Everyday Mom's Meals: Weekend Company {Guest Blogger Lynne

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Weekend Company {Guest Blogger Lynne

Good Morning! Welcome to yet another Saturday and thanks for dropping by my kitchen to see who I have sharing with us! Today I have a fellow blogger, who challenged herself to quite the task, and after it was finished, kept right on cooking and blogging! So, grab a cup of coffee, or maybe some apple cider and please welcome Lynne to EMM~

Hi everyone!
My name is Lynne and I am the author, photographer and recipe creator over at 365 Days of Baking.  It is such an honor to do this guest post for Krista here at Everyday Mom's Meals and to introduce myself to you!  Thank you, Krista for the opportunity!
I have been married to my high school sweetheart for over 22 years and am a full-time mother to our 3 children; two girls ages 20 and 18, and our son who is 15.  I had been working full-time as the office manager of a veterinary clinic for two years when my husband and I decided that it was time for me to return to my dream job as a stay at home mom.  Staying home is something I've always wanted to do since high school when I saw a mother driving her children around while sitting on the bus.  Yup, that's the perfect life for me!
After being home for six months, I finally decided that I needed something to do while the kids were in school and since I enjoyed being in the kitchen, but hadn't ever done much baking, and really enjoyed writing, I challenged myself to baking and blogging every day for one year straight.  I began on January 27, 2011 and finished on March 9th of this year.  No, It wasn't a straight 365 days, there were 40 days scattered here and there in between because in the beginning I hadn't factored in that life might just happen - headaches, ills, lack of time, and family. And it did.  
Since I've finished my challenge, it's been exciting for me to move on to stove top dishes, recipes using my crockpot and using our grill (though I still need work with that appliance), among many others, but I do still use my oven.
Today I have brought to you some Turkey Spinach Enchiladas in which I use my Homemade Taco Seasoning.  They're easy and full of flavor.  Soon after I started 365 Days of Baking I decided to use a rolling pin rating for each recipe to let readers know what my family thought of the dish and I'll reveal that at the end of the recipe.

Turkey Spinach Enchiladas - serves 6

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large onion, minced
1 jalapeno pepper, cored, seeded and diced small
20 ounces ground turkey
2 tablespoons Homemade Taco Seasoning
5 ounces fresh spinach, chopped
10 small flour tortillas
1 (28oz) can green enchilada sauce
3 cups shredded Mexican cheese combination, divided
1 tablespoon freshly chopped cilantro for garnish, if desired

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. and prepare a 9 X 13-inch baking dish by spraying it with cooking spray.

In a large skillet over medium high heat, warm olive oil.

Add minced onion and diced jalapeno.  Saute until soft, about 5 minutes.

Add ground turkey, breaking it apart as it cooks.

When fully cooked, add Homemade Taco Seasoning and mix until thoroughly combined.

Add chopped spinach and saute until just wilted, about 3 minutes.  You may have to add the spinach in bunches otherwise you may be tossing it all over your stovetop.  Not that I've done that.

Remove from heat.

On a plate, place one small tortilla.

On top of and on one side of the tortilla, put 1/3 cup of turkey/spinach.

Cover filling with about 3 tablespoons of shredded cheese.

Beginning at end of the tortilla where you have placed the filling, gently roll the tortilla up, so that it surrounds the filling.

Place tortilla into prepared baking dish and repeat with remaining tortillas, turkey/spinach filling and cheese.

Pour entire can of enchilada sauce over tortillas.

Cover baking dish with tin foil and bake for 25 minutes.

Remove foil and sprinkle with remaining shredded cheese.  Bake for an additional10 minutes, until cheese is melted and sauce is bubbly.

I rate everything I bake on a scale of 1-4 with 4 being the best and these Turkey Spinach Enchiladas earned 4 rolling pins.  The family LOVED them and requested that they be added to our regular menu.
I've recently started cooking more with turkey and am happy that the family enjoys it
It is a great variation and slightly healthier version than the Chicken Enchiladas I have made in the past.
I've really enjoyed the time spent with you today and a great BIG baking hug goes out to Krista for being her guest here today.

I give you all BIG baking hugs and muffins!!


Cindi said...

I don't see the enchilada sauce listed in the ingredients list. It looks like a green chili sauce from the picture. How many ounces is the can?

These look really good. Can't wait to try them!

Krista said...

Thanks for catching that, Cindi. I have forwarded the comment onto Lynne and am just waiting for a reply! Sometimes it takes more than one of us to proof read something :)

365daysofbaking said...

The enchilada sauce is 1 28 OUNCE CAN OF GREEN ENCHILADA SAUCE.
As Krista said, thank you so much for catching that! YIKES> Funny because I remember specifically typing it in because ironically I'd almost left it out. Then I cut it as I went to move some things around an forgot to paste it back in. haha

Unknown said...

Krista, so excited to pop over here and find Lynne! $ rolling pins, this has to go on our menu, Lynne has never steered me wrong! Pinning!

Cindi said...

Thanks for the reply Lynne. Your recipe is going on my menu for this week! :)

365daysofbaking said...

thanks for having me! I enjoyed it!
Please let me know what you think of them. I think my family will be requesting these again soon.
Enjoy your week!
And thanks for the pin, Joan!!

Debra Kapellakis said...

I am one of your followers on 365 days of baking, nice to see you here.