In the last year, I’ve discovered Pinterest. What’s my most visited section? Food and Drink. I was on fire–pinning recipe after recipe, with no intention of cooking any of it. See I lucked out- I married Tom. He loves Cook Out, pasta, macaroni and cheese (see how this has it’s own category) and hot dogs… and I’m a pro at them all! Every school year our time is jam-packed with no time for me to learn how to cook. In the summers, we’ve always spent most of the time out of town, where the meals come from my parents, his parents, or our beloved Cook Out. This year we even mastered the art of getting other people to cook for you. See, people who enjoy cooking will cook your meals for you, as long as you chip in for groceries.
Then this summer came…The year that Tom is truly working 40 hour weeks from home and I have “nothing to do.” I mean, of course I have stuff to do… but not enough to keep me busy for 40 hours during the week! I avoided cooking as long as I could. Laundry was done, desk was finally clean, the filing cabinet was reorganized, the insurance company was called, the sink was empty, I had gone to the pool, I had gone out for a run (ok, a walk with grandma jogging spaced in the middle)… and I was pacing back and forth in the living room, tired of watching my How I Met Your Mother marathon.
So I got back on Pinterest. This time, with the intention of finding something to do, rather than something to drool over. One of the most popular items on there are the White Chicken Enchiladas. I had all of the ingredients except for green chilis, which a quick trip to HT solved.
*Skip 2 paragraphs on how silly it was that I was nervous, and how I giggled when the sauce melted together like it was supposed to*
They actually came out great! We ate, we were merry, Tom even ate some green chilis (might be our first un-Ranched vegetable from our kitchen). We’re going to overlook the fact that those things are REALLY bad for you (go ahead, you calorie-conscious gals… put White Chicken Enchiladas in your Fitness Pal…), and call this a success.