what i ate // stacked chicken enchiladas

this week i have had an average of 5 hours of sleep.

it’s been long, to say the least.  but good.
just long.

the past few weeks i haven’t had the brain, or time, or energy to meal plan…
or shop appropriately…

i was lamenting to my mom that i felt like a b+ mom, but a d- wife,
{while sitting in the grocery store eating panda express for lunch cause we didn’t eat before we went…}

long story short,
there, in the store, my mom talked me down from a ledge.
she told me i needed help. like someone to watch my kid for a few hours or do my meal-planning. yes!

she gave me a 3-day meal plan,
and sent the ingredients to me within 5 minutes.

and it saved me.

i made dinner all week.
and that was a huge accomplishment, i hate to admit.

i bought what she told me, right then, and just improvised, come meal time…
and having a plan before hand, who knew, works wonders!

stacked chicken enchiladas
{recipe for 2-3}

lots of corn tortillas
enchilada sauce
2 large chicken boobs
1/2 onion
cheese
green chili
hot sauce

if you want:
green onion
sour cream
whatever else you’d put in enchiladas…

saute up some sliced onion in a pan with olive oil until clear, add your chicken boobs in small chunks.  {i fileted mine, then into small pieces so it’d cook fast.} season with a little salt n pepper until cooked through…

secret tip: 
 throw chicken in your kitchen aid or bosche, while piping hot, 
with the paddle attachment. {the one you use for cookie dough}.
slowly add the speed until at full speed and  
watch your chicken shred like eddie van halen.
add the sauce, green chili, and hot sauce to your now {finely shredded} chicken. layer tortilla, chicken, shredded cheese, {and whatever else}, and repeat…. you get the idea. this isn’t rocket science…  nuke em in the microwave for a few seconds before serving to melt the cheese.
my meals this week:
chicken enchiladas
turkey chili with cornbread
real burgers
thanks, mom. 
yet again, you saved me.
and my starving husband thanks you.
again next week, please?!


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I am Meg, a photographer and designer and a wish-i-owned-a-house-er. My husband and I are self-declared foodies and LOVE projects. We blog about food and DIY adventures from sunny San Diego with our two cutie kids and have an apparel line at colormeapparel.com to keep us busy. Email me at colormemegblog@gmail.com to work with me!

3 comments on what i ate // stacked chicken enchiladas

  1. Nik and Dawna
    November 2, 2012 at 9:04 pm (5 years ago)

    I'm so glad you explained what that picture of food was…because all I had seen before was the instagram photo (which is small) and thought it was peanut butter and bacon layered in between pancakes and then smothered with syrup. Although that might taste good (not too sure) I was a little weird-ed out. haha. Your mom is awesome!

    • Meg @ BigRedClifford
      November 2, 2012 at 9:09 pm (5 years ago)

      hahaha! then i'm glad too! that's hilarious… i wonder what everyone else's "guess what this mysterious food" was too?!

  2. Justin D
    December 17, 2012 at 5:33 pm (5 years ago)

    These look SO good! I just pinned and plan to make!