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.
THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:
LOL CHUCKLES AND GIGGLES:
RECIPE I’VE TRIED:
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
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
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.
FAVORITE VIDEO FROM THE INTERNET:
So clever and fun!!
FAVORITE PIC(s) FROM THE CAMERA:
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.