Friday, September 28, 2012

Angel Chicken with a Bonus makes a Yahtzee!

Have you ever made The Pioneer Woman's Burgundy Mushrooms?  If you have not, carve out a day when you can spend 9 hours at home to let them cook.  Yes, NINE. They're divine and worth every second they're on your stove.  But, when you cook them, they make a LOAD.  I found a recipe that goes PERFECTLY with leftover burgundy mushrooms.

Recently, I received a new church lady cookbook.  And truth be told, I was pretty jazzed about this cookbook.  My mom had a church cookbook that was pretty legit back in the '80's.  She used it all the time and it has her notes written in and several recipe entries she submitted herself.  She gifted it to me a few Christmases ago and it's a true treasure.  It was back when shrimp salads, jello-ish salads and fondues were hot ticket items.  It's a trip to see the food trends of the decades.
But I digress...
Church ladies are always keepin' it real with soupy, buttery, creamy goodness, which is why I love reading a church cookbook like a good novel.  And I always pick-up a new dip or two while I'm perusing the sections.
Take a look at what a pulled together tonight.

Angel Chicken
6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 c. butter
1 .7-oz pkg. Italian salad dressing mix1 (10 3/4 oz.) can condensed golden mushroom soup
1/2 c. dry white wine
1/2 of an 8 oz. tub of cream cheese with chives and onions
Angel hair pasta, fettuccine or rice

Place chicken in slow cooker.  In a medium saucepan, melt the butter.  Stir in the dry Italian salad dressing mix. Stir in soup, wine and cream cheese until combined.  Pour over the chicken.  **Here's where you add in your left over Pioneer Woman Burgundy Mushrooms.  Cover and cook on low for 4 to 5 hours.  Serve chicken and sauce over hot, cooked pasta or rice.


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

South Texas Vacation

We took a trip down to Victoria this weekend and got to see lots of family, experience some special moments and play so hard we passed out.

Our cousins were in from Brazil and that made the trip all the better for my pop tart.  Playing with big girls is big time.


 The finger from my husband wasn't very nice.
 Being at Uncle Dale and Aunt Susan's is one of the best places on earth.  I'm so glad Julia is starting to make memories here.  She was dancing and twirling in between bites of sausage coming off the grill.  Barefoot and carefree...just the way summer should be.

 The reason for our trip was to become the Godparents to this special little guy, Oliver.
 Swinging with Aunt Alison and Isla.
 Fishing ice from an ice chest full of colbeer was tons o' fun.
 And exhausting work too.
 Aquarium is a lot more fun with cousins than just mom and dad!
 Uncle Mark with baby Oliver.

 Dolphin Show!

We can't wait for this little guy to join in all the fun!