Wednesday, June 10, 2009

recipe wednesday - microwave enchilada casserole

it's summertime and i was craving enchiladas, but i didn't want to fire up my oven. to the rescue ... my MICROWAVE. oh how i love cooking in the microwave! (i took a recipe and changed a bunch of stuff ... ENJOY!)
makes: 4 servings
1 lb. ground beef
1/4 cup chopped onions (robby requested more next time)
1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
1/2 cup water
2 tsp chili powder
(add some: garlic powder, oregano, cumin, onion powder ... sorry i didn't measure these)
8 corn tortillas
1 can (4.25 oz) sliced olives (although robby says to add another)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup sour cream
1. microwave meat and onions in a 2 quart microwave dish on HIGH for 4-6 minutes or until meat is no longer pink, stirring every 2 minutes. drain.
2. stir in tomato sauce, water and spices. microwave for 5-9 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring every 4 minutes. transfer to a bowl.
3. place 2 tortillas in 2 quart microwave dish; top with layers of one quarter each of meat sauce, olives and cheese. repeat layers 3 times. microwave 2-5 minutes or until heated through. let it stand for 5 minutes. top with sour cream ... and chopped tomatoes would be FABULOUS!
next time i think i'll try adding a can of refried or some other kind of beans and more spices ... i didn't measure them, but it needed more!

Friday, June 05, 2009

aidan loves to share

aidan loves to share with his sister ... and sharing all his yo gabba gabba characters is a BIG deal!