Saturday, November 14, 2009

This and That...

I took this pic this morning and when I pulled it up on the computer I thought...oh my God, look how big my baby is getting! Doesn't she look older in this pic? When she wears jeans, she thinks it's really cool to put her hands in the front pockets. She'll walk around the house like this after she gets dressed.


Today she actually wore the bracelet that Michelle made for her and didn't take it off all morning, even through a trip to the store.

I made my first recipe from the Pioneer Women's cookbook this past week...Chicken Spaghetti. The only thing I did differently was I cooked the chicken in the crockpot overnight instead of boiling it on the stove. A friend of mine said she cooks chicken this way all the time and that it gets very tender. She was right, it was falling off the bone as I was taking it out. The messiest part of the recipe is shredding the chicken. It was super easy, but it's not my favorite thing to do...


Here's the completed recipe ready for the oven...


and here it is with the cheese nicely browned and ready to pop into my insulted bag to head out for our Wednesday evening girl's night/play date.


It was a hit with everyone and Lauren loved it. Can't go wrong with chicken, cheese and pasta for the kiddos. This recipe will be a regular in our house for now on. Also, the leftovers taste just as good, if not a little better, than the first day.

11 comments:

Michelle said...

She DOES look big in that picture! *sniff* I'm so glad she can wear her bracelet now! I knew it would only take a little time.

I won a copy of that cookbook on another blog and it came yesterday. That is the first recipe I thought I would make from it. Looks so yummy!

Carolin said...

oh my goodness, she does look so grownup! Wow!

Glad to see you back in blog land, I had wondered about you guys. Didn't realize you are a PW follower too, she cracks me up! Her sister-in-law and I are from the same small home town in Oklahoma. Small world!

Carolin said...

oh, and on your other post - i had to laugh about lowering your standard on the whole home front to spend time w/ your precious baby girl. you can only imagine how south my home has gotten w/ 3 of 'em!

Lindy said...

Lauren is so cute with her hands in her pockets. I had noticed how grown-up she looks when you posted the Starbucks page below.

Yum, your casserole looks delish! I use supermarket rotisserie chicken for shredded chicken.

Shauna and MacLean said...

Donna, I have made this recipe a bunch of times and love, love it. So happy that you got to see Ree I want her cookbook so bad, in the meantime I do take recipes from her blog. Lauren looks so sweet and she is growing up.

What a sweet girl.

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

WOW.. Lauren is sure growing up...
Your dinner looks AMAZING.. I am thinking I should get me that book... Hugs..have a great week...

Laura said...

I LOVE the PW - and jealous that you got to see her! That's awesome. I have her cookbook too and love it. I haven't made this yet but I certainly will - it looks delish!!

Diana said...

I will have to try that..you know what I do for recipes that call for chicken..I buy Roteserie (sp) chickens from the grocery and shredded them:) It is quick and easy..out WM marks them down a lot and I will buy a bunch when they do:)
Lauren does look like so much older in that picture.I can remember my moms walking with their hands in their pockets:) She is so cute!!

Diane and John said...

Lauren looks so cute...wow our girls are growing up quickly! Julia loves putting her hands in her pockets as well/makes her pants sag. Yummy that dish looks awesome. I will have to investigate that cookbook!

Shannon said...

Oh she's even more beautiful than I remembered! Hair is super adorable. So glad things are going well. Just checking in as I'm trying to catch up with blogs here and there. Thanks for the pioneer woman site-I need all the help I can get with that! Best wishes! =)

Jen said...

Oh she does look like such a big girl! My girls both look older in jeans for some reason. ???? Maybe it's that you notice they have real actual legs when you see them in jeans! LOL!