This week's stated challenge was enchiladas. The intent was to cook the chicken with some of the ingredients to create a whole meal as the culmination to my 20% journey. However, it didn't work out that way. The first diversion was when I decided to cobble together several recipes to create my meal instead of following one. This lead to an interesting mix of ingredients that were derived from several different sources. In the end I placed almost all of my ingredients into the crock-pot along with the chicken and let it cook on high for 4.5 hours. Here's what it looked like before the cooking process:
After 4.5 hours I decided to check on the chicken because I didn't really know how long it would take to cook. I found that it was fully cooked but decided to shred it with two forks. I then threw it back in to the crock-pot along with some cheese to let the shredded chicken absorb some of the spices and flavors. After another 30 minutes this is is what my meal looked like:
Now here comes the question, did this really turn out to be enchiladas? My answer would probably be no. It turned out to be some kind of meal in the Mexican food category of indiscriminate classification. It did however turn out to be delicious. Despite not ending up making what I set out to make I did accomplish a really great meal. Some times some of the best things start out as mistakes. Here's a picture of how it looked finished and put on some corn tortillas:
This week's post is my last on my crock-pot journey and my next one will be a reflection of what I have learned throughout this process. Thank you for reading!