Sunday, August 28, 2011

Chicken Enchiladas

Most amazing enchiladas I've ever had, better than the ones I've had in restaurants.

Oven 350

8 standard tortillas

1/2 c onion (white, red, or green)
2-7 cloves of garlic
1/4 - 1/2 c green pepper (optional)
2T butter to saute the above.

1/2 c sour cream*
1 - 10.75 oz can of cream of chicken soup (or cream of cheddar, celery, or mushroom)
2 c cooked chicken
1 1/2 c cheddar, shredded
1/4 c milk

Add sour cream and soup to saute mixture. After it becomes well mixed and hot reserve 1/2-3/4 cup for later.

Add chicken and half the cheddar cheese to remaining sauce and cook until warm.

Make sure the tortillas and nice and pliable, you don't want cracked tortillas and enchiladas sauce everywhere.

Fill tortillas with chicken and sauce, roll and put seam side down in ungreased 13x9.

Add milk to reserved sauce and pour over rolled tortillas and then sprinkle the remaining cheese on top. You can garnish with raw tomatoes, green onion, or green pepper before cooking. Or top with lettuce and tomatoes right before serving.

*You can also use 1/2 c milk, 2T vinegar, and 1T cornstarch.

Cheddar Chicken Pot Pie

Oven 375
Bake 20-25 minutes

1 - 10.75 oz can of cream of chicken soup
1/2 c milk
1/2 onion, chopped
3 oz cream cheese
1/4 c celery, chopped
1/4 c carrot, grated
1/4 c Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp salt

3-4 c cooked chicken
10-16 oz cooked broccoli or mixed vegetables

1T oil
1 egg
1/2 c milk
1 c buttermilk pancake mix
1 c shredded cheddar (or 1.5 c)

Combine all ingredients in set 1 and cook on stove until hot and all the cream cheese is melted. Stir in ingredient set 2.

Pour these into an ungreased 2 quart baking dish

From set 3. Beat together egg, oil, and milk. Add pancake mix and cheese and mix well. Spoon over chicken mix.

Bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes or until top is golden.

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Oven 350
Bake 45 minutes in 13x9 pan, 60-65 minutes in Bundt

1 tsp vanilla
1/2 c oil
1 1/2 c sugar
2 eggs
1/2 c milk (or substitute)

Sift, or mix:
1 1/4 c white flour
1 1/4 c whole wheat flour
1/4 c cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt

2 c zucchini

Mix wet ingredients thoroughly and alternate adding dry ingredients and zucchini until well mixed.

Bake in greased and floured bundt or 13x9.

For best results do not frost the cake. If you want extra something sift a little powdered sugar on top while the cake is still warm.

Most Dangerous Chocolate Cake

4T flour
3T sugar
2T baking cocoa
1 egg
3T milk (or substitute)
3T oil

3T chocolate chips

Mix dry ingredients in a microwaveable coffee mug or cereal bowl.
Add in egg and mix thoroughly.
Pour in milk and oil (and any optional ingredients), mix well.

Microwave 3 minutes on high.

Excellent evening treat with some powdered sugar and sprinkles on top.

Gluten Free Cornbread

Oven 425 Bake 20-25 minutes
Preheat cast iron and season

2 c milk (or substitute)
2T vinegar
1 3/4 c cornmeal
2 eggs
2T oil or butter
1T honey or sugar
1t salt
1t baking soda
1t baking powder

Sour the milk and set aside.
Beat eggs, add fat and sweetener, then add soured milk.

Mix cornmeal, salt, soda, and baking powder. Add to wet ingredients.

Good by itself or on top of a tamale pie.

Tomatoes in "Cream"

Now this could be made with real cream, or with bovine milk, but I made it with rice milk and it turned out awesome!

1 onion - chopped
4-8 cloves garlic - chopped, grated, or pressed
3 tbsp of olive oil (or butter)

Saute until the onions are nice and squishy.

2 - 2.5 c chopped tomatoes
(following are to *my* taste, do to yours)
1-2 tbsp dried basil
1-2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1-2 tbsp parsley

Cook on low until tomatoes are well done.

This is when you get some variety, pick one of the following:
1.5 c cream
1.5 c milk + 2.5 tbsp flour
1.5 c rice/almond milk + 4 tbsp flour
(cornstarch can be substituted for the flour to make it gluten free)

Keep cooking on low until you have a nice orange sauce of a thick white sauce consistency.

I know it's pretty simple, but it's the kind of creamy decadency that I miss being dairy free.

Served with chicken and noodles.