Friday, May 22, 2009

Recipe of the Week

Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

1 chicken, poached and diced
(or you can use 4 chicken breasts)
2 tsp ground cumin
(1tsp plus 1 teaspoon)
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup flour
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup half and half
1 tsp salt
Freshly ground pepper to taste
1 pint sour cream
1 pkg (12) 6 inch corn tortillas
Picante sauce
1/2 lb. cheddar cheese, grated

Poach chicken, debone and chop. Season with one teaspoon cumin and chili powder.
Combine butter and flour in a medium saucepan: cook over medium heat for two minutes. Remove from heat and stir in chicken broth, half and half, salt, remaining cumin and pepper. Return to heat and stir until thick and bubbling.
Remove from heat and stir in sour cream.
To assemble enchiladas, steam tortillas to soften, or heat briefly in microwave. Top with chicken and about one tablespoon picante sauce. Roll and place seam side down in 9x13" dish. Top with sauce and sprinkle with cheese.
Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, until cheese has melted and it's bubbling around the edges.
Makes 12 large enchiladas.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Wishes toward heaven

Missing my mother this Mother's Day...if I could I'd shout toward heaven to let her know how much I love her. I love the young mothers that God has put in my life. To Jaime, Kayla and Catie I love you all and thank you for being such a precious part of my life...Happy Mother's Day!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Lily's Birthday Party

It was a "Happy Birthday Party" for Lily.

Bubbles and presents were enjoyed. Lily was an angel!

Friday, May 1, 2009

A Touch of Pink

I added a new background to my blog in honor of the baby girls in my life.

***Jaime, my baby girl, announced that she is having a baby name yet. I am so excited for her and her family. The only sad part for me is that they will be moving to Colorado Springs this summer before the baby is born. I'll be racking up some air miles!

***Another baby girl in my life, Lillian Grace, is celebrating her first birthday today. Her big party is at our house on Sunday. Happy Birthday, Lily!

***Baby girl...I mean big girl, Leslie, visited me last weekend as we were filling up the pool. She insisted on sitting on the steps in her birthdaysuit. Her teeth were chattering but she didn't want to get out, however, she looked relieve when I announced, "You have to get out in 5 minutes." I didn't even have to tell her twice. She'll be staying with me in a few weeks when Jackson and Kayla go on their cruise. I can't think of two parents that deserve a vacation more than those two! Hope they have fun...sounds like they'll be cruising to the Bahamas instead of Mexico.

****Granddaughter, Sara, came over last night with her mom to talk about the party. She went in the playroom and cleaned up all the toys. She was careful to put all the tiny toys out of reach. She said she wanted to make the room safe for the little ones coming to the party. What a sweet big sister she is.

I love the girls in my life...and I love the boys too. Maybe soon I'll change to a blue background!!!