Chicken Tamale Casserole

Chicken Tamale Casserole

This has become a new family favorite! It’s so yummy and easy. I haven’t tried to make it ahead of time and freeze or reheat so I don’t know how that would work, but leftovers have been good straight from the microwave.

Chicken Tamale Casserole:
1 box Jiffy cornbread mix
2 eggs
1 cup shredded cheese (taco mix is best)
1/2 cup milk
1 can cream style corn
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1 can enchilada sauce, red
3 cups shredded chicken
2 cups shredded cheese (taco mix)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a mixing bowl mix Jiffy mix, eggs, milk, cream corn, shredded cheese, chili powder and cumin. Pour into a prepared 9×13 baking dish. Bake for 20 minutes.
Remove from oven and poke about 12 slots with a butter knife. Pour entire can of enchilada sauce all over, spread shredded chicken across entire dish, then sprinkle remaining cheese across the top. You don’t have to use 2 cups of cheese here, it’s up to you. I don’t know why you wouldn’t use 2 cups, but hey some people are weird : )
Place it back into the oven, and bake for another 20 minutes.
Get seconds.

Then you may want to take a lap. This is a far cry from my “healthy” meal stance. This is a Friday night, cheat meal type dish.

My two week meal plan

Meal Plan Banner

I’m trying something new this week.  I am so tired of going to the grocery store every weekend and spending $200, just to have “nothing to eat” come Wednesday, and to do it again next weekend!

This week I am trying to plan my meals out for two weeks.  That was the easy part.  I just simply made my list, numbered 1-14 and wrote out my meals.  I made a quick glance through my freezer and pantry and chose the first few meals based off what I already had.

Next, I had to sit down and make my list.  I had to get all of our essentials, things to make lunches, and then our planned meals.  After a few attempts I figured out what was going to work best.  I just started listing what I needed that I didn’t already have, and then when something came up in a recipe again I would just make a tally mark.  For example shredded cheese and cream of chicken soup.  Those came up quite a bit.  I’ll give you my meal plan and you can decide if you are brave enough to try it out.  I’m still at the beginning of the list.  However, I went to the grocery store to buy my entire list and my total came to $213, after my coupons and price matching (which was AWESOME, this was my first time) my total came to $193.  Now, let’s see if it really lasts two whole weeks.

1.  Ranch Chicken Pot Pie (This is a big recipe that I will make into two pans, and freeze one)

2.  Beef and Bean Enchiladas

3.  Chicken Tortilla Soup

4.  Mexican Baked Chicken

5.  Chicken Quesadillas with special sauce

6.  Homemade Pizza

7.  Poppy Seed Chicken

8.  Cajun Roasted Turkey Breast

9.  Chicken Tamale Casserole

10.  Roast Beef Melts

11.  Chicken & Broccoli Stirfry

12.  Jalapeno Stuffed Chicken

13.  Baked Spaghetti

14.  Golden Chicken Enchiladas

I will post these recipes as I make them and link them up.  Hopefully everything turns out.  Wish me luck.

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