It Was a Good Idea in Theory



None. We didn’t win the Mega Millions. Shocker, I know. ;)

Pssht, who needs it anyways when we’ve got Mango Carnitas Enchiladas that taste like a million bucks?!


Oh yes. Shredded meat and I are getting serious.


I was a little nervous before our first date earlier this week and took things slow, but…we’ve decided to take our relationship to the next level.


There’s even sauce involved!!! ;)


This evening I added leftover slow-cooked carnitas to sautéed shallots and mango, then slathered the whole thing in a little enchilada sauce.


Next I rolled the mixture up with shredded cheese in corn tortillas and repeated until I filled up an 8×8 baking dish. 


Finally I topped it all off with…


Old El Paso Enchilada Sauce.


I know! I got a big can of the Las Palmas sauce because it looked super authentic-tasting and yummy. Well it was a little too authentic (really smoky!) so I’m glad I got an emergency can of the commercial stuff. ;)


Topped with a little more cheese and into a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes, followed by 5 minutes at 425.


It was one HOT date!


I was supposed to use the leftover pork to make Carnitas & Goat Cheese Pizza with Mango tonight, but these babies were calling my name from the fridge. “Kriiiistin…maaaakkkee meeee!”


So glad I answered the call!


There are few textures better than thick, corn tortillas baked in savory enchilada sauce. They get super creamy and thick.


The pork only got BETTER overnight, and I think a little spicier too! I could really taste the chipotles in adobo sauce today.


And the mango duo – fresh & sautéed – were absolutely unbelievable together. Perfectly sweet to compliment the heat. Mayyyybe best enchiladas….EVER?! I could’ve eaten the whole pan!


Instead I’ll stick to a million handfuls of these Brach’s Sour Cherry Jels that Ben bought for me.


He said he got them because he didn’t think I’d like them too much, therefore wouldn’t eat too many at one time.

AAAHHHAhahaha. It was a good idea, in theory. Too bad I’ve never met a sour cherry jel I didn’t love…

Darn you unseasonably early holiday candy!


Have a great night!


Have you ever been on a bad or awkward first date?

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