Sunday, February 19, 2012

Just Good Eats

DD17 wasn't going to be home for dinner Friday evening because she was going to be working at a local restaurant so I decided to but some shrimp for dinner. Problem was, I didn't know what I wanted to make with them. I love that seafood goes on sale in winter when it is Lenten season, so shrimp meat was $3.99/lb. I had some corn tortillas in the freezer to use up, not to mention a can of cream of shrimp soup that had an expiration of 2008. That's never stopped me before because I know that under proper storage, the canned soup  should still be good. So, I made Shrimp Enchiladas. DH says they're a hit. Here's what I did:

Shrimp Enchiladas
1-1/4 lb. shrimp meat
1 can condensed cream of shrimp soup
2 TB sour cream
3 TB softened cream cheese
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp cumin powder
salt and pepper, to taste
shredded cheddar cheese
sliced black olives
8 corn tortillas

Mix soup, sour cream, cream cheese, chili powder, cumin and salt and pepper. Mix about 1/4 C of the soup mixture with the shrimp meat. Lay a tortilla in baking pan and put about 1/4 C of shrimp mixture on the tortilla, then top with a TB or two of shredded cheese. Roll up and set in pan. Continue until all is used up. Spread the tops of the enchiladas with the remaining soup mixture, covering all the edges. Top generously with shredded cheddar cheese and sprinkle with sliced olives. Bake at 375 for 25-30 min. Enjoy!

You might also like a dessert to go with dinner. Here's an apple dessert recipe:

Apple Dessert
1 C sugar
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 C flour
1 TB shortening
1/2 C evaporated milk
1 tsp vanilla
 1/2 C chopped nuts, if desired
3 C chopped apples
Mix sugar, baking powder, flour, and shortening. Stir in milk and vanilla. Add nut, if using and apples. Spread in a greased 9-in. square pan.
2 TB brown sugar
2 TB butter
1/3 C flour
Cut butter into sugar and butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over apple mixture and bake at 400 for 30-35 min. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream. adapted from Simple Recipes Using Food Storage 

For those of you who are interested, our BO is still brooding! She got off her clutch yesterday afternoon when I went out to feed and I counted 22 eggs. We have about a week-week and a half to go. I will let you know how things turn out.


  1. I don't think I've ever heard or seen crm of shrimp? This really sounds yummy and I 'll give it a try but might have to use crm of mush or maybe celery would work. Does campbells make the crm of shrimp?The apple desert sounds great too. Thanks for the thoughts.

  2. Hi Herdog,
    Yes, Campbells makes the cream of shrimp. I can't always find it, but I think I have purchased it from Safeway before. I think cream of celery would be a good alternative.

  3. Looking forward to update on BO! Chicken show is in April here, may get one or two!

  4. Phyllis,
    I've never been to a chicken show, but I did show our chickens one year at the county fair. What a kick in the pants! I had no idea how to correctly hold the bird for the judge to look at her. I must have been the laughing stock. Do you have other chickens? I think they do best if there is more than one of them, so if get at least two if you can.


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