Thursday, August 19, 2010

Shirley J's Chicken Enchiladas

Chicken Enchilada's are a favorite of my family.  I've been making a scratch version for years.  My recipe in fact for those makes 6 pans at a time.  So I was not sure how I would like the Shirley J version using the Universal Sauce.  I was overwhelmed with the goodness.  My son asked me why I would mess with something I had perfected over the years.  He too was amazed at how good they tasted.  Plus he didn't know how much time I had saved.  These enchiladas are easy, quick and delicious.

Shirley J Chicken Enchiladas
1 cup Shirley J's Universal sauce mix
4 cups water
1 7 oz can chopped green chilies
1 1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp chicken bouillon
2  12 oz cans chicken, drained
3 cups grated cheese, mozzarella or monterey jack work well
8-10 tortillas

Mix water and universal sauce together in a saucepan.  Mix together and bring to a slow boil.  Add green chilies, cumin and bouillon.  Stir and remove from heat.  Set aside.  In small bowl, break up chicken and add 11/2 cups of the cheese and 1 1/2 cups of the sauce.  Mix together. Place 2-3 T. of chicken mixture in center of tortilla and roll up. Place rolled up tortillas in 9x13 pan. Continue until all chicken mixture is used. Pour remaining sauce over tortillas. Sprinkle the top with remaining cheese. Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Cupcake Conference 2010 Summer Social

I went to the Cupcake Conference Summer Social a week ago.  It was soo much fun!
I went with these cute girls; Kelli,  Dee-Dee and Brittany.  The Social was held at The Grand America Hotel in one of the suites on the 23rd floor. 
It was beautiful. 

So were the views. 

We spent some time in the pastry kitchen with the executive pastry chef, Fernanda Dutra.

Then we had a little cupcake decorating contest.

We spent the remainder of the evening back in the suite.  We had more cupcakes, met new friends and won a bunch of prizes.  I won some beautiful earrings and an amazing cupcake stand.

Brittany may have won a cupcake bedazzled snuggie. 
Who am I kidding? 

Of course she did!

It was a wonderful, sugar-high, cupcake loving, gift winning, new friend making, swag bag receiving, lots of laughing night!

Thanks to these cute girls for all the planning!
 I can't wait to see what else is in store with the Cupcake Conference!