Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Life as of Late

So I wanted to share some new recipes the hubs and I have been pleased with lately, but first I thought I'd update you on the most recent happenings of our personal life.  =)

First of all, Franny {my awesome little Ford Focus} rolled over 90,000 miles on my last trip back from KC!  Go Franny, go!
{Please, no comments on the dust... or the speeding.  LOL}

Remember how we inherited Ms. K's puppy?  Well here's re-introducing the newest member of our little family, Mr. Skylar Kal Young... 
Before                                                                  After
{We've never been big fans of one syllable type names for pets so after much deliberation, we expanded his name from "Sky" to "Skylar" and added "Kal" as a middle name in honor of Ms. K whose last name was Kaliszewski.}

It has also been raining torrents here in the Texas panhandle the last several days... so much so that it about washed this little town away!  Okay, not really... but we did have a river running through Bayley and Skylar's usual playing field...
{Don't mock my silly video, okay?  lol}

Okay, now the the initial reason I began this post...
Yummy new recipes!!!

Lately I've become bored with our usual diet {as I am often known to do} and have been scavenging new recipes from anywhere I can get my hands on them; magazines, internet, T.V., friends... so needless to say, you will probably be seeing many of the "approved" recipes up here!  =)

Okay, without further ado...

Corn Salsa
Fresh Corn
Fresh Onion 
Julienne Zucchini
Fresh Red Bell Pepper
Cayenne Pepper

Saute corn, onion, zucchini, red bell pepper, cayenne pepper and salt together.  Add a bit of cilantro if desired.  {All ingredients can be proportioned according to your preference... I also added a bit of lemon juice to mine for some bite.}  Serve with your favorite tortilla chips...  super simple!

An Extra Whitney Style Tip:  Tonight we actually topped this salsa on lettuce with some of my favorite "Mexican style" dressing:  
{2-3 T of taco seasoning mix shaken in to 1 bottle of tomato vinaigrette}  
It made for one very delicious salad! 

Chicken with Sun Dried Tomatoes & Noodles
Topped with a Creamy Mushroom Sauce
3 T Olive Oil
4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Halves
1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
3/4 cup Water
1/4 cup Thinly Sliced Sun Dried Tomatoes
1 T Red Wine Vinegar
2 T Fine Chopped Basil Leaves
4 cups Hot Cooked Wheat Rotini Noodles
Shredded Parmesan Cheese

1) Heat in skillet over med-high heat.  Add chicken and cook 10 min. or until well browned on both sides.  Remove Chicken from Skillet.
2) Stir together soup, water, tomatoes, vinegar and basil in skillet.
3) Return chicken to skillet and heat to a boil.  Reduce heat to low.  Cook 5 min. or until chicken is cooked through.  Serve chicken  and sauce over noodles.  Top with shredded parmesan cheese.

Okay folks, hope you enjoyed!

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