Monday, July 26, 2010

Two New Recipes (Buffalo Pizza & Green Chicken Enchiladas), 4 Miles, OOT Guests, What I Wore

Yesterday was glorious. Why? Because I was motivated and excited to cook, cook, cook! I made lots of recipes, including the two below which I had for lunch and dinner!! Sounds like we all enjoy lazy, restful Sundays! Loved Samma's idea of PJs, shades drawn, fan on and a book - wonderful!! My day was spent in the kitchen - just how I like it. Here are two new concoctions!!

Buffalo Chicken Pizza (adapted from a recipe found in a Rachel Ray book at Ruje's lake house)
Makes 4 Servings

8 oz. chicken
1 tsp spike seasoning
1 pound dough
1 tbsp light butter with canola oil
1 tbsp Worcestshire sauce
3 tbsp hot sauce
½ cup tomato sauce
3 oz. 75% cabot cheese
60 grams blue cheese crumbles
3 scallions

Preheat oven to 425. Coat chicken in spike seasoning and sauté over medium heat. Once cooked, shred with two forks or dice in food processor. In the same pan, combine worcestshire, butter, hot sauce and tomato sauce over medium heat. Stir for 2-3 minutes. Add chicken and coat in sauce. Spread on dough. Top with cheeses and scallions. Bake for 18 minutes until brown and cheese is melted.

Nutritional Information: 451 calories, 60 carbs, 12 fat grams and 30 protein grams.

Review: I loved it! I will say that it's not super filling, and next time I think I may up the chicken and take down the blue cheese. Blue cheese goes a long way and while I'm a huge fan, Austin thought it was a little overpowering for him. Great recipe though - just needs a bit of tweeeking! (but if you love blue cheese take it and run!)

pre cooked - yum!


Green Chicken Enchiladas (From a Cook’s Country magazine given to me by Biz)
4 Servings

one serving = three enchiladas!


2 10-ounce cans green enchilada sauce
1 ¼ cups cilantro, divided
1 pound chicken
4 oz. cabot 75% cheese
12 6-inch corn tortillas

Preheat oven to 400. Grease 13x9 dish with nonstick cooking spray. Puree enchilada sauce and 1 cup cilantro in blender. Reserve one cup sauce. Combine mixture, chicken and 2 oz. cheese in bowl and toss. Season with salt and pepper. Wrap tortillas in towel and microwave until pliable, 60 to 90 seconds. Top each with ¼ cup chicken mixture and roll tightly, arranging seam side down in dish. Spray with cooking spray then top with additional 1 cup sauce and remaining cheese. Bake until cheese is melted and enchiladas are heated through, 15 to 20 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cilantro.

Nutritional Information: 396 calories, 40 carbs, 9 fat grams and 38 protein grams.

Review: LOVED. I've made a few variations of this recipe but this is my favorite. That fresh cilantro really made an impact and it was a quick, easy to put together recipe thanks to the cans and the ability to make all of the shells flexible simultaneously. This one is a keeper - I hope it reheats well! I could even see adding fat-free refried beans to take it from 4 to 6 servings!
close up shot
full pan = 4 servings of 3 enchiladas each

Aside from eating and cooking, I did more stuff for Austin's upcoming birthday party and Stacy's Bachelorette Party this weekend, picked up the house for out of town guests we have coming in tonight, paid bills, hit the grocery store and watched LOTS of Veronica Mars. Great day!! I ended up at 1,638 calories, 220 carbs, 47 fat grams and 89 protein grams. Here's what I ate.

Today I just worked, walked 4 miles during lunch, worked more and took a picture of myself in the bathroom to show you my new dress + shoes! I feel dainty today like a flower child. I love wearing new dresses! note: it's one shoulder but if I wear this little banana republic cardy it's work appropriate - love!

After work I raced home to see Lindsey and Josh who are staying with us tonight while they're in town for Lindsey's birthday/Dave Matthews Band!! Tomorrow I'll post another new recipe, the book review and... our house project starts tomorrow so I hope to have positive updates!!

Q: Do you like blue cheese? I love it but do recognize that it's not for everyone!

Q: If you like enchiladas, do you prefer red sauce or green sauce? I'm 50/50 - both are great!

30 comments:

Genesis said...

i do not like blue cheese. somethng about the smell and the mold just freaks me out.

as for enchiladas, i say red.

your shoes are so adorable. are they heels or flats?

homecookedem said...

Both recipes look awesome since I love both pizza and enchiladas. I'd have to say I'm probably more of a red sauce girl though, but I do love green too!! Oh and I love blue cheese so much!! Especially with buffalo sauce!! Yummmmm!!

Nicole said...

I love your recipes. Do you put your recipes under "recipes" so we can print them? You are a great cook!!
I like a little blue cheese and for enchiladas, I love Red!!

You look beautiful!!! Have a great evening with your friends.

Lisa @ I'm an Okie said...

can you please just send me an email with all of your favorite recipes? all of your recipes are ones that the boy would like! I have a feeling now that I will be cooking for two I will be making your recipes more and more.

redhead75 said...

You are so cute!!

Mmm...those look so good. Green sauce for me, less heartburn.

NO BLUE CHEESE!!!!

Jennylee said...

LOVE blue cheese! Pretty much I love anything that smells bad. haha- I.e. anchovies, blue cheese, salt & vinegar, pickled eggs.

(HORRAY FOR LINDSEY'S Birthday!!)

You look sooo cute and fashionable. I love those shoes, girl!

Kacy said...

Can you please cook for me? And dress me? I'd appreciate it ;)

I like green sauce, and sour cream sauce, haha.

Erica said...

Great job cooking and I adore your dress- so so cute! I am a red enchilada kinda girl and am not a blue cheese fan. You're coming to Charleston and...I WON"T BE HERE! Blah! So sad I'll miss you. When are you coming into town and when are you leaving?

Big Pissy said...

Wow, does that pizza look good! All your food always looks tasty, but for some reason that pizza..... LOL

You look absolutely adorable! Love the dress, love the shoes and the cardi~precious!!!!

Enjoy your visit with Lindsey and Josh. :)

Pam said...

Cute dress and shoes! Love the pizza and enchiladas - I like both green and red sauce. I also really, really love blue cheese.

lee said...

Very cute dress.

I hate blue cheese with a passion. Bleh.

lee said...

Very cute dress.

I hate blue cheese with a passion. Bleh.

Cherloo said...

You look so dang cute girl..
Blue Cheese makes me gag... It seriously tastes overly moldy to me.. bwahaha

I love enchiladas spending 6 years of childhood in Panama will do that to you... I really enjoy red, only because of the diffrence in heat

hbobier @ Basil Vodka said...

LOVE the shoes in the picture...and the dress as well. Adorbs.

And no me gusta cheese.

Tyler said...

I LOVE that dress! Well, I love the whole outfit! So cute! I also love buffalo chicken anything. It's so tasty!

Melissa said...

As long as there's lots of cheese, I'll take enchiladas with any color sauce. :)

I used to not like blue cheese but one day (I'm not exaggerating) I liked it all of a sudden. weird!

Christina said...

holy crapola i want your fooddddddddd!!!!

i love gorgonzola, but not blue cheese.

green enchiladas are my fave!

Jacquelyn said...

I love any kind of cheese, and prefer green sauce on enchilads :) Loving all the Cabot recipes, keep them coming!
~Jacquelyn

Aggie said...

Ok...LOVE that dress, and shoes! You are so cute!

Don't you just love the Cabot RF cheeses? They melt so well.

I love blue cheese!!! LOVE!!! and for the quesadilas, I'm torn, I love the classic red sauce, but I'm a huge fan of any verde sauce.

PS...that pizza looked so "professional!" YUM

Anne Marie said...

I love blue cheese, but the hubby loves it even more! Awesome recipes!

Staci Dombroski said...

The food, as always, looks amazing!! What a cute little dress you have :)

Diane Fit to the Finish said...

I love green chicken enchiladas! Thanks for the recipes. You look wonderful in the dressing room picture!

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

Great food! Love that you cook on Sundays...

I like blue cheese but it can be overpowering at times...

the dress and shoes look great on you!!! Love how you made the dress work appropriate!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

oh my gosh i am now totally craving enchiladas!! I usually have red sauce but either is super

biz319 said...

Love the close up of the enchiladas!! I'd say 80% of the time I like red sauce, the other half green.

Another tip - I know it sounds weird, but after you let your pizza cool about 5 minutes, shred up some cold iceburg lettuce and sprinkle it over the top - it will taste kinda like celery for the full buffalo chicken effect!

Llama said...

Yuuumm! I have to try those recipes! They look delish!

Regan Jones RD said...

Kelly... you've been cheddared! Check your email for details. You can pay it forward at givecheddar.com.

Oh... and before I forget: green, as long as they're spinach and/or chicken.

Red for anything else.

As for blue, LUUUV it (course Cheddar is my first love, obviously)

~Regan from Cabot Creamery

Regan Jones RD said...

Kelly... you've been cheddared! Check your email for details. You can pay it forward at givecheddar.com.

Oh... and before I forget: green, as long as they're spinach and/or chicken.

Red for anything else.

As for blue, LUUUV it (course Cheddar is my first love, obviously)

~Regan from Cabot Creamery

lee said...

Very cute dress.

I hate blue cheese with a passion. Bleh.

Pam said...

Cute dress and shoes! Love the pizza and enchiladas - I like both green and red sauce. I also really, really love blue cheese.