Sunday, January 23, 2011

The whole enchilada on a lunch hour.

Occasionally I impress myself {and Doug}and plan ahead for dinner.
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One of the perks of being me is that I get a 2-hour lunch break. Perk #5,381 is that I live close enough to the office that I can come home for lunch. Sometimes I prepare dinner during my lunch break so that Doug can heat it and have it ready when I get home at 6:30.
I think that kind of makes Doug feel somewhat
useful himself...helping with dinner, you know?And I always leave dinner directions
disguised as a love note.
Yummmmm...chicken enchiladas, hot from the oven.
These were made with leftover grilled chicken I had in the freezer, a can of green enchilada sauce with sour cream whipped in, some cheddar cheese, diced green onions, and corn tortillas. No photo of the plated-up-enchilada as they always fall apart on me when I dish them up. {Don't you know that this annoys me to no end because I'm all about the presentation!} The trick is to make sure Doug is good and hungry so he doesn't mind {not that he does anyway}. And, I told him it was an enchilada casserole. ;o)
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Thanks, Doug, for helping!
I couldn't have done it without you.
xo

15 comments:

Mom said...

In a word--YUMMY! In fact, I so want one of these right now that I'm going to my freezer and taking out the last of the leftover enchilladas from Grandma's party! I knew they'd come in handy one day! However, I'd trade them for one of your homemade ones anyday! xo

Susan Campisi said...

These look delicious! Thanks for the dinner idea. Enchiladas it is.

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

These look great Deb! Lucky you - 2 hours for lunch! And here's my tip for getting them out in one piece. Use one of those really wide spatulas they make for grilling fish. Just separate them a little, and wedge it under. Hope it helps!

Renae said...

Holy Yummy! We love cooking but when it comes to enchiladas I let Greg handle it. He makes the most delicious cheese enchiladas with corn tortillas. I took them to work for a potluck once not sure if they would like them and they were gone before I got more than one. I was informed that I could bring them again anytime.

Dinner tomorrow will be cheese enchiladas. Thanks for the idea!

Karen said...

Those are definitely going on next week's menu list! They look fantastic.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Wow!!! This last picture is presentation-perfection. I'm so impressed with your organization too, Deb.
M.L.

Rhona said...

Can you believe I've never made enchiladas before? This may be something most people in our house would eat - I'll have to see if they do an enchilada sauce over here. Thanks for the idea xx

scrappyjacky said...

These look [and sound]delicious, Deb.

Beverly said...

Looks as if there will many tables with enchiladas this week, including mine, thanks!

debs14 said...

Wish I had a Deb popping home at lunchtime to prepare my dinner! They look scrumptious!
(TWO hours lunches??? I get 30 mins!)

Maria Ontiveros said...

Totally yummy! DH is the cook at our house, but he would love it if I made a batch of these.
Rinda

Carrie Rosalind said...

Those look really good, even though I do not like enchiladas! Doug is a lucky guy!

Cheryl said...

Mmm I love these infact I too could eat one now but I shall refrain since it is 1:31am in the morning tee hee x

Ruth said...

I love that we both made the same thing on the same day!

humel said...

Yum! But I'm the only one in my family who'd eat these (*sigh*) which makes it less worth making them :-(

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