Chicken Enchiladas: Crock Pot Style

I threw together this crockpot meal for dinner and it turned out so good, I wanted to share the recipe! 
  • 1 packet of enchilada or taco seasoning (I used spicy taco seasoning).
  • 1 can corn
  • 1 can of kidney beans (or black beans, but I think kidney beans have a better flavor).
  • 1 small can black olives
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 1 medium onion, chopped.
  • 2 chicken breasts (cooked & shredded)
  • 3 cups of water
  • 4 oz of cream cheese (or if you like to live dangerously like me- the whole 8oz, lol!)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar or taco style cheese
  • 1-2 teaspoons of Goya Adobo all purpose seasoning.
  • 1 cup of rice, cooked- (add to crockpot 1 hour before serving, so rice doesn't absorb too much of the sauce).

1. Cook chicken breasts in frying pan whole, then shred in a bowl with 2 forks. 
2. Whisk together 3 cups of water, tomato paste, Goya Adobo all purpose, and taco (or enchilada) seasoning packet into crockpot. 

3. Add corn, kidney beans, chopped onion, black olives, shredded chicken, 4 oz of cubed cream cheese, and 1/2 cup of shredded cheese to crockpot. Stir. 
4. Cook on low for 6-7 hours, or on high for 4-5 hours. 

5. Add 1 cup of cooked rice to crock pot 1 hour before serving. Stir again.

Additional toppings to serve with: Shredded lettuce, tomato, shredded cheese.

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I don't really use this space all that much anymore, as you have probably noticed from the lack of posts. Back when I started this blog in 2008, I was more open about things. I didn't mind sharing about anything and everything going on in my life.

But somewhere in the last 4 or 5 years I've become less inclined to put myself out there. I no longer want or need to share every little aspect of my personal life, or my marriage. I've always been an introvert, but I've become much more exclusive about the friends I do let into my inner circle. I have let go of friendships as my interests or boundaries have changed. And I'm less trusting and more careful about the things I do share nowadays.

I've also been making changes when it comes to where I share on social media. My Instagram is about the only place I keep public now, besides this blog. I've made my made my Twitter private, and I've deleted the Facebook page for this blog, as I don't really feel enthusiastic about updating it anymore.

I guess we all change as we get older. I'm sure I will always pop on here when I do have something to share with you all, but I also wanted to let you know why I haven't posted as much, and why some of my social media has gone private or missing lately.

Take care,
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Hey there, blogging world. Thought I would check in and say hello. And remind you all, I'm most active on Instagram these days. And if you're not on Instagram, I do share posts over to Twitter, so you can interact with me over there too. :)

As for life, I'm still obsessed with nail polish, true crime everything, (follow me on goodreads)... and my new favorite obsession. Tea! (Particularly DavidsTea & Teavana!)

We also added two new boy ratties to the family in January. (Check out my Pet Rats page). Some photos of the current gang below. Ruby, Ben, Waffles, Chester, & Dobby.

Waffles & I.

I'm still not doing any sponsored nail polish or product reviews. Now days I only show off a nail polish (or nail art) when I actually wear it. It's a much more laid back, and genuinely fun and stress free approach, compared to when I was blogging constantly. I still post all my nail photos to Instagram, & Pinterest.

33 has always been my favorite number. And so far year 33 of life for me has been really interesting, so far. I got to visit the Lizzie Borden House, (best adventure ever!) I got to visit my cousin Chrissy in Georgia! I started writing again, (albeit; intermittently), on a book I've been working on for a good ten years! (You can take a peek at the first 3 chapters here). Hopefully the rest of my year 33 is just as good as the first half was.

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