Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Sort of Enchiladas Suizas

We still have no functioning oven, but I do have a hot plate so I can boil pasta now. Woot! We are trying to decide on saving up a bit longer or just getting one of those 100 buck mini convection oven things. We could get by for a while with it and it would cost less to use it on the energy bill!

This was one of the last things I made before the oven died. Enchiladas Suizas traditionally have olives in them, I left those out and altered a few other things. This is a great recipe and is even better served as left overs.

Sort of Enchiladas Suizas

3 cups shredded cooked chicken, white or dark meat
1 can of Rotel, drained
3/4 Salsas Verde (I used Pace Garlic and Lime)
1 can (4 oz) chopped green chilies, drained
1 teaspoon cumin
2 1/2 cups heavy cream
3/4 teaspoon salt
8 large flour tortillas
2 cups shredded pepper jack cheese 

Preheat oven to 350.

In a large bowl, combine Rotel, salsa verde, green chilies, and cumin. Stir in chicken.

In a pie pan or other shallow dish large enough to dip tortillas in, combine cream and salt. 

Dip both sides of tortillas in cream, top with about 1/2 a cup of chicken mixture. Roll up and place seam side down in a greased 13x9 inch baking dish. Pour remaining cream over top and sprinkle with cheese. 

Cover with foil and bake for 35 to 40 minutes until heated through. 

Dig in! It's SOOOO GOOD!

Thursday, February 21, 2013


Long time no post, huh?

Our oven died in January so no wonderful new recipes have been created or tried. BUT that was not the end of it.

We decided to put off buying a new stove until income tax, just use crock pots, the George Forman and possibly get a toaster oven. Last Thursday, on Valentine's day...our refrigerator died. Argh. We couldn't live without a refrigerator. We got ice for the cooler to get us by until Saturday when we could go buy one and it was finally delivered last night, almost a week later. I love it. It's so shiny and pretty and new and un-smelly. Our old one was an ancient Magic Chef. We guessed it was around 30 years old.

We also got a leak in the laundry room and a completely stopped up sink over the weekend. I felt so gross in our house. My wonderful grandfather snaked the pipes for us on Monday and did something to keep the laundry room from leaking, thank the Lord. I mopped yesterday and it now feels like a new house! Woot!

I currently have the first meal in the crockpot I've cooked in over 2 weeks. Chicken Fajitas. I will share the recipe another time.

We also had a big scare with Cooper 2 weeks ago. He has asthma and when he gets sick it hits his little lungs and he is hospitalized 95% of the time. This time it was REALLY bad and he had to be air lifted to a bigger hospital in Tampa. It was the scariest night of our life buy luckily our little turned toward the better as quickly as he went to the worst. He spent a few days in ICU on oxygen but was home 4 days after he was admitted.

February has not been a good month to us. Come on March!