Thursday, November 28, 2013

I'm already thinking about turkey leftovers...

Before cooking
 For you that is - since last night I made these Chicken Enchiladas - and it hit me - these would be awesome with leftover turkey! Our tradition is mexican food on Thanksgiving Eve - so last night I whipped up a batch of these with some simple beans - just freshly dried Pink Beans from Tierra Farms with a ham hock and a clove of garlic.

Chicken or Turkey Enchiladas serves 4

about 2 cups cooked chicken or turkey meat chopped
1/2 onion finely chopped
1/2 stick butter
1/4 cup flour
2 cups chicken broth
2/3 cup sour cream
Crispy cheese topped enchiladas with beans
1/2 small can green chilies
2 cups shredded montery jack or pepper jack
6 tortillas (or 7!)
vegetable oil

Saute the onion in 1 tablespoon of butter until soft then mix with the chicken. In a sauce pan melt the 1/2 stick butter and add the flour and cook for a couple min. Whisk in the broth and cook until thick. Add in the sour cream and chilies. I had one spicy red chili that I had roasted and added that too - looks kind of festive with the green and red! Salt to taste. Fry the tortillas for about 10 sec a side then lay on paper towels. Place a little sauce in the baking pan then take each tortilla and place in a good handful of the chicken onion mixture and then another handful of cheese, roll up and place in the pan. Do the remaining to fill pan - I ended up with 7 so I fit 5 in my pan and froze the other 2 for later. Pour over the rest of the sauce then top with the rest of the cheese and bake at 350 degrees for about 35 min.

A couple of weeks ago we went on a little adventure for the day and drove up to Ukiah - we found this great hiking trail at Montgomery Woods - it's a bit of a drive out of the way on winedy roads but well worth it. Some of the most amazing redwoods we've ever seen - and can you believe this root system on this fallen one? I'm thankful today for living in such a great area and that I can still discover something amazing wherever I go. And of course my wonderful hubby - for that I'm grateful every day. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Save some turkey for enchiladas!

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