Your new secret for easy Mexican food *GIVEAWAY*

Hello everybody!! I've been a little quiet here and on the 'gram due to being so busy with house renovations and moving. Let me just say, redoing a house is not for the faint of heart. I've had a few breakdowns the past two weeks, but we are still trucking along and taking everything in stride. I can't wait to show you guys the before and after pictures of what we have done! 

But in the meantime, I wanted to share with you all a new product I've found that has made meal prep easier. When we were driving back and forth to work on the house every night, I had to make quick meals earlier in the day and then bring it to the house to reheat in the microwave. Quick and easy was the name of the game. That's where these sauces came in handy. 

 
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Awhile back, the owner of Molli sauces, Rodrigo Sales, contacted me asking me to try his sauces. He is the sweetest man and want to do something for all of YOU. He wants to give one of you lucky readers a pack of three of his sauces plus "Mexico, the Cookbook." All you have to do is comment below with your favorite Mexican dish or comment on my IG post.

 
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I've made several dishes with his sauces, this cheesy beef and rice Mexican casserole and a chicken enchilada soup. Any of the sauces will do, so pick whichever one sounds most appealing to your tastebuds. I know I should have included the jar in the picture, but I took them after I created the dish, which means the jar was empty. 🤦🏼‍♀️ Reason number 183902483 of why I probably shouldn't blog 😂 

 
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Anywho, you should give these sauces a try. They're full of veggies and flavor and a super easy way to add a lot of flavor to a meal. So what are you waiting for? Comment below for a chance to win!!

 
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Easy Mexican Beef and Rice Casserole using Molli sauce

In case you missed the link about, here is the link to learn about Molli sauces: http://www.mollisauces.com/

Oven Fried Rosemary Chicken Nuggets

 
Gluten Free Oven Fried Rosemary Chicken Nuggets
 

Finally! It's about time I shared another recipe here. I mean, it IS a food blog after all. Tiny confession: I have one more blogpost for our trip to Italy. I have to share the rest of our trip, some photos of what we saw, and my sweet, sweet nephew (let's be real, the best part is pictures of him!). But in the meantime, I thought I'd share this with you.  

 
Gluten Free Oven Fried Rosemary Chicken Nuggets
 

I found this recipe several years ago and tweaked it for my dad who is gluten free. You are more than welcome to use bread crumbs, but I've only ever made it with rice chex, and have loved it every time. I made it for a dinner party once and got rave reviews. 

 
Gluten Free Oven Fried Rosemary Chicken Nuggets
 

I've got to be honest for a second. I'm terrible at cooking chicken. I pride myself in being a pretty decent cook, but along with trying to fold fitted sheets, I fall short every time. I've tried multiple "tried and true" methods and even use a meat thermometer, and yet somehow ruin it every time. Poor Isaac. His favorite meat is chicken and I always end up making it tough and dry. How is that possible? 

But wait! Somehow this chicken turns out super tender and juicy! Why? I don't know--and I'm not going to question it. All I know is that this oven fried chicken is super flavorful from the spicy mustard and fresh rosemary and that it doesn't end up tough and dry. And then it's got walnuts and parmigiano reggianno, which happens to be my current obsession right now. 

 
Gluten free Oven Fried Rosemary Chicken Nuggets
 

The original recipe is for whole chicken breasts, but I thought I would turn them into chicken nuggets for this post because anything miniature is super cute. Show me small bowls, spoons, cups, etc and I automatically want them. Dolls houses? They are the CUTEST!!...Depending on the occasion, you can choose which version you would prefer to make/eat. 

 
Gluten Free Oven Fried Rosemary Chicken Nuggets
 

I'd love for you to make them and let me know what you think! 

Gluten free oven fried rosemary chicken
 
Gluten Free Oven Fried Rosemary Chicken Nuggets
 

Turkey and Black Bean Enchiladas

 
Turkey and Black Bean Enchiladas
 

Welp, it's been awhile since I last posted a recipe (story of this blog). Sorry about that. *guilty emoji face* But I'm going to make up for my recipe absence with enchiladas. Surely, that corrects all wrongs, right?? 

 
Turkey and Black Bean Enchiladas
 

I don't know if you all have any Christmas food traditions, but I know several people whose families eat tamales at Christmas. Mexican fiesta? Yes, please, I'm down--especially if I can top everything with avocado. My family didn't do that growing up. Instead, our traditional favorites were things like tiger butter, ham dip, and white trash. Interesting names, delicious food. 

 
Turkey and Black Bean Enchiladas
 

So with Christmas right around the corner, I figured you could honor your family tradition or tap into someone else's family tradition and eat Mexican food to celebrate the Christmas season. These enchiladas are filled with protein, veggies, and cheese and wrapped in a doughy tortilla <3. I used store-bought enchilada sauce, but you could definitely make your own. Also, they ended up being a bit spicy, so if you're not a big fan of heat, used a mild enchilada sauce or go easy on the sauce. You'll definitely want to top with sour cream, avocado, and some green onion and cilantro. We didn't have any green onions, hence why they aren't in the picture. 

 
Turkey and Black Bean Enchiladas
 

I served mine with roasted Brussels sprouts and cauliflower because roasted veggies are my jam, but these would pair nicely with some Mexican rice or chips and salsa. I'd love to hear what you all have planned for Christmas and what your favorite Christmas food tradition is!! Comment below! :-D

Turkey and Black Bean Enchiladas recipe
 
Turkey and Black Bean Enchiladas
 

P.S. MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone!!!