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  1. Ada Marie Cooper

    This all looks so good. But our family of 4 has gradually changed to 2. I need healthy meal plans just for two. We are retired and find our eating out several times a week is playing havoc with our budget!

    • Tara Buss

      Hi Ada. Thanks for the comment. Of course I'm not cooking for just two so I would have to speculate what I would do in your case and not by experience. I have a few ideas that you could try. Freezing extras would be a great option and would cut down on cooking later in the month. You could use a recipe for four such as these enchiladas but put them in two small 8x8 dishes instead of 1 large 9x13 pan. Cook one and freeze the other for later. You could also freeze leftovers, which would work well if you made a pot of soup/stew and had extras.

      My other suggestion would be to split recipes in half. So if a recipe called for 8 chicken thighs and four potatoes, just cut the recipe in half and use four thighs and two potatoes.

      You could also always pre-portion your meat when you get home from the store. If you buy a larger package of chicken/beef/pork, separate into smaller portions and freeze in freezer bags.

      One last thing is to think about how ingredients can do double duty in your meal plan. For example, you may not be able to eat an entire head of cauliflower or cabbage in one meal with just the two of you, so plan to use it for a couple of meals in the same week.

      I have had requests for different kinds of meal plans including those for singles and couples, so hopefully I can make some in the near future. Good luck to you!

  2. Jeanne

    This was so good! I added olives (leftover from a weekend meal) to the enchiladas and pan fried zucchini on the side. I didn’t know home made enchilada sauce could be so easy!! I used broth I made from a whole roasted chicken we ate last night. I was worried it would be a lot of work to make the broth and the sauce but it was super easy. Thank you so much!

  3. Natalie

    We've tried many of your recipes and I haven't been disappointed yet, but this is one of my favorites! I love mexican food and we don't eat out EVER because it is so expensive and these are easy to make! Thanks a bunch!

    • Tara Buss

      Wonderful, Natalie! Comments like this just warm my heart!

  4. Marti Sanderson

    Where's the enchilada sauce recipe? Text says "see above" but I've read "above" & can't find it anywhere!

    • Tara Buss

      Steps 1 and 2 are the sauce instructions. The sauce ingredients are under where it says sauce:
      1 T. olive oil butter or expeller pressed coconut oil
      1 clove garlic minced
      1/3 cup tomato paste
      1 3/4 c. chicken broth
      1 tsp. cumin
      1/2 tsp. sea salt add more to taste if broth is not salted

  5. Holly Cary

    5 stars
    We have made your recipe many times over the past 2 years. Thank you !

    • Tara Buss

      That's wonderful Holly! Thanks so much for sharing.

      • Holly Cary

        Still making this recipe! Yesterday I cooked two home grown chickens in the instant pot and deboned them dicing the meat, cut up the bones and made bone broth last night. Just multiplied the recipe by 5 and making it for my family and a family in need. Hope they like it as much as we do and I did good math 🙂

        • Tara Buss

          This makes me so so happy! <3

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