Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Hungry? Chicken Tinga Slow Cooker Tacos

So I've been home a while and just discovered my love for my slow cooker. I've had since I got married, but rarely used it until now.

This a yummy recipe. I love the chipote's smokey flavor!

What you'll need:

Slow Cooker

2-3 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1 chopped onion
1 can of tomato sauce (15 oz)
1 can of chipotle chile peppers in sauce, seeded and chopped (7 oz)
1 large jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tbsp salt

1 dozen tortillas or tostadas depending on your taste

Add chicken and all of the above ingredients (minus tortillas/tostadas) to the the slow cooker and mix.

Cook on Low until chicken is no longer pink in center, about 2-3 hours.

Remove chicken and shred using two forks.

Return to slow cooker and cook on low for an additional hour.

Now that you are done you can add to your tortillas or tostadas and eat! You can also add a little extra toppings if you like. I like to add sour cream, queso fresco, tomatoes, and a bit of lettuce. I can eat this meal for days. If you want your meal to have more of a spicy kick go ahead and add an additional jalapeño!

Home with Baby - Month 2

Has it been two months already?! Having a baby and a toddler at home really makes the time tick by faster. I don't know how other mom bloggers do it, what's your secret? I have no energy, but hope to get it back soon.

Now that baby is older my days have consisted of less naps and more errands. I once again live at Target! LOL. It's my escape. But I've learned to control my impulse purchases from there, going with a list and only buying what's on it. (Of course if I see something I like I just add to the list for next time, ha)!

Getting back to working out has been a little harder this time. I still get my toddler ready for day care and immediately try to go back to sleep soon after as long as baby stays asleep. That gets me about an extra hour on a good day. But starting next week I'll be staying up and baby and I will be going for walks. Lets get back to at least 10,000 steps a day. I see many zoo trips in our future. And then hopefully soon after I can start going for either morning or evening short runs.

I'm also looking forward to shopping for wardrobe essentials as I head back to work in about 4 weeks. That will either be fun or stressful depending on baby's mood. I'm basically donating most of my current wardrobe and starting fresh. A well deserved treat, as I feel I've owned my current wardrobe since before I got married.

And now it's time to get back to household chores. Crazy how it takes me all day to get them done, but while I was working 8 hours I could get them done when I got home. Must be a state of mind thing, since I know I have all day (kinda, not really, I do have a baby to feed every two to three hours)!

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