Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Crockpot Spin Dip Chicken Tostadas

Today I was craving Spin Dip. But with the whole, gotta be a bridesmaid in about a month thing, it needed to be weight watchers friendly. So, I threw a bunch of stuff in the crockpot and crossed my fingers. Lucky for us it turned out AWESOME!! It makes a ton, fooled the kiddo into eating her veggies, felt sinful and had only 6 points for two tostadas!

‎4 Chicken Breasts, I left them frozen
2 8oz pkgs Fat Free Cream Cheese
1 lb Fresh Spinach
1 can Artichoke Hearts, Packed in water and drained
1 onion, chopped
1 cup shredded part skim mozzarella cheese
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp chili powder (I used chipotle), add more if you like it spicy
1 tsp garlic powder (a couple chopped cloves would work too)
24 corn tortillas

Spray Crock pot with Pam. Combine everything but the tortillas in a crock pot (you may have to work the spinach in batches). Cook on high 6 hours. Stir occasionally to keep it from sticking and shred the chicken. Take the lid off off the last half hour and turn it off 30 minutes prior to serving to allow it to thicken. 

Spray cookie sheet with pam. Arrange tortillas in a single layer. Spray with Pam and bake at 350 approx 30 minutes or until crispy. We topped ours with a little more mozzarella, fat free sour cream and diced tomatoes.

That's it! Seriously, that easy.  This would be a great party dip too. And no one would ever know it's practically fat free.  We estimated 12 servings, 2 tostadas per serving, 6 Weight Watchers Points Plus.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


This whole chicken fiasco has me riled up. It's too long for a status update or Tweet so I'm taking to my much neglected blog.

I've heard all day from the wingers standing up for the Christian Col. Sanders' free speech by waiting in line to buy a crappy chicken sandwich. Do they realize it's not one tiny bit about his free speech? It hasn't a thing to do with what he said. It has to do with large sums of money donated to thinly veiled hate groups. But I'm not the only one trying to get that message across. They just stick their thumbs in their ears..."la la la la can't hear you." Whatever.

It's actually the "You're only tolerant of people when they share your beliefs" argument that has me so mad tonight. I've heard many on my side of the debate say that they defend the CEO's right to say the things he did and donate where he sees fit. I don't. I don't tolerate it. I don't tolerate it in the same way I don't tolerate Fred Phelps and his gang. I don't tolerate Nazis and hate mongers and racists and bigots. And, fortunately, most of our society doesn't tolerate those things either. And we shouldn't. We shouldn't tolerate hate. Society is better because we won't tolerate it. Just because someone uses their religion to say that some people in America don't deserve equal rights and privileges under the law doesn't somehow make it tolerable. Just because in this instance the CEO is an old man, set in his ways, as I've heard some say doesn't make it tolerable.

It's not tolerable to work to keep a portion of the population unequal. It's not tolerable to hide your hatred in your god. Remember when that same god thought interracial marriage was an abomination? Or how about when the same god was okay with stoning your wife or having 900 wives?

I don't believe in God. But my mother does. And she once said to a bigot, "We're all God's children." I don't know about God, but I love all my children equally.

So, if you say to me, "You only preach tolerance when you agree with it," I will say to you that I will tolerate a difference in opinion about the economy and tax breaks for the wealthy and welfare and healthcare and foreign policy. But hate? Never. I will NOT tolerate hate.