Can you believe it was 34 degrees at my house this morning? I turned the heat on in the living room, kitchen and bathroom! I'm wearing handknit socks and a shirt I usually wear in the winter!
Well, it's been a busy morning already. I've been awake since 2:30 this morning (welcome to my world - I know some of you have the same *issue*). I did some of my "Thursday reports" at home and then came to the office by 8 a.m. I was able to leave shortly after lunch yesterday, but fell into a 1.5 hour nap shortly after getting home! Today will most likely be similar (especially after not much sleep last night).
Despite busy days, I did manage to cook some nights and I made a new (to us) chicken dish that I thought I would share with you. It is from Twelve Tomatoes and is Chicken Bacon Ranch Baked Penne and it is delicious!! It is also very easy and quick to put together and there are plenty of leftovers for another meal. A few notes on the recipe:
- I cooked half the recommended penne
- I used roughly 1/2 - 2/3 of the recommended alfredo sauce
- I added roasted red peppers to the mix
- I skipped the mozzarella on the top - it seemed "saucy" enough and I thought the cheese would make it too heavy
Next time (and there will be a next time) I would consisder adding sauteed mushrooms, maybe some marinated artichoke hearts, a bit of onion, etc., etc. Easy to doctor and make your own!
I completely forgot to take a picture Monday night, so here is a picture from the Twelve Tomatoes website.
Hope your Thursday is going well.