Friday, June 24, 2011

Dangerously Yummy Cajun Chicken Pasta

Cajun Chicken Pasta is my favorite pasta dish ever! However, to get the yummy flavor in this dish you have to use heavy whipping cream. No low fat version for me. I have tried to get a good flavor without the whipping cream and I have yet to succeed. I make this no more than once a year due to the fat content, so if you have a wonderful low fat version please send me the recipe! :)

Dangerously Yummy Cajun Chicken Pasta

box of penne pasta (whole wheat works well as it will be drenched in sauce)

3T butter

1T flour

1 pint of heavy whipping cream

1/2 cut (at least) of grated Parmesan cheese

1 lb chicken breast

Cajun seasoning (amount depending on how spicy you like it)

2 cans of diced tomatoes or fresh diced tomatoes

Cook and drain pasta according to package.

Melt butter in sauce pan over medium heat. Whisk in flour. Add heavy whipping cream and heat till boiling. Let it simmer to thicken a bit.

Take sauce off of heat and mix in cheese. Pour into pasta and mix well.

Cut chicken into bite sized pieces and cook in a skillet with a bit of butter. When the chicken is cooked put the tomatoes in the skillet for a minute to heat up.

Pour the chicken and tomatoes into the pasta and mix well.

Now you are free to add in Cajun seasoning. Just a little at a time and taste as you go. You might want to serve the kiddos some pasta first, and then add in the spice the way that you like.

Now enjoy! :)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

New Things Happenin' Over at Madison Rose Vintage!

I am so bad! I started this blog and only posted once and that was almost a year ago! I apologize and hope that you all will keep following me. :)

I am a sahm who home schools and volunteers to do too many things at once. My fault entirely. It has proven to be difficult to have an online shop while raising and teaching my children. I have dreamed of opening an antique store the entire time I have bought and sold things online. I started before my 5 year old was even thought of. Soooo! I have decided that if I do not have much time to list my items on Etsy I should open a booth at an antique mall. Having a place to physically place my items for sale without having to do so much to get the items to where people are able to find and purchase them. I am very excited about this, and I hope that it does well enough for me to be able to keep shopping and pay my niece to come play with the kids while I shop... alone. Anything over that is just icing on the cake! :)

Having said that, of course I have been out shopping for my booth. My living room is a disaster! I have to choose my booth quickly and get my items in it so that I can clean up my house again. I have been dying to show y'all some of my most recent finds so I hope y'all enjoy. :)

These sweet little white leaf shaped snack plates are darling! There are two that look close to new and the other six have crazing which I prefer because it adds so much character.

Can you tell I have a thing for cherubs?

And globes! Love this globe on a stand. I think I am keeping it for our geography "corner" in our homeschool room i.e. our dining room.

This mirror goes really well with the desk and chair I purchased.

And so does this sweet breakfast in bed tray.

This crib is a beautiful shade of light blue which isn't showing up in this picture very well. It has wonderful details, and I think it would look lovely made into a bench. Anyone want to come teach me how to do that? :)