Wednesday, August 5, 2009

I wonder if Julia ever made enchiladas

I've had the book Julie & Julia on my to-read list for sometime now and as the previews for the movie kept popping up more frequently I decided I better read it quickly before I see it in the theater. Because once I see it on the big screen I'm probably not going to go back and read it. That's just wrong. Like taking a shower and then running 3 miles. Wrong I tell you.

I finished it up today (cute read) and was like great now what do I make for dinner! How do you whip up a decent dinner when you've just spent the afternoon reading of someone putting out ducks and pastries on her table. I'm intimidated by this woman's mad skills. I didn't fret for too long because I figured the simplest solution is a. I am not ever going to crave duck and b. I'm just not to going tell boy that there are wives out there whipping up duck.

He'll never know.

So, I settled for my new favorite enchilada recipe I found in a Pillsbury cookbook. I just love their recipes. I changed this one up just a bit to my liking, but it's super quick, delicious and best of all doesn't make me gag.

Here's the recipe:
10 flour tortillas
1 box 6.4 oz mexican flavored rice
2 tablespoons butter
2 1/2 cups water
1 can 19 oz. enchilada sauce
1 can 16 oz. black beans or pinto beans (pick one; drain and rinse)
1 can 11 oz. Green Giant southwestern style corn; drained
shredded cheese (I only put it on half the dish, since I'm lactose intolerant)

Preheat oven to 350. Cook up rice as directed on box. Once rice is cooked add in corn, beans and 3/4 cup enchilada sauce. Stir. Place a spoonful of mixture on a tortilla and fold/roll and place in a 13x9 greased baking dish. Repeat with remaining tortillas. Pour the enchilada sauce over enchiladas and cover and bake 25 minutes at 350 degrees. Sprinkle with cheese and return to oven uncovered for an additional 5 minutes.

I think I'm okay sticking to enchiladas.


Joel, Courtney {and} Judah said...

I am with you. Duck = gross.

My husband married me for my stunningly good looks and fabulous figure, not my skills in the kitchen.


d.a.r. said...

I love the book, but oh my gosh, some of the stuff she was cooking had me gagging. So sick. Plus, I think I'd prefer to not gain 20 lbs of butter weight like she claimed to, haha!

Carrie said...

that sounds so good! Catch phrase is the funniest game ever!

Embellished Bayou said...

Looks yummy, can't wait to try it! I have a feeling we would like it better than that snooty French cooking anyway!

Aubs said...

yeah....i'll be sticking to enchiladas as well! I'm cool like that! ;)

soooo making this next week...thanks for sharing the recipe!

Allikaye's Mama said...

Yum! I love your recipes! And no cream cheese in this?! What's up with that? heheh!
I am bookmarking this though!! Yum!

Marissa {sparkles and fate} said...

I love enchiladas!!! Yum! Have you ever had Toffuti cheese? It is made from soy and it is sooo good (melts great!)

Kaitlin said...

those look delicious! I love Pillsbury receipes

Ginette said...

I happened upon your blog. very cute. I can't wait to see that movie! I am such a "foodie". I might not be a chef like Julia, but I do make a few mean dishes.;o) Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Heather said...

yummy!! Thanks for this recipe, I love some good enchiladas!!

Breadwinner Wife said...

"Julie and Julia" is in my to-read stack next to my bed. Can't wait to get to it!

Katie said...

I love enchilada's and have a decent recipe myself!

ps: i can't wait to see that movie, and CUTE blog :)


Heather said...

I really want to read the book and see the movie! I'll prob have to rent the movie since I haven't read the book yet :)