This was a pantry creation. This was basically my first day back cooking after being down with the flu. I haven't been to the store, haven't felt like eating- much less cooking until now.
Now? I'm hungry.
So, we had one of our familiar conversations tonight "Should we go get something and bring it home? Or we could have.... (opening pantry door) something with chicken, and.. cornbread, and.... beans, annnnndddddd....... enchilada sauce."
Our kids went back to college today and I got the idea my sweet husband wasn't keen on leaving the house again. And I sure can't go out. I'm a mess girlfriend. No makeup worn for 5 days. No hair style. I'm clean but looking pretty plain.
I figured if I screwed up dinner we still could make a pbj or grilled cheese.
So my hunny chopped and sautéed onions while I scrambled to get out the other ingredients: a can of black beans, cut up cooked chicken meat,a can of enchilada sauce, and a can of cheese soup. (I have no idea why it's in the pantry). And of course the box of Jiffy Cornbread mix.
We turned the oven on 350 because this was going to be a stovetop to oven kind of meal.
I prepared the cornbread mix according to directions & got everything ready so that when the onions finished sautéing I could add it to the pan.
And you can see from this picture that I've done just that. ;)
I gave it a quick stir
Then poured the cornbread mix over the top. Not worrying about completely covering the ingredients or how pretty it would be. What did I teach you before?!?
If its ugly you call it RUSTIC. And a cobbler in a cast iron skillet qualifies as a rustic meal.
It was bubbling and the cornbread was golden so I gave it a test poke to see if it was set. It was!!!
Dinner was done in about 30 minutes. It turned out to be delicious too. Of course you can customize this.
I would have loved a side salad with this. Ill try to get to the grocery store soon!
Just wanted to share! I know a couple of my friends who would like this.
This is what you get when Buffalo chicken meets truck stop taco. Cooking the chicken was the most labor intensive part, but we usually make enough to have leftovers anyway- so you'll have a snack for later in the very least.
I've discovered a super easy way to do this. Use the coating mix that is the Hooter's brand. I think as far as coating wings or chicken it is perfect!! I put the coating mix in a zip lock bag, add the chicken, and shake! Shake! Shake!!!
My current favorite method of cooking is my electric skillet. It's large, easy to maintain an even temperature, and it has a vented lid.
When it comes to the sauce I love Frank's Red Hot Sauce. You can use it by itself and it's perfectly wonderful, but I usually put it on low heat (the whole bottle) and add 1/2 stick of butter, a dash of Worcestershire, and a tablespoon or two of honey. It helps the sauce stick to the chicken.
Once that is done I just keep it in the oven to keep it warm.
I use olive oil and brush the corn tortillas to warm them. I do the whole batch and keep them in a tortilla warmer/holder. Then use a little shredded cheese, some broccoli slaw, your favorite dressing, and any other condiments you choose.
We had blue cheese dressing and a jalepeno ranch to choose from.
Life on the lake is laid back. When we cook it's far from being fancy affair. It's all about relaxing with friends and family and enjoying comfort food. More often than not it's not all that healthy but boy it sure is good!!!
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