About a year ago, we went to dinner at my mom’s and she brought out this impressive tray of chicken enchiladas that we all gobbled up. They weren’t the run-of-the-mill soggy or super-heavy enchiladas, they were chock full of chicken and had a little crunch on the edge of the tortillas with just enough sauce to hold it all together. It was one of those meals that made you instantly think, “I will have to make this so we can have it all the time!” A few days later I called my mom for the recipe and she cracked me up by saying, “Now, remember…it’s EASY enchiladas, so don’t roast the chicken yourself, ok?” I listened! And now we get to have this all the time. Thanks Mom!
My love of meatballs goes back to my days as a visiting kid at my Italian grandmother’s house on Long Island. We never, I mean never, went hungry over there, and were offered a meatball, or a “meat-a-ball” almost as soon as we came in the door. We would pull up a seat at the table that consistently could seat 12, and savor our bowl of meatballs, extra sauce, and homemade pizza bread. Then we raided the fridge for the peanut butter cups tucked in there! I needed to recreate that comfort food for my boys. Little did I know that it would become one of their favorite meals, so I couldn’t always wait until the weekend to make them. I have been experimenting and perfecting this recipe for years, and I have it down to the essentials…give it a try and I hope you love them. My guys prefer the more tender texture of turkey to beef, plus it’s much lower in saturated fat. It just translates into being able to eat this more often!