Thursday, January 01, 2009

The First of the New Recipe Series: Chicken Enchiladas

What happens when you give the Blond Duck a whole bunch of tasty cookbooks for Christmas?

You get the new recipe series!

That's right. Every week, I'll be posting a new recipe from my new cookbooks. And the new Light Taste of Home magazines. And the Southern Livings I stole from my mother-in-law. And the recipes I stole from my sister.

The cookie stealing bunny ain't got nothing on me when it comes to recipes.

For our first tasty offering of the New Recipe Series, I bring you Chicken Enchiladas from the Any Bitch Can Cook Cookbook.

Hold on! Before you freak out on me, bitch is defined as "Babe In Total Control of Herself."

Now that we've got that settled and the language police have turned off their sirens, let's have some enchiladas.

The book states that this recipe comes from Emery's Restaurant in San Angelo. So Invisible Friends in San Angelo, you can tell me if I'm right.

There are several ways to eat enchiladas and several types of sauces. My favorite is the cheesy, slightly spicy type.

And that's just what we got here. You stuff corn tortillas (mine are red) with sour cream, chopped chicken, green chilies, celery soup and smother it with cheese sauce.

Lots of cheese sauce.

And yes, I know my tortillas aren't properly rolled and are just flopped over. That's just how I like them.

Start your New Year off right. Have an enchilada, some refried beans and some pie.

It's the Texan way to celebrate New Year's Eve.

Chicken Enchiladas from Any Bitch Can Cook (with several Blond Duck alterations)

3 to 4 cooked chopped chicken breasts
1/2 to 2/3 cup sour cream
1 small can of green chilies
1 can cream of celery soup
12 corn tortillas

Mix together and fill corn tortillas. Roll up and put on greased pan.

Cheese sauce:
1 can evaporated milk
8 -12 oz. Velveeta cheese
1/2 cup green onion dip if cream, 1 package of green onion dip if in envelope

Pour on top of enchiladas and bake at 350 for thirty minutes. Sprinkle grated cheese on top 10 minutes before enchiladas are done to melt it.

Just in case you were curious what we're having for supper tonight...

We live up to our New Year Resolutions here at the Pond.

Stay tuned, Invisible Friends! Tomorrow we have a new Twirl and this weekend a fun whimsical post. Then Monday, we find out what's in the box!


♥Reeni said...

I made Chicken Enchiladas last night! My recipe is a lot different but the results are the same-yummy deliciousness!! I love that cookbook!! And cinnamon rolls, yum, I wish I had one know for breakfast!!!

Princess Of Pink said...

Happy New Year and those enchilada's just look SO yummo!!
Thanks for the recipe, I might try them some day :)

Lucy said...

"HAPPY NEW YEAR"!!!! Miranda ;-)

Enchiladas look great! Sounds like a great & fun thing to do w/all those new cookbooks you've received, looking forward to seeing what you come up with. I think it's time I open up some of my new cookbook and let the fun begin ;-)

Cindy said...

Happy New Year!
Ohhhh, cinnamon buns, cookies and mexican...
Wow, what more could you ask for...
Love the cookbook title :)

3 Bay B Chicks said...

Hello, Blonde Duck! What fun it was to check out your site this morning. And, as an added bonus, you helped me figure out what I will be having for dinner tonight. Um, hello, lovely chicken enchiladas. I am fully planning on embracing the Texan way of celebrating the New Year! Are cinnamon rolls for dinner another tradition?


3 Bay B Chicks said...

PS: Love the title of the cookbook. I think I might buy it simply based on that!

No definition needed. :)

Scrappy Girl said...

Hi...thanks for stopping over at my blog! Love what I read of yours...Happy New Year!

debilyn said...

mmm...everything looks delish!!
thanks for stopping by my blog..

Happy New Year!

Debbie said...

Ha ha......Hooray for Ben, those cinnamon rolls look gret. Not to mention the enchiladas.

doggybloggy said...

almost pink enchiladas....unbelieveable.....

Heidi of Everyday Cookies said...

Happy New Year! Looks like you'll be cooking up a storm here, sounds yummy! Love seeing those cinnamon rolls for dessert! Hugs, Heidi

Anonymous said...

A very happy new year to you and all your characters.

Anonymous said...

You're having cinnamon buns for supper? You totally rock!! :)

I can't wait to see the recipes and variations on them. Happy 2009!!

Ingrid said...

Love the cookbook name. No offense taken what so ever!

LOL, you're trying to kill my New Years resolution?!

Tanya said...

Looks like a yummy new year at your house!! You have such a fun blog :)

Live.Love.Eat said...

I am SO digging the red corn tortillas and I love the way you just fold them over. Happy New Year girl!!!!!

Cynthia's Blog said...

I gotta get me a copy of that any bitch can cook cookbook!!! I LOVE that bunny!!!!

jenjen said...

Duckie --
I don't know which looks better -- the enchiladas or the cinnamon rolls. Can I have one of each? Please?????

Have a happy day!

Emily said...

Now I'm hungry for cheesy enchiladas. What have you done?!

noble pig said...

From one Bitch to another...Happy New year...that was awesome and I totally agree with what that word means! Ha-ha!

Kitty M said...

Duckie wishing you a super new year - hope all your dreams come true in 2009 - xxx

Tiffany said...

those look great. I love the red tortillas. Your dinner looks yummy too!

Kimberly said...

Mmmm, those look yummy!

And I love the name of that cookbook {even better after the bitch definition!}

Happy New year to you too!!! :o)

Nicole O'Dell said...

Oh that looks sooooo good! I'm having a tough time with my N.Y. Resolutions already. Sigh. I'll get it together...probably. :)

Happy 2009!!!

growingupartists said...

Count me in as a proud member of the "Any Bitch Can Cook" culinary institute.

Pam said...

My turn to come to your house for a Mexican feast - the enchiladas look fantastic and so do the cinnamon rolls.

Leah/ Texas/ United States said...

oh wow your chicken enchiladas and cinamon rolls look MARvelous. And that bunny photo is HILarious, made me laugh. surely thats not a real photo? or a real bunny? and the ode to cinnamon toast makes me want to go out right now and get some cinnamon toast, except it doesn't fit in with my new 'plans'. oh well. im sure at some point in the future i'll be back on cinnamon toast and doritos and oreos and whatever else i want. meanwhile...

happy new year! thanks for passing by my blog.

Erica said...

I love this idea! I can't wait to see all the fun stuff you cook up. Those red tortillas are crazy looking! I have never seen red ones!!! Happy New Year ;) Wanted was soooooooo good. Both Josh and I loved it. The effects are amazing.

Colleen said...

AH! An easy enchilada are a Texas girl after my own heart. I will be trying this soon to go with my cook at home more resolution.

Anonymous said...

Girl Send that link this away!!! By the way It was dangerous of me to visit your page, because now I want and am Craving Cinnamon RollS!!

Diana said...

My family is having chicken enchiladas tonight -- a New Year's Day tradition! Yum! :)

Anonymous said...

Those look amazing. I was stuck on the red and couldn't get it out of my mind until I saw the cinnamon rolls and then I was stuck on those. This new cooking thing....thumbs up!

The Food Librarian said...

Way yummy! Both of them look great!!! Wishing you a wonderful new year filled with happiness and delight!

Lorraine E said...

Ohh yum look at all of that cheesy goodness!

Paula said...

Happy New Year! Love the acronym on that cookbook! Ha! Love the red enchiladas! YUM! Looking forward to seeing your recipes and reading your stories! Love the bunny.

Michelle said...

Happy New Year!! I want that book! Love the title and those enchiladas...well my stomach is really grumbling right now. :)

The Sugar Fairy said...

Glad you clarified that word! Can't say I am one of those though! Hahaha ;)

I love chicken enchiladas and next time I make them i'll be folding and NOT wrapping them (what a time saver).

Lore said...

Love that bunny and the enchiladas look great with all that cheese sauce on top, yum!

Lisa said...

Happy New year! Nice book :) I am looking forward to all your recipes.

Amanda said...

I LOVE chicken enchiladas, this looks wonderful! I need to look for the red tortillas :)

Marie said...

Haha, Language police. It certainly made me look twice, coz I didn't believe it actually said what I saw the first time! Great looking enchiladas! I have never seen red tortillas. Very colourful!! As I sit here and type, a very pretty blue kitchen fairy is looking down at me! Thanks so much, yes your other Sussie arrived today, and I love, Love, LOVE everything!! You know how much I love Mary Englebreit and you were so very generous! I have been away all day today so haven't had the proper time to sit down with your e-mail and take a good look at the LFB, but I will do tommorrow and answer you properly! Your idea of the map sounds splendid though! It's all so very exciting!!! Love you to bits my sweet friend. I SOOOO enjoyed our convo yesterday. Was so lovely to put a voice to the face. Now it's complete, and perhaps soon we'll be able to throw our arms around each other and dance around the kitchen here at Oak Cottage or even at the pond, who knows! Wouldn't it be wunnerful!! XXOO

TavoLini said...

Oh my god. The enchiladas had me drooling, then you showed us the cinnamon rolls!! I'm going crazy over here :)

Looks delicious, Duckie!

Colleen said...

I love enchiladas! I can't wait to see what else you post in the series!

Lisa magicsprinkles said...

Need me that cookbook I do. Heart the red tortillas!

Pumpkin said...

Those enchiladas look yum-tastic! I'm hungry just thinking about them!

Oh, and I went to the Post Office yesterday, and had a package in the mail (with the fam in town I've been a bit negligent with checking the PO Box...) I loooove the butterfly! He's flitting around in my potted ivy plant right now! Thank you so much!

feather k said...

yummy! I need to start cooking...but cooking for 1 is no fun...and I kinda don't do leftovers very if you would, just make a little extra and send it my way...thanks for stopping by my blog the other day!

Jamie said...

Yum, that sounds de-lish! And I must get a copy of that cook book, hehe ;-) Now I want some Mexican food to go with the margarita I just had...woo hoo!


Sara said...

Don't you just love new cookbooks? I got quite a few as gifts too. Happy new year!

Chef E said...

I so need to make the ones I just made a few weeks ago like these, yours are so much prettier and I love that cookbook!

Cakelaw said...

The name of that cookbook is a cack! The enchiladas look great - not to mention the cinnamon buns ...

Megan said...

Great cookbook and an easy and tasty lookin recipe to boot! I'm looking forward to hearing more recipes from this book!!!

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