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Food and Family/Pasta and Kids

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.



More later…………………….Sally

Caprese Pizza

I have never made or tasted this before.

I found this naan bread at Target and this recipe was on the back.

Sounded good so I thought I would try it.


Here are the ingredients that you will need.

First you brush the olive oil on the garlic naan.

Then you are supposed to grill it, but I just cooked it in my Rachael Ray skillet.

Then I added the pesto and the sliced tomatoes.

Fresh mozzarella cheese is next.

Basil  on top of everything.

Back to the skillet until the cheese is melted.


Here’s the recipe:

I have found that the best recipes are usually found on the packages of the food that you buy.

I hope that you try this one.

 Oh yeah, Big Ran says, “Where’s the pepperoni”.


More later……………………………Sally



T Bone Steak Supper


Since Big Ran has been gone a lot lately and is leaving again for a few days this week, we are having a “T Bone Steak Meal”.

This is the way I cook a steak when it is way to cold to grill outside.

I have a cast iron grille pan that I use.

I get the pan real hot and then I add about a tablespoon each of olive oil, canola oil and butter.

Season the steak with salt, pepper, and garlic powder on both sides.

Put in pan and turn the heat down a little.

Then pour one teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce over each one.

Cook on one side for 3 to 3 1/2 minutes, then flip the steaks over and cook on the other side for about 2 minutes.

This is for a medium steak about 1 1/2″ thick.  

The grill pan puts some cool grill marks on the meat.

This tastes great!!

We have to have a baked potato and salad with ours, perfect combo.  

Big Ran says to say that he is very spoiled!!

 More later………………..Sally


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