Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Friday, October 7, 2011

Chicken and Spinach Bake

The weather has been so strange lately. One day it rains the next its gorgeous and sunny?! Go figure, I guess that's what we get in So Cal! I made this delicious chicken and spinach bake the other night. It was one of those comfort foods during a rainy day! To make this dish you will need the following ingredients.

Chicken and Spinach Bake 
2 large skinless, boneless chicken breasts boiled and cubed
1 stick butter, divided
1/2 small onion, diced
2 cloves chopped garlic
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream
of mushroom soup
1/8 tsp dried oregano
1/8 tsp dried basil
1/8 tsp dried parsley
1/2 cup milk
splash of white wine
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3 large handfuls of spinach washed dried and chopped
4 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
2 strips cooked bacon, chopped
sliced mozzarella cheese
In a large saute pan melt 1/4C of the butter. Add the onion, chopped spinach, chopped cooked bacon, and 2 gloves chopped garlic. Saute over medium heat until the onions are translucent. Spread half of the spinach mixture into a baking dish. In a medium saucepan melt the other 1/4C butter, add 1/8t dried basil, 1/8t oregano, 1/8t parsley, 1/2C milk, can cream of mushroom soup, 1C fresh Parmesan cheese, a good splash of white wine. Bring white sauce to a slight boil and set aside. Next add the boiled cubed chicken on top of the spinach mixture. Pour half of the white sauce over the chicken, continue layering the spinach. chicken and white sauce. Top all of that with mozzarella cheese you can use sliced or shred it whichever you prefer. Bake in a pre-heated over at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until it is bubbly and slightly browned on top. Serve with pasta, some garlic bread and a side salad. Enjoy!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Retail Therapy

This weekend I had some great finds! I don't know if I really want the cold dreary weather to get here or what? I am usually not a flats kind of gal, when you are 5"0 you normally always want to be in a heel or wedge. I decided to get a couple pairs of flats and what a great bargain Target has on some really cute ones!

I have also been wanting a bubble umbrella since my trip to New York. I got a really cute one with pink trim. It seems like the perfect umbrella on the days when it rains and it's windy blowing the water all over you.

Lastly to add to my jean collection I got a pair of Hudson's. I just love the fit and cut of these jeans. I was never a jean gal up until maybe a couple years ago. I found a new appreciation for denim. :) I need to start adding a few fall/winter pieces to my closet. I was looking for some sweaters or long sleeve shirts but nothing caught my eye. Happy shopping!