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If there is one word in the English language that can have my son cringe; it is ‘mustgoes’. (Well, maybe it is not technically in the dictionary, but it is still a word. And it will make my son cringe every time.)
What in the heck is a ‘mustgo’ and what question can it answer?
Q: “Hey mom, what’s for dinner?” A: “Mustgoes” (As in all the miscellaneous things leftover in the fridge that ‘must go’.)
When I was first married my husband was not a fan of leftovers. (I on the other hand could not let food go to waste. I was constantly reminded that there are children starving in the world you can not waste food. To this day, I just hate to throw food out. Not only because there really are children starving in the world, but also the enormous waste of money.
Over the years I have learned some things about making leftovers taste great. One ingredient I always have on hand are tortillas. They are so easy to use, taste great and help me make meals quickly. They are just plain convenient! (Did you know they have 0 grams of trans fat and they are cholesterol free? Just saying, every little bit helps, you know. )
I am not a fancy cook, I don't like to chop or mince and my mis en place is mis en ‘not’. Whether you are making turkey wraps for lunch or enchilada pie for dinner, it comes out tasting great and you look like a star. Tortilla’s are essential to pull off a mustgo with style.
Yesterday for dinner I pulled out of the fridge; half of a roasted chicken, leftover corn, shredded cheese, half an onion and Mission flour tortillas- all leftovers from one meal or other. We like the the small 6” size tortillas; but they come in 8” and 10” size too. Use whatever size works best for you.
Out of the pantry, I grabbed enchilada sauce and green chilies.
I put the enchilada sauce into a pan on simmer and turned the oven on to 350 degrees.
I pulled the chicken off the bone, chopped the onion and tomatoes and put all the ingredients into a little assembly line. First step is to soak the tortilla in the enchilada sauce (both sides) and put it flat on a cookie sheet covered in foil. Three small tortillas will fit staggered on a cookie sheet. Next I put down some chicken and a little cheese on each of the tortillas, added another layer of enchilada sauce coated tortilla, then more cheese, tomatoes, onion, and green chilies then top with another enchilada sauce coated tortilla. Then I layered the corn with the last of the shredded chicken and topped with the last sauced tortilla. After my Mexican Mustgoes were stacked, I popped the in the oven for about 20 minutes to melt the cheese and warm everything up.
Those puppies were inhaled. I do not think any time was wasted on chewing.
You really have to give it a try. The wonderful thing is that there is really no right way or wrong way to stack. Any ingredients will work. You could add rice, beans, ground beef, jalapeño, cilantro… I could go on and on. But if you are ever stuck for great budget friendly meal ideas check out www.missionmenus.com they have fabulous recipes for you.
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Also, if you are interested in winning $10,000 dream kitchen makeover as well as a host of weekly prizes, you should enter their Mission Menu Challenge.
Mission Foods and Chef Sara Moulton kicked off the summer with the Mission Menu Challenge on June 28,2010. All you need to do is submit a budget-friendly recipe to Mission at www.MissionMenusChallenge.com . The grand prize winner will win round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations for two to the Mission Menus Challenge Cook-off on September 10, 2010 at the Hard Rock Café in Los Angeles. You have until August 9th to enter your recipes. All recipes must:
• Must include Mission Flour Tortillas
• Be original
• Feed a family of five for $10 or less
Are you going to enter? I will…..right after I make dinner.
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