October 26, 2011

My favorite recipe and a whole lot more...

We eat a lot of chicken in this house and tonight I made my favorite recipe.  Not only is it delicious, but it's REALLY easy.  Right up my alley!  I got the recipe from this awesome cookbook that my Aunt Linda gave Tyler and I...

Church cookbooks are the best!

Anyway, here's the simple, yet delicious recipe.  All you need is:

Chicken breasts, Campbell's Cream of Chicken soup, 1 cup of milk and a box of chicken stuffing (The actual recipe calls for 1 cup of sour cream as well.  I usually add the sour cream, but didn't have any tonight and didn't want to pack Kyla up to run and get some so we went without.  Tyler said he liked it better.)

1.  Cook the chicken at 350 degrees for 30 minutes in just a little bit of water
2.  Place chicken in 9x13 glass pan, salt and pepper as desired
3.  Heat soup, milk (and sour cream if you use it) in a bowl and mix together
4.  Cover chicken with soup mixture
5.  Cover pan with aluminum foil and bake for 40 minutes at 350 degrees
6.  Make chicken stuffing as directed on box
7.  Put stuffing over rest of ingredients
8.  Cover and bake for another 5 minutes.

It. is. delicious.  I saw a similar recipe on another blog that added swiss cheese on the chicken before the dressing.  We also enjoyed some of the corn my mom froze awhile ago.  It was a perfect family dinner.  Kyla ate some corn too.  I wasn't sure she'd eat it, but just as I was walking away to clean up, she picked some up and shoved it in her mouth!

I used $30 of my Amazon gift cards today.  If you missed my post about how to get free Amazon gift cards, check it out here.  I will post about what I got later.  Hopefully it will all be here next week.  I didn't go the diapers/wipes route.  I didn't go the Christmas gift route.  And I didn't splurge on myself.  I bought a few things for Tot School with Kyla :)  I know she's too young for most of the activities I want to do, but as soon as I get that toy room done, we are going to start Tiny Tot School.  Much more about all that later!

When I went to Target yesterday, I ended up buying all of our Halloween candy.  It never fails, every year we wait until the last possible moment to buy candy.  And then there's absolutely nothing good left so we end up getting crap.  I'm sure we are "that house with the crappy candy" every year.  Not this year kiddos!  The bad part of not waiting until the last moment?  Eating the damn stuff before Halloween!

Kyla is getting so brave and wanting to stand all the time!  Now when she's standing and then falls on her butt, she grunts.  The kind of grunt where she must just be thinking "Ugh, come on!"  It's so funny!

I went a little overboard with the picture taking today.  She's just so darn cute, I can't help it!  I promise I do comb the girls hair.  And you'll see that I attempted pigtails today and you'll also see why I don't attempt it often.

I was going to do a Wordless Wednesday post with all the pictures of her just hanging out with something dangling out of her mouth.  She reminds me of a little puppy.  She'll just crawl around the house with a toy or puzzle piece hanging out of her mouth.  Anyway, enough talk, onto the pictures...and I'm warning you, there are a lot!

And by the way, the puzzle pieces have now been taken away.  Until the eating everything stage is over.

Haha, she LOVES Jeopardy and the timing on this was just too perfect...

Apparently she's getting back at me for telling you all that she won't still for a picture :)

 She managed to scratch herself pretty good today...

And...it's naptime

Much happier after a nap...and no pigtails!

She gives fives now!

Her Godmother gave her this book.  We read it, but in three different sittings.  It's a pretty long book, and Kyla's attention span isn't so long.  Thanks for the cute clothes too, Kirsten!  As soon as our washer is fixed and I can wash them, I will get some pictures :)

We had a great day today.  Headache free and all!  Yes!  I'm having a Thirty-One open house tomorrow night so hopefully we can go two days in a row.  Thanks for sticking with me throughout my grumpiness yesterday :)


  1. Love looking at all the pics, the more the better! I'm definitely trying that recipe and it figures it involves chicken!

  2. Your little girl is adorable!! She couldn't be cuter! :)

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  3. Awww...I love the piggytails even if she doesn't! :-) She's so cute!

    Shawna www.nopaparazziplease.blogspot.com

  4. Glad you like the cookbook. I think I put grandma's oatmeal cookies in there. Love the nice buns shot!

  5. That picture of her by the TV with Jeopardy is hilarious! I can't believe you caught it on that.

    I love the pigtails, even if she looks so sad. :) Too cute!!