Monday, July 22, 2013

Baked Chicken Flautas

I threw these together with some leftover Crock pot Salsa Chicken and whatever else I could find in the kitchen that sounded good. The chicken, by the way, is SO good. I usually make a bunch of it for tacos and freeze the leftovers.
These flautas are really light and quick to make.

Baked Chicken Flautas

10 med size flour tortillas
2 cups crock pot chicken
1/2 cup sour cream
1 can black beans
1 can corn
avocado (1 or 2 depending on how much you love avocado)
Crumbled Cotija cheese (about a cup or so)

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Mix the chicken, sour cream, beans and corn in a large bowl.
Spoon the filling onto the tortillas, sprinkle some Cotija cheese on top and add a few slices of avocado.

Roll them up and secure with a toothpick.
Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and place the flautas seam down.
Lightly spray the flautas with a bit of cooking spray. This will help the tops crisp up.
Cook them for about 30 minutes.

Serve them with some sour cream or salsa. Enjoy!


Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Chili Rellenos Casserole


3 (4oz) cans whole green chilies (you need 8-10 chilies)
muenster cheese
1 1/2 cups beaten eggs (I use the already beaten stuff from Costco)
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup milk
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 cup diced green onions
sour cream

Preheat the oven to 350
Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.
Cut slices of muenster cheese and stuff each pepper with it. You can do as much or as little as you like. I FILL them. Don't worry if the chili splits with the cheese in it. Arrange the chilies in the baking dish.
Mix the eggs, milk, flour & paprika together and pour over the chilies.
Spread the cheddar on top and follow with the chili powder and green onions.
Bake for about 35 minutes or until the egg has risen and a toothpick comes out clean.

Slap some salsa and sour cream on top and enjoy!!
Super yummy!

I'm still around!

Hi All!
   I'm here and still cooking! SO much has changed in the past 2 years. My little family has been through a lot. In Jan of '12 my husband was informed that his company had lost their contract and pretty much everyone would be out of a job within 3 months. Awesome, right? 2 months later we rented out our home sweet home in CO, packed up everything we had and moved to Utah. Moving is never an enjoyable experience, but you do what you can to settle in and make your new location your home. 2 weeks to the day that we arrived in UT, we received some life shattering news. My father-in-law had passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. The next year was filled with many trips home to CA to be with family and to take care of as much as we could. We also came uncomfortably close to losing our Colorado home to a terrible fire that destroyed so much of our beautiful mountain town. It was a very stressful year for us, to say the least. Since then we've moved AGAIN (and hopefully the last time for a while) to a new house in Utah.
Northern Utah is now home.  Life goes on.