January 30, 2008

A Few Family Favorites

I have been so blessed to have been married to my wonderful Mr. P for over 25 years! Throughout those years I have cooked a LOT of meals. If y'all are like me you are always looking for something new to feed your family so I thought I'd share two of our favorite recipes. They are tried and true (I've been making them since we got married) and I have made them so often that I don't even have to look at the recipe anymore. I bet y'all have some like that, too!! They are both so easy to make and they both contain ingredients most everybody has on hand. I love that!!

Sour Cream Enchiladas
1 package tortillas (10 count)
1 can refried beans
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 large container sour cream
1/2 drained chopped green chillies
1 package shredded cheddar cheese
To assemble the enchiladas you take 1 tortilla and spread the refried beans on half of the tortilla and then sprinkle the cheddar cheese on top of the re fried beans. (if you like a lot of cheese, put on a lot, if you don't, just put on a little:o) It's all up to you! Carefully roll it up and start on the next one. When you have them all done you lay them aside. Now it is time to make the yummy sauce. Mix together the 2 cans of chicken soup, large container of sour cream, and about 1/2 can of the chopped green chillies and place on medium heat. Mr. P isn't into hot and spicy so I am careful not to put too many chillies in, it's all according to what your family prefers. Stir the sauce mixture until well blended and heated up thoroughly. Once that is done you will pour just a tiny bit of the sauce into the bottom of a 9x13 greased casserole dish. (just enough to cover bottom) Take the tortillas you assembled and place them in the pan on top of the little bit of sauce. Pour remaining sauce all over the enchiladas and make sure and get it into the "nooks and crannies, too! Sprinkle remaining package of cheese on top and bake in a 350 degree oven for about 2-25 min. or until bubbly.

* This can easily be substituted with low fat or no/fat ingredients.

Chicken & Wild Rice Casserole (the first thing I ever cooked for Mr. P;o)
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (or chicken strips)
1 box Uncle Ben's ORIGINAL RECIPE wild rice ( it has to be original recipe)
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
melted butter
Parmesan cheese

Take the contents of Uncle Ben's and mix together well with the two soups. Spray a casserole dish and put the mixture into the dish. Lay the chicken breasts on top of the rice mixture and then drizzle a little melted butter on top. Sprinkle a little bit of Parmesan cheese on top of the buttered mixture and place in a 350 degree oven for about 40 min. Fast, easy, and yummy, too! I love to serve this with broccoli as you can see!

**Once again, low fat/no fat substitutions may be used.

Let me know if you try it!!


Mrs. C said...

Thank you for sharing these favorite recipes! I have most of these ingredients on hand, so I'll add these dishes to next week's menu. ;)

Michelle said...

Great recipes, Susan - thanks for sharing! I'm actually making chicken enchiladas to take to home fellowship group tonight...I did a double-take when I looked at the first picture! LOL

Pam said...

Yum - those look delicious! I got my blog up and going, so you can visit anytime!

Mrs. U said...

You know, I always seem to come across some TO DIE FOR recipes when I'm hungry!! LOL!!!

Mr. U will be quite happy when both of these recipes show up on his plate!! Thank you for sharing them!

Mrs. U