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Ever go out with a girlfriend for a margarita and, even though you’ve already eaten, the smell of the place makes you starving? My method is a side of rice, smother it in red enchilada sauce, throw some melted cheese on top and watch me drool!

So I just decided to start making it at home.

Each can of enchilada sauce could feed an army this way, so I usually follow it up with some easy chicken enchiladas for dinner a few days later.

It’s simple, it’s cheap, it’s easy.

SO GOOD.

Ingredients:

1 Box mexican rice mix ~ 1 can enchilada sauce ~ small handful shredded mexican cheese

You heard me. That’s it.

First thing’s first. Prepare rice as directed on package.

Dish yourself up a good heaping bowlful.

Drench the rice in red, lovely deliciousness.

Sprinkle that enchilada goodness with a healthy dose of shredded cheese.

Microwave for 30 seconds to heat the sauce and melt the cheese.

Tada!

Sweet Moses it makes me hungry just looking at it.

I’ll probably have this for lunch tomorrow now.

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So, apparently, the name “Skordalia” is greek and fancy for “garlic lemon mashed potato dip”. This is a recipe I found in a “party food” cookbook.¬†It doesn’t sound fancy, and it doesn’t even sound appetizing, but it was a surprising success! It’s a great dip with Wheat Thins Natural Veggie Flavored Crackers, and paired with fresh veggies and ranch it makes a great party snack!

Ingredients:

1 cup prepared mashed potatoes ~ 2 small garlic cloves ~ 3 tablespoons olive oil ~ 2 tablespoons lemon juice ~1/4 teaspoon salt

Prepare the mashed potatoes as directed on the box. I’m a fan of home-made¬†mashed potatoes, but in the case where I have an exact amount to make, store-bought flakes are the way to go!

Dice garlic into small chunks, then mix with potatoes in a microwave safe bowl.

Cover with a paper towel and microwave for 1 minute. Stir.

Add the olive oil and stir gently, folding it into the potatoes and garlic. It should make it just a little fluffier.

Add salt and lemon juice, stirring gently once more. Do a taste test to see if you need to add more salt. Serve warm or at room temperature with crackers or pita chips.

Enjoy!