Monday, February 7, 2011

a recipe. a craft. good times...

first of all, i'm guest posting at danielle's blog today. it's our love story...if you've never read about the craziness of my husband and me(yes, that's proper), head over there and check it out. plus danielle's blog is the cutest. so ya.

anyways, i made this the other night and it was delish. you basically need the recipe. unless you're dairy free, then this bad boy won't work for you. it's like a cow exploded in this dish...wait, that sounds unappetizing. i meant, there's a lot of dairy up in this dish.
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so it's called white chicken lasagna:

ingredients:
3 cloves fresh garlic, minced
1 onion, diced
3 TBSP butter
3 chicken breasts, boiled & cubed
1 cream of chicken soup
1- 8oz. package cream cheese
1 container sour cream
1 cup chicken broth(use the water you boiled the chicken in!)
1 lb. lasagna noodles, i used the kind you don't have to boil
2 cups mozzarella cheese, grated
salt and pepper
crushed red pepper flakes (if you like it hot)
2 TBSP italian seasoning, or basil, or whatever you have

1)boil some chicken breasts in a pot. every 10 minutes, check to see if they're pink in the middle. when they're done, take them out and cube them...but save that water. it's called homemade chicken broth and you're going to use it later in the recipe, mkay?

2) melt butter in a big pot. when it's melted, throw in your onions and garlic. let simmer a little bit. add some salt and pepper.
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3)add in your cream of chicken(i usually make my own..so easy and no nasty ingredients like in campbells), cream cheese, sour cream. stir until melted. add salt and peppa.

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4)add chicken and spices. a little mo' salt n peppa. you know, just season as you go.
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5)spray your glass baking dish (9X13) and put some of the sauce at the bottom
then noodles
then sauce
then cheese
then noodles
then sauce
then cheese.

bake at 375 for 45 minutes with foil. then 15 minutes more without foil.
this is a kinda gross picture of it because i took it at night under a yellow light. but trust me, it tastes good.
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OMG...it's like chicken alfredo goodness that didn't take that long to make. try it.

and a little craft...i made a valentine's wreath because i still had my christmas one up. so i thought, i should combine these 2, because i'm lazy, but will pretend like i meant to do this on purpose. genious.
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the instructions are just wrap a wreath with ribbon and then stamp your initial on some book paper to hang it in the middle. complicated, right?
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christmas and valentines day, it's time to get acquainted.

28 comments:

  1. Cute! and that lasagna sounds delish!

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  2. If you start hanging up only red Christmas lights so that you can keep them up until February I'm going to start to worry, but the wreath is adorable.

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  3. I am crackin up! :) I'm gonna have to try that dish. I love anything that a cow exploded in! :) LOL

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  4. Yum. I'm trying to get Matt to make this right now. His butt isn't moving off the chair though.

    Pregnancy card. Pull it as often as possible.

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  5. That recipe looks YUMMY!! I'm going to have to try it next week. Thanks for posting it!

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  6. man, I want this in my...
    I want to make this for dinner.
    And I like this wreath thing you got going.

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  7. Love the wreath! And by the way, you've gotten me completely addicted to making things with book paper.

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  8. so i am in dire need of some new recipes--this looks delsh. i read your love story--so smitten! loved it~
    ps--great wreath!

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  9. the recipe looks delish, but as you know, it would kill my husband. dammit.

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  10. That recipe sounds fabulous! Love the wreath too.

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  11. this dish does look scrumptious! (did I spell that right??) will it help me lose my baby weight or make me look like i'm gonna have another??

    gotta go dance now. if you know what i mean...

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  12. Hi Jami!
    Happy Monday!!
    This looks DELISH ... totally making it next week ... HALLELUJAH ... I'm so sick of thinking of what to make ;). You saved me!

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  13. LOVE the wreath ~ that ribbon is too cute! :)

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  14. Rachel would love this. I might make it when she's no longer moving around. Pregnancy. It makes you all silly.

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  15. ummmm....YUM!!! that will definitely be on the menu this week. you should post more of your yummy recipes for the cooking challenged but food-loving folks like yours truly.

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  16. must make. and consume in one sitting. do not judge.

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  17. This recipe looks divine, Jami. And cute wreath too!

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  18. I'll be making that lasagna ASAP! YUM!

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  19. Cute V-day decor! I love your crafts and thriftiness!

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  20. oh my gosh you crack me up! hahah
    that recipe sounds amaaaazing! and FATTENing. :)

    there you go again with your craftiness that makes me look bad. :)

    off to danielle's blog. it is super cute!

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  21. Oh - my - gosh! You wrapped a wicker wreath. I needed to see this today!! I have been looking at my dollar tree for foam wreaths to wrap - but only found wicker! I didn't think it would work! Now I know it will! Thanks for sharing - I was headed back there today anyway! Perfect! Thanks Jami!

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  22. I love your wreath, I mentioned it on my blog.

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