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Baked Chicken Flautas

Since I deviated quite a bit from the source, I thought I’d try something a little different today and post a recipe to go along with the photo (after the jump).  I saw this recipe on Pinterest the other day and realized it’d be a perfect use for leftover chicken.  One of my favorite easy dinners is to throw some chicken breasts in the crockpot along with a jar of salsa, or a can or rotel or enchilada sauce. Let it cook on low, shred it up and voila! Instant chicken tacos, enchilada filling, or in this case, flauta filling!  If you have plain shredded chicken, like leftover or rotisserie, I would just combine it with 1/2 – 3/4 cup of your favorite salsa and double the cumin in the recipe.

In the last 6 months, I’ve discovered I have some food sensitivities, so I’ve more or less cut dairy and eggs completely out of my diet, and I’m trying to limit my gluten intake as well. This recipe lends itself well to being gluten and dairy free since you can sub vegan (Tofutti) sour cream for the dairy kind, and it still has a bit of that nice creamy texture. I generally won’t cook two separate meals each night, but in this case, it was easy enough to divide the filling into two batches and use real dairy for the hubby and kiddo.  You could also substitute Daiya shreds for the cheese, but I personally don’t care for them, so I’ve learned to live without cheese in my life.

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“09er” Burger, with lettuce, tomato, onion, goat cheese, roasted red peppers & pesto aioli, and hand-cut fries.
For our last dinner in San Antonio, we decided to try out a recommendation from a friend. The Cove serves primarily organic, local and sustainable items on their menu.  And as a bonus, they have a playground to keep kids entertained!  In a bit of a role reversal, I had the burger and Troy opted for seafood tacos (one fish, one shrimp) with a spinach salad on the side.  Both dishes were delish, but I think his was slightly better. Next time I will try to overcome my aversion to cilantro. 😉

Pork carnitas taco and carne asada taco, with guacamole, pico de gallo, and a side of pinto beans from Mi Tierra.

Just about everyone I asked told me I absolutely HAD to go to Mi Tierra while in San Antonio. It did not disappoint. The picture may not look like much, but these were two of the best tacos I’ve ever had. Nothing fancy, just meat in a (fresh) tortilla.

tacos, rice, guacamole

Beef tacos, Spanish rice, chips and guacamole.

Another fancy dinner at home tonight, haha.  Ground beef, browned with onions, peppers and taco seasoning, served in store-bought shells with store-bought salsa & guacamole, and Spanish rice from a mix.  What can I say, some nights you have to go with what’s easy.

breakfast taco

Scrambled eggs with mushrooms, onions and red peppers. Thick-cut bacon, baked in the oven, on the side.
Nothing says Easter in Texas like breakfast tacos! If anyone had told me 10 years ago that I’d enjoy salsa with my eggs, I would have asked them what kind of crack they were smoking, lol.