Weekend Wrap UP- Pot Luck Palooza- RECIPES!

We had our Four Corner Pot Luck this past Saturday at our house. Let me stress again how important it is to know and as extra credit LOVE your neighbors. Reading Buford Betty's post convinced me of that even more. I am so glad we have each other. This time it was a Mexican themed pot luck. Here is Sheilas 7 layer dip. She spread it very thin and it was sooooo much better than Ive ever had!

My friend Virginia gave me the easiest recipe for enchiladas, but look out because we call them "white trash enchiladas". Nothing fresh here! Just stuff from a can! Everyone loved them!

Here's the recipe:

1 lb ground beef, turkey or chicken
1 can of Rotel (tomatoes with chilis)
1 can diced chilis (small can)
2 pkgs shredded Mexican cheese
2 large cans of enchilada sauce
1 pkg flour tortillas

1) Cook meat, just before done, drain fat and add tomatoes with chilis and diced chilis. Finish cooking.

2) Pour enough sauce in bottom of baking dish to cover.

3) Fill enchiladas with 1/3 meat and cheese in center. Cut off rounded ends, and then roll together. Place in pan seam side down.

4) Cover all with sauce and bake at 350 degrees until bubbly. Then add more cheese to top and bake to melt.

5) Serve with sour cream and guac!

Then on Sunday we had a church pot luck fundraiser to benefit Imagine LA. I made a Mediterranean pasta salad and it's not only easy but sooooo good! I had it first at Wholefoods, but then when Googled it, I came up with a new blog that I just love. she had the recipe! So credit to you Sidewalk Shoes!

Pasta with Spinach, Feta and Olives
Serves 4 (except it occasionally only serves 2)

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
3 garlic cloves, minced (increase or decrease to taste)
6 cups hot cooked pasta
2 cups chopped spinach
1/4 cup pitted kalamata olives (oh, go ahead, do 1/2 cup, you know you want to)
2 tablespoons capers (rinse if they're salted)
3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

Whisk olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and garlic in a large bowl. Add everything else and toss to mix. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

So good!!!!


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Lauren said...

Yum! The white trash enchiladas look good! I need to organize a pot luck sometime. They are so easy.

Enjoy your day!

Belle in Bloom said...

How fun! It all looks so good!

I'm Just Beachy said...

That all looks yummy! Even the
"white trash" food! I couldn't be worse for you than Taco Bell right. Oh, how I love Taco Bell.

Kate said...

I make those "white trash enchiladas" but use it as a dip for chips at parties/potlucks instead of putting it in the tortillas - delish!

Etiquettely Correct said...

I love the "white trash enchiladas" - too funny

Pink in a sea of blue said...

Yum. I'll have to try that salad. Looks like a good one for summer cookouts.

Self Confessed Lamp Tramp said...

Sounds and looks so yummy, You are great to share it all!

Liz said...

Looks like alot of fun. Both recipes sounded soooooo yummy!

magnolia mama said...

You are such a party girl! Love the potluck idea (as long as I know everyone cooking).

Steel Magnolia said...

Everything looks fabulous!!

Ladybug's Picnic said...

I make a very similar pasta dish - so yummy! Thanks so much for the recipes!

Always Organizing said...

Yum! I will definitely try that pasta salad :)

Karen said...

Yum! I'm hungry now. I'll have to try the Mediterranean pasta salad...I love feta, spinach and olives!


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jilly said...

Okay, I can't remember how I found you, but I am SO glad I did. The Mediterranean Pasta salad, I used to make that all the time and I lost the recipe, even though it is SO easy, I could not remember everything. THANK YOU! What a life saver and I totally hear you on only serving two sometimes. I also love to add some grilled chicken to this and I think that you could serve this warm or cold!

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