Happy Homemaker Monday 04.03.17

Good Morning!!  It’s April already!!  Had a nice spring break, it rained most of the time.  Had a nice lunch with my mom and daughter, and visited the home décor shop that is connected to the restaurant we ate at.  My mom bought the cutest little yard decoration.  It’s a little boy jumping over a fire hydrant wearing a baseball outfit.  His hat has a C on it, yep for Cubs!!  Once we find the perfect spot for it, and get our yard in order I’ll post pics.  Only 2 more months of school left!!  Enjoy your week!!

Linking-up with Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom.






Chicken Alfredo Stuffed Shells.  This were really good, and I just thoroughly impressed my kids. (it must have been the fresh parsley I used as a garnish on top).  Very good flavor, and pretty simple to make.  Ben, my Chopped guy, sat down with his plate and said, “Isn’t this fancy? Maybe a little too fancy.”

Chicken Alfredo Stuffed Shells

Courtesy of delish.com

1 lb. jumbo pasta shells

2 c. Shredded chicken

1 c. ricotta

3/4 c. shredded mozzarella

3/4 c. grated Parmesan

1/4 c. freshly chopped parsley, plus more for garnish

kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

4 tbsp. butter

3 cloves garlic, minced

4 oz. cream cheese, softened

2 c. milk

Preheat oven to 350º. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook jumbo pasta shells according to package directions until al dente. Drain and return to pot.

In a large bowl, combine shredded chicken, ricotta, 1/2 cup mozzarella, 1/2 cup Parmesan, and parsley and season with salt and pepper.

Make sauce: In a skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 2 minutes, then add cream cheese and whisk until completely combined. Stir in milk, remaining mozzarella and Parmesan, and bring to a simmer. Season with more salt and pepper. Let thicken over low heat, 3 to 5 minutes.

In a baking dish, spread a layer of sauce. Stuff shells with chicken-ricotta mixture and place in baking dish. Spoon more sauce all over shells.

Bake until warmed through and bubbly, 15 minutes.

Garnish with parsley and serve.



So clever and fun!!



This is a pic of my mom’s sandwich from our lunch.  Coincidentally we all had turkey sandwiches (my fav!!).  It’s such a quaint little restaurant, original hard wood floors, and exposed brick walls.




6 thoughts on “Happy Homemaker Monday 04.03.17

  1. Love your chuckle! I think smart alec pants are the best kind of course!! 😛

    Copying that recipe right now! That sounds so good and I think my Crew would love it. That sandwich looks awfully tasty too. That shopping place sounds so cool. Something right up my alley – love those quaint ones. Can’t wait to see the cute yard decoration!

    I feel calmer just reading that quote. Aahhhhh….
    Blessings. xoxo

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  2. Ohh my it seems so odd for part of the country to still be expecting snow! Your recipe looks divine! I look forward to trying it out! Thank you for giving a glimpse into your life! I absolutely loved your quote! I hope you have a blessed week!

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  3. Love your quote for this week, a great reminder. Your recipe looks really good although I know I couldn’t sell it to my picky crew, maybe my oldest teenager but that would be it. Hope you have a wonderful week!

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