Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Creamy Cheesy Chicken Roll Ups

I know it's too hot to use the oven but I created this recipe back in the winter...made it, ate it and forgot to post it! LOL

I know, I know, I call myself a food blogger and I FORGOT to post a recipe! BUT I did post this photo on my FaceBook and a friend asked for the link/recipe and I discovered my "faux paus" imagine my embarrassment. So this is to rectify my goof. Thanks for asking me for the recipe Eva!

Potato May LOVED this recipe and so did I. The first time it was a little runny so I cut back on the liquid the second time.

I had seen lasagna rolls and thought, what if I use chicken instead. Then I thought why use red sauce, how about something creamy...oh and cheesy. YES, that was the ticket! Hope you enjoy this as much as we did. It will be a regular come cooler weather.

Creamy Cheesy Chicken Roll Ups
9 lasagna noodles
2-3 cups leftover rotisserie chicken, shredded
cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup Parmesan grated cheese
1 tsp fresh ground black pepper
1 TBSP parsley flakes
1 tsp garlic powder
provolone cheese, 9 slices
6 cups water and the rotisserie chicken bones

In a large pot pour the water and drop in the chicken bones. Bring to a boil and simmer for 30-45 minutes. Drain or spoon out the bones and skin. Use this broth in other dishes as well as this. You can freeze the leftovers or store in the fridge for approximately 7-10 days safely.
Shred the chicken, mix in the Parmesan cheese and set aside. In a large pot boil the lasagna noodles in the broth or in water. I use broth because it adds more flavor.
 Lay out your noodles and place 1/3 cup of chicken on one end, Then roll. Place in a 9 inch casserole dish, repeat until you have all 9 complete.
In a bowl, mix spices, 1/2 cup of broth and cream of chicken soup. Pour this over the rolls. Top with Provolone cheese. Pour the soup mix over the cheese and pop in the oven. 350 degrees until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Approximately 20 minutes.
Allow to cool slightly so the "sauce" thickens. I served mine with garlic bread and salad.
You could use a 13x9 pan and make more rolls. I didn't need a pan that large. Do what works for your family.


Friday, August 26, 2016

Blackened BBQ Chicken Medallions Ding Ding Ding August FF

After being on recovery from my surgery for Soooo long, when I could finally eat "real" food again, my creative juices were really flowing. I had so many ideas in my head and was so hungry for something to eat that I spent several days cooking at least twice sometimes three times a day trying to satisfy my hunger/cravings. I came up with what I think are some great recipes. One was "The Kitchen Sink" which I fix on a weekly basis and these blackened bbq chicken medallions is another.
You can judge for yourself, a quick, easy and satisfying meal.
3 boneless chicken breast sliced from end to end into medallions
BBQ sauce
coconut oil
1 tsp each: paprika, chili powder, cumin,pepper, salt, onion powder, garlic powder

Today’s post is this month’s Funny Friday, a regular feature published on the last Friday of every month. Funny Friday is a collaborative project. Each month one of the participants submits a picture, then we all write 5 captions or thoughts inspired by that month’s picture. Links to the other bloggers’ posts are below, click on them and see what they’ve come up with. I hope we bring a smile to your face as you start your weekend.

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Here’s today’s picture. It was submitted by http://berghamchronicles.blogspot.com/    
The Bergham Chronicles

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1. Ding Ding Ding "Step up folks, we're open for business"

2. Ding Ding Ding "HEY PEOPLE OVER HERE"

3. Ding Ding Ding "hahaha this is fun, do it again"

4. Ding Ding Ding "hey can I have a turn Whit?"

5. Ding Ding Ding " hahaha NO I'm in charge of the bell I told you!"

Click on the links below and let some other bloggers make you smile:
http://www.southernbellecharm.com                Southern Belle Charm
http://mybrainonkids.net                                 My Brain on Kids
http://www.BakingInATornado.com           Baking In A Tornado
http://berghamchronicles.blogspot.com/     The Bergham Chronicles
http://measurementsofmerriment.blogspot.com     Measurements of Merriment
http://dinoheromommy.com/                            Dinosaur Superhero Mommy

Friday, August 19, 2016

Chicken Parm Patties: Fly On The Wall

Well with surgery done the road to recovery has been very difficult. The site got infected, for 10 days I had no food except liquid and I could not talk. No voice! Yeah W loved that but to be honest it was really beginning to worry me something fierce.
Update...the infection was NOT. It was actually an allergic reaction to the surgical glue and to the prep they did. Lovely. Still no voice, swollen and irritated but on the REAL road to recovery now. Finally

Prior to surgery I was cutting back on fat and calories, why, because I need to. So one night I made these delicious chicken parm patties! W says I can't call them burgers because that means "real" meat like beef. LOL but that's okay, Potato May enjoyed them with me. And I mean it, he wolfed down 3 before I finished one!
1 lb. ground chicken
1/2 cup parm cheese
1 beaten egg
2 TBSP melted coconut oil
salt, pepper, paprika, oregano, parsley, garlic and onion powder 1 tsp each
1 slice stale bread
1/3 cup chicken broth or water
Smush it all together and form patties. I placed mine in the freezer for about 10 minutes, then rubbed the outside with coconut oil and placed the patties on my indoor George Foreman grill. Chicken will cook quickly and dry out if you are not careful. So lightly brown the patties, shut off the grill and allow to sit. Maybe a total time of 8 minutes. 
Serve on a bun with lettuce, tomato, onion, marinara or whatever you choose.
Potato May topped his with ranch and crushed Dorito's. Don't ask. Jesse put mayo only on his. Both boys thought they were great and very moist. I loved them and will do this again. Of course W had a bacon cheese burger and wrinkled his nose at our "patties".

This photo expresses my frustration over the last several months.

Five days after surgery I'm at my mom's. She is telling me about ants she found IN her microwave. "IN it. I had no idea they could get in it but I guess they could cause that's where I found them. Running all around. You know I cut that thing on HIGH and it didn't kill them?!" My mom can be so funny at times.

Next mom is telling me about the mice, well "Rats! Because I tried every mouse trap they sell and nothing worked. So I went on over to Tractor Supply and bought me one of those big rat traps. Those puny things I was getting at Wal-Mart were not working. I think they ate the bait and used the trap as a trampoline." Oh my gosh! Here I was in pain and trying not to laugh, but with her severe Southern Draw and this commentary it was hard not to bust a gut.

Listening to the radio at work and the dj ask people to call in with something funny from the week.

First caller, a lady says her two year old used a tube the of icy hot instead of chap stick all over her lips and inside her mouth. They are cracking up and I'm thinking aw that poor baby.

RN administering my meds before surgery explains that this med will soften up the small tissue which will help with the type of surgery you're having. She explains that she's diluting it with the iv fluid because it causes a warm tingly effect in the lower crotch region and will make you hyper if not diluted. Not a way that go into surgery. She said little old men love this stuff. I cracked up.

After surgery I could not talk. Wade smiles and said so how long will this last doc ? I kicked him. Doc laughed and said not long enough. You'll pay later.

That's okay. After me texting my him everything I needed to say in a few hours he was wishing I could talk. Heehee

After leaving the surgery center we stopped at WM for my prescription. At the drive through the pharmacist tells Wade the total. He said "WHOA that's highway robbery" and laughs. The lady gets all in a tizzy and is "well sir this is very reasonable " blah blah blah
He says, "ma'am I was joking just trying to lighten your mood. Smile have a nice day. Thank you" and we left.
She was not amused. I swear I heard her say ass as we drove off.
At my mom's LMSP looks at the Beta fish and said "WHOA GRAMMA he's grown!" Yes he has and he's pretty too. "NO Gramma, boys are NOT pretty, he's sexy" Oh Mylanta! And she's only going into Kindergarten!
Here is LMSP above, "reading" a Harley Quinn comic on a road trip. She is very intent as you can tell.

I cain't wait to go to skool! LMSP
Me: you can't?
LMSP: Nope
me: Why?
LMSP: There'll be LOTS of keds to play with.
Me: oh you poor deceived thing, you think you're going to play. LOL
Misspelling on purpose, because it is how my little hay seed talks!

Reading Karen's post on Monday and her sharing the boys special cooking skills. I remembered I had forgotten to tell you all that ALL the recipes I make, Potato May dumps crushed spicy Doritos on top of or in. On all his sandwiches, his burgers, in rice, on top of spaghetti, it doesn't matter. The kid is obsessed with Doritos.

Welcome to a Fly on the Wall group post. Today 10 bloggers are inviting you to catch a glimpse of what you’d see if you were a fly on the wall in our homes. Come on in and buzz around my house.

Buzz around, see what you think, then click on these links for a peek into some other homes:
Baking In A Tornado                   http://www.bakinginatornado.com/
Menopausal Mother                    http://www.menopausalmom.com/                 
Searching for Sanity                    http://singlemumplusone.blogspot.com                       
Never Ever Give Up Hope             http://batteredhope.blogspot.com                        
Dinosaur Superhero Mommy         http://dinoheromommy.com/                    
Southern Belle Charm                   http://www.southernbellecharm.com
Eileen’s Perpetually Busy               http://eileensperpetuallybusy.blogspot.com/
Molly Ritterbeck                             http://mollyritterbeck.com/        
Go Mama O                                    http://www.gomamao.com