This is me and my journey. In 2013, I am looking to live better on less, save more, pay down debt and enjoy life with my husband and kids in the process. This process will include monthly goal making, book reading, and reviewing items that make my life easier.
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Last week I received a coupon for a free container of the new Philadelphia Cream cheese cooking cremes from Kraft First Taste program. I also received a $1.50 off coupon as well. When I went grocery shopping, I used my free coupon to buy a Sante Fe blend Philadelphia cream cheese cooking creme. (I thought about buying 2 as they were on sale, but as you will see I was glad I did not)
Tonight for dinner I decided to make the recipe that was featured on the back of the package for chicken enchiladas.
The recipe was pretty easy to make...using chicken, onions, diced tomatoes, cheese and the cooking creme. Cook all that together, then spoon into tortillas, roll up, put more cooking creme on top, cover and bake for 20 minutes or so.
the filling for the enchiladas
ready to put into the oven
I served these with spanish rice for a Mexican fiesta dinner.
This was my plate. Since I am counting calories and fat, I figured this to be...
Chicken enchilada...324 calories 12g fat
Rice...230 calories 5g fat
My husband's review of this was: "It is good, but not spectacular. It is not as good as your homemade food." He felt it was kind of bland, like it was missing something. He added hot salsa on his and said that that was a little better.
My review: I did not care for this. I LOVE Mexican food, but this was just kind of blah for me. There was no real good flavor and in fact it left kind of a bad aftertaste. Like a bad cream cheese aftertaste. I only ate about 1/4 of my enchilada and that was it. The flavors of southwest and cream cheese just did not mix for me. The rice, which was a Steamfresh southwestern blend, on the other had was FABULOUS!!
I will say the cooking creme was easy to use. I just didn't like the flavor of it. That being said, I am not sure that I will try the other flavors. I may give my other coupon to one of my coworkers and see what she thinks.
Disclaimer: I received a free product coupon as a member of Kraft First Taste. All opinions are my own.