Wednesday, November 15, 2006

What's for Dinner Wednesday - Chicken Enchilladas

So I decided that by Wednesday, I am usually tired, stressed, in pain, annoyed, or any combination of these things and the last thing I want to do is figure out what's for dinner -- so I have decided to do that before Wednesday and post it here on my blog. We will call it
"What's for Dinner Wednesday"
and you are welcome to try out my recipe and let me know what you think -- any ideas you have to make it better, etc. Think it sounds fun????

Tonight, for dinner:

This recipe came from a friend in college. She was from Texas and I fell in love with these yummy enchilladas. They are easy to make and satisfying. Serve them with a side of rice.

Cooking spray
precooked and shredded chicken
La Victoria Enchillada sauce (or sauce that you prefer)
Medium chedder cheese, shredded
2 cans Pinto Beans
Flour tortillas (one package - or more, depending on how many you want to make)

DIRECTIONS: Gently spray pan with PAM cooking spray, or the like. Pour a strip of enchillada sauce in a 9 x 12 baking pan. Swish it around to cover bottom of pan. Fill tortillas with beans, chicken, cheese and a small bit of sauce. Roll up and tuck in ends and place in pan so that they do not come apart, open side down often works best. When pan is full, pour remaining enchillada sauce over rolled tortillas and cover with cheese. Bake at 400 degrees until bubbly and cheese on top is melted and browning. ENJOY! Let me know how they turn out if you get to cook these . . .

and now, some stamping:

When I first made this I had high hopes of filling it with matching Christmas cards, however, I got busy and never have yet made the matching cards. The box itself would make a perfect gift for a close friend filled with christmas cards, so I think I will complete them sometime in the near future. I used the SU Designer Series Paper to make the top of the box, and used cranberry crisp cardstock for the bottom (because it is a little sturdier than the paper. The lid and the box bottom are both made by using an 8.5 x 11 sheet of cardstock, and scoring at 1.75 on all of the edges. Then you fold and cut to make the box. When you do the bottom, to make it fit better inside the top (snug, but not too snug), you trim off 1/16th of an inch on two of the sides BEFORE you score it. It makes if fit great!!! I then made a "belly band" out of twill tape. I can never find a use for this stuff, but yet somehow, it just worked perfectly for this project. I used a piece of hodgepodge hardware and some ribbons to set off the sentiment on the oval punched tag, and there you have it, a simple cardbox with belly band.

Now I just need to decide who to give this to, and complete the matching cards . . .

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1 comment:

Dorinda said...

I like it!