Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Tackle It Tuesday

Tackle It Tuesday Meme

Today I am only tackling one thing...DINNER! I started my district inservice last Thursday and have been at school ever since. Since I am student teaching, Carson is going to daycare. He's attending an in home daycare. Last Thursday was his first day. He cried when I left him, but he has done that at my grandparents' (they have watched him for the past two years so I could finish my degree). When I picked him up, he was so cute. He showed me where his shoes go, where his mat is, and where everything is at. The next day I picked him up when they were tumbling. Of course, I had to watch him. He's really been doing well with daycare. It is good for him because nursery at church is really the only time he is around little kids.
Back to my tackling of dinner...I never realized how hard it is to get up early, go to work, come home, and then cook dinner. I LOVE to cook, but I am so tired by the time I get home. Tonight I decided to tackle a new recipe. I always seem to be making the same thing for dinner. Tonight I am trying beef enchiladas! I have an amazing recipe for chicken enchiladas, but I've never done beef ones before. I thought I'd post my chicken enchilada recipe. If the beef one is good, I'll post it later.

Chicken Enchiladas

1 c. chopped onion
2 Tbsp butter
2 c. chopped cooked chicken
1 4-ounce can green chili peppers
¼ c. all purpose flour
1 tsp ground coriander seed
¾ tsp salt
1 ¾ c. chicken broth
1 c. sour cream
2 c. shredded Monterey jack cheese (8 oz)
12 6-inch flour tortillas (8-10 if thick)
1 can green enchilada sauce

In large saucepan cook onion in 2 Tbsp butter till tender. Blend in flour, salt, and coriander. Stir in chicken broth all at once; cook and stir till thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat. Add chicken and chili peppers. Stir in sour cream. Spoon green enchilada sauce on bottom of 9 x 13 pan. Place filling in flour tortillas and roll. Cover enchiladas with remaining green sauce and cheese. Bake uncovered in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes or till bubbly.

*You can use red sauce if you want, I prefer green though*

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Tackle It Tuesday

Alright so I have totally slacked on my blogging. I keep feeling like I have to wait for pictures to tell what has been going on. I checked my camera the other day and there are 200+ pictures which haven't been uploaded to my computer yet. I keep putting off blogging because I know that there is so much that has happened and I feel I will need a good 2 hours just to write. In between making lunch and doing the laundry today, I decided to go ahead and write. I'll fill in the gap from July to August later. Today is Tackle it Tuesday. Since I start my student teaching Thursday, I have a lot to tackle!! My biggest thing that I am tackling today is LAUNDRY!!! I am behind somehow and as soon as I think I have caught back up, there is another large pile to be tackled. So today is my huge laundry day. I don't think that laundry is every completely done, especially if you have a kid or a husband. While that is my big Tackle it Tuesday chore, my to do list is long for today.
-Take back movie (Return...not a fan of it)
-Cut out fabric for bags (We're making school bags as a service project at church)
-Buy velcro, bobbins, and thread (For church tomorrow)
-Dishes (seriously dishes are never ever completely done either)
-Dinner: Chicken Pot Pie (The Veg All recipe is great because it takes no time. I'm going to see Hair Spray at 4:15 so I have to have something cooked when Jordan gets home...he'll beat me home today)
-Make banana bread (Last week bananas were only 39 cents so I bought too many and have to use them somehow)
-Vacuum the living room (Carson always leaves behind crumbs)
-Work on Young Women In Excellence (I'm putting together a slide show for this special night in November. I have to start it while I have the time.)
-Work on Recipe Book (I want to type my recipes up so it's easier to share and read than on cards.)
While my list doesn't cover everything and doesn't seem too long, it is very time consuming. Hopefully during Carson's nap I can get some of it done. What are you tackling today??