Mama’s Chicken and Dumplings. . . comfort food!

Mama's Chicken and Dumplings, Comfort food. . . One of the things I like about fall is comfort food, and there's nothing better than Mama's Chicken and Dumplings! Comfort food takes us back to our childhood; they reminds us of certain meals that we really liked, people we loved, family times, or places we were fond of. One of those dishes for our family was, and is, Mama's Chicken and Dumplings. Mama has made them as far back as I can remember. She always makes them for our family holiday dinners (Thanksgiving and Christmas). In her words, she has to now make "4 recipes" of the dumplings since our family has grown to 33 people. What she could do by herself in the past, she now has to have help. Mama. . . (This was a picture take of … [Read more...]

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...]

Quick and Easy Chicken Dishes!

Quick and Easy Chicken Dishes for busy moms! Quick and Easy Chicken Dishes is a great resource for busy moms! With the end of school around the corner, we are all going to be looking for faster meals to prepare for our families. So, I compiled four of my favorite Quick and Easy Chicken Dishes to share with you. Most have ingredients that you would already have on hand in your refrigerator or your pantry, and can be prepared quickly. Here are some suggestions for preparing these Quick and Easy Chicken Dishes: Keep premium white meat chicken in your pantry as a staple, or buy chicken breasts, cook them, then cool and freeze in 2-cup amounts. Always keep several on hand so you will have them. Buy cream of chicken soup and chicken … [Read more...]

Chicken, Spinach and Brown Rice, a 3-ingredient recipe!

Chicken, Spinach and Brown Rice, a delicious 3-ingredient main dish! In my search for quick and easy, healthy main dishes, I found this 3-ingredient Chicken, Spinach and Brown Rice recipe. I'm not a fan of cooked spinach, but I love chicken and brown rice. So, I decided to give it a try. I was surprisingly pleased with how good it was and how pretty it was on the plate! Presentation! It's important even if there's just the two of you:) Making the Chicken, Spinach and Brown Rice . . . This Chicken, Spinach and Brown Rice recipe was so easy! The only time-consuming part, if you can call it that, is allowing the chicken to marinate overnight in the lemon juice mixture and the cooking of the brown rice. But, even with that, once you start … [Read more...]

Chicken & Broccoli with Angel Hair Pasta!

A Heavenly Chicken Dish: Chicken & Broccoli with Angel Hair Pasta! Lynn has been "under the weather" for a few days. In thinking about what he might like or want to eat, I decided to make Chicken & Broccoli with Angel Hair Pasta for dinner. It was "heavenly"! The flavors reminded me of a Pasta Primavera that we made at our Pizza Classic restaurant in the late 1980's. It was a vegetarian dish with a lot of fresh vegetables, pasta, and parmesan cheese. This Chicken & Broccoli with Angel Hair Pasta has chicken, broccoli, carrots, and pasta with parmesan cheese. It was delicious! Lynn is very picky, but he ate it that night and again as left-overs, which NEVER happens! An "Angel" dinner . . . This Chicken & Broccoli with … [Read more...]