chicken enchiladas

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Until the hubs and I experienced it ourselves, I did not know that you are supposed to make dinners for your friends who have just had a baby. My husband and I were overwhelmed by the outpouring of friends that came and went those first few weeks. With our own family hundreds of miles away, it was amazing. Live and learn. This was a dish I had during those first few weeks and decided to make it for another couple who had a newborn a couple weeks ago. Enjoy!

Recipe

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  • 3 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 8 (8inch) flour tortillas

Sauce on top

  • 1 (8oz) container sour cream
  • 1 (8 oz.) bottle green taco sauce (aka salsa verde)

Toppings – diced tomatoes, chopped avocado, chopped green onions, chopped cilantro

Stir together first 4 ingredients.

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Spoon chicken mixture evenly over each tortilla, and roll up.

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Arrange in a lightly greased 13×9 inch baking dish. Coat tortillas w/vegetable cooking spray (I used melted butter). Bake 350º for 35 to 40 minutes.

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Stir together sour cream and taco sauce.  Spoon over hot enchiladas, sprinkle with toppings and enjoy!! These are so yummy!

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bread bowl chili

I’m really ready for fall! Football has started, Starbucks has their Pumpkin Spice Latte, and Dallas has had a couple mornings in the 60’s! So, it’s officially time to bring out the chili!

Chili is one of my favorites fall recipes! It’s a great meal to make in a big batch so you can enjoy it all week long. I wanted to share one of my mother’s classic recipes (I believe she got it from a Kraft recipe book, but I couldn’t tell you which one. I’m sorry.) with my own personal twist!

Recipe

Chili

  • 1 lb ground beef (I use venison)
  • 1/2 c chopped onion
  • 16 oz can kidney beans, undrained
  • 16 oz can tomatoes, undrained
  • 16 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Bread Bowls

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 package yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 cup bread flour
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

First, I used the instructions from my BBQ pizza post to make the dough. Make sure to allot for 2 hours-plus (before serving), in order to allow the dough to rise, bake the bread bowls, and chili.

P.S. I know making dough sounds primitive, and to me sometimes scary, but everytime I make it, I get reminded of how easy it really is! Don’t get discouraged! It’s easy and fun!

For the chili, I started by browning the meat; drain.

Add onion to meat and cook until tender.

Stir in the remaining ingredients, except the cheese. This is where you can get creative. I add cumin, cayenne pepper, etc depending on my spice level that day! Have fun with it!

Cover; simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Now, back to the bread bowls. I used 4 corning ware 7 oz dishes, but any small (oven-safe) bowl will suffice. Spray each dish with non-stick cooking spray and mold the dough around the dish. The dough will make about 4 0r 5 bowls.

Place the bowls on a cookie sheet and bake until light brown, approximately 10-15 mins.

They should pop easily out of the bowl!

Add chili with or without cheese and enjoy!! I love me some bread with my chili and cheese, and these bread bowls are so easy and make for an adorable presentation if you’re hosting. Enjoy and Happy Fall!!