Jennifer’s Chicken and Veggie Fry! Mmm, so good!!!

Jennifer's Chicken and Veggie Fry, a delicious and easy main dish! Every week, I go teach my son, Trey, and daughter-in-law, Jennifer's three children piano lessons . . . three of my TEN grandchildren--Bethany, Brady and Benson. They are so smart and talented, I count it an honor and a joy to teach them. And, just about every time I go, Jennifer bags supper up for me to take home for our dinner! And, last week was no exception! She made her, Jennifer's Chicken and Veggie Fry! And, I can tell you, it was delicious!!! (L to R, Back row) Jennifer, Trey, Bethany (L to R, Front row) Brady and Benson Jennifer, like me, cooks like our mothers cooked. I call it "country cookin'". Nearly always there is meat and vegetables. And, in this … [Read more...]

Girls Only Luncheon, a Fall Family Gathering!

Our Girls Only Luncheon, a Fall Family Gathering! Apples are in season now. And with that comes many opportunities to make and create delicious apple salads, desserts, and even breads! Plus, it gives us a chance to celebrate both the change in season from summer to fall. With that in mind, I decided to host a "Girls Only Luncheon" for my Mama, my sister, Jeri, and her two daughters, Amber and Cara, and my two cousins, LaNan and Vicki. I planned for it to be served at Mama's house, because they all live in her hometown, and I would be there anyway on Friday. Since there are so many delicious apples available now, I decided to make the luncheon one featuring this wonderful fall fruit. Therefore, most of the recipes have apples in them. … [Read more...]

Chicken and Rice Dumpling Casserole, a leftover delight!

What do you do with leftover rice and baked chicken? If you are like me, you don't like to throw food away. But, unless you have a plan to use the leftovers, that's exactly what happens more times than not. That's where this Chicken and Rice Dumpling Casserole comes in! Last week, after our "Mystery Meal" Dinner, I had TONS of cooked white rice left over. Has that ever happened to you? I had at least 8 cups of rice that I needed to find something to do with. So, Candace sent me a recipe for a Chicken Dumpling Casserole that she made. It was a Facebook video! (Egad!!! I've got to move into this century!!! I still prefer COOKBOOKS!!!) But, anyway, I decided that I could create a NEW recipe, using that one, but incorporating at least SOME of … [Read more...]

Margherita Chicken Pasta, a light and healthy meal!

Candace, Me, and Margherita Chicken Pasta! Years ago, Candace and I would make a light and healthy chicken spaghetti that was the best ever. But, over the years, that recipe has been lost. Even after searching on the internet off and on, I could not find it. Then, lo and behold, I found a similar recipe that had some of the same ingredients. So, Candace and I got together and re-created the chicken spaghetti that we have longed for. . . and gave it a new name: Margherita Chicken Pasta! Chicken Spaghetti vs. Margherita Chicken Pasta . . . From what we could remember about the light and healthy chicken spaghetti from the 1990's, it had tomatoes, celery, onion, chicken and spaghetti noodles. That was about it. I'm sure there were some … [Read more...]

Chicken Broccoli Alfredo, a Quick and Easy Meal!

Chicken Broccoli Alfredo, anyone? It’s summer . . . And that means everyone is busy with activities, going here, there and yon, as the old folks say. When you put that into the perspective of what to do when it’s getting close to dinner, most people are looking for a quick and easy meal. After all, who wants to spend hours in the kitchen when you could be swimming with your kids or at ballgames? That’s where this Chicken Broccoli Alfredo comes in . . .definitely a quick and easy meal! This recipe came from Mama’s “stash” of recipes cut out of magazines and written on slips of paper. And, a couple of weeks ago, Mama made this Chicken Broccoli Alfredo for me when I went to visit. It was quite tasty! So, I made it for our dinner last … [Read more...]