10.23.2009

I coulda been somebody...

We lost power at our house tonight for two hours, twenty one minutes, and seven seconds. I was nearly finished with the post I was working on. It was proving to be incredibly insightful and profound. My fingers were flying across the keys...I was unstoppable. I was well on my way to an award winning post when, ZAP!, everything went black. Of course, none of it saved before the dreadful outage occurred and for the life of me I can't remember what in the heck I was writing. Bummer!



It looks like you'll just have to settle for this Enchilada Casserole recipe instead. My family thought it was award winning (or at least blog worthy)!

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Shredded Chicken Enchilada Casserole
by theUngourmet

1 lb shredded boneless skinless chicken thighs (I cooked this in the crock pot for several hours with a bit of water and a few cloves of garlic.)
2 10 oz cans of enchilada sauce
1 10 oz can of Ro-tel Mexican tomatoes with lime juice and cilantro
2 oz cream cheese
1 cup jack cheese
4 oz sliced olives
9 small flour tortillas

sour cream
hot sauce

Print recipe

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In a large skillet combine the shredded chicken, 1 can of enchilada sauce, 1 can of drained Ro-tel tomatoes. Allow this to simmer for a few minutes to let the flavors come together.

Pour 1/2 of the second can of sauce into the bottom of a 13x9 baking pan. Spread cream cheese on 3 tortillas (you can cut one of them in 1/2 to make it fit nicely) and lay over the sauce. Next spread about 1/3 of the chicken sauce mixture over tortillas. Add 1/3 of the jack cheese and 1/3 of the sliced olives. Repeat these steps until you have 3 layers. Pour the last 1/2 can of sauce over the top if you feel like you need it a bit saucier. Cover with a lightly oiled piece of foil and place into a 375 degree oven for 30 minutes.

Garnish with sour cream and your favorite hot sauce and whatever else you like.

We had a some fresh corn with spicy butter (chili powder and butter) with our casserole. My father-in-law helps out at an orchard each autumn and he shared the corn with us, along with apples and cider. The corn was sweet and yummy!

This casserole was super easy to make and had wonderful flavor. I think you'll really love it!

Happy Sunday to you!

36 comments:

♥Amber Filkins♥ said...

Lol, I love this post! And I do hate it when that happens. And to think you could BEEN somebody!

Now I guess you'll just have to settle for being that SUPER, fantabulous lady that cooks up a storm and gives Rachel Ray, Martha Stewart, and Pauler' Deen a run for the money!!! :)

NMOS said...

Sorry to hear about the loss of power and the loss of your awesome blog post. This one is great, by the way. That dish looks delicious.

Jenn said...

That's sucks. I've had that happen to me once before. But it wasn't a post. It was 30 pages of a script.

Awesome enchiladas. I need to make me some pronto.

Cairo Typ0 said...

Sorry to hear about your power outage. That's something that's supposed to happen here not back in the Real World! Sheesh!

momstheword said...

Oh man! I feel for you! I've had a few things like that happen and it is frustrating!

It's also kind of like the feeling where you are sure you've solved the world's problems in your dream, and then you wake up.....and you forget the solution....bummer.

This looks yummy and I always love a crockpot recipe. Anything to make my life easier!

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh yeah, total bummer that you lost the best post you'd ever written :o

Hey this looks pretty great to me.
xxx

Dajana said...

Sorry about your lost post.
Our pizza was delivered 45 minutes late last night, cold, they said it was because they lost power, since all the orders are registered in their computer they didn't know who to deliver to.
That casserole would have been a much better replacement for my dinner.

Palidor said...

Ah, that's awful! That happened to me about a month ago. The power when out when I was typing an e-mail. Came back on, I started retyping the e-mail... and the power went off again! :-P

That's a tasty enchilada casserole! Sweet corn with spicy butter sounds like a perfect accompaniment too.

Pam said...

I've had that happen to me before. It's heartbreaking! On the other hand, I am more than happy to see the enchilada casserole!

HoneyB said...

Hey, don't ya know you aready ARE somebody? ;-)

Sorry you lost your post! I haven't had that particular loss yet...but I've lost work that I did work on (at my job) and that is SO frustrating! Your enchilada's look yum!

Donna-FFW said...

Oh that so bites. Hate that!!

This casserole looks award winning, for sure, and the ease of preparation makes it even more enticing to me:)

Katy ~ said...

Awwww, geeze, you are somebody with me..

Enchilada looks super yummy!

Ginger said...

What happen?? Did you have storms?? I really like how you cooked the chicken in the Crockpot. I am going to try that. Your Enchilada Casserole most definitely looks blog worthy to me!! Happy Sunday!

Gin

Joanne said...

I like casseroles. And I like enchiladas. So what could be better than a marriage of the two!

Thankfully I have never completely lost a blog entry, but I can imagine how frustrating it is. The food is good enough eye candy, however, to make up for it.

Mary said...

This looks so good! I know the power loss was a bummer, but we got this great recipe because of it. Your loss was our gain. Greatness is waiting for you in the wings:-).

Cathy said...

Never seems to fail, the power only ever goes out when you are working on the computer doesn't it?? That casserole looks delicious - great pic!

Kimmay said...

I don't know what I like better- the recipe or the musical theatre!? AH! I'm glad you lost power (SORRY!) because I can't wait to try this tasty dish!

...but I do feel your pain.

Have a great Sunday, too!

PS: Do you think this would be ok without olives?

the ungourmet said...
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the ungourmet said...

Kimmay- This would be fine w/o the olives. We just are big olive lovers at my house.

The Chickenless Chick said...

You already are somebody- I just gave you a Kreativ Blogger Award! http://thechickenlesskitchen.blogspot.com/2009/10/end-of-week-recap-glitch-in-culinary.html

Jamie said...

That is truly a bummer to end all bummers if I can use surfer-dude-speak! But the enchilada looks delicious! And I love Connie Francis! Wonderful!

Kate said...

Cute post, Kim. Sometimes are greatest thoughts vaporize right before us....I will settle for the enchilada casserole. It looks wonderful!

Faith said...

I hate power outages too! A couple years ago the power was out for 5 days! It was a nightmare.

This casserole looks award winning to me!

the epicurean's market said...

URG!

Despite it all, the enchilada looks mighty good.

Chow and Chatter said...

happy Sunday sweet Kim sorry about the outage this looks yummy as ever

All Things Yummy said...

this looks delicious. I love all things mexican food.

Get Real Girl said...

Oh my goodness, YUMMY!! I have to make this, I need to sit down and make my grocery list for the week. This needs to be on it!

teresa said...

happy sunday to you too! and i'm sorry to hear about your power outage. it always happens at the worst time. the enchiladas look wonderful, i LOVE the cream cheese!

Danielle said...

don't you just hate when that happens? and it's not like you can re-create what you've said...it just isn't as good. But the casserole looks way yummy!

Chef E said...

I just saw online they have mexican restaurants up north where I am traveling this week, so now that you have tempted my taste buds for this dish...oh and btw sorry to hear about your post...I just deleted one I thought I saved, and you know I write long ones :) You are somebody to me!

Chef E said...

I just saw online they have mexican restaurants up north where I am traveling this week, so now that you have tempted my taste buds for this dish...oh and btw sorry to hear about your post...I just deleted one I thought I saved, and you know I write long ones :) You are somebody to me!

Helene said...

This is comfort food for me. We love making enchiladas.

Krista said...

I have totally had this happen to me. Beyond frustrating! The enchilada casserole looks absolutely delicious. Probably not an adequate substitute for "insightful and profound", but satisfying nonetheless. : )

jenjen said...

Yumy - sounds so wonderful! You come up with the best recipes. I don't know how you do it!

I hate it when I lose posts. My computer crashes sometimes and that is the worst.

You are the best!

XOOX
Jen

Suzi said...

Ooooooh! I LOVE mexican food, so this is a for sure. Already printed it out and can't wait to try it.

The Nomadic Gourmet said...

I love enchilada casserole. My Mexican aunt taught me how to make it. Although she makes it quite different. I'm sure yours tastes amazing as well :)

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