Friday, August 29, 2008

Follow up to chicken crescent recipe...

So I made the recipe that I posted earlier this week called "Cheesy chicken crescent bake" and I should warn you, it did NOT turn out well. The crescents never fully baked through and I cooked it for 15 minutes longer than instructed, and it made waaay too much sauce which also was not delicious by any means. I don't tend to like a lot of things made with cream of chicken (or cream of anything) so I probably should have known, but thought I'd let everyone know before you ran out to make it this weekend!

I'm planning a few yummy things for dinner next week and will post them as soon as I have the recipes.

Apologies for the dud recipe!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

We should own stock in Lowe's

It's been a while since Matt and I have committed a full day to working on the house. In the beginning we were so gung-ho I think we burned ourselves out a little bit, but after a long hiatus we are ready to start back up again. This weekend after laying out at the pool and watching football (woohoo!) on Saturday, and boating on Sunday, we are going to spend Monday doing little projects that we've been putting off. These projects include but are not limited to: touch up paint in kitchen and powder bath, putting in new door knobs and hinges on downstairs doors, installing a new shower head in the guest bath and possibly also a new toilet, etc etc...
Since Matt tends to handle the "manly" jobs, I will be doing some more aestheticly-inclined projects, such as finding a flower arrangement for the dining room table centerpiece, organizing the study closet, finding a trash can and toilet paper holder for powder bath, re-arranging bookshelf in master bedroom, and so on...

Here is what I have in mind for the dining room centerpiece:

Wish us luck!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Yummm...Comfort Food...

I came across this recipe and just couldn't resist, it is the ultimate comfort food.
I generally try to eat very little processed foods but this looked just too good to pass up.

Chicken and Cheese Crescents

1 (4 pound) whole chicken, cooked and deboned
2 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed cream of chicken soup
2 1/2 cups milk
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
2 (8 ounce) cans refrigerated crescent roll dough

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a large saucepan heat cream of chicken soup, milk and 4 ounces of the cheese over low heat. Meanwhile, separate crescent rolls into triangles. Place some chicken onto the large end of each roll and top with a little cheese. Roll up and place in a 9x13 inch baking dish. Pour 1/2 of soup mixture directly into the baking dish, not on top of the rolls.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 10 to 15 minutes, or until rolls rise slightly and are lightly browned.
Pour the remaining 1/2 of the soup mixture into the dish, laying any leftover chicken meat on top, and sprinkle with any remaining cheese. Return to oven until rolls are browned and cheese has melted.

Monday, August 18, 2008

One Year Anniversary

Today is mine and Matt's one year anniversary! Yay! It's hard to believe how quickly the year has passed and it makes me fearful for the pace of those to come. I think Matt and I both knew the day we met that we would marry each other and I often think about how crazy that is. But I remember every single detail of that day the same as our wedding day and I am so grateful for such wonderful memories. Matt is truly my best friend and I feel lucky to get to spend every day with him. Here are a few pictures of us from the last year to celebrate what a wonderful first year as husband and wife it has been.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Meet Kristin

Meet Kristin. She is my best friend and I'm quite convinced my twin from another mother.

She has finally given in and started her own blog. You may remember her from some of my previous posts. It is quite fitting that she decided to share her thoughts with the world as she has a lot of them to share. When I first met her all I could think was "does this girl ever stop talking?!" Then I started listening to her and realized she was quite funny and pretty smart too. I've been listening ever since.

She is getting MARRIED on September 13 and I am honored to be her Matron of Honor. I'm sure she will have lots of funny stories about married life to share with us as her fiance Matt is a pretty funny guy too :)

Monday, August 4, 2008

Our Menu for the Week

I've decided that every once in a while I'll post our weekly menu for anyone who might be looking for a few new recipes to try. I'm really excited about this week's so I figured now was a good time to start.

Monday: Shrimp cocktail, parmesan couscous with pine nuts, salad

Tuesday: Chicken orzo salad with goat cheese- from Cooking Light

Wednesday: Honey balsamic chicken, Corn and black bean salad with cilantro vinagrette (both from the Good Things Catered blog), parmesan zuccini, Italian crustini

Thursday: Farfalle with arugula pesto, tomatoes, and shaved pecorino cheese (also from Good Things Catered)

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