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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Okay, Okay!!

I've had a couple people chastise me for mentioning a new recipe I tried last night but did not share the recipe with you. Soooooo, since I need to keep my public happy, here you go. Last night's dinner was Crockpot Enchiladas. The recipe is below:
  • 1 pound ground beef or turkey, cooked
  • 1 medium onion, sauteed
  • 1/2 tsp of Mrs. Dash's Southwest Chipotle seasoning (or more depending on taste)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 4 whole wheat tortillas
  • 1 can corn, drained
  • 1 10 oz can of enchilada sauce
  • 1 can of Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar or Mexican blend cheese
  • sour cream
In a bowl, combine ground beef, onion, Mrs. Dash's, salt, & pepper. In another bowl, combine enchilada sauce and Rotel. Spray the bottom of the crockpot with some cooking spray. Place two tortillas in the bottom of the crockpot. Place half of the following in layers over the tortillas: meat, corn, sauce mixture and cheese. Repeat layers. Cook on low for 5-6 hours. Serve with a dollop or two of sour cream.

On Monday night, I made Cheddar Chicken Spaghetti. It was very good, too! Here's that recipe:
  • 1 package spaghetti, broken in half (I used whole wheat spaghetti)
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 can condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 T diced pimentos (optional)
  • 1 can green chiles (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine the chicken, 1 cup cheese, soup, milk, pimentos, chiles, salt & pepper. Drain spaghetti and add to the mixture. Toss to coat thoroughly.

Transfer mixture to a greased 13x9 pan. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes, or until heated through.

Now, there is a great website, Delicious Divas, where you can find lots of recipes - all tried and true. It is overseen by a friend of mine, Amy. The website is, check it out!

Today was another slow day. I went to my other dulcimer group, Jubilee Pickers, for rehearsal. It is so great to return to a group where you feel so loved. Everyone said they were so glad to see me and welcomed me back with lots of hugs. Very nice.

The rest of the day has been spent listening to the rain on the roof and watching the trees sway with the breeze. We've had a major change in weather; rainy and cool. It's supposed to last through the morning, but then clear. The weekend is looking absolutely gorgeous - 70s and sunshine. Doesn't get much better than that!

Oh, yeah. Congratulations to Marty - he graduated from Basic Training/AIT today out of Fort Knox, KY!! Another young man who has volunteered to serve our country in the Army. Our prayers are with you, Marty! We love you.

That's all I've got. Hope you've had a good day. Until the next time . . .


  1. Anonymous7:53 PM

    Thanks....can't wait to try this recipe! Signed, Willy from Winterville

  2. Thanks for the shout-out.

    I'm posting the crockpot enchiladas recipe today!

  3. UMM the crockpot enchiladas sound great! I'll have to try them soon- gotta love crockpots!

  4. The crockpot enchilada recipe will be made this week. Especially since it's cold now. Well, chilly.

    And we love love LOVE chicken spaghetti around here.

    (Can you tell I read my blogs in chunks? :) Really, I can't always get to the computer to comment, but I'm always reading via my phone!