Monday, November 26, 2007

The Cabana Boy Said WHAT?! And A Recipe...

Just a few random tidbits here and there, and the chicken enchilada casserole recipe at the end...

Last night at dinner -- I made Chicken Parmesan (yum!)with a new marinara sauce recipe --

Me: I am not a fan of this sauce.
The Hubster: I don't like it at all.
Me: *blink*blink* Oh.

That is the first time in our almost 6 years of marriage he's ever said anything like that. I actually just laughed and didn't get my feelings hurt -- after all, I didn't like it either. To be fair, he can't stand tomatoes and that's all that was in the there ya go.

About 10 minutes later, laughing about how bad the sauce was...

Me: So, did you just take your vitamins with Budweiser?
The Hubster: Yep, sure did. Blog that!


I don't recommend not being able to find the word you are thinking of when you are a speech therapist. You don't get cut much slack. Especially when the word is "fast"...

The Hubster: What's up with that cop?
Me: I'm not sure, but he's not going very hurry for having his lights on.
The Hubster: Going very hurry?
Me: Going very hurriedly.
The Hubster: Hurriedly?
Me: He's going pretty slow, huh?
The Hubster: Stay in the shallow end, honey.


White Sauce Chicken Enchilada Casserole
(so NOT a Martha Stewart recipe, by the way, Beth Anne!)

This makes either one 9x13 pan or two 8x8 pans.

4 medium or 3 large chicken breasts (boneless,skinless)
3-4 large or 5-6 small flour tortillas
2 cups shredded cheese (I used 2% monterey jack/colby)

5 oz evaporated milk (fat free)
1 can cream chicken soup (healthy request)
1 small can diced green chiles
1 small (8 oz) tub light sour cream
Any seasoning you want -- I used some garlic powder, salt and pepper.

Preheat oven to 350. Boil chicken breasts until cooked through. As the chicken is cooking, stir together the sauce ingredients in a large bowl. Tear the tortillas into 1-2 inch pieces.

When the chicken is done, shred it and stir it into the sauce until well combined. Spray the bottom of the pan with cooking spray and line with a layer of tortilla pieces. Layer half of the sauce onto the tortillas. Spread half of the cheese over the sauce. Repeat the layers. (I had enough for two layers.)

Bake uncovered for 45 minutes or until cheese is melted and everything is hot and bubbly. Enjoy!


Terri said...

I think I have a similar recipe. I love it.

Short Stop said...

I'm cracking up at the interactions b/w you and your hubby! Hilarious! :)

The recipe looks AWESOME. I don't have one like this at all. I'll definitely try it! Thanks for sharing!

Alana said...

Funny! The conversations, not the recipe. The recipe looks yummy. Thank you!

Mari said...

I'm sorry to hear about your speech problems - I have the same issue at times! The recipe loooks great.

BethAnne said...

These conversations sound like daily interaction with my husband. He loves to mock me (there are very few serious times in our house). And for your information: Anytime one makes a white sauce - it screams Martha Stewart! I will, however, be making these at some point this week :-) Thanks!

shelley said...

Thank You! For what? You say...
1) You've inspired me! It's official, I am starting my diet today!
2) I was just wondering what to make for dinner...this looks delicious, and pretty healthy! I making it tonight!
3) You made me laugh with the conversations...that's a great idea!

Jamie said...

Totally cracking up here, Tara. Trey LOVES to catch me when I screw up and he would totally down vitamins with beer. Though he is a Bud Light guy. ;)

Kristen said...

I tried to leave a comment earlier but it did not post. I will give it another try.

Thanks for sharing the recipe - looks super yummy!

Love the stories - definitely made me laugh. I feel like I can't come up with words a lot more often now - is it age or the fact that all my brain cells went to my kiddos when I was pregnant?

Anonymous said...

Yum---that sounds great! I wonder if it can be adapted for a crockpot since we don't have an oven.

Too funny about the Budweiser and vitamins. :)

Sarah Markley said...

okay...laughed out loud at the beer and vitamins!!! Too funny!

Earen said...

Too funny! I was laughing out loud. Thanks for the call today friend...I will call you back soon.

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Rebekah said...

"Stay in the shallow end"?? Im crackin up.
I Louuuve Enchiladas. I will have to try

Darlene R. said...


Thanks for the recipe and I loved the turkey under the lamp shade in your Thanksgiving greeting.
At first I thought it was a lamp in your house and you were looking for something on the floor...I had to take a second look!