8/11/09

William's MDO day and the Making of Enchiladas.

Mondays are super busy days for me, because William goes to Mother's Day Out between 9-3. WOOT!! It's a good break and we're both really glad to see each other at the end of the day.

I've been organizing myself using a combination of Google's Calendar and Tasks. Google Tasks is a list that can pop up in your email and/or calendar, or on your phone (I have the G1). I love it!! I have a list made for every day of the week, with the regular chores I do each day of the week, PLUS I can add other things to it as they occur. I've included my specific sewing tasks on mine, too, and my dinner menu. I LOVE it!! (did I say that??)

My coffee. YUM!! I had to buy a new cup, because the one I got from Rolando Shaw was knocked off the counter by the devious cat, Stinky. I was really sad and I'd had a long time.
This mug I got at Scarborough Faire and it's ALMOST as good, except there is a flaw in the glaze on both sides of the top of the handle, where it's joined, and I'm afraid that will contribute to it's demise.


My old mug, RIP.


On Monday's list was laundry. I usually do laundry on Friday, but the boys were difficult last week and I was off schedule the whole time. I used Saturday and Sunday to relax and get some sewing done while Doug entertained the boys.

Here is my week plus three days worth of laundry....ugg, there are also towels, which are usually the ONLY thing I wash on Monday.



All ready to go!!! My list included, after taking William to MDO, going to the grocery store (with my homemade shopping bags) and taking Terah's sewing machine to Thomas Sewing Center in Mesquite for an estimate for repair. It's 30 y/o Kenmore which runs very quietly and smoothly, but goes in reverse and the stitch selectors won't work. Very sad. In the pic are also William's lunch and backpack.


Here's William all ready for "fool" (school) as he calls MDO. Enough with the cheeseface, already!!!


I got my grocery shopping done, and while there I picked up my birthday flowers. Of course, there is still a week until my birthday, which means I may need another bouquet by then.


So, while Aldous napped after grocery shopping, I made yogurt. I made it on the counter, b/c I was busy w/ the oven on and off throughout the day.


For dinner, we had chicken enchiladas!!!
I got the idea to cook the meat in the crock pot from a bunch of people who are infatuated with the "crock pot chicken enchilada" recipe. I like my recipe, so I haven't even looked at it, but I DID like the idea of cooking the chicken in the crock pot!!

RECIPE: (sort of) Chicken Enchiladas With Sour Cream Sauce

For the filling:
Two chicken breasts, cut up.
tiny can of diced green chilies
3T of FRESH GROUND cumin
1T minced garlic
2T chicken bullion powder
1 1/2 c water

Combine all in the crock pot, set on high.



Cook 4 or 5 hours, mash w/ fork or potato masher to shred the chicken.
Drain chicken over a bowl, reserving the broth.


For sauce:
Stir in one cup of sour cream(I use fat free for this) into the broth in the bowl, while the broth is still warm.
Melt 1T butter in a sauce pan, add cornstarch to absorb the butter, let cook a minute or so, do NOT brown. Whisk in sour cream and broth mixture. Cook 2 minutes, while stirring with whisk. Set aside for use on enchiladas

To assemble:
fry corn tortillas in one inch of oil, for a minute or so on each side, drain on paper towels. This is for flexibility. If you prefer not to do this, google alternatives. I prefer this method b/c of the texture it lends the corn tortillas. I can usually fill 10 corn tortillas with 2 chicken breasts cooked as above.

Spoon some of the sauce into the bottom of a baking pan.

On the slightly cooled tortillas, put 2 or 3 T of the chicken, top with shredded cheese, then roll up. Place seam-side down on the prepared pan, and continue with the rest of the tortillas.





Spoon more sauce over the top of the enchiladas, leaving the ends exposed for browning. Sprinkle with a little bit more of cheese.


Bake at 350 until cheese and ends of exposed tortillas are browned.

3 comments:

Mrs. Bianca said...

love that old mug, but the new one is nice too. I've not tried chicken enchiladas this way, so I may have to give it a whirl.

I need to figure out how I can sync my phone with my google stuff. I know it can do it, I just haven't figured out how.

meshell said...

Ooh YUM! I think I may make enchiladas this week now! :D

Dina said...

that one enchilada out of the row bothers me LOL

they look yummy - and I am happy you had a busy and productive Monday...I know how you like those! :)

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