Friday, January 21, 2011

Something I love to hear

Thanks Mom that was soooo Good!

I was a hero last night with one of Laura's recipes.  Everyone liked it.  I served it with lots of fruit - blueberries, tangerines and grapes with yogurt on the side.

Chicken Casadeas 

Cook up some chicken - Laura will use a whole, some breast, or a package - just depending on how many you want to serve.  I put the chicken on with a can of chicken broth and simmer it till the meat flakes off.
Drain - I reserve this for soup for another meal - and add a bottle of Salsa and simmer the chicken down till most of the liquid is gone.   I like to make preparations for a few meals at once, so at night its a quick fix in between lessons etc.  This can be done whenever you're making preparation for dinners.  Set aside.

When it comes time to make dinner:
Cream some lemon juice (I got them from Laura's tree), chopped jjalapeno (I use half or a quarter of a chili) and cream cheese - at room temperature (just set it out before Rachel's piano lesson).
Thinly spread this on one tortilla, scatter around a heaping tablespoon or more (depending on size of tortilla) of the chicken mixture, and top with some cheese (I used all the leftover cheese - cheddar, Swiss, mozzarella, and gruyere).   Cheddar works.
Place another tortilla on top and grill on one side till the tortilla gets brown, then carefully flip till the other side is brown.  I cut it in quarters and serve.  I had to actually use the oven grill as they wouldn't fit in my frying pan and I couldn't find the cord for the electric fryer.  Worked great - you can do more at a time. 


  1. Yum, it sounds so good. No wonder you were a hero last night! What lessons are you preparing? Did you get a new calling?

  2. There is a big shake up in Primary with the domino effect in play, so no callings yet, no lesson to prepare - just piano lessons to bring my daughter to. Actually I'd love to go to Oakland the day you do and get my genealogy in shape. My mother is turning her work over to me and I need help!