i LOVE to cook. but i'm recently coming to terms with the lack of enjoyment cooking for just myself brings. it saddens me. when i have someone else to cook for (most preferably a non-picky eater) i like to go a little nuts in the kitchen. as much as i like the results of baking, i prefer the freedom cooking brings. with baking you HAVE to follow the recipe, because baking is more of a science where the right amounts of each ingredient come together to make the perfect delicious goodness. cooking, though, is no-holds barred do whatever you want. sometimes this plan back-fires and results in a disgusting in-edible concoction...resulting in a trip to mickey dee's. but other times, my master-mixing skills result in delectable awesomeness. yeah - pretty much, i ROCK!
i recently adapted a recipe for enchilada pie.
(don't worry, it isn't really "pie")
i made a vegetarian version, but you could easily add some chicken or beef.
layers of tortilla, refried beans, corn mixed with salsa, rice/sour cream/enchilada sauce mixture, and cheese.
bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Yummy!
mix 1.5 cups of uncooked rice with 1/2 cup enchilada sauce, and 1/4 cup sour cream (i don't measure, but you can). also mix 1/4 to 1/2 cup of salsa with frozen or canned corn. you can leave the refried beans out
or use black beans. any questions?