Friday, August 31, 2012

Recipes: Creamy Mushroom Chicken

It doesn't look pretty, but this is quite possibly the best thing you will put in your mouth all year. If I wouldn't go into some glucose+pasta+creamy+delicious-ness coma, I would eat the entire thing.

Make this!!

4 chicken breasts.


1/2 cup of dry cooking wine

8 oz of Chive & Onion Cream Cheese

Pack of dry Italian dressing

2 cans of Cream of Mushroom Soup
4 tbl of butter.
Use your own imagination

Melt the butter and Italian dressing in a pan/skillet.
Add the COM, the cream cheese, and the wine. Stir until the cream cheese is melted.

Place the mushrooms in the bottom of the crock pot. Oh yeah. You're going to need a crock pot. Probably should have mentioned that.
Then place the chicken breasts on top of the mushrooms.
Pour your mixture over the chicken/mushrooms.

Cook on low.

After you stalk the cooker for 5 hours, it looks exactly the same.

Take the chicken out, cut it into bite size pieces, then put it back in the sauce.

Cook your angel hair pasta, while the cut up chicken absorbs the wonderful mixture.

I said I was going to wait until it thickened before I tried it, because it looked a little soupy. I don't "do" soupy.

But I couldn't help myself.

The chicken is so tender!!

I don't even need the pasta, when it cools down and gets thicker, I am just going to eat it out of the bowl.

**Meanwhile, at fat camp.....*

Original recipe on Noble Pig

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Recipes: Zucchini Chips

I am having a wonderful weekend. I decided to be a complete vegetable and stay off of my leg.
It's been awesome, I have caught up on a lot of my shows and movies, and have some family time. Anyway, to the point of my blog...

I cooked again!!

It's very simple.
If you have a slicer.

Take zucchini, slice it NOT too thin, otherwise it looks like this:

Just spray a pan with Olive Oil spray, place the zucchini however you like, sprinkle salt and pepper, garlic powder, and a smidge of white pepper, Olive Oil spray on top of the zucchini, and voila!

Pop it in the oven at 400 for about 15 minutes. I had to take a couple of them out earlier because they started to burn, but they are delish!!

I didn't want them to burn, so I took them out a tad too early and some were soft, so I put them in the microwave for 3 minutes. Crunchy for the win!

Here is a pic of my wonderful husband trying them out for me:

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Random thoughts. From my brain.

Since I haven't blogged in a while about anything other than recipes I concoct, here are Ten Random Tidbits for you.

1. My left leg feels like it's going to snap in half. I am not sure if it is arthritis, the fact I am walking 5 days a week, or I have a rare mutant blow the knee disease. I am guessing #3.

2.I absolutely despise the heat. Anyone that knows me personally, or internetically (a new word) knows that anything above 70 degrees is pure torture. It is 104 right now. This makes walking in the afternoons absolutely the worst thing ever. My backyard looks like a savannah. No way I am mowing that crap in this heat.

3. I lost my dad July 1st. You know what? It freaking sucks. Time isn't healing anything. I am angry, depressed, but I will lie to your face when you ask how I am doing. Instead of forcing me to lie, just buy me a Diet Mtn Dew, and I will know you care.
Obituary for Joey Scarbrough

4. I've been on a "healthier me" campaign for over a year now. Only recently have I truly begun to take action. It sucks. I exercise, I eat less junk food. Blah. I haven't weighed in 3 weeks, I am afraid nothing will come of it. I know it isn't going to happen instantly. I just want my knee to stop throbbing. And a bacon sandwich.

5. I bought a bag of popsicles (the awesome ones in the plastic) for Bailey when she stays with us. I have been (not so secretly) eating one a day. Now that there are none left but the blue ones, I am thinking someone may notice.

6. I have become a recipe addict. I have always enjoyed finding and trying new recipes, but lately I have been going loco over anything with avocado in it. And let us point out, I CAN NOT separate an avocado from the skin. A big *PFFFTTT* to all the "it pops right out" people. Tell that to my sliced hand.

7. I need a vacation. I have been back in Louisiana for a year and nine months. With the exception of 2 days when Scott was in ICU, 5 days total Daddy-related, and 3 days to move my stuff from Alabama to here, I have worked. I need to use the vacation I have for the first year before December comes around and I lose it. With Scott working, there is no way we could go anywhere together, so I think I will just use it to SLEEP. I am thinking October. It is my favorite month. Except last October. That really sucked.
I saw no Great Pumpkin
It was the worst of times

8. Music and books soothe me. No matter how bad things get, or how stressed out I am, I can always plug in my iPod headphones and drown the world out. When I feel empty or out of reach, I can always pic up a Patricia Cornwell novel, or a Harry Potter book, or "Seven Ancient Wonders", and feel warm again. I know that sounds retarded. Learn to embrace the weird.

9. I have tattoo fever again. There are 3 things holding me back. The last time I called my mama to tell her I got a tattoo she made me call her "Mrs Judy" instead of "Mother". I can't decide exactly which one I want. Where I want one isn't exactly work-friendly. I can't imagine helping a guest or going to church with my forearm all tatted up.

10. I have awesome people in my life. While I won't call any names, I have wonderful people that I can call, text, or message anytime of the day or night with the most random off the wall messages, and they are nothing but a ball of joy. You know who you are. And while I don't say it often, I love you guys.

I said good day.