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'.

Enjoy....
Chicken and Cheese Enchiladas
Ingredients:
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



Directions
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 Barn.com)

Have a Wonderful Day... Danielle

23 comments:

lululu said...

wonderful dish!
i love the final touch with feta cheese!

the paris house said...

Danielle, this looks so delicious!! I think I now know what we are having for dinner tonight :)
I love the images , the leaf plates are adorable.
Happy Autumn to you my Friend!!
hugs
Bunny

Lani said...

Wow- that looks great! I'm just stopping by for the first time today and I love your blog!
I'm having a Blog for a Cure Blog Party next week on www.whoknewreviews.blogspot.com and I hope you'll stop by!

MamaOtwins+1 said...

That is one of our fav dishes too! But now I am wishing for the leaf shaped plates.

Stopping by from SITS

carma said...

It's about 86 today - very non-fall like! But I do love those Pottery Barn accents...

Alicia said...

That looks DELICIOUS!!!!!!!! I really need to make enchiladas again soon!!!

And I love all that fall decor!!

Miss ya, my friend!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

MMMMM...yum!! And what lovely decorating ideas! Thanks for sharing! ~Janine xo

Kristin said...

Yummy! I looooooove enchiladas!

Jennifer said...

This looks delicious! My husband loves enchiladas, but I've never tried making them for him! This looks like something i want to try! :-) Thank you for sharing this recipe with us!

☼¨`*•.♥RocĂ­o♥.•*¨`☼ said...

Yummy! DELICIOSO!
and BEAUTIFUL decorations!

Jewls said...

I LOVE that wreath! I totally need to make a fall wreath!

Xenia said...

That picture looks delicious, yum!

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Muthering Heights said...

Yum...that sounds delicious!

Bullfrogs & Butterflies Baby said...

Yummy, Nummy! Stopping by from SITS...cold and rainy here too :( We relocated from MI 2 yrs. ago :)
Be blessed!

Erin M. said...

Hi there!
I'm stopping by from SITS and thought I'd say hello. I love fall/Halloween and all the decorating that goes along with them. And your chicken enchiladas look super yummy, so I'm going to have to bookmark this to try. Thanks for sharing and glad to "meet" you!

Mel said...

Oh, those enchiladas look fabulous! It's making my mouth water. And the pictures are beuatiful! Thanks for sharing....just stopping by from SITS!

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

that looks so beyond delish! I would love to make that...

Sarah Brown said...

Sounds YUMMY!!!!!
Stopping by from SITS

Mel said...

You have a blog award over at my blog.:)

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Mmm- that looks delish!

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

Yum...I love comfort food and those enchiladas look delish!

And the fall decorations are lovely. We just turned our AC off so I'm not quite in the fall yet...

Young Wife said...

Love the tray with the pumpkins, nuts and candles!

amber {daisy chain} said...

I'm pretty sure I need to make that for dinner tonight - Y U M!