Tuesday, October 29, 2013

What's For Dinner || Sour Cream Enchiladas

Several years ago we went to a friend's house and they made Sour Cream Enchiladas. Let me tell you, it was love at first bite. Turns out we had the recipe for them in an old church cookbook, but had never made them, at least not that I remembered. 

They quickly became a favorite in our home. Just tonight as I was making them, someone walked up and asked, "Are you making sour cream enchiladas?!?!" I had to ask them to leave before they drooled all over my ingredients. Ok, so maybe it didn't happen exactly like that, but I think you get the point. ;)

Sour Cream Enchiladas

1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1 lb hamburger
2 cups grated cheese
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 cup sour cream
1/4 tsp salt
4 oz can chopped green chilies
1 dozen flour tortillas

Brown hamburger and onion together, drain fat. Stir in most of the cheese.

Combine soup, sour cream, salt, and chilies in a blender. Blend until smooth.

Place a small amount of hamburger filling in the center of a tortilla. Spoon some sauce over it. Roll up and place in greased 9x13 pan. Repeat until you use all of the hamburger mixture. Pour remaining sauce on top of tortillas. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top.

Bake at 350* for 20-30 minutes.

ps...I think I need to work on my food photography skills...lol

Friday, October 25, 2013

Whose Cupcake Is Best Of All?

Last year Maggie & I had a 'cupcake war,' and we decided that it would be fun to do it again! Nicki was in town for the weekend so she joined us in our fun! We had it at church after the evening service, and all of the adults that were there had the sweet job of being judges. :)

All ready to be judged!

Nicki made pumpkin cupcakes with a cinnamon drizzled whipped cream frosting. I made a lemon meringue cupcake. Maggie made a chai cupcake with cinnamon cream cheese frosting. They were all so yummy! Yet only one could be the winner!

And the winner?? ME!!! Woo hoo! I was so happy that I didn't lose two years in a row. haha 

Here they are up close...first, second, and third place!

We had so much fun with our little 'war' against each other! I'm already thinking about next year! :)

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

What's For Dinner || Chicken Noodle Soup & Rolls

With three women in the house it has worked best for us to having a cooking schedule. My days to cook are on Tuesdays and Saturdays. As much as I love cooking, I have to say that having a schedule and actually getting to plan what you're going to make makes it even more enjoyable.

Tonight's menu consisted of this...

The soup is just a basic recipe, but yummy nonetheless. The rolls however...these are so delicious. We've had this recipe for years, passed down by a friend, and there's never any complaints when they find their way to the dinner table. :) If you've never had these, you've been missing out...until now that is. Here's the recipe so you can enjoy them as well!

Garlic Cheese Rolls

4 3/4 to 5 1/4 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
2 pkg yeast
1 1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup butter, cut into pieces
1 egg
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 TBS parmesan cheese

In a large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, sugar, undissolved yeast, and salt. Heat milk, water, and butter until very warm (120* to 130*); stir into dry ingredients. Stir in egg and enough remaining flour to make soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic (about 6-8 minutes). Cover; let rest on floured surface 10 minutes.

With a sharp knife, divide dough into 24 pieces. Shape into balls, place in greased 11x14 pan. In small bowl, combine butter and garlic; pour over rolls. Sprinkle parmesan over rolls.

Cover, and let rise in warm oven 30-45 minutes until doubled.

Preheat to 375. Bake for 15 minutes until golden.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Fall + Family = Love

My brother, Josh, and his wife, Liz, recently came for a visit! We hadn't seen them since their wedding last summer, so it was wonderful getting to spend some time with them! While we were together we took the opportunity to have some family pictures taken. Here's a few of our favorites!

photo courtesy: uncle Brad ;)
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