Before I get on with the story about the two enchiladas, I have a few family updates.
My son is remodeling the other bathroom. He did a great job on the first bathroom so he has bathroom number 2 torn completely apart. This of course, is the “before” picture. Check back in a week or two for the “after” picture. Unless disaster strikes in the form of……
My son is skydiving on Saturday. YES…SKYDIVING!?!?!?!?! He plans to jump out of a perfectly good airplane. No…I won’t be there to watch or take pictures. No…I don’t support this kind of activity. No…I don’t think he is right in the head. He is, in fact, related to his dad who doesn’t see anything wrong with it. Yes…I’m nervous about the whole crazy ordeal.
And…there is talk of him joining the Reserve. Yes…as in military!!!! He is looking for a way to fund his education. This is a little more than my brain can handle. More on this later.
I’m taking senior pictures for two kids in our 4H group. We are doing that this evening. I will post the pics I take in a day or two. Keep your fingers crossed that I get some good shots.
School is going pretty well. Cristin is doing great with Geography. Math, not so much. Chance is at Vo-tech as we speak. He is taking Carpentry. He hasn’t been in a public school facility in 10 years. Yesterday, he had to help teach other boys in his class how to read 1/8 and 1/16th measurements on a tape measure. I was afraid he would be clueless. Turns out, he is not the one who is clueless. Go Chance!!!
Ok…now for the enchiladas.
Last night I browsed through my Pioneer Woman cookbook. I decided to make her White Chicken Enchiladas.
Here is the link to her recipe. http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2009/11/white-chicken-enchiladas/
My family loves. Loves. LOVES enchiladas!!!! Well except for my hubby. Remember..he doesn’t like chicken.
So, I got all the ingredients needed at Wally World yesterday. (I did forget the red and yellow peppers)
Anyway, I made them today.
Holy Moly!!! Pioneer Woman said “They will really blow your dress up”. She was right. Except I wasn’t wearing a dress.
Let me tell you what “life-changing” thing I learned when making this recipe. Canned enchilada sauce is nasty. I bought this tried and true can of sauce yesterday. Now, because I made the homemade sauce on the PW’s recipe, I will never use canned sauce again. Never again. Does anyone need a can of nasty enchilada sauce? I will send it to you.
I did make one modification to the recipe (besides omitting the red and yellow peppers that I forgot to purchase). I didn’t use heavy whipping cream. My family (or my butt) doesn’t need 1/2 cup of anything that measures calories by the teaspoon. I used half and half and only used 1/2 of what the recipe called for. The sauce was still plenty rich.
The two little jewels changed everything about the way I cook enchiladas. I will never use canned sauce again. Trust Pioneer Woman on her homemade sauce. She knows what she’s doing. This recipe really is amazing. Get the stuff you need to make them….today.
The other moral of this story is…..Don’t jump out of airplanes. It’s not good for your mother.