I planned on doing very little this Labor Day weekend, and still I feel that the first day of this four-day has kept me busy, yet somehow unproductive. It feels like all I’ve done this morning and throughout the day is pick up the place, cook some stuff (mostly Jack’s baby food), take care of the little one, and pick up some more. But I still feel like I got nothing done. Hopefully the rest of you have gotten a more productive (or at least relaxing) start to your Holiday weekend.
Well, I did manage to break out the slow cooker today. My strive for laziness sought out an easy and fun sounding recipe that I believe will appeal to bachelors/bachelorettes and barrack’s dwellers alike. You wouldn’t believe how satisfying it is to occasionally have somebody come up to me in the motor pool and tell me that they enjoy my recipes and look forward to trying them out. I originally started this blog just as a hobby and something to keep my occupied, but that kind of feedback really motivates me. So this one’s for all the single soldiers out there.
I was going through a slow cooker recipe book when I found this. It’s not something that I would normally have chosen for myself, being that it’s a pretty rich recipe. But it’s perfect for anybody with a slow cooker looking to do something different other than chili, stews, soups, or rice dishes. It is another one pot wonder, but would go pretty well with one of those microwaveable steamed vegetable bags.
For this recipe, you’ll need a knife and cutting board and a medium to large slow cooker. Pretty damn simple. I adjusted the original recipe pretty drastically, cutting back the amount of cheese and sour cream. The original called for two whole cups of sour cream, and I bet I didn’t even use 3/4 of a cup. It also wanted four cups of shredded cheese. I used a total of one cup. That’s a pretty big calorie difference.
This is not the prettiest meal I’ve ever made. Casseroles are rarely eaten because they are aesthetically pleasing, however. Rest assured, this is a pretty delicious meal that even surprised me and my wife. The flavors meld together pretty well and the corn tortillas cook down to give this dish a nice polenta like texture.
At six servings, this comes out to 435 calories, 26 grams of fat (holy crap), 28 grams of carbs, and 6 grams of protein. Glad I took out all that extra cheese and sour cream, aren’t ya?