10/7/09

Thursday Tablescapes and Foodie Friday-Chicken Enchiladas


For today's tablescape I want to share a cute idea of my sister from our Sisters Week.  When it was her turn to cook for us last week she decorated the table for Halloween.  She even brought her own napkins for us so everything would be perfect. The plates are brown and white with a harvest scene on them.  I love to use them at this time of the year. I bought 6 of them at a garage sale and the next year found another 6 at an antique store and thought I was the luckiest woman that day!

At each place she had made these cute little kraft sack graveyard containers for the candy corn. (The fence punch is Marsha Stewart). She made the grave markers with each of our names on them (how creepy is that?) out of tan cardstock and stuck them in the candy.  Her Chicken Enchilada dinner was fabulous and delicious and I will share the recipe with you.
Chicken Enchiladas Gibson Style

Cook 3 chicken breasts.  Cool and shred them.
Chop 1 white onion
1 small can mild green chilies
1 1/2 cup cooked rice (she used brown rice)
and/or 1 can black beans drained
2 cups Mexican three cheese blend cheese
Mix all of these together in a bowl.  Then warm up 2 cups of green chili enchilada sauce.
Fry corn tortilla shells in olive oil lightly til soft.  Drain on paper towel.
Put 1/4 c. of enchilada sauce on bottom of a dish.  Dip each enchilada into the sauce then put it into a casserole dish and fill the enchilada with the chicken mixture and roll up.  Pour the extra sauce on top of the enchiladas.  Bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.  When you take it out of the oven add more cheese on top.  This is fantastic!




 


 

Of course it was served with homemade salsa, avocado slices and a wedge of lime.   Yumm!!!
For more festive tablescapes click here for Susan's blog at Between Naps on the Porch, our lovely host.
For more delicious recipes click here to join Michael at Designs by Gollum.

33 comments:

♥ Kenz ♥ said...

OMG! The grave bags of candy are beyond adorable!

Marie said...

I just love this Jean! What artistically spooky place settings, and so creative and that casserole, well, wow is all I can say. It looks fabulous! I don't know how you can come up with something so wonderfully creative each week. Well done!!

Marie said...

PS Happy Birthday Jean!! You are such a beautiful lady, hope you have a wonderful day!!! xxoo

PAT said...

Cute Halloween table and delicious meal!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a bewitching tablescape! Love the fun.

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

Hey, Quincy Cottage! Is that Quincy, Illinois? Love your post ... thanks for the recipe. I'm in Illinois and my sister is in Arizona ... and I wouldn't let her cook for me, but I love your sister banner! I may make one and send to her. Thanksfor visiting with me.

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

The little graveyard bags are so cute with the namecards. I like the black and orange napkins, too.

Sally said...

Happy Birthday Jean! You are an amazing woman and you have many qualities and characteristics that I admire. I hope you have a great day!

P.S. I love the candy corn graveyard and tombstone placecard--your sister did well!

nannykim said...

Cute ideas and that candy looks so inviting (even though it is a graveyard!!!). I wish you had shown a close up of the dinner plates--let me know if you do!!

nannykim from SPINDLE COTTAGE (I have several blogs--the spindle cottage is the one with the house stuff ;-)

Joyce said...

Cutest bags ever!

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Jean, What cute ideas. Thank you for sharing! You are one lucky lady to find all those plates!

Shelia said...

What a wonderful table with lots of inspiration! Those enchiladas are just making me drool! ;)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Allison Shops said...

Looks delicious. Love the graveyard with candy - great idea.

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

wow, I must try those enchiladas, they look wonderful, the grave bags are just so creative...I'm a new follower...come visit

Bunny Jeans Decor... and More! said...

I love chicken enchiladas. I'll be making those for sure!

This is the first time in years that I have had Fall tableware. I really enjoyed shopping and setting up my buffet hutch in all the Autmn colors.

Thanks for visiting my blog and taking time to comment :)

jennykate77 said...

I love the little bags of candy! The chicken enchiladas sound delish! Thanks for sharing.

I came over here from Jen's blog to wish you a Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great day♥

Amy said...

What a wonderful post. I am doing a Round Robin tomorrow if you want to come show of some of your crafts. But today I hear it is your Birhtday and I am stopping by from Tatertots and Jello to say Happy Birthday. Have a great day.

dee dee said...

My mouth fell open and started watering at the site of your yummy dinner! What a wonderful table, love the little brown bags with goodies. I'm now a follower of you!

Dee Dee

marcab77 said...

it is said we live on thru our children, and our children's children. and, you certainly will thru your daughter, jennifer. she is a beautiful, loving, and very kind young lady -- and so, therefore, you also must be, i just know it. have a wonderful birthday, you deserve it!
rita

Sarah said...

Fun table setting and the chicken enchiladas look delicious! When's dinner?

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I hope you have leftovers because I'm coming over for those enchiladas! Oh, they look GOOD!

And the candy is very cute. I want one of those punches from Martha. Isn't she the best???

Happy Foodie Friday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

susan said...

Those enchiladas look fabulous! Very cute decorations, but do you think she could say "Here SITS Jean" instead :) Love it all!

Mary said...

These look really good. I love the way you've set the table. Happy Birthday! Have a great day.

Michelle said...

Everything looks so good and I am so hungry right now! Daring place markers...ah I mean grave markers!

Shanty 2 Chic said...

Hey there! These look YUMMY:) Couldn't find your email so I reached you here... I used the Storybook font on Cricut and I just cut it on cardstock to make my stencil. Hope this helps!!
~Whitney

Grammy Staffy said...

It all looks so festive and cute. The enchiladas are making me hungry.
Thanks for sharing.

Happy Belated birthday.

Drop by and visit me when you have time. I need your advice.

Heidi said...

Yum, yum, I love chicken enchiladas, and your recipe sounds great (or should I say yours sister's recipe?!)
Thanks for sharing it!The table is so colorful and perfect for the spooky holiday.
I hope you'll come back soon for another visit!
Xo
Heidi - Heart and Home

Amy said...

Thanks for stopping by today.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Enchilada's are one of my favorites! The plates are gorgeous.

tardevil said...

The placemats & party favors are too cute!

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Bill said...

So many clever ideas! The enchiladas look beyond delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Hope your week goes well.

Bye for now,
Bill

Jenny said...

That is a great table setting! I love the festive plates, napkins and candy corn bags! Cute!