This weekend, Cory and I went on our third “shopping with wedding money” trip. Usually, we buy things that we both need for the apartment, but at Williams-Sanoma, I had an unfair advantage over Cory 😉
I love cupcakes. But I often shy away from making them because when I ice them, it looks as if a kind mother allowed her 5-year-old go to town with the icing. It’s not pretty. But now that I have this nifty mechanical pastry bag, I can’t be stopped!
But before I got to baking, I had to take care of my Mexican food craving. Enchiladas did the trick! Seriously, if you guys love easy, tasty quick meals – this is one you’ve got to add to your list.
Serves: 2 (with leftovers) or 3
Prep time: 10 minutes
Bake time: 25 – 30 minutes
- 6 – 8 whole wheat tortillas
- 1 can condensed cream of chicken soup
- 1 15 0z can enchilada sauce
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 3 cups shredded chicken
- As much shredded cheese as your heart desires
- (Optional) Green chilies on top
- (Optional) Olives on top
- Preheat oven to 350
- Combine cream of chicken soup + sour cream
- Mix in chicken
- Spoon 1/3 cup chicken mix down the center of tortilla. Wrap up and place folded-side down in a greased dish
- Bake for 25 – 30 minutes
And that, my friends is a quick and affordable dinner. We always have chips and salsa to round out every Mexican fiesta, but now that I think of it, guac would have been pretty stellar as well.
After dinner, it was time to break in my new Williams-Sonoma toys! I made 8 red velvet whoopie pies and 18 cupcakes – all accompanied by first attempt at cream cheese frosting!
Red Velvet Whoopie Pies and Cupcakes
- Buy boxed cake mix.
Cream Cheese Frosting
- 1 8 oz. package (block) of cream cheese
- 4 tbsp butter
- 2 tsp milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups confectioners sugar (aka powdered sugar – if you’re a little slow on the uptake like myself)
- Mix cream cheese, butter, milk and vanilla extract until smooth
- Add sugar to mixture (1/2 cup – 1 cup at at a time)
- Keep mixing until it resembles frosting
- Take many, many samples of said frosting
Making frosting is easier than saying “I love frosting.” If you’ve never made it, I suggest giving it a try! I actually prefer mine over store bought. Now that’s sayin’ something.
Let’s chat –
Is there anything that you make that you prefer over something store bought?
What was the tastiest thing you ate this weekend?