Showing posts with label casserole. Show all posts
Showing posts with label casserole. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Mexican Chicken Casserole

So, I received a calendar with recipes. I decided to hang it up in the kitchen. Well, my son saw it and asked if I would make the January recipe. So, I did. I had to adapt it since I couldn't find one of the ingredients. Plus I omitted the beans. We liked the dish. Anytime I make a dish with rice, it normally is a success. We will make this dish again.
Mexican Chicken Casserole
2 cups cooked rice
1 cup (8 oz.) corn drained from a can
2 cups cooked chicken breast, shredded
1 can (10 oz.) Enchilada sauce
1/4 cup green onions, chopped
1 small red bell pepper, chopped fine
2 cups Mexican style cheese blend
Toppings: lettuce, tomato, salsa, sour cream, green onions, etc. 

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Spray a 9 inch pie pan with nonstick baking spray. Set aside. 
  3. In a large bowl, mix the rice, corn, chicken breast, and enchilada sauce.
  4. Mix in the green onions, bell pepper, and 1 cup of the cheese blend. 
  5. Spoon the mixture into the pie pan.
  6. Bake the mixture for 30 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the mixture.
  8. Bake for 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  9. Serve with desired toppings.
Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker.

One year ago.....................................I made Steak Fajita Quesadillas.
Two years ago...................................I made Winter Savory Chicken.
Three years ago.................................I made Bran Banana Muffins.
Four years ago...................................I made Lemon Frosted Cupcakes.
Did you already know..................
-Another name for corn is maize.
-An individual kernel of corn is a seed and the cob is the flower.
-The rows of corn on the cob should always be normal if grown in a normal environment.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Sweet Potato Casserole

Yes, I know Thanksgiving is over. I know I should be blogging about things with peppermint and snowmen but my friend Jessica requested this recipe. Yes, I do take request. Since I can remember as a little girl, my family have made this recipe. My mother gave it to me in my recipe book over 20 years ago. It is one of my favorite childhood recipes. I love it.
Sweet Potato Casserole
3 cups mashed sweet potatoes, boiled
1/2 cup melted butter
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs, beaten slightly
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup butter
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup flour

  1. In a large bowl, beat the sweet potatoes, butter, salt, vanilla, sugar, milk, and eggs.
  2. Place the filling into a large casserole dish. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix the brown sugar, butter, pecans, and flour until incorporated.
  4. Evenly spread the topping over the sweet potato mixture.
  5. Bake the casserole at 350 degrees F for 35 minutes. 
Recipe provided from my Mom. 

One year ago...........................I made Chocolate Macadamia Nut Clusters.
Two years ago.........................I made Buckeye Peanut Butter Balls.
Did you already know..............................
-Sweet Potatoes originate from Central and South America.
-President George Washington grew sweet potatoes at Mount Vernon.
-The U.S. Department of Agricultural requires canned Yams to have the term sweet potato listed on the label.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

King Ranch Casserole

When I was a kid, I would begin to ask my Dad a question and he would answer no. All I would have to say was Dad and he would say no. So, I learned early to ask him when he was asleep. Dad can I have some money? Yes. Dad can I take the car? Yes. Later, he would tell me not to ask him when he was asleep but it worked. Well, I didn't teach this technique to my children but they decided to try it. While my husband was asleep, my youngest daughter asked him if she could have something. In his sleep, he said, "Does Big Foot exist?" She didn't know how to respond to this question. She decided to come and ask me especially since I was awake. She did confess that he normally does say yes. I guess somethings are passed down through the generations like this recipe.
King Ranch Casserole
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
8 oz. button mushrooms, chopped
4 cloves garlic minced
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp cayene pepper
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 cup all purpose flour
3 1/2 cups chicken stock
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 can of fire roasted green chilies
1 (10 oz.) can Rotel tomatoes
 3 cups cooked chicken
1 cup Monterey Jack with jalapeno cheese, shredded
1 cup Cheddar Cheese, shredded
18 corn tortillas

  1. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion, bell pepper, mushrooms, and garlic. Saute for 7 minutes.
  3. Stir in the chili powder, cayenne, salt, and pepper. Cook for 1 minute.
  4. Sprinkle in the flour and stir until the flour is mixed into the vegetables.
  5. Whisk in 1 cup of chicken stock until smooth. 
  6. Add another cup of chicken stock and whisk until smooth before whisking in one more cup of chicken stock.
  7. Whisk in the heavy cream.
  8. Stir in the can of green chiles and Rotel. Allow the sauce to thicken.
  9. Mix in the cooked chicken and half the cheese.
  10. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  11. Grease a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
  12. In a medium bowl, add the remaining 1/2 cup of chicken stock and soak the tortillas in the stock.
  13. Line the bottom of the baking dish with six tortillas overlapping. 
  14. Cover the tortillas with the chicken mixture. 
  15. Sprinkle a little cheese over the chicken mixture.
  16. Cover the cheese and chicken mixture with 6 more tortillas.
  17. Layer the rest of the chicken mixture on top of the tortillas followed by a little cheese.
  18. Top the cheese and chicken mixture with the remaining tortillas.
  19. Top the tortillas with the remaining cheese.
  20. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour. The hot casserole should be light browned on top.
  21. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving.
Recipe adapted from The Pastry Queen cookbook by Rebecca Rather. 

One year ago..........................I made Chicken Sandwich.
Did you already know............
-The King Ranch was established in 1853 by Captain Richard King and Gideon Lewis.
 -King Ranch is located in South Texas.
-The ranch is one of the largest ranches in the world.