Showing posts from June, 2010

Shredded Beef Enchiladas

I made these enchiladas on Saturday and they were de lectable. Justin told me 9 times throughout the night how delicious dinner had been, more delicious than Los Hermanos or Cafe Rio (I don't know about that , but high praise, indeed!) Kinley and Tanner clamored for seconds (and thirds for Kinley), which almost never happens. Kinley actually ate as much as Justin did, oink oink, claiming that these enchiladas are officially her new favorite food. I ran a sample of the meat over to our neighbor to see if it was really as delicious as I thought and she was in wide-eyed agreement. If you try nothing else , make the beef for the best taco salad meat of your life. I modified a recipe that I found on It may look complicated at first glance; it's not. Ingredients: 2-3 pounds beef roast (my roast was 2.5 pounds) 1 can beef broth (2 cups) 1/3 cup water 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons chili powder 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1 medium onion, chopped or dic

Orange Barbecue Chicken Strips

This recipe is also good with strips of chicken. And a little easier too.

Funeral Potatoes

I have been making funeral potatoes for a long time, tweak-tweak-tweaking my recipe along the way. I finally have them perfect. Well, perfect for me anyway. We call them "creamy potatoes" around here because my kids find the name "funeral potatoes" a little disturbing and distracting. Ingredients: 1 26-ounce bag of frozen shredded hashbrowns (about 9 cups) 1 can (10 ¾ oz.) cream of chicken soup 1 cup milk 3/4 cup sour cream 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded 1 tsp salt 1/8 tsp pepper 3 tablespoons butter, melted (and divided) -- I always use unsalted butter 1/4 cup diced onion Directions: Melt 1 TBS butter in small saucepan and saute onions until soft and onions start to carmelize. Mix soup, milk, sour cream, 2 Tbs melted butter, cheese, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Add sauteed onions. Slowly stir in hashbrowns and mix well. Pour mixture into lightly greased 9 x 13 pan. Bake covered on 350 for 25 minutes. Take cover off and continue baking u