“Mom, what’s for Supper?”
I hear this every single day, as I’m sure a lot of you do. Sometimes that very simple question can strike fear into your heart. “Eek! What is for supper?”
It’s so easy to fall into a rut as far as dinners go. Not to mention trying to please everyone at the table. Southern Living has a new book that helps with these two problems, and it’s packed--bursting with easy 30 minute meals that are sure to make your life easier.
Contest is closed, but the enchilada recipe is still fantastic! Our random winner is comment #30, Amy M. Congrats, Amy! Thank you all for reading and entering.
“What’s for Supper” is written by Southern Living Test Kitchen Specialist Vanessa McNeil Rocchio, who has over 20 years of experience in the Southern Living Test Kitchens. The book is based on her popular column of the same name in Southern Living, and it includes more than 250 recipes!
Read through to enter for a chance to win your own copy of What’s for Supper!
Chapters and their descriptions are:
- The Supper Table. Simple, quick-fix ideas for salads, beverages, breads, and desserts.
- Dinner’s in the Pantry. Recipes made with pantry staples.
- Don’t Drive Through, Drive Home. Quick favorites that taste better than fast food.
- No-Cook Suppers. Leave the oven or stove off for these gems.
- Slow Cooker. Hands-off meals that cook so you don’t have to.
- Picky Eaters. Kid-friendly recipes to suit any taste.
- Cooking for Two. Downsized dishes that can easily be increased for a crowd.
- Weeknight Company. Special recipes that welcome company any night of the week.
Plus, scattered throughout the book are Vanessa’s Savvy Secrets, which are techniques and tips from the Southern Living Test Kitchen; Sidekicks, convenient side-dish suggestions; Time-Saving Tips; and Table Talk, dinner table conversation starters.
I fell in love with this book right away. Every recipe has a full color, stunning photo. They make you want to try everything immediately! The recipe text is laid out right inside the photos which makes it lovely to look at, as well. I have so many recipes earmarked to try, and I’m sure you will, too! There are a few recipes that make use of convenience items like a flavor/seasoning packet, a can of soup, or a jar of sauce. Are these deal breakers? No way! If you want to use them, feel free! If not, make your substitution and go, like I did with the enchilada sauce in this recipe. The recipes are worth it. There are so many great ideas in this book. From salads and sandwiches (hot and cold!), to meats and vegetables, pastas, casseroles, grilling recipes--it’s all covered in here. Go have a look inside the book!
We absolutely loved these Chicken and Spinach Enchiladas! Even my seventeen year old, who was pretty sure she wasn’t going to like them. The filling is delicious--creamy and full of chicken. And simple, too! I will definitely make these again.
Chicken and Spinach Enchiladas*
Makes 6 servings.
1 (10 oz) package frozen spinach, thawed
1 (16 oz) jar chunky salsa, DIVIDED
20 oz enchilada sauce (Recipe follows, or use 2 -20 oz cans ready made sauce.)
1 (8oz) package cream cheese
2 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken (I used a rotisserie chicken)
10 (8 inch) flour tortillas
1 (16 oz) bag shredded Mexican four cheese blend
Chopped red onion
Halved grape tomatoes
Makes about 2 cups
1 medium onion, finely diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp dried oregano
1 1/2 tsp cocoa powder
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1 (8oz) can tomato sauce
In a medium sauce pan, heat a bit of oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté for about 5 minutes. Add the broth and remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes. I like to pour it into a square baking dish so it can cool a bit, and so it's easier to dip the tortillas into it.
Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 13x9 inch baking dish. Set aside. Drain spinach, squeezing out as much liquid as you can.
Stir 1/4 cup of the salsa into the enchilada sauce, and set aside. Microwave the cream cheese in a medium sized bowl for one minute. Stir in the spinach, chicken, and remaining salsa. Stir until well blended.
I like to do this next step on a large cutting board for easy clean up. Dip each tortilla into the enchilada sauce and place it on the cutting board. Spoon a heaping 1/3 cupful of the filling down the center of each tortilla. Roll up the tortilla and place it in the prepared pan, seam side down. Continue until you've used all the of the tortillas. I had some extra tortillas and made a few extra for a total of 13. Pour the sauce over the enchiladas and sprinkle with the cheese. Bake for 30 minutes, remove from oven and let stand for 5 minutes. Serve with desired toppings.
- I serve ours with a simple side salad of lettuce, sliced avocado, tomatoes, and a drizzle of olive oil. Sprinkle with a bit of kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper. Top with a spoonful of Greek yogurt or sour cream.
- Southern Living used 2 (10 oz) cans of red enchilada sauce. I had everything on hand to make homemade, so that's what I used. They also don’t dip the tortillas in the sauce before filling and rolling, but I like to.
- I’ll have another recipe for you from the book later in the week, so stay tuned!
*Recipe reprinted with permission from Southern Living What's for Supper, Oxmoor House 2012. I was given a copy of the book for review at no charge, and was not paid for my opinion.
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