Saturday, September 5, 2009

Random Update

Today was kind of a random day. I did a lot of little things to fill the day...productive. First, Rondell and I worked on the basement. We started last night and continued with more today. To look at it right now it doesn't look like we've done much, but we've thrown out 3 bags of trash, moved like-things together, emptied boxes and cleared a few shelves. I'll take some pictures tomorrow and update you on our progress on Monday.

Then I watched the OSU vs. Navy game. O-H-I-O...Go Bucks. I'm so excited that college football season is back in full swing. There's nothing like spending a Saturday watching the games. College football has become my favorite over NFL (sorry Ron).

Then I made dinner and I finally think I have found a chicken enchilada recipe that suites my taste. I don't know if I've shared before but I LOVE chicken enchiladas (with flour tortillas) and I am always on a mission to find the perfect recipe. Tonight I made a chicken enchilada bake similar to this one but with some changes that I used from another recipe. I didn't use any cream soups, instead I used cream cheese and sour cream. I also used an onion, which next time I will let cook a little more first because while I like the taste of onion I don't exactly need to know it's there. So, here's what I did:

I boiled my chicken breasts for about 15 minutes and shredded. I cut up about 8 flour tortillas into squares and lined them in my glass dish. Then I sauteed (don't you just love that word) about a 1/4 of an onion (longer next time). I added a can of diced chilies, about a block and a 1/2 of cream cheese, a few spoonfuls of sour cream (sorry, I didn't measure) along with some spices (garlic, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and chili powder). After the cream cheese melted I added my chicken to let it all warm through and then added it on top of my tortillas.

I topped it with cheese (cheddar and Monterey jack) and baked at 350 for about 20 minutes. It was yummy!

Next, I did a few crafty things. My Stampin Up! rep gave me tabs to label my catalog and I finally put them on and put the catalog in a wonderful Rondell cut off the binding and three-hole punched it for me! Of course then I had to flip through it and mark things I want to buy.

Lastly, I started on my Destin scrapbook. What I would like to do is have one book that documents all of our trips to Destin because we plan on going every year. So I started with the cover page. I used my Cricut to make the letters (so easy!). Here's what it looks like so far:

I'm not sure if I like it. I have to let it sit and see how I feel. I think I should have left off the sticker at the bottom. I also don't know if I like the colors of the lettering. Overall I want it to say Destin at the top and then have a picture of our view from our condo's balcony. I'm pretty simple so I would like it to be simple as well with a few embellishments. This is where I get slightly frustrated because I love doing stuff like this but I'm not overly creative...the ideas don't just come to me. I might look online and see what else I can find. I'll keep you posted on this little project.


Your cool friend Cheryl said...

I think it looks great!

Mike and Katie said...

hmm, that sounds good. except for the tortillas, i could eat that. i wonder what would happen if you baked it without the tortillas. maybe beans in salsa on the bottom?

would that be good?

JennyMac said...

That chicken enchilada dish looks amazing. Is there any left over? I will be there for lunch. LOL.

Denise @ A Sacred Longing said...

Hi there...I hopped over from Miller Racing Family and love your blog! Of course, as a fellow Buckeye fan you had me at "go Bucks" but that wasn't enough...I get a great recipe to boot! WAHOO!

I will be back!

Rambling Girl said...

Sounds yummy! Now girl I want to know about your cricut...I have been thinking about buying one but not sure...Do you like yours and is it easy to use?