Showing posts with label cinco de mayo. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cinco de mayo. Show all posts

Friday, April 29, 2016

Easy Chicken Enchiladas

Are you ready for an enchilada recipe that is going to blow your mind?!  Let me tell you why it's so mind-blowing...because it's so simple but SO delicious.  I get compliments on this every time I make it and sometimes I may or may not let people believe I slaved over them. This is the perfect thing to cook for your Cinco de Mayo celebration.
Make sure your chicken is nice and shredded, I like mine to still be slightly warm when I'm filling them.  My favorite enchilada sauce is the green sauce from Las Palmas, just choose the right spiciness temperature for your palette. 

For bonus points, serve with legit mexican rice and top with chopped cilantro. Enjoy your fiesta!

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Easy Chicken Enchiladas
You won't be able to tell just how easy these enchiladas are because they are full of delicious cheesy goodness.
  • 20 small (fajita) flour tortillas
  • 3 breasts shredded chicken breast
  • 2-2 1/2 cups shredded cheese
  • 1 small can diced green chilies
  • 28 oz. can green enchilada sauce
Mix shredded chicken, green chilies and 3/4 cup of cheese.Pour just enough enchilada sauce to cover the bottom of 9x13 pan. Working with one tortilla at a time, dip both sides of tortilla in the sauce, spread 1/4 cup of chicken on tortilla, then roll up. Continue until you've filled your tortillas, repelenishing your sauce to dip your tortillas in as necessary. Spread the rest of the sauce on top of enchiladas then top with as much cheese as desired. Cover pan with foil & cook at 400 degrees for 15 minutes, then uncovered until cheese begins to brown & bubble.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 20 enchiladas

Monday, April 25, 2016

Pinata Wreath

Cinco de Mayo has become one of my favorite holidays to decorate for.  All the bright colors and fun ways to decorate...we WILL be festive in this half mexican household!! This wreath is the perfect craft to whip up this week in time to enjoy at your fiesta!

Take your felt in bright, Cinco de Mayo colors and cut into 2" inch strips. 
If your wreath form isn't white already, like mine, spray with a quick coat of white spray paint while you fringe your strips of felt.
I had a smaller wreath and I found I could cut my strips in half to wrap and then glue around the wreath with just a titch of wreath showing on the back. Works for me!

Go go go until you're turned your wreath into a little felt pinata! It is so bright & although it's not traditional crepe paper, this way it's more sturdy and can handle being packed away in storage.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Cinco de Mayo Decorations

My last name is Carranza so obviously it'd be a shame if I didn't get some full on Cinco de Mayo festive decorations happening....and not a day too soon! 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Pinata Frame

Easter's over and the next major holiday is....Independence Day? That means I need to start remembering what my "normal" home decor is...luckily there IS Cinco de Mayo as another excuse to have some holiday decor! And this pinata frame will do just only regret is not making it GIGANTIC!! So start by gathering your supplies:

Cut your tissue paper or crepe paper (streamers are also a great alternative) into 1 inch stripes then fringe them, either with fringe scissors or using regular scissors.

I opted to 2 layers of tissue paper for each "row".  So start by putting a very thin layer of white glue down on the frame. A little goes a long way- you don't want your paper soaked. Then gently add more glue on top of the paper and layer the second strip of the same color on top.

Once you've filled up the frame, it'll look like an overgrown shaggy pinata.  Let it dry completely.

Working from the back to better see the frame, give it a trim all the way around & inside.

Fill that frame with an appropriate print, like the one I that one shared a few days ago (here), and all your need is some tacos and margaritas! Happy Fiesta-ing!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Fiesta Printable

This printable seemed appropriate to post on a Friday.  While I created this specifically for Cinco de Mayo, "fiesta like there's no manana" is appropriate on a number of other occasions. Hand-lettered by me this is only for personal use. Enjoy your Fiesta Friday!