My daughters were in a wedding recently, so we just couldn’t resist a photo-op.
One of their high school buddies got married.
Anytime all of my children are going to be home at the same time Mom and I have a dinner.
This time we had pasta.
Mom made her famous lasagna.
Recipe to come as soon as possible.
I made this Chicken Pasta Primavera.
It was very good.
Here is the recipe:
4 cloves chopped garlic
1 C cut up broccoli
1/2 C diced onion
1 C bite sized carrots
1 C sliced zucchini
1 C sliced yellow squash
2 C sliced white button mushrooms
1 chopped bell pepper
5 T butter
2 T olive oil
1 1/2 lbs cooked whole wheat penne pasta
4 cooked and cut up, large chicken breasts
1 1/2 C chicken broth
1 C heavy whipping cream
1 C half-and-half
1 C grated parmesan cheese
basil leaves to taste
salt and pepper to taste
Cook all vegetables, a few at a time, until al dente in 4T of butter and the olive oil in your skillet on the stove top.
Then remove all the vegetables and make your sauce.
Pour your chicken broth in skillet, along with your remaining 1 T of butter for about 1 min.
Add whipping cream, half-and-half, grated parmesan cheese.
Tear in your basil leaves.
Salt and pepper to taste.
Stir everything together at this point.
But the favorite dish that was made was a Oreo pudding dessert.
That recipe is coming up next.
My girls are just beautiful, if I do say so myself.
This picture would have been better if I had just stepped out of it and took it of just them!
Trader Joe’s is always a favorite place for us to go.
All natural and great prices.
Then we headed to do some antique shopping. We knew that we were headed in the right direction when we saw this sign.
They have several stores in the area that we went to, so many that we didn’t get to go to all of them.
I really wanted these pussy willow branches, but I didn’t get them because I had already got the forsythia branches that I am very excited about.
There was a lot of furniture. Pretty much anything you could possibly want.
I am in love with the bottom cabinet in this picture, maybe for my new mud room?
Kami liked this cabinet, she needs a place for her new dishes, you know.
More on this enamel topped, rolling table later.
A little traffic direction never hurt anyone!
This is what Kami bought. The cutest little red chairs and……………………
this old wooden, fold up table. Very cool!!
We went to Margaritaville’s to eat.
Kami and I had these chicken, pepper cheese, and spinach tamales.
Kayli had this plate of chicken and lettuce covered with pepper cheese and spinach.
So, we all pretty much had the same thing.
It was delicious!!
On the way home, it started to rain and this beautiful rainbow came out and made the day perfect!
We have to do this again!!!
You think that you’re raising your kids but they’re really raising you.
- Force Spring Flowering Branches Indoors (yardlovertimes.com)
Yesterday after church we all went to my daughter, Kamille’s house for dinner.
She had a great spread.
Oven fried chicken, roasted potatoes, asparagus, rolls, rice with mushrooms, it was all very good.
As I mentioned before in an earlier post, I took her set of dishes that I collected for her over the years to her.
Here is the cakeplate underneath this banana cake with peanut butter frosting that I made.
Here is the recipe
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup butter or shortening
1 cup milk
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 mashed bananas
1 pkg of banana pudding mix
2/3 cup mini chocolate chips
Mix together the flour, baking powder and salt and set aside.
In a large bowl, cream sugar and shortening until light and fluffy.
Add eggs one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition.
Add flour mixture alternately with milk, beating just to combine.
Finally, stir in vanilla, mashed bananas, and banana extract.
Pour batter evenly between two greased 9 inch round cake pans.
Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.
2 sticks of butter, room temperature
1 cup of smooth peanut butter.
4 cups of powdered sugar
Up to 2 Tbs milk
In an electric mixer cream together the butter and peanut butter until smooth and fully incorporated.
Add the powdered sugar a cup at a time and use milk to adjust the consistency to your liking.
It was pretty good, too.