Monday, July 27, 2009

Why don't you just start a car blog? Smashed Potato Enchiladas, Shill, and Wussy

J-Fur and I planned on going to Tampa's premiere of Food Inc. this past weekend but the uninsured motorist from Daytona Beach who thought he could run through us instead of going around us foiled that one. Thankfully, no one was in the backseat or things could've been much worse.

Back View:

Side View:

As it was, too sore to run, too car less to drive, I turned to music and food to relieve the stress. The results? The recipe of the week...a smashing success.

Smashed Potato Enchiladas
(Printable Version)

-2 10 oz cans of enchilada sauce
-1/2 cup of salsa
-2 cups of smashed potatoes
-8 corn tortillas
-3/4 cup of chopped green onions
-3/4 cup of frozen corn kernels
-1 can diced green chilies
-1/2 cup of Monterrey Jack Cheese

1. Prepare the smashed potatoes. You may also use mashed potatoes or instant mashed potatoes.

2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

3. Spread 1 can of enchilada sauce over the bottom of a 9 x 13 rectangular pan.

4. Stir the salsa into the smashed potatoes. Mix well.

5. Spread a line of smashed potatoes down the center of each tortilla.

6. Sprinkle green onions, corn, and green chilies on the top of the smashed potatoes.

7. Roll the tortilla and place seam side down in the pan. Repeat until all ingredients are gone.

8. Pour the other can of enchilada sauce over the tortillas. Cover the pan with tin foil and bake for 30 minutes.

9. Remove the tinfoil and sprinkle Monterrey-Jack Cheese over the enchiladas. Bake an additional fifteen minutes (or until cheese is melted and starting to brown).

At this point it is time to eat away any neck, back, or mental pain.

At impact, the stereo in our car flew out of its cradle and ended up in our back seat. I'm still not sure how or why it happened considering we were hit from behind. The song playing? Shill's "Pick a Fight." I see a slight bit of irony here.

To express the conundrum I was feeling yesterday, happy to be alive, sore and a bit angry over what happened. I turned to Wussy's "Happiness Bleeds" which expresses the same type of paradox.

Just a reminder, August's playlist is coming this week!