When 5 o’clock strikes, all chaos seems to break loose (actually in our house, it is closer to 435). Suddenly, the kids are hangry, I’m racing to unload the car after work and trying my best to get everyone upstairs and happy with an activity (legos, playdough, cozy coupe races, you name it!) so that I can get dinner going.
On a good day, I have dinner prepped, measured, and ready to be placed in the oven or tossed into a skillet. Though I’m only human and there tends to be one night each week where either 1) Plan A sounds awful or 2) Plan A was lazily skipped for an extra hour of sleep the night before. On those nights, I tend to rely on my list of quick and easy “no recipe” recipes.
Umm… “no-recipe” recipes? Yup. You know the type, those that are so basic that you do not need to yank out your phone to peruse Pinterest and ones that are truly tough to ruin. For me, the list includes stir-fry, (veggie) burgers, sheet pan suppers, bean quesadillas, pizza, and enchiladas to name a few. While Enchiladas can be made more complicated, my mom was gracious enough to equip me with the basics long back in my college days. A simple recipe that is incredibly satisfying and quick to please!
All it requires are tortillas, enchilada sauce (or salsa), beans (or chicken or beef), cheese, and hopefully a veggie or two. Definitely, ingredients we tend to have in stock!
I hope you enjoy this simple recipe in your own list of backup recipes! I know we all need a few in our back pockets for those crazy nights! What recipes do you tend to rely on when Plan A seems to have fallen by the wayside?
Now, enjoy the delicious moments of peace and quiet you will soon be enjoying while your growing kiddos delight in yet another home-cooked meal!
Cheers, Mommas! You are doing a great job!