Friday, November 14, 2008

Be a hero...make this TONIGHT!

I won't lie, sometimes recipes just don't turn out the way I'd like. Even ones I've made a million times have their ups and downs. But this time, I found a winner 10,000% + I know Bryan will back me up on this because he's ate all the leftovers + 4 days later he's still talking about it. I've changed a few things so I'm writing it down the way I made them with the original recipe suggestion to the side in ( ).

Cottage Cheese Enchiladas (
1 T. vegetable oil
1 small pkg chicken tenders (or 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts) boiled + shredded.
1/2 c. chopped onion
1 pkg taco seasoning mix
1 cup sour cream (1/2 cup sour cream)
1 cup cottage cheese (1 1/2 cups cottage cheese)
1 t. salt
pinch ground pepper
10-12 flour fajita size (corn) tortillas
2 cups shredded cheddar (monterey jack) cheese
1 can red enchilada sauce

To make meat mixture: Heat oil in med skillet over med high heat. Add onion + saute, add chicken + green chilies, stir and add taco mix along with 1/2 cup of water, simmer on low for 5 min. 
To make cheese mixture: In med bowl, mix sour cream + cottage cheese + season with the salt + pepper.
Preheat oven to 350. Heat tortillas on a plate in the micro for 30-40 seconds until soft. Spray a 9x13 with nonstick spray. In each tortilla do the following, a scoop or two of meat, a scoop or two of cheese mixture and a little of the shredded cheese on top...roll it up, place in dish. Repeat. I think I got 10 or so out of it. Open the can of enchilada sauce and pour over all. There will most likely be left over meat and cheese mixture + some shredded cheese, spread + sprinkle these over the top of the sauce. Uncovered bake for 20-25 minutes.

I made Spanish rice for the side and some buttery corn (my kid's favorite). It was such a hit!

Remember my Hot Chocolate cookies?!
I thought they couldn't get any better...I was wrong, Taylor + I crafted a new (and improved) version...

Oooey Gooey Chocolate Melt in your mouth Butter Cookies
1 stick room temp butter
1 egg
1 t. vanilla
1 block (8 oz) cream cheese, room temp
1 box dark chocolate Geradelli Chocolate Brownie mix
powdered sugar in a bowl

Oven 350. In a bowl with a hand mixer, mix together the butter + cream cheese. Add in the egg + vanilla and beat until incorporated. Add in the brownie mix + mix. Roll the cookie size drops of dough into the powdered sugar + place on parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Bake for 12 to 13 minutes. They should look cracked and just a little but gooey in the middle. Let cool completely...even better the next day!

This is for you, Vaness!
Our family favorite waffles, we have them atleast twice a month. Just a warning, once you try these you'll never go back to out-of-the-box waffle mix. I have this one memorized!

Sour Cream Waffles
1 3/4 cups flour
1 T. sugar
1 T. baking powder
1 t. salt
3 eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup milk
1 stick butter, melted
Whisk together dry ingredients, add eggs, sour cream and milk stir until combined. Stir in the butter. Cook. Enjoy! Bryan + I love them with applesauce on top.


Rachel Call said...

I love it when you give your recipes!! I'll be trying them out soon. Thanks!!

Vanes said...

THANK YOU for the recipes!! I can't wait to make those!? Will you put your waffle recipe either on your blog or mine?!
*I'm already having more Jaime requests for pictures!! When are you coming back?!

Kristal said...

Those look so good! How do stay so thin?!

Now that I can see the new header I REALLY like it! Your friend did a great job!

Mitchell Family said...

Okay I am gonna try these ones. Thanks

510Jen said...

I love the enchilada title. I love cottage cheese so I am sure they are good. As always thanks for the recipe.


Trying to Stay Calm! said...

I ♥ new recipes! Thanks :)

Rachel said...

I am sooo making these tommorrow or Sunday! YUMMY! Thanks! You ALWAYS have the best recipes!!!

Nelson News said...

Yummy, yummy!! Thanks for the new recipes.

Hirschisquirts said...

I am very excited for these recipes! I love trying new stuff and these sound so yummy!

Vanes said...

I just wanted to say THANX for the waffle recipe - guess what we're having for breakfast in the morning?! Mike's on his way to the store to buy sour cream - I CAN'T WAIT!! THANK YOU - THANK YOU!! :)

Stephanie said...

Um, Jaime. Are you feeling better or something??

Jaime said...

That's right Steph! We are cooking up a storm - here I come 60 pound weight gain, ew, sick! Did I just say that out loud?

Norris Fam said...

Hi Jaime! I got your comment so I had to come check out your it! I'm totally making those enchiladas!

Your photos look great, glad you're feeling better and I'm excited to keep in touch!

btw- I took those pictures with a Tamron 17-50 2.8 I got with my new camera, but I love the lens I got from you! I never would have made it through the games w/o it!

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

What a great blog you have here! Thanks for sharing :)

Jennie Minor said...

I made these enchiladas and they were so dang good! My family loved them! Thanks for sharing.