Tex-Mex Chili Rellenos Casserole

Of all the recipes in my family cookbook the Chile Rellonos Casserole is the most requested! It also is our favorite dish to add to our Tex-Mex Game Day parties.  It has a chili flavor that isn't too spicy, lots of cheese, rich tomato sauce and a sprinkle of cilantro.   It is the perfect dish to throw together for your hungry guests.

Chili Rellenos Casserole

I'm often asked what Tex-Mex is and all I can say the food we call "Mexican" in America is not what you eat when you travel south of the border.  We love to add our cheddar cheeses and lots of cream, which I'm not complaining about.  Our favorite Mexican restaurants are judged on the creaminess of the beans and the flavor of it's cheeses.  Seriously, we are quite picky...and my tribe LOVES this recipe.

The ingredients you will need are:

3 7 oz. Cans of Whole Green Chilies
2 lb. of Cheddar Jack Cheese, Grated
3 Eggs Beaten
1/4 Cup Flour
1 Can of Evaporated Milk
1 8 oz.  Can of Tomato Sauce
2 Tbs. Fresh Chopped Cilantro

First Step is to wash and drain the chilies.  Grate the cheeses and set aside.  Layer the bottom of a thin casserole dish with the chilies.  Split them open and lay them face down in the dish. 

Once the dish bottom is covered, sprinkle the first layer with the grated cheeses.  

Add a second layer of chilies.  

In a blender, mix together the evaporated milk, eggs and flour until smooth.  Pour over the chilies and cheese.

Cover the entire casserole with the rest of the cheese and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until it is firm.

Pour the tomato sauce over the baked casserole and sprinkle with a little more cheese and the chopped cilantro.  Return to the oven for an additional 5 minutes or until the top layer of cheese is melted.

Let sit for 5 to 10 minutes for everything to settle into each other.  This dish can be served hot or cold.  I love it with a spoonful of Mexican rice and my homemade refried beans...of course garnished with olives, avocado and sour cream!

It is also good with tortillas, beans and slow cooked Green Tomato Chile Beef.  Which is another family recipe I'll share on Sunday!  Seriously...the best shredded beef you'll ever eat! You can catch the full segment and recipes on KUTV Fresh Living January 20th at 2:00 pm!  
Whoever ends up playing in the big game in Texas, your tribe will be happy to eat and share this dish.  Our favorite to yours!  

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Barn Quilt Civil War Collection

I am beyond excited to share my latest labor of love with you!  I am a history junkie as some of you know.  I love how quilting tells the stories of our history, both personal and as a nation.  Every stitch means something to someone and for us barn quilters...every paint stroke does too.  Which is why I decided to create a Civil War Barn Quilt Collection for 2017.

The Civil War Barn Quilt Collection 

This collection is a Block of the Month Club for anyone who loves to paint barn quilts.  There are twelve blocks in the collection one for each month of the year.  The monthly kits are $25.00 (shipping not included).  Each Month you will receive a 12" hardwood square prepped for paint, the pattern of the month which includes a history of the block and how it fits into the quilt, and a link to a online class on how to paint your barn quilt.  

There are three ways to order the Civil War Barn Quilt Block of the Month.  You can either order them monthly for $25.00, purchase the year in advance, or order the blocks already painted!

For the month of January we are offering a special kick 0ff sale!  Simple use the promo code TDBOM at check out and receive 15% off your order of anything in the Civil War Barn Quilt Block of the Month collection. Click on the link to My Shop to order!

Union Square Barn Quilt

January's block of the month is called the Union Square.  I chose this block to begin the Civil War Barn Quilt Collection because of it's name and the need our country had then and now for unity.  I am thankful that we live in a country that has so much diversity,  and yet we are unified in our purposes of freedom for all.  My ancestors came here for this purpose and fought for it during both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars.  Their stories inspire me today.

I can't wait to see all of the Civil War blocks that are created by you over this year!  I have already pulled colors to paint the collection in a different color way.  I'm telling you, it's addicting!  

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Lovey Heart Barn Quilt

It's all about love today!  We have three new barn quilts for you to help spread a little of the mushy stuff.  I love the pinks and reds against the white...and of course those subdued grays!  You can find them in The Shop tonight ready to be shipped!  

Lovey Heart Barn Quilt

We hope you love these little loveys as much we we do!  Patterns and kits will be available next week for those of you who love to paint your own.  The Shop is open for orders and of course custom colors are available by email.

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