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Monday, July 11, 2011

Ben and Ashley

Our friends, Ben and Ashley, are wanting to adopt to grow their family.  Check out their profile here.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Enchilada Sauce and Spanish Rice

I've had some requests for the homemade enchilada sauce I make.   I found the recipe and instructions here.  But to make it easy for everyone, here is what I have in my recipe box...

Enchilada Sauce
2 T vegetable oil
2 T flour
2 T chili powder
1/2 t ground cumin
1 8oz can tomato sauce
2 c water
1 t salt
1/4 t garlic pwd or granules

Heat oil in 2 qt saucepan; stir in flour and chili powder.  Cook for 1 minute.
Add remaining ingredients, bring to a boil and then simmer for 10 min.

Makes 3 cups sauce.

Here's a bonus recipe for you from one of my neighbors (he has been a chef for years).  And a special bonus - it's SUPER easy.

Spanish Rice - Ernie's version

For 2 cups of rice....

2 cups of water/enchilada sauce
1 cup rice

Put some enchilada sauce into your 2 cup measuring cup (amt depends on how strong a flavor you want in your rice).  Finish filling the measuring cup with water to 2 cups total liquid.  Pour into saucepan and bring to a boil.  Add 1 cup rice.  Stir rice.  Put on lid.  Lower temperature to simmer for 20 minutes.  Stir rice and let sit for 5 minutes.  Serve.  Yum!