Thursday, May 17, 2012

What's For Dinner?

My friend Molly (who lives far away from me :(  )  Texted me the other afternoon and it simply said "What are you having for dinner?"
I loved it!! (its the simple things in life)  I told her and then we texted back and forth ideas until she had a plan that didn't involve going to the Grocery store!!  
So WHAT's For Dinner?  

If your refrigerator looks like mine does right now you may be in trouble.... I'm up for the Challenge!

Time to Shop the Cabinets...
 Secretly I kinda feel like I'm playing a game and its up to me to concoct something out of what I have. So lets see... Coffee Cream, Hummus, turkey lunch meat, a little salsa, a little sour cream, a half a bag of shredded cheese, and some taco tortillas..... (Very Sad)

 So I Moved to the Cabinet and Found:

Cream of Mushroom
Enchilada Sauce
and One of the cheapest things found in the Grocery store (Corn Bread Mix)  I think its like $.60


I almost always have frozen Chicken in the freezer... (Love that huge bag at SAMs)

Boiled 3 Chicken Breast in Water
(Cool and Shred)
Mix a big dollop of Sour Cream and a Generous pour of Salsa with the Shredded Chicken

Looks like this:

Mix Cream of Mushroom and Mild Enchilada Sauce (Set aside)

Now to Assemble:  
Make burritos with the Chicken Mixture and a bit of Cheese

Fold and Place in your oven safe dish seem side down.

Pour your Enchilada sauce and Cream of Mushroom on the Top
Cover with Cheese 

When Dinner time Comes all you have to do is Heat up the Enchiladas until Cheese is melty and just begins to Brown a bit...  (350 for 30 Mins)
Make your cheapo Corn Bread (which is REALLY GREAT)

We often add lettuce and tomato and black olives with a small dollop of sour cream right on top! 

And You have a delightful Meal!

This is a great meal to freeze or bring to a friend... I have never met anyone who doesn't like this recipe!!!   

*FYI: If you are having friends and need a larger pan just add more chicken, salsa, sour cream and use a larger tortilla to fit across the pan width.   (I had quite a bit of enchilada sauce and cream of mushroom leftover... I'll make a smaller pan and throw them in the freezer.  

 What are you having for dinner tonight?  
Coming Soon... Our STAYCATION... Surprise over night Trip close to home for
Anthony's Birthday!! 

Hope you have a lovely day!  REALLY... I would love to know what you're having for dinner :) 


  1. I love that you make a game out of it too!
    Don't you just love being a house wife?! :)
    I'll have to try those enchiladas! They look scrumptious!
    We're having tacos tonight... but I'm making them ahead of time. Then individually wrapping them in tin foil. We're going to take them out on the boat for a fun picnic. I'll pack along a bag of tortilla chips and a tupperware of salsa and we're good to go! The usuals will go in the tacos, meat, cheese, tomatoes, lettuce and olives. Super easy and fun!

    1. Ash...No boring picnic PB&J Picnics at your house, I love it! Tacos on the Lake... and I could eat Salsa and Chips anytime anywhere!! Makes me miss Home Home... thats what I call my parents house... Have a lovely weekend!