A nice lady named Kara issued a challenge to me. And I love challenges. You see, Kara invented something called The Bag Holder. When I first saw it, I thought, "it's basically a plastic bowl. What's the big deal?"
So tonight, the challenge began. I've picked out 10 dinner, 6 lunch, 4 breakfast, and 4 snack recipes that I will be making over the next 2 weeks to see if TBH is all Kara says it is. Tonight I made Chicken Enchiladas, creating my own riff on the version on TBH's website based on what I had on hand.
Riffed Chicken Enchiladas
1 lb chicken tenderloins
2 cups cheddar cheese
1/2 cup salsa
1 small onion, chopped
10 oz Philly Santa Fe cooking cream, divided
1 can enchilada sauce
Toss chicken and taco seasoning into TBH. Seal bag and then hand it to your 3 year old to shake up so the taco seasoning coats the chicken. You can even let your 19 month old in on the action if she wants to. Pour chicken onto baking sheet and cook thoroughly (350 degrees for 25 minutes). Of course, you could cook the chicken another way, like sauteing with your onions or skip that part and just use leftover chicken.
Cut up your cooked chicken and toss it in your gallon-size bag (helpfully propped up in TBH) along with the cheese, salsa, onion, and half of the cooking cream. Seal and toss gleefully. Again, let the kids help with this part. It's kind of cool to them to feel the warm chicken and the colder ingredients all together in the same bag (or Charlotte says).
Scoop out the chicken filling into 6 tortillas. Roll them up and lay down in a 13x9 inch pan. Combine the enchilada sauce with the remaining cooking cream and pour over the rolled enchiladas. Make sure you get even coverage for even cooking.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes. Serve with tortilla chips or Spanish rice.
And since Kara wants me to show how TBH can be used to help you save money, here's what our meal cost: $6.49. for 6 servings. A pretty good deal if you ask me.
Chicken - $1.99
Cheese - $0.75
Tortillas - $1.00 (I only used 1/2 a package)
Onion - $0.70
Cooking Cream - $0.50
Enchilada Sauce - $1.55
Overall, I'm happy with my first time using TBH. I'm looking forward to trying the rest of my new recipes and sharing with you what I think of The Bag Holder and how it works in a regular family kitchen. If you want to learn more about TBH, check out The Bag Holder Facebook page.
Monday, April 18, 2011
Shared by Jennifer at 4/18/2011 09:30:00 PM
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