Thursday, May 20, 2010

A Yummy Drink

My buddy Stephanie made this drink for my baby shower. It was super simple and went over really well. Bonus: you can make it Diabetic friendly or regular:) It's perfect for any get together.

Yummy Drink
2 Liters Sprite or 7up (Steph used Sprite Zero cause she loves me)
1 Packet Raspberry Crystal Light (not the single serving kind)
2 or 3 sliced strawberries

Mix the packet into the Pop and add strawberry floaties for garnish:)


Monday, May 3, 2010

Aunt Steph's Pasta*

*Moved it for you, Mom. :)

Chicken Garlic Pasta
6-8 cloves of fresh garlic
1 T. plus 1 t. oil
chicken bullion
1 purple, red, or yellow onion ( we ended up using a yellow onion)
1 yellow or orange pepper sliced very thin (again we had to go with a green pepper)
2 green onions sliced
1/4 t. dried red pepper lakes (add more for more spice)
1 lb. penne pasta
2 bunches of broccoli (cleaned and cut into flowerets)
12 cherry tomatoes, halved (didn't use because Annie thinks they are poisonous)
pinch of ground nutmeg
Fresh, shredded basil ( fresh is best, but we used dried)
2 c. cooked chicken, cubed ( She usually grills it with jsut salt and pepper--we stir fried it in a little olive oil-still very good)
Freshly ground parmesan cheese ( we used 6 oz.)
Fresh ground pepper

Heat olive oil to medium heat and add garlic and chicken. Add the opinion, peppers, pepper flakes, green onion. cook , tossing until onion is crisp and tender.

Boil pasta until partially cooked. Add the broccoli to the pasta pot and let it cook for 5 more minutes until still slightly crisp. Scoop our the broccoli and set aside and save 2 cups of the boiling water and add 2 bullion cubes to it until dissolved. Thoroughly drain pasta.

Return the pasta and broccoli over low heat to the onion and the pepper mixture. AD the 2 cups of bullion, cherry tomatoes, nutmeg, basil and ground pepper. Stir just until tomatoes are hot and serve with fresh parmesan cheese.

We loved this for dinner tonight. Annie was the cook, but we all gobbled it down.