Since I've been feeling a little "uninspired" in the kitchen lately, I've decided that I will cook whatever meal(s) is/are suggested to me through this "Menu Idea Invitation". I am really hoping that you guys will suggest something for tomorrow evening - otherwise my family may go to bed hungry! ... hee! hee!
I do have Mrs. A's King Ranch Chicken recipe, however, I did not have all the ingredients for her "secret" family recipe on hand. So, I will provide you, my dear readers, with the version I prepared this evening. It was served with a spinach, pineapple and Mandarin orange salad.
King Ranch Chicken
2 c. cooked chicken, shredded
3 Roma tomatoes, cored
1 4oz. can diced green chilies
1 batch cream soup mix, reconstituted, http://herpeculiarlife.blogspot.com/2008/11/simplified-sundays.html
2 oz. sour cream
1 c. cheddar cheese, shredded
6 corn tortillas, cut into strips
Using a food processor, chop and combine tomatoes and green chilies. Transfer to a medium bowl, add shredded chicken, reconstituted cream soup, sour cream, and 1/2 c. shredded cheese; mix well. In a greased 8 x 8 baking pan spread a small amount of chicken mixture. Top with a layer of corn tortilla pieces. Repeat layers of chicken mixture and corn tortillas ending with chicken mixture. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 - 30 minutes or until hot, bubbly and cheese begins to brown.
Thank you Mrs. A! My family and our home school group enjoyed supper and went to bed with full bellies this evening.