Monday, October 3, 2011

I Hang My Head in Shame

I had six emails and three fb messages asking me where I was yesterday. Thank you is nice to be missed. I was dealing with another brutal headache yesterday. It was my worst one so far and I could barely look at the computer, let alone type. I just gave it up for the day. Yep...that is right. I missed a day of blogging. It is my first one since the middle of February. I hang my head in shame. Thankfully today I feel a bit better, but still know that little headache sucker is lurking. I have a doctors appointment tomorrow and am hoping I can get to the bottom of this. Three weeks is way too much to time to be dealing with this stuff and when it cuts into my blogging.....not just NO....but HELL NO!

This week in My Favorite Recipes....I am sharing recipes from some friends. One is from a friend who I have known for years. She is the epitome of home cooking. Her recipes are highly sought after....and to actually have her make those recipes for to die for. I dearly love my Marni and I her recipes. I am sure you are too are going to make Marni's Chicken Enchilada's a family favorite.

The second recipe if from a friend who is very dear to me and whom I had the pleasure of seeing again at Old Settlers this year. She and her husband played a big part in my life when my husband Tim was alive and I don't honestly think anyone has ever made me laugh harder than she does. Along with her skills at making me laugh.....she also is a wonderful cook as her recipe for Robin's Crockpot Cheese Corn will be a testament to.

The final guest recipe (yes I am treating you to three this week) is from a woman whom I have only recently gotten to know through facebook, but who has lived in my small town for many years. She is a busy IV nurse and she spends much of her time traveling but obviously she isn't too shabby in the kitchen as her recipe for Donna's Chili Stew sounds like a winner to me. I had every intention of trying it this weekend, but of course.....we all know how that worked out for me. Donna also has a blog which I would love to read of. If you would like to become a Donna too can visit her blog and show her some love.

So without further ado....let's get these recipes started.

Marni's Chicken Enchilada

Whole chicken.....boil and pick meat off....(or like me I just use chicken breast)
2 cans of Cream of Chicken soup
1 can of Rotel Tomatoes (this is where you can make it mild or really spicy)
... Shredded Cheddar cheese (as much or as little as you want)
3 cups of rice

Mix the soup, rotel, and pieces of chicken together.......cook the rice

rice........chicken mixture....cheese.....again

bake 350 for 30 minutes or until heated through. Serve with sour cream.

Robin's Crockpot Cheese Corn

40 oz frozen corn
small can chopped green chilis
lrg jar of cheese whiz w/ jalepenos or mexican velveeta
16 oz container Sour Cream and chive dip..
put all together in crockpot and cook on low for 3 hours or high for 1 hour and a half..

Donna's Chili Stew

2-3 lbs beef stew meet in 1 inch squares
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 ½ tsp salt
1 ½ tsp ground Mustard
1 tsp paprika
½ tsp chili powder
¼ tsp pepper
1 lg onion- chopped
2 10 oz cans diced tomatoes
& green chilies
1 15 ½ oz can ranch style or
chili beans-undrained
1 15 ¼ oz can whole kernel
corn- drained
Place beef in 3 qt slow cooker. Combine
brown sugar, mustard, salt, paprika,
chili powder and pepper, sprinkle
over beef, toss to coat. Top with
remaining ingredients. Cover and
cook on low for 6-8 hrs or until
the meat is tender.

Well this is some good fall fare if you ask me. If you try these and like them....let me know. I will pass your praise onto the cooks and who knows....maybe they will guest again. And as always....we would love your comments and feel free to send me some of YOUR recipes and who may be one of our next guest cooks. Also....didn't think to mention this before, but if you send a picture of your dish, that would be truly awesome.

Here is to a wonderful Monday. Happy Monday everyone.


Anonymous said...

I love your guest cook idea. Of course I love your recipes too. These sound marvelous and I will be trying each and every one. Thank you for sharing and getting others to share too.

Anonymous said...

Okay! I admit it! I missed you yesterday. I was almost afraid I had run you off. I will do my best to be a little friendlier, but I make no promises. Glad you're back.

J'nelle said...

I am so excited to try all of those recipes but that Chicken Enchilada looks so yummy! I love chicken or mexican anything so the two together I am sure will be heaven. Great idea with the guest cooks and sharing other blogs too. Great! Great! Great!

Marni said...

Whew...I kept thinking that I had missed your blog yesterday! Kept looking for it but never found I know why. Hope that you are feeling better.
Thanks so much for featuring my recipe!!! You will find that this is a great meal....can feed lots of people or just a couple. Its Great for potluck dinners and freezes very well!!!! I make homemade chips to go with it....very easy!!!
You can also use brown rice,fat free / lite cheese and fat free Cream of chicken soup.
Im excited to try the other ladies recipies.....always looking for new ones to try!!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Anonymous said...

The Chicken Enchiladas are killer. This recipe is a family favorite.

I'll have to give the other ones a try.