overnight chicken enchilada bake

Monday, March 28, 2011 7:22 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments

this is super yummy!

1lb. boneless skinless chicken breast halves, cut into thin bite-sized pieces1
(10 3/4-oz.) can condensed cream of chicken soup
1(8-oz.) container sour cream
1(4.5-oz.) can Old El Paso® Chopped Green Chiles
2(10-oz.) cans Old El Paso® Enchilada Sauce
12(6-inch) corn tortillas, quartered
8oz. (2 cups) shredded Cheddar cheese
1/4cup sliced green onions

1Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish and 16x12-inch sheet of foil with nonstick cooking spray. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add chicken; cook 3 to 4 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Stir in soup, sour cream and chiles.2Spread 1/4 cup of the enchilada sauce in sprayed baking dish. Arrange half of the tortilla pieces over sauce, overlapping as necessary. Spoon and spread 1 cup enchilada sauce evenly over tortillas. Spread half of chicken mixture over sauce. Top with 1 cup of the cheese. Repeat layers, starting with tortilla pieces. Cover tightly with sprayed foil. Refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight.3Heat oven to 375°F. Bake covered 30 minutes. Uncover baking dish; bake an additional 20 to 25 minutes or until sauce is bubbly and cheese begins to brown. Let stand 15 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with onions..Overnight casseroles are prepared with ingredients that improve with a little extra mingling time. Don't be tempted to bake this casserole immediately; corn tortillas need time to absorb the enchilada sauce and soften.
Serve this flavorful Mexican-style casserole with greens tossed with orange slices, diced avocado, jicama sticks and citrus vinaigrette. Serve fruit sherbet and sugar cookies for dessert.

Prep Time:30 Min Total Time:9 Hr 40 Min Makes:8 servings

Keagan is 6yrs Old!

Friday, March 25, 2011 2:30 AM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments

wow where has the time gone? My babies grow up way to fast on me! Before I know it they've gone from being in my belly to going to school to being their own person!

I can't believe my little Keagan is 6yrs old now! He has really changed so much and over come some major obsticles! From being born and having many problems with delays, speech, trouble eating and us searching for many answers to just find out simply what was wrong with our baby and get him the right help..

Finally at the age of 3yrs he was diagnosed with High Functioning Autism. This was a bit of an emotional roller coaster and a sad thing for us but also a huge sigh of relief because it meant help! It meant answers!

He started getting speech therapy from the school but they wouldn't give him anymore more. I fought for 9 months to get him more help in fear he might regress or fail in school or never be normal.

with a lot of help and support from great friends and family (and finding out who my true friends were during this) we finally 9 months later got the right IEP for Keagan and he was started in early special education here in Texas. He started PPCD at the age of 3yrs. He did speech therapy in school, had a private aid, had other therapies done, did speech outside of school and went to ABA therapy 4x a week as well.

Before we knew it Keagan went from the 3yr old who was just learning to babble to a year later carrying on the biggest conversations and suddenly very very out spoken! He still had some quirks such as not liking to be touched, scensory issues, not being very well with crowds, making friends at school, etc.

Now at 6yrs old he wrestles and has no problems with being touched when in situations like that! Has best friends and is very popular with his classmates!
He has also recently been selected to participate in the TAG program for gifted and talented children! They offered to put him in an advanced class when he was chosen to finish the year rather than waiting till next year but we felt it was best not to throw off his routine so he is finishing out with his class now and will do TAG next year! We are very very proud of him and excited for him!

He has just become such an amazing little boy and amazes me with how far he has come and the fight he has had to not just be normal but to be exceptional!

I love you Keagan! You really have given us all a better meaning to life and opened our eyes in areas we never had before!

Sea World Spring Break 2011

Sunday, March 20, 2011 7:23 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments

To put an extra special end to our spring break this year we decided to head off to San Antonio and use our free once a year pass for military to Sea World!
All 4 of the kids were really excited to go and couldn't wait and have been asking for awhile to go back!
This was an extra special year of course because it was Peyton's first year to go to Sea World! We thought she was just the right age to actually enjoy a few things and boy did she ever! She especially loved that there was a Sesame Street area this year!

this time we went when it was warm enough that they got to enjoy the splash pad area and the water park! Last time it was closed down and we were there just a few weeks to early! So they had a lot of fun with that and of course as usual I didn't get a ton of pictures of the boys because they were off on the "big kid" slides having a blast! Aidan even rode one of the huge roller coasters this year!

we saw a lot of fun shows but the best of all was the one we ended the day with! Azul! They had a lot of dolphins doing stunts and a lot of divers doing some extra special stunts and really high dives! The kids really really loved it!

We spent the hole day there and Peyton tired out by 5pm and got really cranky but she passed out on us and took a little nap and it was better!