Wednesday, August 12, 2009

busy busy busy

I really should try to post daily, but man the days fly by sometimes. Like...where did yesterday go?! Sheesh.

The past few days have consisted of cleaning, cooking, baking, and lots of baby loving.

I yet again attempted to make Mom's Banana Bread and it came out well this time, but the center of the second loaf sunk in again because it was under cooked. Someday I will get it right. I may need to try a different recipe.

Last night I decided to make a recipe given to me by my sister. It was fairly easy, and very yummy.

Penne Chicken Casserole
1 pound whole–wheat penne pasta
Cooking spray
1 ½ pounds boneless chicken breast
1 large jar tomato sauce
1 ½ cups part–skim shredded mozzarella

Preheat oven to 375°F.
Bring a large potof water to a boil; season with salt. When boiling, add pasta. Cook according to directions on package (about 7 to 8 minutes), or until al dente. When cooked, drain and rinse with cold water.

While pasta cooks, spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray and arrange chicken breast on tray. Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper and bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until cooked through.

Remove from oven and cool. When cool, dice into ½–inch pieces. Spray a 13–by–9–inch casserole dish with cooking spray. In a large mixing bowl, toss pasta, chicken, and sauce (add a bit more sauce if desired). Place mixture in a casserole dish and sprinkle with shredded cheese. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until cheese is completely melted and casserole is hot all the way through

It was veeeery yummy. Don't have a final product picture though, hubby was "starving"

I haven't done much in the crochet department because my Aunt is having me make a shadowbox for my cousin who just got engaged. Its been a hard process for sure. It takes me forever just to make a scrapbook page because Im so picky. I did however pick up my Butterfly Punch because first off I ADORE butterflies, and I would like to make a collage simular to here. I'd like to do one for the craft room and bedroom. We shall see.


  1. I might have to give that recipe a try, I love easy meals!!

  2. it was very good, and fairly healthy considering