Tasty Tuesday Recipes

Tasty Tuesday: Zucchini Enchiladas

Thank you to the Food Network Kitchen for today’s recipe… No tortillas? No problem. Wrap your enchilada filling up in zucchini.

Total Time:1 hr 5 min   Makes: 4 servings (3 enchiladas per person)
Level: Easy (looks like I could even do this so it must be) 🙂


2 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 scallions, sliced (white and green parts separated)
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon chili powder
3 cups shredded rotisserie chicken (skin discarded)
1 1/2 cups salsa (not chunky)
1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
3 to 4 medium zucchini
Several dashes chipotle hot sauce, plus more for serving, optional
2 tablespoons sour cream


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the scallion whites and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until soft, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle in the chili powder and cook, stirring, until the scallions are coated and the oil is brick red, about 1 minute. Remove from the heat and stir in the chicken, 1/2 cup of the salsa and 1/2 cup of the cheese. Set aside.
  • Halve the zucchini lengthwise and arrange cut-side down on a work surface. Use a Y-shaped vegetable peeler to shave off ribbons the entire length of each zucchini and as wide as possible (the first few may be too skinny). Make 36 zucchini ribbons total.
  • Lay out 3 ribbons, slightly overlapping to make a rectangle (think of this as your “tortilla”). Pile about 1/4 cup of the chicken mixture down along one of the short ends of the zucchini tortilla and then roll up to enclose the filling. Put in a 2- to 3-quart baking dish. Roll up the remaining zucchini ribbons and filling and arrange in the dish. Top the rolls with the remaining 1 cup salsa. Add several dashes of the hot sauce and sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup cheese.
  • Bake until the cheese is melted and the filling is hot, about 25 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes. Thin the sour cream out with a little water and drizzle over the enchiladas. Sprinkle with the reserved scallion greens and serve with more hot sauce if you’d like.

Make a pan (or two) to take to the next tailgate party or covered dish.  You can carry one or two pans in Thirty One’s Perfect Party Set.Why will you love this AMAZING thermal?  The Perfect Party Set expands to hold two 9” x 13” casserole pans inside 2 interior water-resistant thermal compartments. Handle grips make it easy to carry, while the exterior zipper pocket can keep additional items like utensils, baking instructions and additional ingredients secure during transport. It’s the most convenient way to take your favorite (HOT or COLD) casseroles, desserts, appetizers and more to your next family picnic, neighborhood cookout, celebration or camping trip! Key features include: 2 interior water-resistant thermal compartments, 1 exterior zipper pocket, 2 handles with handle grips.  Approx. 4”H unexpanded, 7”H expanded x 16.25”L x 10.25”D

Have a recipe you want to share?  Let me know, we love trying new things.

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

Hope Wissel

Weekend Happenings


YEAH!!  Who is ready for the weekend?  Okay, so I have to work today at my JOB but then I get to enter my pink bubble again this weekend.

Tomorrow, not only do I get to share the gift of Thirty One at a vendor event but I get to help raise funds for Step of Faith.  Check out their website to see all of the AMAZING things that they do to help those in Haiti.  Ready to start your holiday shopping – stop by St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Brick.

step of faith event

Sunday is Jackie’s Holiday Shopping Soiree in Forked River.  Gift ideas will be available from Thirty One, Tastefully Simple and Arbonne to name just a few.  In the area, stop by and mention my blog for 25% off any one item.

Did I mention in just 5 LONG days, I will get to see my baby?  Okay, so she isn’t a baby but she will always be my baby.  Belinda is coming home for Thanksgiving with three of her friends.  We are so excited since this is the first time in a LONG time that she has been home for this holiday. Guess where we are spending Thanksgiving?  In NY at the Macy’s Day parade!!!  Okay, so that was a squirrel moment.

Have a ThirtyOne-derful weekend!



Business Tips and Tricks, Hope Wissel

Out of the Box Gift Giving

Has your gift giving list grown?  Has your office just decided to hold a Secret Santa?  Are YOUR friends looking for gifts for people in their office or do they know someone who is looking to give gifts to their co-workers or customers?  I know this sounds OBVIOUS but have you approached them about using YOUR products as gifts.  Now, I don’t mean just hand them a catalog to look through, I mean really help them with their gift giving dilemnas.

I have been tossing around an idea and figure it is a little late for this year but one never knows….”outside the box” gift giving.  I can’t take all of the credit for it, I saw an article which also made me think that this was a good idea.  Remember the wish list of your childhood.  You know the one where you scoured the catalogs and sale papers making a list of EVERYTHING you could possible want then gave it to parents who shared it with everyone in the family.  What if we were to provide our customers with a gift list where they could give us a few words about that person that they need to buy for and in return we make practical suggestions from our product lines for them?  I know you are all thinking – when do I have time to do that in addition to my shopping, work (full and part-time), kids, etc.  I am not saying offer it to everyone but what if you offered it to your hostess or those VIP customers who shop year round with you, never missing an opportunity to share your business with others.

Let’s try it with some of our Thirty One products:

  • Busy Mom, Mom Taxi – what about a Thirty One Timeless Beauty bag filled with pens, pencils, note paper, crayons, etc. to leave in the car.  You never have to hunt for a pen or you can keep the kids busy while in the car.timeless beauty for kidsI forgot my pencil bag
  • Hubby, Mechanic, Car fanatic – How about an organizing utility tote filled with everything they would need to take care of their car?  They can keep everything in the trunk – organized so there is still room for the groceries.

dad's car kit

  • College Student, Commuter – How about a Large utility tote filled with everything they would need in an emergency?  Blanket, jumper cables, first aid kit, etc.  We gave my daughter one when she started driving. I know, most people have AAA but honestly sometimes they tae FOREVER!  In the dead of winter, would it be nice to have a filled bag in the trunk that could possibly help out if a good Samaritan stopped to offer assistance.

large utility tote


So, have I sparked any ideas?  Are YOU thinking outside of the box?  Some people will think it is tacky to give a gift of the product you sell but think about how special it will be if it is combined with something that they would know you picked out just for them.  I mean we all LOVE our products, why not share them with friends, family and co-workers.

What are you doing for gift giving this holiday season that is “outside of the box”?  I am still looking for a few gift ideas, how about sharing YOUR best company gift idea with us.

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!