Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas

This recipe is one of a few new favorites that I’ve recently discovered. These Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas are great for parties, gatherings, or just for a family dinner.

Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas
Serves 4
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Marinade
  1. 6 tbsp. honey
  2. 5 tbsp. lime juice
  3. 1 tbsp. chili powder
  4. 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
Enchiladas
  1. 1 lb. chicken (cooked and shredded)
  2. 8-10 flour tortillas
  3. 1 lb. shredded monterrey jack cheese
  4. 16 oz. green enchilada sauce
  5. 1 c. heavy cream
Instructions
  1. Whisk the marinade ingredients and toss with shredded chicken into a Ziploc bag. Marinate chickend in marindate for at least 30 min; however, 2-4 hours is desired. Pour 1/2 cup of enchilada sauce on the bottom of a 9x13 baking pan. Fill the tortillas with chicken, saving some marinade, and shredded cheese, saving about 1 cup of cheese to sprinkle on top of enchiladas. Put rolled tortillas in 9×13 pan as you go. Mix the remaining enchilada sauce with the cream and leftover marinade (if there is any). Pour sauce on top of the enchiladas. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes until brown and crispy on top.
Adapted from Six Sisters Stuff
Adapted from Six Sisters Stuff
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Getting Our Son Damian to Touch Grass and Sand

Once we found out that our son Damian was diagnosed with tactile defensiveness our first goal, made with his physical therapist, was to get him to touch different surfaces with his feet and hands.

The two surfaces that he really struggled with were grass and sand. Any time that we went outside and would try and get him to play or stand on the grass he would always, without fail, lift his feet up really fast. He really did not like the feel of grass on his feet. It was quite funny to watch. 🙂

So that begs the question, how did we get him to touch these things? We brushed his feet and arms several times a day with a therapeutic brush. A small tool that is spongy on one side and has small soft bristles on the other side. Every single day we would have to brush the bottom of his feet, at least 3 times a day. He hated it so much and would try to pull his feet and arms away. It took some time, but eventually he got used to us brushing his feet, and eventually with time and effort was able to stand and play on grass.

Sand was a little bit different of an experience for Damian. I can very clearly remember the first time that Damian had ever touched sand. We had gone to a local park with my husband’s family for a picnic. The park contained a sand volleyball court. Having been working with our son, and continually brushing his feet and arms, we wanted to introduce him to the texture of sand. We took him over to the sand volleyball court, sat him down, and slowly began pouring sand on his feet. He was very tentative at first, and wasn’t sure that he liked the feeling of sand on his skin. We took our time, and showed him that we could have a lot of fun in the sand. Honestly, it took about 30 to 45 minutes before he stopped being nervous and finally touched it by himself. It was all fun and games from there. He spent the remainder of the time at the park in the sand volleyball court, and by time we left the park he was having so much fun playing in the sand that he didn’t want to get out and leave!

Now that Damian is older he has no problems or hesitation touching grass or sand with his feet or his hands. Introducing these new textures was our first challenge of many after his diagnosis, but with therapy, patience, and time we were able to help him adjust and overcome his fear and hesitation.

Hi, I’m the Mother of a Tactile Defensive Child

Hi, welcome to Tactile Mom. My name is Brynn and I’m the Tactile Mom.

I’m an avid lover of reading and cooking, and take every opportunity to engage in those; however, there is one thing that most people don’t know about me, which is that I am a mother of a five-year old boy, Damian, who has tactile defensiveness and deals with it on a day-to-day basis. Don’t know what tactile defensiveness is? To simplify it, he has sensitive skin and he doesn’t like the way things feel when he touches them. For a more accurate description of what exactly tactile defensiveness is, please visit the page I’ve created here What is Tactile Defensiveness?.

A physical therapist once told me during a session with my son, that the best way to describe the feeling he gets is if you cut your fingernails too short, the weird feeling you get on the newly exposed skin is what he feels all over his body.

This blog is meant to document the journey of my day-to-day life with a child that deals with tactile defensiveness. I wanted to document the things that we did with Damian that have helped him learn to adjust and cope with his condition in the hopes that some other parent out there can find the information here useful, and help them feel like they aren’t alone. There are a lot of things that you have to adjust to daily in order to workaround tactile defensiveness, and I hope give support and encouragement to others who have to work with this condition as well.