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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tuscan Chicken Spaghetti

If you love pasta, Tuscan Chicken Spaghetti is a great one-pan dinner.  It is a creamy and flavorful meal, you will want to make again! This is a great recipe when you have company over! 

If you love pasta, Tuscan Chicken Spaghetti is a great one-pan dinner.  It is a creamy and flavorful meal, you will want to make again! This is a great recipe when you have company over!  Chasing Saturdays



We have been busy with the kid's 4-H project - PIGS! One thing we love to do this time of the year, is to spend some time with the pigs in the pen.  The pigs are getting used to  being in the new barn, and we are spoiling the pigs with some treats.  I am sure you are thinking, pigs will eat anything! They especially love pudding, jelly beans, marshmallows and marshmallow creme! 

If you love pasta, Tuscan Chicken Spaghetti is a great one-pan dinner.  It is a creamy and flavorful meal, you will want to make again! This is a great recipe when you have company over!  Chasing Saturday's


We are still dealing with cooler than normal temperatures in April, and we are keeping the pigs warm with heat lamps and a small heater in the barn.  It's time for the farmers to start field work, but because of the cooler temperatures, snow, and rain we have received the first part of April, ground temperatures are still too cold to start planting. Soil temperatures are reported in the mid-30s and we need more warm days to increase soil temps.  Soil temperatures need to be around 50 degrees for corn to germinate and soybeans need a soil temperature of 54 degrees.  If seeds lay dormant in the ground, and do not germinate, they are more susceptible to diseases and insects.  


If you love pasta, Tuscan Chicken Spaghetti is a great one-pan dinner.  It is a creamy and flavorful meal, you will want to make again! This is a great recipe when you have company over!  Chasing Saturday's


Pasta is one of my favorite dishes.  I can claim my kids on this decision.  We have pasta dishes weekly!   We normally go for the kids favorites, spaghetti, or pasta, but this is a grown-up version.  It's packed with so much flavor! 


If you love pasta, Tuscan Chicken Spaghetti is a great one-pan dinner.  It is a creamy and flavorful meal, you will want to make again! This is a great recipe when you have company over!  CHasing Saturday's


I couldn't wait to try this dish! All my favorite ingredients in one pan! You cannot go wrong with bacon, spaghetti, cheese and chicken! 




If you love pasta, Tuscan Chicken Spaghetti is a great one-pan dinner.  It is a creamy and flavorful meal, you will want to make again! This is a great recipe when you have company over! Chasing Saturday's

 The fire roasted tomatoes are easy to find in the isle with the other canned tomato products.  First time I had tried fire roasted tomatoes, and it bring another layer of flavor to the meal! 


If you love pasta, Tuscan Chicken Spaghetti is a great one-pan dinner.  It is a creamy and flavorful meal, you will want to make again! This is a great recipe when you have company over!  Chasing Saturday's





If you love pasta, Tuscan Chicken Spaghetti is a great one-pan dinner.  It is a creamy and flavorful meal, you will want to make again! This is a great recipe when you have company over!  Chasing Saturday's




TUSCAN CHICKEN SPAGHETTI

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INGREDIENTS FOR TUSCAN CHICKEN SPAGHETTI 

3 chicken breasts - sliced in half, cut in thin strips
1 lb. bacon - cooked until crisp
2 cloves garlic - chopped
2 tsp olive oil
1 cup heavy cream
1 can fire roasted diced tomatoes
1 small onion - chopped
1 lb angel hair spaghetti
1 large bag spinach
2 cups chicken broth
3 cups water
1 cup chardonnay
Salt and pepper
Parmesan cheese, grated
½ cup basil leaves


HOW TO MAKE TUSCAN CHICKEN SPAGHETTI 

Fry bacon, until brown.  Place on plate, covered with a paper towel.


In a large pot, place spaghetti, chicken, garlic, tomatoes, onion, salt and pepper, and half the bag of spinach.


Add chicken broth, water and chardonnay.


Bring to a boil, and stir well.  Keep chicken and spaghetti separated. Boil for 7-8 minutes.


Turn down heat.   Add heavy cream, 1 cup of grated Parmesan cheese, and simmer for 1-2 minutes.  Turn off heat. Add remaining spinach and basil. Stir until spinach is wilted. Top with cheese, bacon and more basil.

NOTES ON TUSCAN CHICKEN SPAGHETTI

This is an easy recipe to make in one pan, if you prefer, you can cook the chicken separately, or ahead of time. Add the chicken at the end to combine with all other ingredients.


If you love pasta, Tuscan Chicken Spaghetti is a great one-pan dinner.  It is a creamy and flavorful meal, you will want to make again! This is a great recipe when you have company over! Chasing Saturday's





Monday, April 02, 2018

Top 13 Easy Spring Time Recipes Round Up

Springtime can be a very busy season for many of us!  There are so many outside projects we want to be done. Spring planting will be in full force soon, so quick and easy meals will be our go-to very soon!

Jennifer Campbell from The Farmwife Feeds shares her experiences in the field during the busy Spring season.  The Farmwife Feeds explains 5 Reasons for Farm Planting Technology. Farmers work hard to produce high yielding crops, and the ever-evolving technology helps farmers achieve that goal.

I have compiled a round-up of easy meals that will help you get the meals out to the fields faster, easy meals that will be ready when you get home from work before you have to take the kids to the ball games.  

I have a list of 13 easy recipes for you to try this spring! These recipes will help you get the food to the table, or your farmer in the planter quickly! 

Have a safe spring! 
















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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Hot Chicken Salad


Hot Chicken Salad is a great way to feed a crowd, or serve as an appetizer!  The cheesy chicken is hard to resit with crunchy croutons on the top!

I have been going through my grandmother's recipes, and came across this recipe.  I wanted to share it with you, as I have been thinking about her.

Hot Chicken Salad is a great way to feed a crowd, or serve as an appetizer! This dish is hot and cheesy chicken, and you get a crunch from the celery and croutons!

If you wanted to visit with grandma when you visited her at the farm, you would find her in the kitchen. Her advise would come across the kitchen counter as she was preparing the next meal or baking cookies. 

Hot Chicken Salad is a great way to feed a crowd, or serve as an appetizer! This dish is hot and cheesy chicken, and you get a crunch from the celery and croutons!

Using this white Corningware dish reminds me of my grandmother's dishes.  She had quite the collection.  If you would see my "cupboards" as grandma use to call the cabinets, you would see my collection.   


Hot Chicken Salad is a great way to feed a crowd, or serve as an appetizer! This dish is hot and cheesy chicken, and you get a crunch from the celery and croutons! Chasing Saturdays

This is a simple dish you can bring to a potluck or even serve as an appetizer! 

Hot Chicken Salad is a great way to feed a crowd, or serve as an appetizer! This dish is hot and cheesy chicken, and you get a crunch from the celery and croutons! Chasing Saturday's

To bring more heat to heat to this dish, add some hot sauce!

Hot Chicken Salad is a great way to feed a crowd, or serve as an appetizer! This dish is hot and cheesy chicken, and you get a crunch from the celery and croutons!  Chasing Saturday's


HOT CHICKEN SALAD

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INGREDIENTS FOR HOT CHICKEN SALAD2 cups chopped chicken breast
1 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups croutons
1/8 cup slivered almonds

HOW TO MAKE HOT CHICKEN SALAD

Preheat oven to 375
Spray small casserole pan with cooking spray
Chop Chicken breasts into small pieces.
Add chopped celery, onion, 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1 cup shredded cheese, 1 cup croutons, and almonds.
Top salad with remaining croutons and 1 cup of cheese.
Place in oven uncovered and bake for 40 minutes.
Serve hot.



NOTES ON HOT CHICKEN SALAD


  • Grandma's recipe calls for 2 cups of chopped celery, I only used one cup.
  • I crumbled the remaining 1 cup of croutons for the topping so it would spread all over the top of the salad.



Hot Chicken Salad is a great way to feed a crowd, or serve as an appetizer! This dish is hot and cheesy chicken, and you get a crunch from the celery and croutons!  Chasing Saturdays