It Was a Good Idea in Theory

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LARABARS FOR…

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?!

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Oh yes. Shredded meat and I are getting serious.

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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.

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There’s even sauce involved!!! ;)

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

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

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Finally I topped it all off with…

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Old El Paso Enchilada Sauce.

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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. ;)

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

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It was one HOT date!

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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!”

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So glad I answered the call!

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

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

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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!

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

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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!

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Have a great night!

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

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