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Feliz Navidad!

17 Dec

I’m putting off doing my Christmas meal shopping, kind of.  It’s just going to take me actually writing down a list of what I need and then going to the store to get everything.  Until then, however, I still need to feed our family in the days leading up to Christmas.  So, when I went out today, I made sure to grab some tortillas, enchilada sauce, and shredded cheese.  In my prior trips to the grocer I managed to stock up on chicken broth and onions, along with some evaporated milk.  I was set!

Mexican  Chicken Casserole

  • 2 cups cubed, cooked chicken
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can (10-15 oz) enchilada sauce (mild or hot)
  • 1 can (5 oz) evaporated milk
  • 12 corn tortillas (I bought flour by accident…they taste good but get pretty mushy)
  • 1 lb grated cheese
  • 1 cup chopped green chilies (I wish I had my hatch chilies for this)
  • 1 medium onion chopped

Combine chicken broth with enchilada sauce and milk.  Layer half the tortillas in a 9×13 casserole dish.  Top with chicken, 3/4 cheese, chilies and onions.  Add remaining tortillas and cheese.  Pour sauce mixture over casserole and bake for one hour at 350.   Side note: when you pour the sauce over the top, the cheese tends to “migrate,” so pour slowly!


Grandma’s Notes: 12/15/91- White frost.  Marcus came home with me after church.  He’s watching football game while I fix lunch.  We ate in front of the TV.  He went to George’s after lunch,  Haley came by- took me to choir practice.  She’s spending the night.  I THANK YOU LORD THAT YOUR FAMILY SPREADS TO MANY PARTS OF THE WORLD.  THANK YOU LORD THAT I AM PART OF IT.


Beef & Veggie Soup

5 Mar

So, I made this a week ago Sunday, but just remembered I had not yet posted about it.  This soup is a good, hearty, anything goes kind of soup.  The basic ingredients are beef, tomato juice, Rotel tomatoes, onions, salt/pepper, chili powder and Worcestershire sauce.  This gives you the broth and meat.  The veggies are pretty much anything you want to add.  I put in carrots, potatoes (that I should have cut smaller), & corn.

After a couple days of soup, I got tired of it and strained out the meat and veggies (taking out the potatoes too).  I then mixed in cooked elbow macaroni, and a cup or so of shredded cheese.  I then baked it for a while to heat it through and make the cheese melt.  Think hamburger helper but better.  I didn’t get a picture of that though.  But, I think you get the idea.


Note: Barry and Haley Monroe live in the house where her grandma, Gladys, lived all her life from the age of ten.  It is also the house pictured on the front cover of the cookbook.