I've recieved some truly beautiful things from friends and family. This quilt from my mother is made from my grandmothers wedding dress, the same dress that my mother also wore on her wedding day. I will have a new dress this month for my wedding, but I now pass by this beautiful quilt hanging on my wall and remember the strong women who came before me.
A new favorite on Jim's list is Paula Deens Veal and Creamed Spinach recipe. This is a very easy recipe and taste delicious. I was hesitant about the ritz cracker breading, but go with it - it tasted great. My only change was to flavor the creamed spinach with a little bit of chicken bouillon and I served it all over thin spaghetti. Fast, easy and filling.
Cooked the rice as the package indicates, heated the chicken broth, added the chunk chicken and seasoned with my favorite mexican spices: cumin and cayenne. I served with some cheddar cheese and spicy sour cream on top. Quick, Easy, Filling.
Another man pleasing meal here! You know how I love to make meatloaf in a baking pan, and I tell you to freeze leftovers in squares. You should listen to me! On a night when I did NOT want to cook, I simply pulled a square of meatloaf out of the freezer, then heated it in the microwave, placed it between two slices of ciabata with some provolone, pressed like a panini and Jim thought it was the greatest. Want to get fancy? Stir some herbs (whatever you have fresh on hand: chives, basil, sage) into some mayo and spread that over the ciabata first.
Doesn't this look good? Wish I could tell you what it is. I found this picture in my archives. It appears to be some sort of pecan crusted chicken with a creamy sauce, served over spaghetti. I don't remember where I got the recipe, or if it is a HWM original.
Now this I do remember eating, and I loved it. This is a spin on Pasta Carbonara using ingredients I had on hand. I made it very mediteranean using sun dried tomatoes and lots of kalamata olives.
In addition to the parmesan I sprinkled on top before serving, I stirred in some cottage cheese that was on it's last leg. This was a great meal.
I will do my darndest to keep up with this blog over the next two months. Please keep us in your prayers as we have a lot of traveling ahead of us.
Now go forth and cook!