Saturday, January 18, 2014

{Winter} Sunday Supper: Chicken Tortilla Casserole, Roasted Garlic Asparagus, and Granola and Yogurt Parfaits

*Each Sunday join our family for Sunday Supper! 
A time to slow and enjoy those around you. A time to nourish souls and share food that fills up a tummy quite comfortably! Each week I will feature a seasonal meal that is not only healthy, but food fare you can most definitely make in a timely manner. So come, come to the table, and make a memory that your family will cherish...
Winters just beckon a cozy and comforting meal.
I think they should be slightly hearty, filling, and healthy.
Most of all, I hope the dear ones around our table feel loved through a carefully prepared meal.

This casserole was a winner at our house.
The family thought it was wonderful, and combined with the roasted asparagus...the meal was perfect.
We don't always have dessert around here, but Sunday's are special and call for a sweet treat.
If you have time during the week, making granola and yogurt are so fun!

Chicken Tortilla Casserole
{Serves 8}
Total Time: 1 hour and 45 min.

 2 pounds chicken cooked and shredded
1 TBS. olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 large green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1/8 tsp. salt plus 1/2 tsp, divided
1 TBS. ground cumin
2 tsp. chili powder
1 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. dried basil
4 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 4oz. can of mild diced chile peppers
1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes with juice
1 cup fresh or frozen corn
1 1/2 cups 2% milk
2 tsp. organic corn starch
olive oil cooking spray
12- 6 inch corn or flour tortillas, quartered
2 cups shredded cheddar or Mexican cheese blend
3 scallions, thinly sliced

Cook chicken and shred.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In a large skillet, heat on medium and saute onion, bell pepper, 1/8 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. pepper.
Cook for 12-15 minutes until soft.
Add cumin, chili powder, oregano, basil, garlic, and diced chili peppers.
Stir frequently for about 1 minute, until garlic softens.
Add the tomatoes and bring to a simmer.
Stir in corn and cook for about 1 minute.
Reduce heat to medium-low.

In a small bowl, stir 2 tbs. milk and corn starch.
Whisk until combined and then add remaining milk. 
Add to skillet and bring to a simmer, careful to stir frequently until slightly thickened.
Stir in chicken and cook until heated through, about 1 minute.
Season with remaining 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper.
Remove from heat.

Spray a 9x13 casserole dish and arrange half of the tortillas at the bottom.
Top with half of the chicken mixture, then sprinkle with 1/2 of the cheese.
Add the second layer of tortillas, then chicken, and top with the cheese.
Cover with foil and bake until liquid is bubbly and cheese is melted, about 35-45 minutes.
Let it cool for 5 minutes and then sprinkle with scallions.
A dollop of sour cream is nice, too!

 Roasted Garlic Asparagus
{Serves 6-8}
 Total Time: 20 minutes

1 bunch of asparagus...I like mine thin
1-2 TBS. olive oil
2 tsp. minced garlic,or 2 cloves fresh and minced, or 2 tsp. garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Wash and trim bottom ends of asparagus.
Spread on a cookie sheet and drizzle olive oil evenly over the top.
Sprinkle garlic, salt, and pepper.

Bake for 15 minutes, turning them half way through cooking time.

Enjoy hot from the oven! These are my favorite!!

Granola and Yogurt Parfaits
{Serves 4-8}
Total Time: 15 minutes

24-32 oz. vanilla yogurt
{You can make your own! Recipe HERE}
4 cups granola
{Recipe HERE}
1 pint strawberries

 I used 1/2 pint jars for this dessert, but any small container will do.
Just layer yogurt, granola, yogurt, granola, and then top off with a strawberry or two.
You can make ahead and refrigerate.

Family Tie Builder: Have everyone share the one thing they are most thankful for this week.

Hope you have a lovely Sunday!


Amy at love made my home said...

Your casserole lddooks and sounds delicious Julia. We like our asparagus roasted in the oven, but I have never tried adding garlic, I will have to try and remember your suggestion, as that sounds great too. Hope that you have a great Sunday Supper today. xx

Gumbo Lily said...

Sounds like another successful supper! We love asparagus, and I've found I cook it with that same roasted flavor by tossing it in the skillet with olive oil and S&P. It's a little faster than using a hot oven too.

Keeping It Cozy said...

I love reading about your suppers along with hoping to try your recipes. Everything looks absolutely delicious!

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