Friday, June 6, 2014

Easy Creamy White Chicken Enchiladas

Fridays are usually my day to share some of my favorite things with you  - Here is a Friday Favorite Recipe -  (not like Friday needed another reason to be the best day of the week)

I found this recipe on Pinterest - and it is really fabulous! 

6-8 Tortillas (enchilada size)
3-4 cups Pre-cooked and shredded chicken (lightly salt & pepper the chicken)
1 cup sweet corn
4 cups shredded cheese (I like the Mexican blend)

3Tbs butter
3Tbs flour
1 1/4 c chicken broth
10 oz can cram of chicken soup
1 cup sour cream
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp salt

    1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
    1. Place chicken in the middle of tortilla
    1. Top with a light sprinkling of corn
    2. Top with cheese (about 1/3 cup)
    1. Roll-up and place in oven safe baking dish
    1. Repeat 1-4 with all tortillas
    1. Mix all sauce ingredients together in small bowl
    1. Cover the tortillas with Sauce
    1. Top sauce with the remainder of the cheese
    1. Cook for 25-30 minutes until heated through and cheese is melted

Easy Peasy!  This is actually really delicious - thank you again to pinterest! 

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The original pinterest pin was credited to  - an account that has since been disabled, if anyone knows where the credit for this fabulous photo and recipe should go - please comment below!   Thanks.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Thursday Tech Tip - Easy Background Removal

For today's Thursday Tech Tip,  I am going to share with you one of the best tips I've found for background removal on an image.   You can use Photoshop for a more precise result,  but it takes at least 4x as long to get the image clean.

Microsoft Word has an amazing feature (starting with the version released in 2010) for the removal of backgrounds - check out their step-by-step tutorial here.

Instead of replicating their tutorial, I thought I would show you some of the images that I have changed using this simple tool.

One of my trombone students (although I had to take off the slide to make it fit on the poster)
Just to show how quick this tool really is, I am going to take a picture of my dog and remove the background for you - Here is the picture before:
And this is the picture halfway:
This is the screenshot with the in-process background removal

This is the final product: 

This only took me 5 minutes, and that included selecting a photo that wasn't blurry from Lucky moving too much!  

I'd love to see what you can do with this simple tool!  

Everything In Place Please