have a happy day and look for more quick and easy recipes coming soon!


Jen said...


That is the recipe for the enchilada casserole. It is definitely a favorite at my house. I usually serve it with some corn or cornbread. However, in making the casserole - omit the chicken, beer, red pepper and tomatoes if using the salsa chicken. Just substitute your leftover salsa chicken for the shredded chicken the recipe makes.

The Pink Chick said...

You rock Jen! Thanks so much for the recipe!!!! I am definitely going to try it next time I make Salsa Chicken.

Sabrae said...

I love being a domestic goddess. LOL Funny thing is I taught myself to do it all. You will get the hang of it! And yes it is nice when the moms are only a phone call away! :)

d.a.r. said...

Hey! I am new to your blog so I thought I would say hi! Oh, and yes, when I was newly-newly-newly married, I think I called my mom every time I went to the grocery store! "So, mom, the recipe says I need X...do you know what that is and where to find it in the grocery store..??" She loved it. Or, not so much. It has gotten better with time! Now I cook like a fiend and give her kitchen tips and recipes!