Sunday, May 25, 2014

Roma Pasta

Whole wheat spaghetti
Oven-dried tomatoes
Artichoke hearts

Defrost chicken and sauce. Heat sauce up slowly. Take chicken out of marinade, discard marinade. Saute chicken in a pan (no need to oil or butter the pan first) over medium high heat until browned on both sides and cooked through. Keep whole or cut into big chunks and add to sauce. Meanwhile, cook spaghetti noodles according to directions. Combine noodles, sauce and chicken, and eat.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Cinnamon roll pancakes

Pancake mix (because I'm lazy)

Half a stick of melted butter (yum)
1/4 cup packed brown sugar plus two tablespoons ( just dump some more brown sugar in after the 1/4 cup that's what I did)
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
Mix all those together and put on to ziplock and cut corner off

Heat griddle, pour pancake mix and swirl you filling from outside in. Wait till pancake is bubbling to flip. Serve with syrup. If you want to get fancy cream cheese icing would be divine! But syrup was good for us! Enjoy

Frozen mamas:

Reheat in toaster oven or microwave.

Borrowed this recipie from

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

RSVP may...

RSVP here for exchange in May 14th. We will make an extra meal for Staci cole and possibly Ashley Kyllo. Exchange is 7pm at church.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Slow-Cooker Bacon-Ranch Chicken and Pasta

1  lb chicken breasts - I used at least 1.5 lbs.
6  slices bacon, cooked and diced - I used 3 
2 to 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1  package (1 oz) ranch dressing and seasoning mix
1  can (10.75 oz) condensed cream of chicken soup
1  cup sour cream
1/2  teaspoon pepper
1/2  cup water
8 oz. spaghetti, cooked - I used 14 0z. penne

1. Spray 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray; place chicken breasts in cooker.
2.  In medium bowl, mix remaining ingredients except spaghetti. Pour over top of chicken.
3.  Cover; cook on Low heat setting 6 hours or on High heat setting 3 to 4 hours.
4.  When about 15 minutes are left, cook and drain spaghetti as directed on package.
5.  Just before serving, shred chicken with 2 forks, and toss creamy chicken mixture with cooked spaghetti.

Frozen Mamas:
Thaw the chicken mixture, put in crockpot and follow direction 3-5 above.  Feel free to spray the crockpot first, but you might not have to.  I gave more pasta than the recipe called for, so you may use it stretch out the meal or use about half the bag according to the recipe.

Adapted from

Thursday, February 20, 2014

March RSVP

RSVP here for meal exchange on March 12th. Please RSVP by Match 7th.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Lemon Tortellini

1 lb. fresh or frozen cheese tortellini
1 cup frozen peas
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
1 bunch flat-leaf spinach (about six cups)
1 medium beefsteak tomato, coarsely chopped
1 grilled chicken breast
1 lemon's worth of finely grated lemon zest and juice
Salt and pepper

Cook the tortellini according to the package directions, adding the peas during the last minute of cooking. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat and cook, stirring frequently, until golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the spinach and tomato and cook, tossing occasionally, until the spinach is wilted and the tomato begins to soften, 4 to 5 minutes more. Add the tortellini, peas, lemon zest and juice, salt and pepper to taste, and toss to combine.

Frozen Mamas directions
Defrost the bag with all of the ingredients but keep the tortellini bag frozen. Chop chicken up into bite size pieces and microwave until heated through. Follow directions above, adding the chicken, plus salt and pepper, in the last step.

Spicy BBQ meatballs

Sweet baby rays BBQ sauce
Red pepper flakes

Frozen mamas place contents into crockpot on low for 3-4 hours till heated through. Or bake in oven till heated through. Enjoy! We love this with mash potatoes!