We have had so many school delays due to the weather. It's been very frigid or snowy this entire month. When I know I'm home all day I want to make something fun and different for dinner. Soooo, I get on pinterest and search for ideas! Pinterest is so very fun. I found a great recipe to help pass the 'snow day' down time. As you know, I enjoy being in the kitchen. Sometimes the kids play together so well I get bored. I have a problem. When I get bored I cook.
Also another excuse to cook: using the oven warms this old farm house kitchen.
I found this chicken tamale casserole recipe.
I followed it pretty much except I made a few changes. It's snowing and cold and I didn't have a can of creamed corn. There is no way I was leaving to get a can, so I put a can of whole kernel corn in the blender and added heavy cream to it. Viola...creamed corn. I added a can of chopped green chilis to it for flavor. Also I must note because of the heavy cream I cut the milk called for in the recipe in half. I used 4 cooked chopped chicken breasts and I'm not sure if they equaled 3 cups of chicken, but the recipe was amazing anyway.
Otherwise I followed the recipe. Ahhhh! It is OUTSTANDING!
I am a tamale lover and one of my life long goals is to make tamales from scratch. Gary and I both want to do this. For now, this recipe satified my tamale craving.