Living the Mom Life, How about Tomorrow? +Enchilada Pie!!

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“How about tomorrow” I am beginning to understand how parents can be so easily manipulated by their cute little critter children. This has become the phrase of the week, and little toddler just thinks that anything he doesn’t want to do can be put off until tomorrow. I say, “Say bye to Miss Stacey”, “Let’s go sit on the potty”,¬† “Let’s finish up our dinner so we can play” Response:

“Maybe we’ll do that tomorrow” ** AND he says it in the sweetest little voice too!

As a parent, that is totally something I would like to say all the time too. Putting off cooking dinner, doing laundry, picking up 9,000 toys — Maybe tomorrow. If you are a softy and don’t realize that he is so kindly trying to pull one over on you I could see how kids can win. But we are overcoming the battle one day at a time.This morning after breakfast we just hung out at home. While he played, I did some food prep for dinner. I cut up the peppers, onions and cooked them along side the ground beef, beans and tomatoes. The original recipe called for a variety of spices that sounded similar to my taco seasoning recipe, so I just used that instead. My filling for my Enchilada Pie was done so all I needed to do during nap time was assemble it in the slow cooker. Let me tell you, dream dinner, coming right up.

Today at lunch, I asked him what he likes to do most with Mommy, and he said make crafts. So I set on a quest today to come up with some new craft ideas. We have some things in the making that you will see on the blog in the next coming weeks. But hearing his little responses to real life questions just kills me to know he is growing up. He is definitely my little pal, and I love hanging out with him everyday.

After he went down for nap, my first priority is always¬†to eat my lunch and clean up from his lunch. Then, I assembled this delicious Enchilada Pie in the slow cooker. Set it on LOW for 4 hours and my dinner assembly was finished. We could go out and about this afternoon and I didn’t have to worry about coming back home to cook dinner. AWESOME!!!

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Enchilada Pie
This will probably become one of your FAVORITE Mexican dishes you've ever made, per my husband. I would give it 6 stars if I could.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4-5 hours
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Ingredients
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4-5 hours
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Cut three 25 in. x 3 in. strips of heavy duty foil (I cut mine at 25 inches, and then folded each piece into thirds, because I only had regular foil, not heavy duty). Crisscross the strips in at least a 5 qt. slow cooker so they look like a bicycle wheel, across the bottom and up the sides of the slow cooker. Coat the strips with organic canola oil cooking spray.
  2. In a large saucepan or deep skillet, brown the meat as well as saute the green peppers and onions in canola oil until tender. Stir in both cans of beans, tomatoes, water, and taco seasoning. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 10 minutes.
  3. In the slow cooker, layer approximately 3/4 cup of the meat and bean mixture, followed by a tortilla, and 1/3 cup of cheddar cheese. Continue this layering pattern until you have used up all of your meat, tortillas, and cheese (6 layers in total). Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until heated through.
  4. Using the foil strips as handles, remove the pie to a platter. *Optional: Top with additional cheddar cheese and put under the broiler for 3-5 minutes to get extra melty tasty cheese on top.
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Except for the fact that the little toddler who usually sleeps for a max of one and a half hours for nap slept for THREE AND A HALF HOURS. Granted I got to get some stuff done at home. The afternoon of getting out and about was now out of the question. We had to RUN quickly to the grocery store to get a few things that I needed. This is the mom life, we should have just went to the store tomorrow instead. ENJOY!

 

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