Chicken Chalupa Conquered // One Meal at a Time Series

One Meal at a Time // Authentic Virtue Series

Hello and welcome to my exciting (frightening?) adventure diving into the realm of loving my family one meal at a time. I’ve confessed that I am a boring reliable cook who has been asked by her Darling Man to shake things up a bit. For inspiration, encouragement and of course drama, I’ve begun a series documenting my straying from our traditional meal plan into a world of new recipes, new effort and new menus.

Join me. Inspire me. And as a community of women let’s love our people better.  

This week I tried my hand at Mrs. Diana Hagee’s Chicken Chalupas. We get the Hagee Ministries magazine and her chalupas looked delish!

Diana Hagee's Chalupas // Authentic Virtue SeriesI lacked some of the ingredients … all right, almost all. We we’re missing the following stars: Thomas Tomato, Salvador Salsa, Letty Lettuce, Allie Avocado and Peter Pico de Gallo. (In other words … why did I even start this recipe?)

However, I improvised like any adventuring cook would and, all in all, we enjoyed it.

Dalton said he would eat it again so I’m going to give this recipe 4 out of 5 thumbs up. We rarely have taco like ingredients in the house but may have to change that with this new find.

How do you Chalupa? Are you a taco person? Have you been adventurous in your meal plan this week? Inspire me with your creativity!

With love, blessings and coffee,


6 thoughts on “Chicken Chalupa Conquered // One Meal at a Time Series

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    Way to go on trying a new recipe! 😀 And for adapting it to what you have in the kitchen. That’s always a great way to stay in budget with complicated meals. 😀

    We have been adventurous in trying to find ways to prepare eggs. All 5 of our girls are laying, and we re swimming in them right now! 😀

    Have a beautiful day friend!

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      Ooo! Hooray for you and your girls! Eggs are a wonderful thing! Haha!

      I always have fun altering the recipe to what I currently have on hand — makes it more of an adventure that way. 🙂 I’ll be checking out your Pinterest board soon — you always have such yummy things!!

      Blessings to you, sweet woman!

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    Hi Frannie!
    Good for you!!! I find cooking for two and staying within budget to take more creativity than I expected. I had a reputation among my siblings for being *too* adventurous with the menu. Thankfully my husband has an adventurous palate, so my experiments are received well.

    One of our favorite cheap Mexican dishes is what we call Huevos Rancheros (Ranch-style eggs). The way we make them is by layering a tortilla, seasoned and heated re-fried beans (we make them ourselves), 1-2 fried eggs (cooked as you like them), grated cheese, and a bit of salsa on an oven proof plate. Make a plate for each person, Place the plates in the oven under the broiler until the cheese is starting to brown and bubble (watch closely). After taking them out of the oven we add (depending on what we have): chopped veggies (lettuce, green onions, green peppers, tomatoes) and a dollop of sour cream.

    Now I may get to try Chalupas!

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      Hello sweet sister and friend!

      These sound so yummy! ♥ I love that your adventurous cooking style is so well received — I imagine your hubby is always a big supporter and cheerer of your cooking experiments. You both are always so encouraging of each other. 🙂

      I will definitely be trying your recipe — it sounds like something we would both enjoy!

      Love to you! 🙂

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