Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Spinach Artichoke Chicken Alfredo Bake

Spinach Artichoke Chicken Alfredo Bake

1 box noodles (macaroni or penne); cooked and drained
Medium onion; chopped
A few cloves of garlic; chopped
2T flour
1C chicken stock
2C milk
1 box frozen spinach; thawed and drained
1box frozen artichoke hearts; thawed and drained
3C cheese (whatever….I used Mozzarella feel free to use combinations!)
1lb Cooked & cubed chicken

1.  cook onion and garlic in a little olive oil until soft
2. add 2T of olive oil and 2T flour (let cook for a minute)
3. whisk in  1C chicken stock
4. whisk in 2C milk
5. Add in spinach, artichokes, chicken cubes and S&P and nutmeg to taste.
6. Melt in 2 C Cheese
7. Add sauce to noodles in a 13x9 casserole (or slightly bigger, if you can)
8. sprinkle 1C cheese on top and bake at 350F until cheese is brown.

**this is based off of Rachael Ray's Spinach Artichoke Mac N Cheese. (its just a cheaper version...)

Monday, January 3, 2011


I haven't decided on any resolutions, and frankly I'm just too busy right now to really think about it, so here is quickly put together list.

So, my "goals" for this year are:

1. Get the whole family eating healthy again

2. Find a better job

3. Be happy

4. Grow another 6" of hair

5. Drink more water

1-3 are the most important things to me this year. Last year Justin and I started eating like crap again, I never started my business and I was depressed all year. MUST END!!

I can also admit, there were days that I didn't even have so much as a sip of water because I drank so much coffee/tea/soda. bleck.

So, lets go ahead and change that and get back into health!

I didn't add exercise because I really dont want that to be a "resolution" I want it to just be a lifestyle choice. Though, I do need to get back in the swing of pilates because I've been having major neck/back issues this year.

So, Cheers to 2011! Please OH Please, bring me some happiness!