Monday, August 27, 2012

Enchiladas, Brazilian steakhouses, and 50 years...

Y'all, I made 60 enchiladas this weekend.

60.

We're talking 60 tortillas, five whole chickens, 12 cans of enchilada sauce, 72 ounces of shredded cheese, 48 ounces of sour cream, two large jars of salsa, and two cans of sliced black olives. 

Now, when I say "I made," I really mean "my mom and I made."  Thank goodness she came over and helped me shred up the chicken, mix up the filling, roll up the tortillas, and top them with lots and lots of cheese.

Our Sunday School class did make a pretty good dent in them at our game night party, but we still ended up with two whole pans leftover.  I was able to send one pan home with friends, so it looks like Micah and I will be enjoying the rest for dinner this week. :)


We also celebrated my Dad's 50th birthday last night!


We went to Texas de Brazil (a Brazilian steakhouse), and it was delicious!

But the best part about dinner was watching my Dad open his present.  Or try to. 

I had seen this idea on Pinterest.  So a couple of months ago, I sent emails around to Dad's friends and family, explaining that I was putting together a compilation of memories and sweet thoughts about my Dad for his 50th.  In response, I got tons of emails, text messages, facebook messages, and even a few hand-written, snail-mailed letters.  I put each response in an envelope, added in some old pictures for a total of 50 envelopes, and tied them all together with twine, labeling it "50 Years of Memories."  Similar to the original idea:

image via (because I was finishing it up at the last minute, I wasn't able to take any pictures)

The first one he opened was from my Mamaw (his mom), and it sent him into tears immediately.  So he decided to open the rest at home when he wasn't in the middle of a crowded restaurant.  A few hours (and tears) later, he got through them all.  Anyway, it was a really fun thing to do for him, and I think he'll cherish it for years to come.

So those were the highlights of our weekend.  Well those plus the fact that our air conditioner went out yesterday.  Lovely, right?  Fingers crossed we can get that fixed tomorrow at the latest!

9 comments:

Annabelle said...

That was so sweet of you to put that together! What a great idea! Very thoughtful!

leah p. said...

did you know you can shred chicken breasts in your kitchen aid stand mixer using the paddle attachment? AWESOME!

Katie said...

That is SUCH a cute idea! I wish I would have thought of that for my mom's 50th, or even Hubby's 30th!
I've been telling Hubby I want to make enchiladas for the longest time, now I really have to b/c I have such a taste for them after reading this!

Kaitlyn said...

That is the sweetest idea ever!!! I know he had to love that :)

Hope you AC gets fixed soon!

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The Links said...

did you use a B1G1 free coupon. I think I'm going to take matt there for his birthday in september because if you get on their mailing list they send you a b1g1 free coupon!!!

Sugarr2518 said...

I saw that idea on Pinterest and I thought that would be such a neat idea for my mom! I love that you did that:) I bet it was very much appreciated and it will be a great way to always look back to!!!

Nichole said...

Looks like a GREAT weekend! We have a Texas de Brazil here in Tampa and I've wnated to go for a while, I need to!

Established: 2008 said...

I'm very impressed by all the enchiladas. And I love that Pinterest idea...so sweet!

Jessica McCoy said...

Happy (belated) birthday to your dad! What a sweet gift to give to him. I bet he will cherish those forever!

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