Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Valentine's Day Is Coming

It has been a few days since I posted anything. I am still alive and kicking. Busy getting ready for Valentine's Day and trying out a new recipe.

I had some leftover chicken from our Sunday Dinner and decided to make a totally new recipe tonight for supper. Harvey loved it and had second helpings. I did change the recipe up a bit as I did not have some of the ingredients to hand. It still tasted wonderful.

Here it is.



Chicken and Mushroom Pasta

Company's Coming Leftover Cookbook

3 cups medium bow pasta ( I used penne)

12 cups boiling water

2 tsp salt

Cook pasta in boiling water and salt in a large pot for about 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender but firm. Drain. Return to pot. Cover to keep warm.

1 tbsp oil

1 cup thinly sliced onion

Heat oil in frying pan. Add onion and cook for 5 to 10 minutes, stirring often until onion is softened.

2 cups sliced white mushrooms

2 cups sliced brown mushrooms

1/2 tsp garlic powder

I did not have fresh mushrooms so used 2 cans of drained mushrooms. Add these to the cooked onion and cook for about 5 minutes. Or if using fresh until liquid is evaporated.

3/4 cup chicken broth

4 oz cream cheese cut up

Add broth to the mushroom mixture and bring to a boil. Add cut up cream cheese. Heat and stir until cheese is melted.

1 cup chopped leftover cooked chicken

1 tbsp dried parsley

Add chicken and parsley to the frying pan. Heat and stir until chicken is heated through. Add to pasta. Toss. Makes about 6 cups. Enough to serve 4.

Now for the fun stuff. I had a great deal of chocolate left from Christmas and decided to pull out the lollipop molds. I have been busy making Chocolate Lollipops for the students. Harvey thought they were so cute he asked me if I could make a few extra for the girls at work.
Hopefully I will be finished up tonight.

Well off to visit you all, hope the coffee is still on.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

8 comments:

Sheri said...

You have just showed me a recipe with all my favorites! I am a mushroom addict. Can't wait to try this one.

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I too want to try this one very soon!!!! Hugs...m..

bj said...

g'morning, dear heart...
This sure looks delicious!!

Coffee is on and some Peanut Butter Cookies are waiting for ya..Come on over!! :)
xo bj

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

OH, Jackie what a great idea with your left over chocolate. I love making meals like the one above, this is another one I will add to my recipe file. That is a good idea to have can or jar mushrooms on hand, very clever.
Take care and have a beautiful day,
Ginger

DW said...

Oh, those lollypops look wonderful! Bet Harvey's co-workers will just love them.

Brenda Eason said...

I love pasta salad.. looks yummy.
The kids will sure love the treats.

Love Bears All Things said...

The pasta looks great and so do the treats.
Our monthly Women's club meeting is tonight. The hostesses always do such special things in February. I can't wait to see what it will be.
Don't work too hard. Have a blessed weekend.
Mama Bear

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

Hi Jackie, Just a note to say hello and I hope all is well. Just a little worried that's all. I hope you and a wonderful Easter.
Hugs,
Ginger