i have the best job ever as a stay at home mommy to three handsome young men...thanks to my hard working husband! after a full day with my boys (which i love) i can't wait for my hubby to get home so we can all sit around the table for dinner. it's a very special time for our family so i try to keep it fun and unpredictable! that is why i am on a mission to find new recipes, tweak old ones and share them with YOU!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

chicken tacos

my mouth was watering for a yummy chicken taco last week so i was determined to figure out an easy way to make them for us to enjoy at home on a regular basis!  i am happy to say that i nailed it on the first try!  we had company that night for dinner (i know, gutsy to try something new) and they LOVED it!  seriously, it couldn't get any easier than this and it is SO juicy. enjoy!

6 frozen chicken breasts (boneless and skinless)
2 cans of diced tomatoes with jalapenos and green chiles (i don't remember the brand that i got.  i got it at martins in the canned veggie isle). 
1/2 tsp. salt
tortilla shells
sour cream
fresh grated mozzarella cheese

put frozen chicken breasts into crock pot and cook on slow for about 4 hours.  add canned tomatoes with jalapenos and green chilies and cook for about another 2 hours or until chicken starts to fall apart.  take chicken out and shred with a fork.  place shredded chicken into a casserole dish and pour remaining tomatoes and juices over the top (i put enough in it to keep the chicken moist but not too much that it was covered in juice).  add salt, mix and cover until ready to serve.  put shredded chicken on tortilla shell and top with cheese, sour cream and cilantro! 

campfire baked beans

this is a perfect dish for camping or grilling!  we love it with roasted hot dogs!  enjoy!

1/2 lb. ground beef, cooked and drained
1/2 lb. bacon, cooked and crumbled

set these two ingredients to the side

1/2 cup bbq sauce (i used sweet baby ray's hickory and brown sugar)
1/2 cup ketchup
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp. ground mustard
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. pepper

 ground beef and bacon that you already prepared
1 can (16oz) kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 can pork and beans
1 can (16oz) chili beans (do not drain)

add to cast iron pot and cook over the fire slowly until heated all the way through (or, pour into a 2qt. baking dish and bake uncovered for about an hour at 350).

top with chopped onion and shredded cheese-optional

so yummy!