Okay, everyone who has known me for very long, knows that I am one of the world's worst cooks. Hm.. maybe one of the state's worst cooks. I am a mean baker, cookies, cupcakes, I am all over that. But actual food, like dinner food, my family runs the other way. Kevin kicked me out of the kitchen when we were dating and the kids refuse to have friends over if I am going to be anywhere near the kitchen. With Kevin in grad school and Em going every which way and such, I announced that I was going to start cooking dinner the two nights a week that all four of us are actually at home at the same time. It has taken pretty much a month to convince my family that I could do this. To the point that one night the kids wouldn't even let me heat up leftovers, but waited until Kevin got home at 10:00 to eat. So, for the good of the family (and hopefully not the worst for our health) I have dived in to the cooking world. Thanks to Pinterest and the Tasty website I am like a new bride, learning my way around the kitchen.
Last Wednesday was my first endeavor. I trudged head long in to making chicken enchiladas starting with Kevin's left over chicken from the grill. With the help of the internet I learned how to shred chicken in the food processor. I made a mean sour cream sauce and with a little trial and error I made chicken enchiladas from scratch! But, alas, I forgot to think of sides. My husband was gracious enough to say that when he goes to a Mexican restaurant he just likes tortilla chips with his enchiladas. Bless him. They were actually pretty good, as evidenced by the fact that my family pretty much ate everything and no one complained. Mission semi accomplished!
So tonight's venture was from the Tasty website. A take on lasagna using frozen ravioli. This time I remembered side dishes and made a mega salad and bought frozen garlic bread. Had a little problem with timing (it looked liked the last few minutes of one of those cooking competitions) but everything made it to the table while everything else was still hot. Win! The family devoured half of it and didn't complain. I also didn't get the dreaded "hm.. let's have this again sometime next year." That's was my dad's favorite phrase for not wanting to hurt my mom's feeling when she tried something new that didn't work (hardly ever). So I'm going to call this a mostly win.
The family hasn't argued with me about planning my next adventure, so maybe I am slowly winning them over. Or they are just happy that they don't have to be in the kitchen. Till next time! Just another day in my sometimes exciting, sometimes dull, but always interesting life.
Sour Cream Enchiladas
Easy Ravioli Bake