Chicken Enchiladas

ENJOY!

Ingredients:

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 boneless, skinless breasts cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder ( I eyeballed it)
  • 1/2 cup sweet potato or carrot puree ( I used carrot)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper ( I eyeballed it)
  • 1/4 cup fat free sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded 2% cheddar cheese or part skimmed mozzarella ( I did 1/2 and 1/2)
  • 6 (9 inch) whole grain/whole wheat flour tortillas
  • 1/2 cup spinach puree
  • 1/2 cup mild tomato salsa

Directions:

  • preheat oven to 350. 
  • coat baking dish with cooking spray
  • warm olive oil in skillet-medium heat
  • sprinkle chicken with garlic powder and pepper
  • cook chicken for 4-5 minutes, stir occasionally, until no longer pink
  • turn off heat and:
    • mix the sweet potato or carrot puree, sour cream, and half the cheese ( i used all the cheese) into the skillet.
  • fill each tortilla with the chicken mix and roll up
  • place seam side down on baking dish
  • top each tortilla with a dot of spinach puree, salsa and add some cheese
  • use foil to cover baking dish, bake until cheese melts and filling is warm
  • approx. 35-40 minutes

I didn’t make individual enchiladas, I made a casserole type instead so, I layered the bottom of my pyrex dish with the tortillas then added the chicken mix then added another layer or tortillas to cover the top, then added a light spread of spinach puree to the top and then covered that with more cheese.  I left off the salsa and used it on the side, since Rob doesn’t really care for salsa.

The directions said it takes 30 minutes to prep and about an hour total.  It didn’t take that long to prep or cook!  Makes enough for six.

This recipe turned out really yummy! Katelyn ate 2 servings and enjoyed every bite. We found a winner!  This will for sure go in our “cook.make” list!

Happy cooking!

Michelle

Happy Thanksgiving

Giving thanks to my top 5:

1. My loving husband, Rob. Who isn’t able to celebrate this wonderful Holiday with us this year because of his work schedule :( Rob is truly my best friend.  He would do anything for Katelyn and I.  We are 2 very lucky ladies!

2.  Katelyn.  You are a true “mini” ME! Well, not only me, your dad as well.  You act so much like both of us, it is really hard to figure out whose mannerisms you really pick up.  Everyday is an adventure with you.  One moment you can be the sweetest, cutest little girl ever and then you can be a complete monster or stubborn or anything but sweet and cute!  You do know how to keep us on our toes!  I wouldn’t change anything about you!  You bless us everyday and we thank God everyday for you!

3.  Blessing #2.  I’ve always wanted more than one child, we didn’t know when you would happen.  It seemed like it was going to be FOREVER before you would come along.  Now that you are tucked safe in my tummy I am absolutely in love with you.  I fell in love with you and started thanking God for you the first day I found out I was pregnant with you.  Your big sister can’t wait or you to get here.  She is very excited to have a sister coming soon.  Mommy and daddy are excited to meet you and see what you and your sister will conquer in this world together. 

4. Family.  I am beyond thankful for having such a wonderful and supportive family on my side and on Rob’s side.  Without every single one of you, Rob and I wouldn’t be who we are today.  Our strong family values come from you and what you have instilled in us.  We are very lucky to have such a close family.

5. Friends.  I am very blessed to have such a great group of friends.  Some have been friends since early childhood, many from college and some that went from colleagues to friends.  You all have been very supportive and wonderful.  Everyone deserves great friends like you! {they all know who they are}

What are you thankful for?

Enjoy the Holiday with your family and friends.

Michelle

 

Halfway there…

That’s right folks,  I am 20 weeks pregnant! I cannot believe how fast this pregnancy is going.  I have anywhere from 16 to 20 more weeks to go before we meet our newest bundle of joy.  I say 16 to 20 because we aren’t 100% sure I will make it to my due date, if this little one is anything like her big sister, she may grace us with her presence early.  I have been full of energy and able to keep up with my VERY active 2 year old for the most part. 

Last Tuesday, I had my 20 week ultrasound and found out we are having a girl!  I was secretly hoping for another little girl!  :)  We have been talking with Katelyn everyday about her new little sister.  She seems to be excited that she is going to have a sister… 

I am feeling lots of movement all the time!  So amazing how much more you know the 2nd time around! :)

 

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Michelle

 

What is for dinner?

I am normally not one to cook.  If I could have my way we would eat out or go to my parents house for dinner EVERY night.  Rob has been on a diet for the past month and has done so well!  Since this whole dieting thing with Rob, I’ve noticed Katelyn and I have been eating healthier too.  Now, his diet is back to normal (eating like a normal person-calories wise) We opted to buy a cookbook that would help us stay on track.  Rob wanted something low carb, low whatever, I wanted something that would get everyone eating healthier AND eating a variety of things instead of the same things.  We finally decided on the Jessica Seinfield Double Delicious.  I was thinking about her first cookbook a couple of weeks ago when I went to serve sauteed green beans to Katelyn and she looked at them and said, “gross mommy” and then told her to taste them she replied “no, nasty.  I don’t like”.  At that moment, I knew I was going to have to figure out how to hide veggies in our dinners to get her to eat them.  This book has had some success so far!

Jessica Seinfeld Double Delicious Oprah

I’ve made 3 recipes from it and ALL 3 were really good!  So far my favorite is Chicken Enchiladas with Spinach and Carrot purees. AMAZING!

 

Michelle

 

christmas card 2010

I ordered our chirstmas card today! We really like our card this year... Last you I slacked off over Thanksgiving break and never finished our card. Needless to say Rob wasnt very happy, I didn't send one out. Well, this year, I had our card pretty much completed by the beginning of November! We only needed one family picture, which we were going to take this coming weekend. Once I realized if we waited for our good friend Carrie to take our picture, I probably wouldn't send them out on time and we had already made plans to see some family that same weekend. We sadly canceled our photo session and used what we had. As I was ordering the cards this morning, the website offered a $25 gift card by just posting our card to my blog. I have lots of pictures I need to develop so an extra $25 to do so will be handy!

Joy And Magic Christmas 5x7 folded card
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A MOOrific Halloween

Enjoy the pictures

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Michelle