Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Chicken Enchiladas

3-4 chicken breasts
1 tub of the big sour cream
1-2 bags shredded cheese
1 can of green chilies
2 cans cream of chicken soup
8-10 soft flour shells (burrito or enchilada style)
Start out with cooking your chicken. While cooking put your sour cream, cream of chicken, chilies, and cheese into a bowl. Set aside enough mixture to cover the wrapped enchiladas.
Once chicken is cooked, either chop into little pieces or shred. After cutting the chicken into pieces, add to your bigger mixture. Mix, and then add a scoop to soft flour tortillas, and fold enchilada style. Once you are finished, spread the other mixture over the top.
Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes.

Slow Cooker Lasagna

What you need:

1 pound ground beef
29 ounce can tomato sauce
8 ounce package lasagna noodles - uncooked
4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 1/2 cups cottage cheese

non-stick cooking spray
slow cooker

How it works:

1) Spray interior of cooker with the non-stick cooking spray.

2) Brown the ground beef and drain off drippings (I browned my beef with salt, pepper, seasoning salt, and a little bit of garlic salt).

3) Stir in tomato sauce and mix well.

4) Spread one-fourth of meat sauce on the bottom of the cooker.

5) Arrange one-third of the uncooked noodles over the sauce.

6) Combine the cheeses in a bowl. Spread one-third of the cheeses over the noodles

7) Repeat the layers two more times - sauce, noodles, cheese.

8) Top with the remaining sauce.

9) Cover and cook on low for 4 hours.

**The prep time was about a half hour and it was fun for something different. This would definitely work well for Sundays. It is very filling and very delicious. Next time, I think I will make a little extra cheese mixture. I found I was running low by the last layer.

**Hint: Break up the noodles so they fit better in the cooker.

**You can use two small cans of tomato sauce if you do not have a large can. Also, if you like onions, you can add in a chopped onion to the ground beef has you are browning it.