I love recipes that have a story. Such is the case with today’s recipe.
Many years ago when I was in high school, my twin sister and I were riding to our home in the country on a cold, snowy day. Our driver was my sister’s boyfriend (who later became her husband). As boys are want to do, he might have been driving a little faster than the narrow, icy roads necessitated. Just as we topped a hill, we met another car coming towards us. The brakes were hit, and our car Continue reading “Turkey Soup and a Story”
On a busy day before my recent trip to California, I needed a hearty dinner that didn’t take lots of time to prepare. These White Chicken Enchiladas were perfect! I roasted chicken breasts early in the day and cut them up and refrigerated them so that part of the meal would be ready. You could purchase a rotisserie chicken and simplify it even more!
The creamy white sauce in these enchiladas is simple to make and is so good! It’s a really nice change from the traditional red sauce! If you like Queso dip, I think the sauce tastes very similar. Mmm.
I served it with tomatoes and shredded lettuce.
- 10 (8-inch) flour tortillas
- 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
- 2 cups Colby & Monterey jack cheese, shredded
- 3 tbsp butter
- 3 tbsp flour
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 (4oz) can of diced green chilies
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×13 pan or any baking dish.
2. Mix chicken and 1 cup cheese. Roll up tortillas and place into the prepared pan.
3. In a saucepan, melt butter; stir in flour and cook for 1 minute. Add broth and whisk until smooth. Heat over medium heat until thick and bubbly.
4. Stir in sour cream and chilies. Do not bring to boil. You don’t want to curdle the sour cream.
5. Pour over enchiladas and top with remaining cheese. Bake for 20 min; then under high broil for three additional minutes until the cheese browns slightly.
We loved this recipe! I hope you’ll try it!
With love from my country kitchen,
When is it suitable to serve a sandwich for supper? When it is as hearty as this one!
In the recent Southern living magazine, my mom found the recipe for this Patty Melt￼￼ Continue reading “A Fancy Sandwich for Supper”
No matter if you love to cook or if you dread it, there are times when we all would rather not have to mess in the kitchen to prepare supper. Busy schedules, sickness, or a change in plans can all make it hard to pull a meal together. At those kinds of times, it’s always good to have a plan you can fall back on. Here are 5 favorite tips for a meal in a hurry ~
- Have breakfast for supper. Make omelets, pancakes or waffles. Add some bacon and some fruit and you have a filling and fast dinner!
- Keep Canned Salmon in your pantry. Sam’s Club has a really delicious canned salmon that is perfect for these Salmon Croquettes.
- Make small corn cakes in a skillet. Make up a cream gravy to pour on top. If you have cooked chicken in the freezer, you can add that to the gravy.
- Add meat (cooked chicken breast or browned beef or ground turkey) to a green salad for a healthy and fast supper!
- Don’t throw those one helping leftovers away! Put them in freezer safe containers and label them well. When you have several options, thaw them and let your family “order supper: from the leftover menu! Everyone will have something different and you didn’t have to cook a thing!
As you can see from my suggestions, I believe having an extra freezer is such a time and money saver! If you don’t have one, I’d strongly encourage you to consider it, if you have space for one in a garage or basement. My suggestions concerning a freezer:
- Buy an upright, rather than a chest style. They’re easier to get into and easier to keep organized.
- Buy the more expensive frost free one! You’ll be really glad you did!!
Aside from carry out, what’s your best tip for getting a meal on the table on busy days?
With love from my country kitchen,
It’s easy to get so caught up in the necessities of life that we forget to really live each day. We may feed hungry people but forget to enjoy the process. We don’t take the time to make mealtime Family Time where we look eye to eye, talk, listen and laugh.
Maybe you wonder how in the world you can do that with the schedules and time constraints of your family. I’d like to offer a few suggestions, if I may!
Continue reading “Making Dinnertime Family Time”
Taco Monday is a real thing for many people. Many of us LOVE Mexican food and think we’re doing ourselves a great favor by picking up a box of taco shells or tortillas at the store. Those aren’t bad, but if you want to have a tortilla that is soft and flavorful, you really need to try making the simple recipe that our Apples of Gold group made this Continue reading “Olé For Homemade Tortillas!”
Do you remember Dagwood and his infamous sandwiches?
They were stacked a mile high and secured with a toothpick. Ever since his infamous concoctions, Americans have packed bread with all kinds of meats and cheeses in similar fashion.
Another sandwich closely linked to it is the Sub Sandwich. Instead of being piled high, it’s stuffed into a long loaf of bread. One long loaf easily feeds a family!
Last night at church we had a sandwich fellowship time and I decided to make a sub sandwich, inspired by an old Kraft Cookbook of mine. I am calling mine the Grand Slam Sub Sandwich in honor of it being summer, and also a real “hit” as a crowd pleaser! Continue reading “Make One Sandwich – Feed the Whole Family”