Sunday, February 21, 2010

Enchiladas and Scones

I found and tried two really yummy recipes this week. Success!

The first was Easy Chicken Enchiladas from Allrecipes. Loved them. It's nice to have a new way to make enchiladas. Here's a picture of the leftovers:
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese (I used light)
1 cup salsa
2 c chopped cooked chicken
1 can pinto or black beans, drained
6" flour tortillas
2 c shredded cheese
mild enchilada sauce

1.Preheat oven to 350^
2. After you have cooked your chicken, add the cream cheese, salsa, and beans. Stir over medium heat until the cream cheese has melted and everything is blended.
3. Fill your tortillas with this mixture and place them in a 9x13 baking dish. Cover with enchilada sauce and cheese. Cover pan with aluminum foil.
4. Bake for 30 min. Enjoy!

The next recipe I tried were scones (also from Allrecipes). They were a perfect Sunday morning treat. The texture is similar to a buttermilk biscuit and they are lightly sweet and delicious.

1 3/4 c all purpose flour
4 t baking powder
1/4 c white sugar
1/8 t salt
5 T butter (I used salted)
1/2 c dried fruit (like craisins) cut into small bits
1/2 c milk
1/2 c sour cream
1 egg & 1 T milk to brush on the tops

1. Preheat the oven to 400^
2. Mix the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a large bowl or mixer.
3. Cut in the butter. (Or, grate frozen butter into the bowl and then mix a bit with your hands)
4. Add dried fruit, milk, and sour cream. Mix until blended, but don't overwork the dough.
5. The dough will be very sticky. Drop large spoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet and flatten lightly.
6. Brush the tops with the egg/milk mixture.
7. Bake for 10-15 minutes in the preheated oven. They will be lightly golden brown when done. And they will be delicious!