Thursday, February 3, 2011

It Has Been A While - AGAIN!!!

Okay - I know it has been awhile and I am sorry.  There is a lot to tell, but today I am just going with - this is what The Potter's Wife is having for dinner.

Tonight I made Chicken Enchiladas - The Potter's Wife style.  I only have a picture of the enchiladas before they went into the oven and then when they came out. Sorry for not thinking ahead.  But here is how I made them.

First, I baked two skinless, boneless chicken breasts sprinkled with salt, cumin, and pepper.  I drizzled it all with EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) and baked at 375 degrees until done.

The next step was to shred the chicken in a bowl.  To the shredded chicken I added two wedges of Laughing Cow Light Queso Fresco & Chipotle cheese and two handfuls of Four Cheese Mexican Blend fancy shredded cheese from Harris Teeter.  To this I poured the liquid from cooking the chicken breasts.  I mixed it all together, making sure the chicken was moist.  

For the tortillas I used Tumaro's Gourmet Tortillas - Honey Wheat (8 inch).  I cut them in half and put some of the chicken mixture on the tortilla and rolled it up.  I placed the rolled up chicken tortilla, seam down, in my pottery casserole dish (that I made).  Back up - first you need to spray the dish with cooking spray and pour enough enchilada sauce to cover the bottom.

After making all the enchiladas, I had a little chicken mixture left and I just scattered it across the enchiladas.  Then I put a couple of handfuls of the shredded cheese over that and poured the rest of the enchilada sauce over all.  I baked the enchiladas at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.  You know until the cheese is really good and melted and the enchilada sauce is bubbly.  Yummy!!!

The picture on the top is before cooking and the one on the bottom is right after taking it out of the oven.  Notice all the pottery serving pieces.  I made the casserole dish, the bowl with the cheese was made by Marsh and the piece with the cherry tomatoes was made by Tyler.  Of course, the berry bowl holding the grapes was made by the true potter - Mac.

While the enchiladas were cooking I went over to one of my favorite blogs - The Happy Housewife to find her recipe on how to make my own refried beans since I already had some pinto beans cooked.  Here is the link - (They were awesome and the best part - I know what was in them!!!!)

Now to set the table and finish up getting the lettuce, tomatoes, salsa, sour cream, and extra shredded cheese to go with the enchiladas and refried beans.

Ready for dinner.  Notice the plate - pottery by Palm Tree Pottery!!!

For dessert, we had brownies and homemade Peppermint Ice Cream that I made over the weekend.  Because I had left over candy canes from Christmas I decided to try this recipe I found at another of my favorite blog spots - Finding Joy in My Kitchen.  Here is the link for the recipe -  
Really easy to make and so,so good.

So there you have it.  Hopefully, I can get back to some posts on pottery. 

Thanks for stopping by. Until the next time . . .

The Potter's Wife :)