As you probably know by now we like to feed the missionaries from our church once a month. As we have two sets here, that is two missionary dinners a month. I love feeding the missionaries, and always try to cook them something that they might be missing from home. I figure they get enough roast dinners . . .
Today as they are two Utah boys, I decided to make them a Mexican meal. Enchiladas. I love enchiladas. I've been making them since my kids were growing up, from an old recipe that I found in a Sunset Cookbook. It was simple and didn't require anything fancy or out of the ordinary. Today I thought I would stretch my wings a little bit and do something a tad bit different.
I found a recipe on Buns In My Oven which looked nice for Cream Cheese Chicken Enchiladas. It looked pretty good. I had to improvise a bit as we don't get the canned green chilies over here, but it all worked out. I just used fresh green chilies, which I trimmed, de-seeded and chopped fine. (Wear gloves and don't rub your eyes!)
I liked that it had corn in the filling and a rich mixture of cream cheese and sour cream, which would help to cut the spiciness of the enchilada sauce. I am not sure if the enchilada sauce over here is the same as the enchilada sauce in America or not, but the one over here is really spicy!
They turned out pretty nice. Todd didn't complain too much and the younguns loved them. I served them with Mexican rice and a salad on the side, plus bowls of extra spring onions, sour cream and sliced black olives. They aren't quite as tasty as the ones I made the whole time my kiddos were growing up, but they were well received.
*Creamy Chicken Enchiladas*Serves 4 (hearty eaters!)