Thursday, February 26, 2009

Foodie Friday and Dishaholic Award! WooHooness!

Hello Dear Ones! Before I start my Foodie Friday post I want you to know I'm having a giveaway! Just go here if you'd like to enter. I'll announce the winner Monday morning.

Now my friend, Dear Gollum, has started making our Fridays - fabulous! Fridays are now all about food! So go to see her blog and you'll lots more peeps Foodie Fridaying - you're gonna love it!

Today I'm gonna share with you some Mexican food - beef enchiladas. Here are most of the ingredients.

Fry up the hamburger meat, add a little salt and pepper. I also add some picante sauce, just whatever hits my fancy! :) Stir it all up! Then I take a couple tortillas at a time (we like the whole wheat) and soften them up a bit in the microwave. They're easier to roll that way. Spray your baking dish with Pam and start to build your enchilada! Spread the meat down the length of your tortilla, sprinkle onions and a tad of cheese and start rolling the little puppy up! Place in your your pan, folded side down. Continue til all your meat is almost gone. I have seven here and had a little bit of meat left over so I just sprinkled it across the tops of the rolled enchiladas. Next I sprinkled some chopped green chilies and lots of cheese. Yummmy. We love our cheese.

Now poke this little pan in a preheated 350' oven for about 20 minutes.

While the enchiladas are heating up it's time to make the guacamole! I've used three fairly large avocados, peeled and sliced. Then I take a fork and smush and smash 'em to death! I add very finely chopped onion, use however much you like, salt and pepper, a little picante sauce and then I squeeze the juice from a half of a lime. I'm saying half because I used a little bitty key lime. Yes, I can actually taste the difference. I wouldn't put the juice from a regular sized lime in this - you'd be sorry if you did! :)
Now we love to have a little extra cheese sauce to pour atop our enchies! I use a can of green chili enchilada sauce and then chunks of Velveeta cheese. I melt it very slowly and on a low heat so it won't burn. I also add some picante sauce. Again, just use what tastes good to you! I love my picante sauce!! :)
Out come the hot enchiladas! See how pretty they are with the melted cheese on top! Yum!
This is my tiny plate! To me one enchilada is enough - they're quite filling. With a little guacamole, refried beans and a little bit of salad with pico de gallo on the side, I'm ready to eat!
Num a num...
Oh, we must not forget about a little desert!
This is for Mr. Precious! He gets two little short cakes with sliced strawberries and blackberries and dollups of whipped cream on top! He can have two because he just ran five miles! That boy!
Here's mine! If you'd like some, just hand me your little plate and I'll fill it up! Now make sure you go to see Dear Gollum for more Foodies. :)


Do you see this wonderful award? Oh, my goodness! I'm so excited! This beauty was made and presented to me by my sweet friend, Melissa . Oh what a sweetie she is. She was cruising around The Land of Blog and saw so many Dishaholics and was looking for the award! Alas, she couldn't find it. So what did this most talented one do? She made her own! She just pulled out her own beautiful dishes and snapped away - after all, she is a professional photographer! Thank you, thank you, thank you, dear Melissa. How special I feel and look at her beautiful dishes.

I'm so blessed and truly appreciate this. I am a Dishaholic and I've confessed this to you a few times. But I'm in good company...many of you are Dishaholics too and there is help - just play with your dishes till the cows come home! I really don't want to grow up, do you? :)

Now, our Darling Melissa has set a few rules, so here goes:

1. Post on Blog with link back to awarder.
2. Award to 5 deserving Dishaholics (they can receive this award a million times and if you think they are a closet dishaholic, give it to them!) Name them for their inspiring taste and display of dishes. The dishes can be displayed anywhere in or around their home.
3. Name your favorite set of dishes/pattern that you own.
4. Name a set of dishes/pattern that you DO NOT own, but would like to own.
5. List a favorite accessory (stems, silver, flatware, etc.)

1. My link back to Melissa is at the top of the page :)

2. My five Darling Dishaholics I would love to bestow this most prestigious award to:
1. Susan at Between Naps on the Porch - she has been my inspiration for tablescapes. I don't
think I had ever heard the word until she showed her tablescape. She has dishes I covet! :)
2. Gollum, actually Michael Lee at Designs by Gollum - this lady has the most beautiful dishes
and knows how to display them. She even cooks and puts food in hers! :)
3. Debbie at Confessions of a Plate Addict - sweet Debbie is a marvel at tablescaping and she
has the most charming assistants. I know she couldn't do this without them! :)
5. Laurie at Bargain Hunting with Laurie - this gal has such a touch and she has so many
dishes - she can just do anything with them!
6. Fifi at Fifi Flowers - now this lady is an artist and she has become our virtual Dishaholic!
So when she sets her virtual table - you'll for sure want to come.

3. Well, I do love all my dishes so it's hard to say which set I love the best. It would be a toss up
between my Blue Willow by Johnson Brothers or Blue Garland by Haviland.

4. I have always love the Old Country Roses patterned dishes by Royal Albert.

5. This is another hard one. I guess my silverware - it's all very old and has been handed down
to me by a family member. I do cherish it!

Okay, Dear Ones, there you have it - The Real Confessions of a Dishaholic! This has been so much fun and I truly hope you'll all become Dishaholics!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

I've Got It Bad and That Ain't Good

Though folks with good intentions
Tell me to save my tears

Well I'm so mad about him

I can't live without him

Never treats me sweet and gentle

The way he should

I've got it bad

And that ain't good

And when the weekend's over

And Monday rolls around

I end up like I start out
Just crying my heart out

He don't love me like I love him

No, nobody could

I've got it bad

And that ain't good
Lord above me, make him love me

The way he should

I got it bad

And that ain't good
~sung by Billie Holiday


  1. Oh, I love enchiladas, and yours look so good. I make mine almost like you do. Sometimes I make two batches, put one in the freezer, then just thaw, bake and add cheese topping and a no cook meal. Congratulations on the award. I do love dishes, and you have some gorgeous ones as well as all the other dishaholics. Hugs, Marty

  2. Oh Shelia...Your food looks soooo yummy!! I love me some guac!! I will have to try this one! Congrats on your award...from one to another , it's something to be proud of!! lol And thanks for the dishaholic award! I confess to being guilty on that charge!! Have a great evening...Debbie

  3. Sheila, Your enchiladas look wonderful. I am going to have to try your recipe. I love cheese.. but, my dh hates cheese. How could anyone hate cheese??
    Hugs, Terrie

  4. I have never made enchiladas, but they look really good! I would love some shortcake too, but not if I have to run 5 miles first. I would need a stretcher if I tried it!

  5. I'm fixing this for Young Bandwith. My last few meals haven't thrilled him. LOL This will make everyone happy. I will try key lime instead of Persian lime next time.

    Thank you so kindly for the dish award. I will post it when I get back from Atlanta. I needed a reward after working hard on my pantry, getting my dishes in order; I finished it today -- to post on Susan's Met Monday.

  6. You're making me hungry for Mexican food! I'm going to have to give your recipe a try. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Don't you think you're overdoing it a bit with the announcing the give away thing?! People are going to think that you really are going to pick randomly and not just send those sweeties to me! Now, I always say if it's got cream cheese or velveeta cheese in it you can't go wrong! those enchiladas look scrumptious! God Bless! Lauralu :)

  8. Yum, this looks wonderful Shelia.

  9. I am going to try that enchilada recipe. Thanks for posting.

    I confess, I think I am a dishaholoic, but.... I really have bought very few dishes. Most have been given to me. I plan on joining next weeks table scape. :D

  10. Hi Shelia! Thanks for this cute, cute award Melissa created! You are a doll to think of me! I admit it...I am a confessed Dishaholic, and what's worse...I don't want to be cured! :-)
    BTW, I am trying your yummy beef enchiladas...those look great!

  11. The enchiladas look yummy, but these days I'm having dessert first! Oh yeah, and I ran five miles too..wink

  12. Oh, Shelianess! This dish looks killer good! I would like to pass my place for seconds and two desserts, too, please. Of course I haven't run my miles like Mr. Precious, but we won't tell. ;-)

    Congratulations, dear one, on your award! You are a dish maven! Love it! :-) That's one of the many reasons I love you and think you are SO special, but that's just one among many.

    Hope you have a wonderful night and enjoy your dish crown! :-)


    Sheila :-)

  13. I love enchiladas! I never made them, just eaten them out. You make it sound so simple! I got to do this for I love them so. Thank you so much! Oh, I love your dish award, Congrats.

  14. Hi Shelia! Your enchiladas look so pretty and delicious. Congrats on your dishaholic award!...Christine

  15. ummm, it all looks and sounds so delicious, Sheila...and one of my favorite desserts is Strawberry ANYTHING !
    The award is precious, too!

  16. Oh girl! You are speaking my love language...Mexican Food. It all looks so good especially the guacamole!!
    Yikes and then there's that dessert!!

  17. Okay, this scrumptious post sealed the deal...Mexican this weekend! Happy Foodie Friday! Nancy

  18. What a great award Sheila ! And I gotta try your recipe.Looks yummy.

  19. Your enchiladas look fantastic and even though it's late at night, I'm now hungry for some Mexican food. Yummy!

  20. We LOVE enchiladas! Thanks for the recipe and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  21. Congratulations on receiving this lovely award, dear Shelia.

    I am going to try the enchiladas. They look so delicious!

  22. Woooooo hoooooooo! There could never be a more perfect award for you, Shelia!
    And OMG, your enchiladas look sooooooooo yummy! Know what would make them over-the-top perfect? Also fill them with sour cream, and then use red enchilada sauce over the top. Oh glory!!!!!!

    Justiney :O )

  23. Morning Shelia~

    Now I love mexican food of any kind ~ it's a food group you know ( all by itself ) just like ice-cream. This dinner looks yummy and the guacamole...another favorite of mine.

    Well deserved award, too. :)

    Big hugs~ J.

  24. You are right, the dish-aholic award pictures is very nice indeed! Love those colors!
    As for your FOOD...YUM-MEEEEE.
    You plated it so well, I thought for a moment you scanned a picture from a cookbook! I will try this looks so tasty!

  25. Shelia, congrats on another award!!! I'm almost afraid to ask how many dishes you do own as I'm afraid to face the fact of how many I own (ha, ha!)

    Great award! I made some tacos on my blog side of the potluck. Come on over before you're too full! :-D

    Carolyn of What Now? Tablescapes

  26. Shelia, this is one award I KNOW I deserve!! I am a dishaholic, but I can see that I am in good company. Thank you so much for thinking of me. It's such a pretty award (of course, I think anything with dishes is pretty!), I'll be proud to display it on my blog. Now, those enchiladas look delicious! And what a pretty plate they are on (of course, I'd notice the plate). Your dinner looks like a picture on a cooking show! And I'll be bringing a pretty plate right over to get some of that beautiful desert! laurie

  27. This recipe for enchiladas looks and sounds delicious and I'm so going to copy it in my folder. And congrats on the dish award, it had to be made for you.

    Love ya,

  28. Okay, I counted and subtracted. You start with 7 enchiladas. You take 1 and give your mother 1. Give Mr. Precious 2 because he has to keep his strength up to run so that those legs stay in shape. Hmm, that leave 3 for me and Johnny. Now, what time is dinner?

  29. Happy Foodie Friday!Oh I NEED some Mexican food!


  30. Oh yum yum!!! These look delicious! I will have to try these for my sons. Bet they would love them! Can you believe that I am not a cook? Not at all, and I didn't know how to make enchiladas! I just have a few tried and true recipes that I make, but these are something I can do!

    Love that Dishaholic Award! It couldn't have gone to a sweeter dish lover!


  31. Oh, I do like mexican food and your enchiladas look delish! You made everything look great!

    Congratulations on your award!


  32. Oh Shelia,does this look good.You do yours a little different than mine.I'll have to try it your way next time.And the guacomle.yummyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.Congrats on the award .You sure deserve it.You have gorgeous dishes...ann

  33. Oh Shelia!

    I am loving the looks of your enchilada recipe. YUMMO!!!
    My honey would love these.
    Ill let you know how I do.

    Have a great weekend.
    ~Melissa :)

  34. GOTTA love a plate of Tex-Mex...nothing better!

  35. Oh Pickle I should not of came here Girl!! now I want a Mexican dinner...oh girl this looks so YUMMY!! and congrat on your award..and Yes we all know about you and your little dish problem...I think there a 12 steps program out there for that and blogging..Have great weekend dear friend...give your Mama from hugs...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  36. Yummy Shelia!
    Those enchiladas look delicious!!!

  37. Hi Shelia
    Thank you!! Now I know what we're having for dinner tonight. Your recipe of enchalladas. That was pretty easy to decide because it looked so yummy. I have some strawberries in sugar and covered in the fridge from last night when MAdeline came over for dinner.

    I couldn't get the little cakes at the store I went to so we're having vanilla ice cream and strawberries instead.

    I hope you have a lovely evening and weekend.

  38. My favorite food group - Mexican Food. Is there anything prettier on a pretty plate than Mexican food? Now I'm hungry and don't need to be. I didn't run 5 miles today - just my little slow 30 minutes on the treadmill. Congrats on the award - you certainly deserve it as you have so many beautiful dishes. Sally

  39. I've never attempted enchiladas but you make it look easy and delicious!

  40. Oh Shelia these sound like a simple quick something to make too. I'm saving this recipe and I'm trying it next week. ~ Robyn

  41. Oh my sweet little TEXAN friend... I am so coming to your house for dinner when we get to Texas next winter... I LOVE LOVE LOVE Mexican food and I will be trying these little darlings... Thank you so much... Also Congratulations on your dishaholic award... How appropriate... Love YA


  42. These look yummy Sheila. I love mexican food, but for some reason don't make it much at home. I'm going to try this. And that dessert looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing this. Kathy

  43. I just can't handle this Foodie Friday! It makes me hungry! I can be full and it still makes me hungry! That's the same reason I don't watch the food network or any food shows. I have NO will power!

  44. Shelia,

    I am convinced that these enchiladas will be wonderful, especially since the recipe is coming from a real Texas woman! Oh, I can taste all that cheese right now!! ;-)

    I truly think you deserve the dish award, I am never disappointed with your tablescapes (the last one was groovy!). And I also love that you love Haviland, since you are the only one I know that has it besides me!!

    Congrats & thanks!! :-)


  45. ooo...yum yum.. my ears are moving.. chinese expression to means it's so good..

    congrats on your award.. i have lost count already.. maybe i should pop over to your other blog to check,huh!


  46. They look delicious! But I don't know if you can top last week;s..:)

    Disholic, no, no..collector of fine plates sounds better...

  47. Any enchies and shortcake left. Mmmmm sure looks good!
    How's your mom feeling these days? I hope she is coming along nicely.

  48. Sheila!

    I will send you an email, too -- but just want to let you know that you won my giveaway!

    It's the one for the Johnson Bros. blue and white ironstone gravy boat; if you send me you name and address via email, I will get it in the post for you!

    Congratulations!!! This is fun!

  49. Those enchiladas looks sooooo good, it makes me want to run out and buy the ingredients right now! LOL

    Have a great weekend sweet Shelia!


  50. HOW I love Mexican food! Your enchiladas look beyond delicious! :)
    CONGRATULATIONS on your dish award. My..what a pretty award! surely do deserve it!! You have the MOST beautiful dishes!
    A buncha hugs to you!! :)

  51. You had me at "enchilada"... I always make chicken enchiladas, but your beef enchiladas look scrumptious! My "to-try" list is getting longer by the minute. Thanks! :D

  52. Sheila
    ....further to the comment you left for me about loving your may want to check out my post tomorrrrrrrowwwwww...??!!

  53. Hi Shelia...I don't know how I missed commenting on this post, except my 'puter has kicked me off several sites lately...anyway, guess what we are having for supper tonight! We love our Mexican food too...I should say TEX-MEX food, but sometimes I forget to fix it at home...duh! I'm also doing PEACH (frozen) shortcakes...the strawberries looked yuk...My DH will thank YOU when we eat supper tonight! ;-) Bo


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