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Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

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Family dinner time is sacred around our home. We sit up to dinner every single night together. Sometimes it’s rushed, rarely it’s out to eat, on the occasional Friday we make a picnic with pizza for our movie night.  Around the dinner table is the only set time that we have to be together as a family–engaging in conversation that includes everyone. I aim to make meals around my kids pickiness because I want dinner time to be pleasant for all involved. I’ve got a few tricks up my sleeve to bring out conversation, but it’s mostly a happy time. As a momma, that’s all I want–happy.

I’ve been trying to expand my cooking repertoire lately. The past three months we’ve had my husbands’ sister and her little family living with us. In exchange for room and board, she cooks dinner every other night, and it’s taken the monotony out of cooking for me. It’s been nice to have that little break, and I get more excited to experiment a little with new recipes.

Enchiladas were a staple a round my house growing up. I shared a month or so ago our family favorite Quick and Easy Beef Enchiladas, which my kids currently love. I had a friend in high school whose mom made the most delicious creamy chicken enchiladas. I thought I’d try my hand at them for a little change.  I got the recipe from the McCormick site, and used their recipe with the enchilada sauce mix packet.  I’ve been compensated for this post  to try out this recipe, but all opinions are my own. Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas Using the McCormick seasoning really makes the recipe quick and painless. I had some issues with photographing this recipe, but they were REALLY delicious! I was worried my kids wouldn’t go for the green chili’s inside, but they weren’t detected–yipee!! … Continue Reading

Creamy Jalapeno Ranch Dip

There is this Tex-Mex restaurant just down the road from me called Chuys that introduced me to this creamy jalapeno ranch dip  10 years ago. Everyone raves about it, says they could swim in it or have it drenched over their heads and they’d be happy. I tend to agree. They serve it with their chips and salsa (but only if you ask). They also serve it as a dressing for their salads.  I came across a recipe at one point, but I changed it around a bit and added the limes.

If you see the word “jalapeno” and want to turn away–DON’T! I do not like jalapeno’s by themselves. I don’t put them on anything, in fact when I was making this, the idea of pickled jalapeno’s made my stomach turn just a bit as a spooned them out of the jar. But I pressed forward because I knew the end result was pure delicious-ness.

Creamy Jalapeno Ranch Dip

5.0 from 3 reviews
Creamy Jalapeno Ranch Dip
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Cuisine: Tex Mex
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Serves: 10
 
This delicious dip is great for chips or as a salad dressing
Ingredients
  • ½ cup mayo
  • 16 oz. sour cream
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup tomatilla salsa
  • 1 small handful cilantro
  • 5 T Ranch dressing mix (or 1.5 packets)
  • ⅓ cups pickled jalapeños
  • 1 squeezed lime juice
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl
  2. In a large blender or food processor, pulse til smooth
  3. Refrigerate 30 minutes serve with tortilla chips.
  4. This dip can continue to be refrigerated, covered, for about a week. If you want it more runny for a dressing, add more lime juice

Here is a close up of the two unique ingredients that you likely won’t have at home and may be searching for at the store:

pickled jalapenos

The jalapeno’s give a bit of a kick to the ranch, but not too much. I don’t care for too much spice in my food.

Jalapeno Ranch DipWhip up a batch to celebrate Cinco de Mayo this weekend! Or just to enjoy in a quiet corner of your home;) What do you think? Sound weird? Delicious? Can anyone out there vouch for this goodness along with me? Try it, you won’t regret it!

If you like this dip, you might also enjoy my Easy 4 ingredient queso with Velveeta Block Cheese

velveeta queso dip

 

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