This was so fun to make, so easy and actually pretty good! I happened to happen upon this recipe online and thought it would be a perfect host for our small Oscar Party. Baby always makes a ton of stock, so the chicken stock in our freezer was an easy acquisition and an ample substitute for the canned Progresso broth suggested in the recipe. A Mexican-flavored rotisserie chicken that we bought was quickly shredded and thrown into the mix--we also used a classic frozen vegetable medley (carrots, corn, green beans, peas), gladly relieved of the task of chopping fresh carrots and then having to further rip open a bag of frozen corn. We eschewed shallots and went for white onions instead, already chopped, to save more time and effort. Tostitos corn chips stepped in as our tortillas of choice and the black beans we used were vegetarian and fat-free. The sour cream topping was fat-free as well and we dotted the whole dish with chopped scallions, simmering into the Mexican cheese.
Do check on this periodically as it bakes for about 20 minutes in your 375-degree oven, to make sure your cheese doesn't burn--and let it sit for about 10 minutes to cool down! Toasting Coronas with lime all around!
After a career as a theatrical agent for Broadway, film, and television, Mr. Sherwood left his stable of actors from the stage and screen and went on to pursue his literary aspirations. He is currenly the senior editor for Carnsmedia, was web editor for Interior Design and the dining editor for Next magazine (nextmagazine.com) where he wrote a weekly restaurant review column which also featured Manhattan's best food and drink recipes from the finest chefs and bartenders on the island. He has written for New York magazine, Travel & Leisure and Woman’s Day, among others, and his recipe for Wicked Good Clam Chowdah from this blog was published by Andrews McMeel in Foodista’s Best of Food Blogs Cookbook.
A proud graduate of the University of New Hampshire, Mr. Sherwood also studied voice and theater abroad at Regent’s College, in London’s historic Regent’s Park, and at the Royal Academy of Music. He spent a year at Hunter College in Manhattan.
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