Sunday, April 7, 2013
Green Chile Sauce
1 lb meat
2 lbs chopped fresh or frozen green chile
1 finely chopped onion
1 clover garlic
1 tsp salt
1 small can diced tomatoes
1 cup of water or broth if using broth don't add as much salt
I usually do 6 lbs chile 3 lbs chicken or pork and the giant size can of tomatoes, as this is what fits in the crock pot. I usually use frozen green chile as it is readily available and cheaper. canned green chile will work too if only option. you can do this with out the meat substitute 2 tbs olive oil per pound of meat. the chile needs some fats to cook properly.
Place in pot everything but the tomatoes. in crock pot cook on low over night. on stove simmer 2-3 hours. after the meat starts to fall apart shread the meat and add the tomatoes. cook in crock pot an additional hour or two, on stove an additional 30 minutes.
this will fill a large Family lasagna pan ( about 12-16 servings) the assortment of veggies is optional and you can go with seasonally avalible)
30-45 corn tortillas
1.5 lbs cheddar cheese grated
2 onions finely chopped
3 summer squash (yellow italian mexican or zuchninni) cut in to bite size chunks
1/2 lb corn
1/2 lb sliced bell peppers.
green chile sauce
saute 1 of the onions, the summer squash the corn and the bell peppers over medium heat. you are sweating out some of the water in the veggies.
in the lasagna pan layer two layers of corn tortillas. spread a layer of green chile sauce (go heavy on the sauce) half of veggies and 1/3 of the cheese and 1/3 of the other onion. layer two more layers of the corn tortillas. repeat the filling process with the rest of the veggies more chile an cheese and onions. Put two more layers of tortillas on top on the top put more chile sauce, cheese and onions. cover with foil and bake in oven at 350 for hour and a half or when the internal temp reaches 160 degrees, remove the foil and bake another 15-20 minutes till the cheese is golden brown.
remove from the oven let cool 10-15 minutes (really it makes serving alot easier).
We usually eat the first round for dinner and then freeze the rest in single serving portions to take for lunches.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
I havn't written anything in ages cause well I didn't have much to say. and then the holidays came and went and vacation to italy came and went. some tops got completed, and more quilty ideas than I can shake a stick at. seriously I need more hours in the day to get them all done. it would be ok if I completed a top and got an idea for a new quilt. instead it is well you have done one quilt top now are six more ideas. fully formed ones complete with the color choices and everything else fully formed. eventually I will go back and show pictures of what I have completed in the past 5 months.
Ok ok here is one finished top. It is for bebegirls, as if you couldn't tell by the horses.
instead of dealing with that now I am going to start again and here is a new project.
fairy swoon quilt.
I didn't believe how much background yardage this quilt would actually use till I completed block one. I knew these blocks are large going into it. but wow they are big blocks when you finish them. and this one is pretty spectacular. I am going to keep the same center fairy star with a different fairy in each one. I have 8 more pinks, purples, peaches and whites for the flowery part of the swoon block.
Monday, November 21, 2011
I picked out some fat quarters to go with it and then started with the free andover pattern using these fabrics and heavily modified it. in the end you will be able to see it is related but only kinda sorta.
I got through the cutting funk!!!! I actually cut out all of the pieces and got to the piecing stage.