Like many of you, I'm always on the lookout for family dinner recipes that everyone at the table will eat. I'd mentioned to Marc that we should do enchiladas for family night this week. Maybe it had something to do with watching The Pioneer Woman making her enchiladas with Paula Deen that morning, or maybe because we've had all the ingredients waiting in our pantry since May. Either way, they sounded really good. Just needed some extra onions, green peppers, and tortillas from the store and we were ready to go!
While we were at the store, the kids and I discussed what we should eat with the enchiladas, and Corrinne announced she had the PERFECT queso recipe. She wanted to make it all by herself in the kitchen to surprise us and said that no one was allowed to help since we didn't know the "masteries" of the recipe. I have a feeling I know how she did it though...
|Corrinne and her delicious queso salsa!|
|Omigoodness! Comes out perfect every time!|
|I was so close to catching him with his arm around his sister!|
|Corrinne danced her way through setting the table.|
|Covered in sauteed peppers and onions, sauce and cheese, yum!|
|Marc made spinach and black bean enchiladas for the kiddos.|
Corrinne insisted they were brown beans because she "doesn't
like black beans," until we showed her the can!
|After picking up a stowaway (neighbor friend), we headed|
to the store. Kids got distracted by their favorite game.
|Root beer floats. Can you guess which cup was Marcs?|
|I love it when Corrinne cracks up!|
|My first experience keeping points with UNO. |
Everyone got a nickname, ha!
- 1 package of UNO cards
- 1 package of Skip-Bo cards
- 1 DVD - The Pagemaster
- Good Music
- Family and love
- Marc's Enchiladas
- Root Beer Floats
- Your choice of Ben and Jerry's ice cream
4-5 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Grillmates Chicken Rub
Coat the chicken liberally in the rub and grill on medium-high heat until just done. Now, you'll have to ask Marc what the magic amount of time is, but I do know he's very careful not to overcook the chicken. The rub also helps protect the chicken from losing its moisture, and tastes amazing no matter what recipe you're using the chicken for!
Large flour tortillas
1 large sweet onion, sliced
2 large green peppers, sliced
Marc's famous grilled chicken, sliced
1 can black beans, drained
Fresh spinach (about 3/4c per enchilada you put it in)
1 package (2 cups) Philidelphia 4 cheese Mexican blend
3 cans enchilada sauce of your choice
1 can Rotel (or your choice diced tomatoes and green chilis)
Sliced roma tomatoes
Sautee onions and peppers in a bit of butter and olive oil. Fill each tortilla with sliced chicken, onions and peppers, fold up like a burrito and place in baking dish with the folded side down. If you choose to make the spinach and black bean enchiladas, fill each tortilla with about 3/4c fresh spinach, and about a quarter cup each of sliced roma tomatoes and blackbeans. Cover wrapped enchiladas with leftover sauteed veggies. Mix the diced tomatoes and green chilis with the enchilada sauce and pour over enchiladas. Cover with entire package of cheese, and bake in 350 degree oven for 10-15 minutes until cheese is melted and a bit crusty.
Root Beer Floats
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Root beer of your choice
Place 2-3 scoops of ice cream in each cup and pour soda over top. Enjoy with a spoon or a straw!
Missy's Chocolate-y Coffee Ice Cream with Fudge Brownie
Equal parts Haagen Daz Coffee ice cream and Ben and Jerry's Chocolate Fudge Brownie
I hope you try some of our ideas, and share some of your own for family nights!