Enchilada Night!

Hey guys! Hope you all had a great Monday. Today we took our weekly trip to the library. Lots of fun looking for books for the girls to read. Becca is devouring The Magic Tree House and Ivy and Bean books. Katie is still learning to read; she still has a bit to go, but she loves when I read to her. I make her read words I know she knows and reread the pages to me when I know she won’t get frustrated.  I mean, she just turned 6 and is going to 1st grade in the fall, so I know she will catch on fast and love reading books like the rest of her family!

Later we went to the local city park water fountain. Lots of fun! Then we cooled off with some smoothies.

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We came home and had some down time. Later in the afternoon we went to the pool for a few hours. It was so nice and relaxing. The water was so refreshing. Soon, it will be like bath water.

We came home and I made another family favorite… enchiladas! I always like to change it up a bit. I made a beef and a bean version. Here is how I made them this time.

Beef Enchiladas

Ingredients

1 pound ground beef
1 can chopped green chilies
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
8-12 tortillas (corn or flour)
1 large package of shredded cheese-Mexican Blend-
1 large container of Enchilada Sauce (once I made my own…it tasted wonderful, but it was a pain in the ass to make. Now I stick with the can.)

Directions
Add your seasoning and green chilies to the beef as you cook it. Cool.
Heat oven to 350
Spray pan with non-stick spray
Put a small amount of enchilada sauce on the bottom of the pan.
Make your enchiladas- fill with spoonful of beef and cheese
Add enchilada sauce on top followed by lots of cheese…
Cook for 25 minutes or until cheese is melted.

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Bean and Cheese Enchiladas

Ingredients

1 can refried beans
4-6 tortillas (corn or flour)
1 package of shredded cheese-Mexican Blend
Enchilada Sauce

Directions
Heat oven to 350
Spray pan with non-stick spray
Put a small amount of enchilada sauce on the bottom of the pan.
Make your enchiladas- fill with spoonful of beans and cheese
Add enchilada sauce on top followed by lots of cheese
Cook for 25 minutes or until cheese is melted.

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