Comfort Foods

Comfort Foods

 

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This time of year is always my favorite not just because of the holidays, but it is a great time for comfort food. Everyone defines comfort food differently, but for me comfort food can be any one of the following options. The first type of comfort food contains a high sugar content which can assist you on those days when you need a little push. The second type of comfort food would contain carbohydrates which I have found are good to eat when stressed out, but I am not saying become a couch potato. Finally, the third type of comfort food is the one near to my heart which is the food that brings you back to childhood. Even for those of you who did not have home cooked meals on a daily basis there is most likely a dish that you had in your childhood that creates a little smile. Enjoy this time of year and enjoy the comfort of whatever food you want.

 

Tip of the week

If you have children include them in your meal planning. Always ask them their likes and dislikes. You don’t have to make everything to their likening but a little compromise and making their favorite dish a couple times a week will make them feel special.

 

 

Recipe

Sour Cream Enchiladas

 

Ingredients                       Directions

12 White Corn Tortillas

 

1 (28 ounce) can Red Enchilada sauce

 

2 cups Sour Cream

 

1 4oz can diced green chilies

 

4 cups mixed shredded cheese

 

1/2 tsp Ground Cumin

 

1/4-1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper

 

Canola Oil for frying

 

9×13 baking pan

 

 

 

1.    Preheat oven to 375 degrees

2.    Mix sour cream, diced chilies, 2 cups shredded cheese, cumin and cayenne pepper together. Set aside

3.    Heat canola oil in a skillet over medium heat; In another sauce pan heat enchilada sauce until warm

4.    With tongs lightly fry tortillas one at a time in oil, do not allow to crisp. Remove from oil and dip in enchilada sauce.

5.    Lay tortilla on a plate or cutting board and spoon a decent amount of sour cream in tortilla. Gently roll and place seam side down in baking pan. Repeat with remaining tortillas and sour cream mixture.

6.    Pour remaining sauce over the enchiladas and top with remaining cheese. Bake for 20 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.

7.    You can also add shredded chicken, pork, or beef to sour cream mixture. Reduce the amount you add in tortilla so it does not rip while rolling.

   
   
   
 

About the Author: Liz Phillips is a married mother of two. Liz has lived in the Elk Grove area for over 25 years. Cooking and entertaining is a fun passion that she likes to share with others. 

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