Sunday, October 28, 2012


An Enchilada Dish That Will Blow Your Mind

Cha Cha Enchiladas! Similar to enchilada lasagna
SUPPLIES NEEDED:
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cream of celery soup
1 1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup canned green chilis (drained)
Sriracha (optional)
Mexican style shredded cheese
Small corn tortillas (white or yellow)
Tortilla chips

FRESH INGREDIENTS 
(purchase and dice up the amount you desire)
Jalapenos
Red peppers
Green peppers
Tomatoes
1 can black beans (drained and rinsed)

MEAT OF YOUR CHOICE:
I purchased the Jack Daniel's shredded chicken for this recipe. It is precooked and marinaded so there wasn't much work needed.

Begin by preheating your over to 420 degrees.


some of the dry ingredients

Chop up the ingredients you wish to put into this dish.


grape tomatoes

In a bowl, combine the cream of chicken, cream of celery, sour cream and green chilis. We also mixed a bit of Sriracha in with this to give it a little kick. I would avoid this if you don't like spicy.

This is how I store chopped goods while I prepare the rest

Start by applying a THIN layer of the cream mixture to the bottom of your pan.

*I used a 13 x 9

Now place your first layer of tortillas. I found it easiest to cut the small tortillas in half using a pizza cutter, that way I could line the flat edges with the sides of the pan.


Next layer on some cheese, and start adding ingredients. Apply another layer of tortillas, followed by a layer of the cream mixture. We also added a thin layer of Sriracha in the middle.


I did an entire row/layer of diced up jalapenos. They actually didn't turn out very spicey, so I would suggest trying this as well for a crisp flavor.

jalapeƱos


In the middle layer I added the entire package of Jack Daniel's shredded chicken. I topped the chicken with a layer of crunched up bits of tortilla chips. This adds great texture to the dish.

Jack Daniels shredded chicken


Next was cheese, followed by tortillas, cream mixture and then more of the veggies and beans. Continue to create your own style of layers until you reach the top. You do not want a row of tortillas on the top but instead a BUNCH of cheese.

Layering on the cheese!

Ready for the oven

Place it in the oven, middle rack. Depending on the size of your dish and ingredients the time will vary. For this specific dish I left mine in for about 45 minutes and then let it sit for about 10 minutes as well.

All done

*It is okay if you don't use all of the cream mixture. I found that using the entire bowl's worth can create a "goopy" turnout.


3:31 PM Ashley

An Enchilada Dish That Will Blow Your Mind

Cha Cha Enchiladas! Similar to enchilada lasagna
SUPPLIES NEEDED:
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cream of celery soup
1 1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup canned green chilis (drained)
Sriracha (optional)
Mexican style shredded cheese
Small corn tortillas (white or yellow)
Tortilla chips

FRESH INGREDIENTS 
(purchase and dice up the amount you desire)
Jalapenos
Red peppers
Green peppers
Tomatoes
1 can black beans (drained and rinsed)

MEAT OF YOUR CHOICE:
I purchased the Jack Daniel's shredded chicken for this recipe. It is precooked and marinaded so there wasn't much work needed.

Begin by preheating your over to 420 degrees.


some of the dry ingredients

Chop up the ingredients you wish to put into this dish.


grape tomatoes

In a bowl, combine the cream of chicken, cream of celery, sour cream and green chilis. We also mixed a bit of Sriracha in with this to give it a little kick. I would avoid this if you don't like spicy.

This is how I store chopped goods while I prepare the rest

Start by applying a THIN layer of the cream mixture to the bottom of your pan.

*I used a 13 x 9

Now place your first layer of tortillas. I found it easiest to cut the small tortillas in half using a pizza cutter, that way I could line the flat edges with the sides of the pan.


Next layer on some cheese, and start adding ingredients. Apply another layer of tortillas, followed by a layer of the cream mixture. We also added a thin layer of Sriracha in the middle.


I did an entire row/layer of diced up jalapenos. They actually didn't turn out very spicey, so I would suggest trying this as well for a crisp flavor.

jalapeƱos


In the middle layer I added the entire package of Jack Daniel's shredded chicken. I topped the chicken with a layer of crunched up bits of tortilla chips. This adds great texture to the dish.

Jack Daniels shredded chicken


Next was cheese, followed by tortillas, cream mixture and then more of the veggies and beans. Continue to create your own style of layers until you reach the top. You do not want a row of tortillas on the top but instead a BUNCH of cheese.

Layering on the cheese!

Ready for the oven

Place it in the oven, middle rack. Depending on the size of your dish and ingredients the time will vary. For this specific dish I left mine in for about 45 minutes and then let it sit for about 10 minutes as well.

All done

*It is okay if you don't use all of the cream mixture. I found that using the entire bowl's worth can create a "goopy" turnout.




Dip-Dyed Purple Tips

purple dip dyed tips

I decided to add some purple to my hair while still staying blonde.

I brought in a box color (deep purple) to my hair dresser and found out it was actually a type of coloring that washes out in a few shampoos. So when I end up getting bored with this it can be easily removed.

Front view of the purple dyed tips 

12:12 AM Ashley


Dip-Dyed Purple Tips

purple dip dyed tips

I decided to add some purple to my hair while still staying blonde.

I brought in a box color (deep purple) to my hair dresser and found out it was actually a type of coloring that washes out in a few shampoos. So when I end up getting bored with this it can be easily removed.

Front view of the purple dyed tips 

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Kit Kat & Reeses Pieces Birthday Cake



I tried to get creative for my bf's birthday...and he LOVES cake and candy (easy enough) so I thought I would try this festive colored cake. It was pretty simple.

Supplies Needed:
-Basic cake mix
-Frosting
-Kit Kats
-Smaller candy of your choice
-Ribbons and a bow

Make a standard cake in a circular cake pan.
 (I actually made two and layered them on top of one another.)
Once the cake cooled I added my frosting, followed by pressing the kitkat candies around the outside.
They stay pretty well, but the ribbon helped to enforce their spots.
I chose the reeses pieces because the colors go wonderful together and it looks like an autumn cake!

Delicious.
8:23 PM Ashley
Kit Kat & Reeses Pieces Birthday Cake



I tried to get creative for my bf's birthday...and he LOVES cake and candy (easy enough) so I thought I would try this festive colored cake. It was pretty simple.

Supplies Needed:
-Basic cake mix
-Frosting
-Kit Kats
-Smaller candy of your choice
-Ribbons and a bow

Make a standard cake in a circular cake pan.
 (I actually made two and layered them on top of one another.)
Once the cake cooled I added my frosting, followed by pressing the kitkat candies around the outside.
They stay pretty well, but the ribbon helped to enforce their spots.
I chose the reeses pieces because the colors go wonderful together and it looks like an autumn cake!

Delicious.
Hand-crafted Crown Royal Onesie

 

Made with official Crown Royal bags

For my first Slice of Sunday post, I will begin by showing you what I put together this past Sunday. I am very new to my sewing machine, but I was determined to accomplish this. I saw an adorable one on Google that unfortunately did not come with directions. 



If you would like information on how this was put together feel free to contact me by using the comment tab available on this post.

Supplies Needed:
-Crown Royal Bags
-Sewing Machine
-Snaps or Velcro
-Yellow Thread
-Onesie Pattern (optional)
*I found a very basic pattern at a local JoAnn Fabrics

Overall this project took roughly 3 hours to complete.

12:59 AM Ashley
Hand-crafted Crown Royal Onesie

 

Made with official Crown Royal bags

For my first Slice of Sunday post, I will begin by showing you what I put together this past Sunday. I am very new to my sewing machine, but I was determined to accomplish this. I saw an adorable one on Google that unfortunately did not come with directions. 



If you would like information on how this was put together feel free to contact me by using the comment tab available on this post.

Supplies Needed:
-Crown Royal Bags
-Sewing Machine
-Snaps or Velcro
-Yellow Thread
-Onesie Pattern (optional)
*I found a very basic pattern at a local JoAnn Fabrics

Overall this project took roughly 3 hours to complete.