Friday, April 30, 2010

Cookbook: Emeril Celebrates 20 Years

Emeril is celebrating 20 years of cooking with a FREE ecookbook which you can download here!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Little Guy's Chicken Pasta

Have you tried Tyson Grilled and Ready Chicken?    Talk about a great solution for quick suppers that still taste great!      I love the fact that this chicken taste yummy whether it is hot in a soup or pizza recipe or cold in a sandwich or salad.
Grilled Fully Cooked Chicken Breast Strips

•Strips are from 100% whole breast fillet
•Fully cooked, prepared in minutes
•100 calories per serving calories and 1.5 grams of fat per serving
•19g protein per serving
•98% fat free
•No preservatives
•Gluten Free

Healthy, tastes delicious and perfect for any night of the week.   What busy mom wouldn't LOVE that combination?    

We used our first bag (notice I said first bag) after grabbing it in Walmart one night after a baseball game.   It had been a crazy day and in addition to a baseball game, Little Guy had photos.      When we walked in the door, Little Guy offered to make us supper.  

He made this amazing chicken pasta for us.     Soooo wonderful!   

Little Guy's Chicken Pasta
(As told to me by Little Guy)

1 bag Tyson's Grilled and Ready Chicken Breast Strips
1 Tbsp Olive oil
1 Tbsp. butter
1 pinch rosemary
1/2 tsp. italian seasoning
3 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 box penne pasta
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup grated parmesan

Put pasta on to cook in boiling, salted water.     Make a mixture out of rosemary, italian seasoning and worcestershire sauce.   Set aside.   Put olive oil and butter in skillet.     Heat and then add chicken.      Pour worcestershire mixture on top.    Cook according to package directions.      Heat heavy cream and add parmesan.       Don't let it boil or it will become too thick.      Drain noodles and mix with pasta sauce.      Top with cooked chicken.    Serve to your hungry family.    

Leftovers?   There were NONE!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Easy Strawberry Lemonade

Note:    My sweet boys went out yesterday and scrubbed down the front porch and back patio furniture from all the winter dirt and pollen.      Now we can sit out and enjoy this beautiful weather.      It also means that we can stir up some great beverages to sip on while we are sitting out there.    My boys love lemonade.      They drink it year round.     I hope they don't mind me adding a few strawberries.

Easy Strawberry Lemonade


Country Time lemonade mix

1 package of frozen strawberries (thawed a bit)


Decide how much lemonade you want to make.   We usually make 2 quarts at a time.   Make lemonade according to the container directions.   Divide strawberries in half.   Puree one half.   Stir all strawberries into the lemonade.    Serve chilled.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Slowly but Surely

I haven't quit cooking or disappeared from blogging, but about a week and a half ago I had an unexpected detour in my life. I had been sick for quite a while and had been to several doctors, but on this particular day my doctor sent me to the ER where they discovered that my lungs had multiple blood clots (pulmonary embolisms). This sent the ER doctors and nurses into a fury of activity. I spent five days hooked up to ICU being monitored while receiving shots and other various medicines.

Thanks to my wonderful husband who was willing to learn how to give me my injections in my stomach they allowed us to come home as long as he drove me back each day for daily lab work. I am on a very restricted schedule. I can't lift things. I can't do housework and have to be very careful not to get bumped or cut.

We are still unsure as to the cause of these PEs, but we are working on it. I intend to use this time to go through some of my cookbooks and find some of my tried and true recipes that I want to post for you guys.

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter. Mine was amazing even in a hospital bed. My precious husband and sweet boys treated me amazing.

Be patient... I'll be back cooking up a storm... slowly but surely!