Sunday Brunch

This week has been a bit stressful. My marine son was supposed to deploy last week but the ship had problems so that did not happen. Now we are doing Semper Gumby and waiting for the word to go. Since we have to pick up his car, we can not really make plans for any thing. 

We went and visited our twins yesterday. They have really grown and are more alert than ever. Wuzzy even smiled at us! I did not take any pictures because the other grandpa was taking many pictures and I hope to get a hold of some of them. But it was a nice day with the boys.

Cinderella and Tango went on a hike and encountered a rattlesnake but managed to avoid a snake bite. Tango walked away with a bee sting. Butterfly won a Huffy bike from her daycare. Now she owns two bikes. Very exciting for her!

Today I am doing laundry and I cooked a tortilla casserole, that I just winged. I tastes good and I will be eating it for lunch tomorrow. I have to work overtime next week in anticipation of not being at work on Thursday and Friday. Sometimes I hate Semper Gumby.

Today’s Sunday Brunch recipe is Juliannah’s Tortilla Casserole

Start with a basic white sauce:

In a small, heavy saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons of butter over low heat. Blend 2 tablespoons of flour into the melted butter. Add 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Cook over low heat, stirring, for 4 to 5 minutes. Cooking for this length of time will minimize ‘flour’ taste. Slowly add 1 cup of milk, stirring constantly. Continue cooking slowly until smooth and thickened.

I added some Jarlslberg Chesse that I needed to do something with. Next I added some chopped onion and tomato, about 1/4 cup of each. I boiled  about a pound of chicken and cut five corn tortillas in strips and then cut them again.I layered the chicken and tortillas and then mixed in the sauce mixture. I seasoned with onion powder, salt, and pepper. I then put about 1/4 cup of grated cheddar cheese on top and baked this at 350 degrees for about twenty minutes.

Picture 032Yum, it turned out well and tastes great. I am just not good at following recipes and much better at improvising.

Happy Sunday!

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