Monday, August 8, 2011

Chicken Enchiladas with Red Chile Sauce

Don't you love the feeling you get when you realize you have everything you need in your refrigerator to make a specific recipe you've been wanting to make? Or even when you don't have all the ingredients you know you can substitute that ingredient for something else you have and that you don't need to go to the grocery store after all? ::Sigh:: I love not grocery shopping (refer to Graham Crackers post).

I made a few substitutions and used ingredients I had on hand. I used flour tortillas instead of corn and I also used a combination of cheddar cheese and mozzarella. The end result was a slightly sweet, spicy and cheesy dish that was incredibly addicting.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Texas Roadhouse Rolls with Cinnamon Butter

Confession # 73: I eat at Texas Roadhouse, not for the steak, but for the rolls and cinnamon butter.

Confession # 73b: I may have eaten four of these rolls smothered in cinnamon butter in one sitting. Mr. Incredible ate nine of them.

I found this copy cat recipe while Pinteresting the other day. I made a few changes, such as the addition of honey and using a combination of all purpose flour and bread flour. The taste and texture came out fairly close to the real thing. It is, of course, best served with lots of cinnamon butter :)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Graham Crackers

What's the name of that one know, the one that fills you with dread every time you think about having to go grocery shopping. There is such a thing right? I'm fairly certain I have it. I can shop for HOURS for clothing, books, and purses. For groceries, however, I need to get in and get out of the store as quickly as possible, because I fear that my rising blood pressure would cause spontaneous human combustion. Yes, that is something that would logically happen. Duh. On second thought, maybe I just have a fear of spontaneously combusting.

Anyway, the whole point of this was that I had no graham crackers in my pantry. And no graham crackers in the pantry means I couldn't satisfy my cravings for s'mores! Ever had a craving left unsatisfied? Ever lived to tell about it? Exactly.

So I had two choices: suck it up and haul ass to the nearest grocery store for graham crackers OR ....