Did I mention that I do not like to clean…anything! I am NOT a cleaner even though I like clean things. However, tomorrow my Senator has invited a handful (7) of his colleagues over for dinner, and the house needed a little (a lot of) help. Oh, and did I mention that I am cooking dinner for them? King Ranch casserole…and it is the best recipe in my arsenal. In other words, it is always delicious. Always.
Thank goodness the main attraction is the Thunder basketball game. They are playing the Lakers and that will be a BIG game. In fact, the entertainment will be much better than what I whip up to serve them for dinner. (My Senator forgot to tell them that I really don’t cook that often. Shhh! That’s a little family secret!) However, during the legislative session most of these guys can not travel home during the week, so hosting them at our house for my Senator is the least I can do. I am hopeful my kitchen will transform itself into a better restaurant than say, iHop. One thing is for sure… I know my house will be cleaner!
Here is what we are serving for dinner, my Senator’s favorite recipe for King Ranch Casserole:
Ingredients: 1-2 bags of tortilla chips; 10 cooked and shredded chicken tenders; 1 can cream of chicken soup; 1 can of chicken broth; 1/2 cup chopped onions, 1/2 cup chopped green peppers; 1 can Rotel tomatoes with green peppers; grated Cheddar cheese.
Saute in little oil tortilla chips. Saute in little oil onions and green peppers. Lay chips on bottom of greased 9×13 baking dish-1 layer. Top with shredded chicken. Top with blended mixture = 1 can of cream of chicken soup, can of chicken broth, sauteed onions and green peppers and can of Rotel tomatoes. Top with another layer of tortilla chips, then grated cheese. Bake for 40 minutes at 350 degrees.
It would take some talent to mess this one up! Really.
The Senator’s Wife