Thursday, February 26, 2009


i didn't get a chance to do yoga last night, but i did go for another 40-minute swim this morning. that's four days in a row! amazing! i'm going to make it five tomorrow.

my chicken enchiladas turned out great! i thought they were the best, and my boyfriend thought they were good too. the zatarain's rice tasted pretty good but left us both feeling a little burpy. i think i will stick to rice-a-roni for flavoured rice in the future. or, create my own. haha, yeah right.

here is the exact recipe i followed:

1 yellow onion, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
green onions, chopped
1 boneless skinless thawed chicken breast, chopped into bite sized pieces (mine was pretty big)
2 flat out flour wraps (if i didn't have these, i would use 4 small tortilla wraps instead)
dried basil flakes
tomato sauce from a jar (i used pc blue menu tomato and basil)
marble cheese, grated
pam cooking spray

directions: preheat oven to 375°F. spray a skillet pan with cooking spray and cook onions over medium heat until they are soft. add the red pepper and when it begins to get soft, add the chicken and a few shakes of dried basil. cut each flat out wrap in two (they are long and oval shaped) so you have four wraps. spread about a cup of tomato sauce into the bottom of a glass square baking pan. i used a round cake pan because that's all i had, and i used a little less (3/4 cup) sauce. you want the bottom of the pan to be coated, but if you use too much sauce it will make your tortillas soggy. soggy tortilla = gross. i sprayed my pan with a little pam cooking spray as well. when the chicken is cooked, it's time to assemble the wraps. spoon 1/4 of the mixture on each wrap, down the middle. add a spoonful of sauce, a few green onions and a sprinkle of cheese to each. fold the wraps over (left and right side) to make a "roll" - surprisingly they will stay in this shape and not open up. magical. place each roll in the tomato sauce baking dish. they should be touching and 1/2 covered in the sauce. cover the whole dish with tin foil and bake for 30 minutes. DING! when that's done, remove the foil, add a small spoonful of sauce to the top of each roll and sprinkle with more cheese. you can be as liberal as you want with the cheese. more cheese = yummier but also more cheese = fattier. keep that in mind. a little goes a lot way. bake for additional ten minutes with no foil and then you have delicious chicken enchiladas. top with green onions and low-fat sour cream if you so desire. p.s. those aren't my enchiladas in the photo.

today my car (and me) had a little accident. OOPS. it was in the underground parking lot in my building. OOPS. i turned a corner and hit a pole. OOPS. my car has a bit of hideous damage but i'm 99% sure it won't affect the inner workings of the car. not the best thing that could happen. i'm trying just to not think about it.


Sarah said...

That really sucks about your car!! But, on the bright side, at least another car wasn't involved..

Bi0nicw0man said...

Ah man, boooo to the ooops. Hope yer car isn't too fancy!

Good job on the enchiladas. You are doing a fine thing introducing your BF to things he missed out on. I have a close friend that grew up in a Swedish/German household and therefore had never had KD or hot dogs or homemade chili or even an Xmas turkey until she went off to college! Nutty.

Sara said...

you and your car aren't having the best time right now!!

Randi said...

sorry about the oopsy. Keep the attitude that it's really not that big of a deal and you'll realize it really isn't. Just a little bump in the road (that's sorty of punny, I don't have the brain power to work it out more funny right now). Hubby would let that completely ruin his month, don't let that happen!

Crystal said...

Nice job on the swimming-me so jealous! I need to get back into the swim routine but it's hard to force my lazy butt to the gym.

Sucks about the car but at least it was a pole-so much better than another car!

Vanessa said...

That sucks about the car!

Those enchiladas sound amazing :)

Lainey said...

Ugh--I used to park underground at my (former) workplace, and I backed into the wall. More than once. Didn't do more than chip the paint, though. Normally I can drive, I swear!

RYC: I suppose I could go swimming, but I have "issues" with the products that enable us ladies to go swimming during TOM. So I tend to just wait it out.

Shirls said...

that recipe looks so yummy, thanks for sharing. sorry to hear about the car!

I seriously can't imagine swimming for 40 mins at a time, I just can't seem to build up my swimming endurance, 12 mins kills me, how the heck you can do 40 mins day after day is mind blowing, your a power house girl!