Let’s go with the good news first.
This meal tasted great. And though the steps in my Pioneer Woman cookbook looked complicated, I really only spent about 20 minutes of hands-on time putting everything together.
The not-so-good news was that aesthetically, things just didn’t work out on the plating front tonight.
All being equal, I’ll take this tradeoff any time versus the opposite results. ;)
I’m going to have to have another go at the wrapping of the corn tortillas, I think. No matter what I did, the tortillas cracked, or unfolded, or otherwise acted unruly in my baking dish. The sauce and cheese that topped the enchiladas hid a multitude of sins, to be sure, but you look at that photo above and tell me that it’s restaurant-quality! My presentation on this one certainly leaves something to be desired!
But the meal itself tasted great – it was a perfectly piping-hot meal for another cold winter night. As I mentioned earlier, I admit I was a bit concerned about how long it was going to take to put dinner on the table tonight – I was already running late after making a stop after work – but that fear was allayed straightaway. This was a super-easy dinner to prepare, and paired with a Corona, we could close our eyes and pretend we were in Mexico. Not bad for a sub-freezing night!
No stats today because, well, I have misplaced my Whole Foods receipt. But I will say that this meal makes enough for at least four or five servings, which is always a win in my book.