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CROCK-POT Creamy Chicken Italiano


This recipe is one that my boss has had for ages. I make it for them about once a week in the autumn/winter, and LOVE eating the left overs the next day.

I don’t have any photos for this recipe, since I’ve never made it at home, but I know the recipe by heart and for any/all meat eaters you’ll LOVE THIS!

What You’ll need:
4 frozen costco chicken breasts (or any frozen boneless skinless chicken breasts.)
Powdered Italian Dressing mix
1 Can of Cream of ANYTHING. Seriously Cream of chicken, mushroom, cheddar, celery… any of it works!
1 8 oz package of Cream cheese (the kind that comes in the box works best.)
1/2 cup water
Crock pot

What you’ll need to do:
Put your chicken (FROZEN) breasts into your crock-pot. Mix together your packet of italian dressing & your 1/2 cup water, pour over chicken. Cover & cook on LOW for 5 hours. This is when I bring the cream cheese out of the fridge & set it on the counter, leave it there until the next step.
Next, once you’ve cooked the chicken for 5 hours, mix together your can of cream of whatever, and the cream cheese. Add the mixture to the crock pot & cook on HIGH for 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours.

Thats it, once it’s done cooking it’s ready to serve. Serve over rice or egg noodles… or whatever your preference. Serve with a nice green veggie and you’ll have an amazing, easy and delicious dinner!

 

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“Love means never having to say you’re sorry. However, it is with sincere regret that I must now kill all of you.”


Today I’m here to share with you, an amazing apple breakfast bread recipe!

I passed a loaf of this along to Mitchell’s parents, and gave some to my neighbor, I don’t know what the Smith’s thought, but our neighbors LOVED it.

It’s REALLY EASY and SUPER DELICIOUS. It makes a GREAT breakfast loaf. I think I’ll make this for Christmas. It’s great the day off but even better the day after, heated with butter. Yummmm.

What you’ll need:

1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/4 cup butter, at room temperature
2/3 cup granulated white sugar
1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
2 large eggs
1/2 cup apple cider
2 1/4 cups chopped apples (Obviously cored, and peeled)

Pre-heat oven to 375 and grease your loaf pan. I managed 2 loafs out of this recipe, but it depends on the size of your pan.

Mix dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and cloves) in a bowl. I suppose most people would tell you to sift, but I never do and it turns out fine 🙂

In a large bowl,  cream together butter and sugars. Beat in eggs. Add in flour mixture alternately with cider- I did mine in thirds. Mix until everything is combined, but don’t over mix.

Next gently toss in and stir the apples.

Pour batter into loaf pan(s) and place in oven. Bake until toothpick comes out clean. About 50 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool (about 20 minutes) then remove from pan, place on wire rack to finish cooling and either enjoy or wrap up for consumption the next day.  I’m warning you now, it is AMAZING. It wont last long!

 

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help?


This past weekend EverSoLightly  and I decided for some crazy reason to weigh ourselves and see where we were at. To both of our horror, we’ve realized that we’ve put on a bit of weight. I, weigh the most I’ve ever weighed in my 24 years of life. For anyone that knows me, I’m small. I’m 4’11” and until I hit 18 I weighed 98 pounds at most. When I was 19 I met my friend, Nadia. Nadia’s mom knows how to cook. She cooks some of the most amazing dishes I have ever had. Introducing me to all sorts of new foods and dishes, meant that I had re-developed my love for food. Here I am several years later, and my appetite has grown. Craving Indian food, Chinese food, and of course, the good old all American standby, burgers and fries. Last night after eating a DELICIOUS burger from Five Guys, Burgers and Fries in the Overlake/Crossroads area I decided I could not risk gaining anymore weight. As of right now you can’t really tell that I weigh 122lbs, for the most part I look the same, but I don’t feel the same. One of EverSoLightly’s bigest complaints was that we weren’t as active this summer as we usually are. We couldn’t really figure out why, but now I realize its clearly our diet. We get delivery from Full Circle every week, we, for the most part eat everything that comes with our delivery, especially now that we’ve cut back in size. Starting today, I’ve decided we’re going to cut back on snacking, cut back on boxed or frozen goods, and only eat fresh. I’m going to take a jog every morning now, and if I cant squeeze it in before work, it’ll happen during lunch every day. We’ve discovered these really good drinks, called Neuro. We found them at a cute little local market called “Your local market.” They sell them at a few other stores in our area, including Safeway, QFC and a few others. I’m really bad at taking vitamins, and I live in Seattle so Vitamin D is a rare thing out here. These drinks help me get those valuable vitamins in AND they’re delicious. I’ve added them into my daily routine (one a day, on some occasions, two haha!) I’m going to be eating one salad a day (lunch) and sometimes for dinner too. I’ve come up with a menu for some “Splurge” meals (all dinners) that will help make this seem less…dull 🙂

January:
5th: Curry Chicken
11th: Chili & Corn Bread
12th: Creamy Chicken Pockets
18th: Chicken Noodle Soup
19th: Beef Stew & biscuits (or something)

February:
2nd: Chicken with Apricot sauce
8th: Mac & cheese
9th: BBQ Beef Casserole
15th: Hash brown Casserole
16th: Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas
23rd: Chinese Sundays

So now I want YOUR help. Anyone have any delicious and very HEALTHY meals I can make in between those not-so healthy fun meals? I could use some new ideas! Also, don’t worry, I’ll try and share some of those recipes!