Sunday, November 21, 2010

Next stop, Crazy Town

There are 87 cans on my island counter top. 87. This is not including the 18 we threw away because they were past their expiration date.

In my last post, I stated that I have some sort of neurosis about buying food, storing food, starving.

Drama Queen stayed home all weekend-I know, major milestone. She came into the kitchen as I was pulling cans out of the cupboard by our patio door. Dude had put the cupboard up to help tame my appliance addiction. Food soon invaded it and counter top appliances migrated to the basement closet.

I told her there was no organization of our canned goods. There were cans of green beans in the cupboard by the stove and also in the pantry. There were cans of tomato paste in the cupboard by the stove and by the patio door. This would not do any longer. She rolled up her sleeves, took all the cans down, washed off all the shelves, and had me hand them back in the order I wanted. They are now all grouped together by
Tomatoes (since we had so many)

I have 14 cans of Cream of XXXX soup. I can make many hotdishes now. When DQ spotted the Cream of Chicken soup and the enchilada sauce, she set them aside and asked me to make enchiladas. I thought I had posted them here, but cannot find them in my archives. Hmmmm.

These are about as easy as you can get. It isn't even a recipe, really.
I had three cooked chicken breasts I had made yesterday afternoon. I chopped those up, poured in one can of Cream of Chicken soup, 1/2 can of water, and warmed up in a sauce pan. I took 6 tortillas out, warmed them up in the microwave. I brushed enchilada sauce on the bottom of the 8x8 dish, brushed the warmed tortillas with the sauce, spooned about 2 tablespoons of chicken mixture on the tortillas, rolled them up and put in the pan. Brushed more enchilada sauce
on each bundle, topped with a cup of
cheese, and bake at 350 for 25 minutes.

Oh yummy. Hot, cheesy, filling.
Made this icy, windy day a little more tolerable.
Note to self-no more canned goods for 3 months...


MaryBeth said...

Food looks delish...I dont have that many cans in my pantry but I really think my mother in law has you way beat on the can count...

Cheryl said...

LOL Mary Beth, we share the same mother in law, I can attest! I recently cleaned out my pantry and probably had just as many cans. My husband has extensive cabinets in the garage and he gave me one big ass shelf. I filled it up!

The Captain's Daughter said...

Good for DQ for lending all that great help to organize the pantry! And wiped shelves too!? Wow! Please send her my way!

Your enchiladas look great!

Debbie said...

I am constantly running out of things and end up stocking up on things I never use!!!! Your enchiladas look delicious and I love that they are so simple to make!

Alea said...

I have a lot of canned goods even though I almost always cook from scratch. They are my security blanket, just in case...

Your enchiladas look wonderful! I bet they would taste good with leftover turkey too.

Hungry Dog said...

Sounds perfect for a cold day. Nothing beats a good enchilada!

claire said...

87!!! wow!

looks delicious though- i am a sucker for ANY and ALL enchiladas

Leslie said...

Good lord could feed a small army w/ all of those cans! Crazy town is right!