Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Autumn Decor and Dinner

Being Autumn now, I wanted to share one of my favorite recipe's that just screams "warm and comfy"! This is such a great treat for the whole family and you can serve it with a salad, homemade salsa and chips or guacamole, and margaritas...OLE'.

Chicken and Cheese Enchiladas
1 small red onion, halved
1 1/2 pounds tomatillos, husked and rinsed
1 to 2 serrano chile peppers, stemmed and seeded
1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
Kosher salt
Pinch of sugar
8 corn tortillas
3 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
2 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella and/or Monterey Jack cheese
1/3 cup fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for greasing
3/4 cup crumbled queso fresco or feta cheese

Preheat the broiler. Slice half of the onion into thin rings and set aside. Place the other onion half, tomatillos and serranos on a foil-lined baking sheet and broil until the vegetables are soft and slightly brown, 7 to 10 minutes, turning as needed. Transfer the vegetables and any liquid to a blender, add the broth and puree. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and the sugar.
Meanwhile, stack the tortillas, wrap in a damp paper towel and microwave just until warm and soft, 1 minute; keep covered. Toss the chicken with 2 cups shredded cheese in a bowl. Spoon a portion of the chicken mixture down the middle of each tortilla. Add a few cilantro leaves and roll up. Place the enchiladas side by side in a lightly oiled 9-by-13-inch baking dish and brush with the 2 tablespoons olive oil. Broil until crisp and golden, 3 minutes.
Pour the tomatillo sauce over the enchiladas and top with the remaining 1/2 cup shredded cheese. Return to the oven and broil until the cheese is bubbly and golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Garnish with the onion rings, queso fresco and any remaining cilantro.
Per serving: Calories 626; Fat 32 g (Saturated 13 g); Cholesterol 98 mg;
Sodium 1,056 mg; Carbohydrate 46 g; Fiber 6 g; Protein 47 g
Photograph by Antonis Achilleos, and courtesy of Food Network Magazine.

And now some inspiring Autumn Tablescape ideas...I don't know about you all, but I love decorating for each new Season or Holiday. It just inspires my creativity and my family loves the change as well. Even if it is just a different or new type of fresh flower and vase on your table, it will still bring you joy and happiness....and boy, we could all use some of that these days right? :)
Happy Decorating.....

(Pictures are from Pottery

Have a Wonderful Day... Danielle

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Today's Gonna Be A Good Day!!!

Hi everyone...It has certainly been awhile since I've posted and to welcome you all back I posted a video that I think will wake you up, make you jump up and dance...all while putting a smile on your face! (Remember that when you click, it will start music so be prepared if you have your speakers blasting, and it is PG as well for those that have kids...LOL)

I guarantee you will LOVE this just as much as I sit back, enjoy and it's GOOD to be back to posting! Today's Gonna Be A Good Day!!! (I will be visiting you all soon too. Yay!)

Click here for your FABULOUS and FUN Video...

Good things to you and yours...