Date Night at Home with a Tex-Mex Flair

Date Night at Home with a Tex-Mex Flair

Today is all about date night at home. I’ve teamed with four bloggers to bring you some fun and simple date night ideas that you can do at home. Because let’s face it, sometimes it’s hard to get a sitter and have a date night out on the town. So, with these ideas, you can still have a special date night. 😉

My idea consists of trying new recipes. I find that cooking together is great activity to do as a couple. And cooking something new, is almost like going through a trust exercise. My advice is;

  1. Find a recipe you both want to try
  2. Shop for ingredients together
  3. Make the meal together, no excuses…

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Easy Chicken Nachos

In all honesty, I think my daughter is more Mexican than Panamanian… At least when it comes to food. Otherwise, she loves Panama as if she was born and had lived there. I guess it’s just that magical of a place – yes, I’m totally trying to persuade you to plan a trip there and then come back to tell me all about it. 😉

Back to food. She loves tacos and every Tuesday says, “Mami, it’s Taco Tuesday!” I love tacos too but I don’t want to eat them on a weekly basis… Instead of Tacos, I offered to make nachos – my husband’s idea – and she gladly accepted. Not to say that she runs things around here… But sometimes she wins, especially when I don’t have dinner pre-planned.

I came up with some delicious and super easy chicken nachos, using ingredients that I mostly had. On the Border Monterey Jack Queso, Tostitos hint of lime chips, Two chicken breasts, adobo, corn, and jalapeños.

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The Secret to Easy Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas

The Secret to Easy Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas

Living in Texas has many advantages, one of them is its diverse cuisine. In Panama, we don’t eat many of the Mexican dishes that you find here. So, I learned a lot about Mexican cuisine with my husband – who is of Mexican descent – and by visiting different Mexican and Tex-Mex restaurants here in Houston.

Luckily the first time that I decided to make enchiladas, my husband was home; and wiling to teach me how he learned to make them from a cousin.

Secret to Easy Chicken Enchiladas
It’s an easy recipe because you don’t have to make the sauce or tortillas from scratch. Quite frankly, I don’t know if I am that talented. Though, I would not mind trying my hand at it and learning something new.

To make these easy enchiladas, I cooked, seasoned and shredded chicken breasts. Then mixed the shredded chicken with cheese.

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