July 7, 2010

Dinner With the Dews

Time for a new segment...DINNER WITH THE DEWS!
Not to toot my own horn or anything {toot, toot} but I'm a pretty darn good cook {if I may say so myself}. I went through a bit of a cooking hiatus early in the pregnancy and then I was so OVER the condo that I didn't want to cook {excuses, excuses}. Well now that we are settled in the house my cooking mojo is BACK!
I plan on posting mostly dinners but you may find the occasional breakfast or baked good somewhere in here too. I should probably throw this out there....in no way do I claim that these recipes are MINE, I got all of them from somewhere else and will try to give credit if I can remember the source. Also I am NO gourmet chef. I do not cook with 100% raw, organic, gluten free, dairy free, preservative free things. My recipes are simple, easy, and most importantly YUMMY {even if not always the healthiest}. All of the recipes I post will even come with Mr. Husband's seal of approval...oooohhhh aaahhhh.
Up first...
  • 3 cups penne pasta uncooked {I just used the whole damn box of penne}
  • 2 tbsp. light and zesty Italian dressing {I use store brand b/c that's how I roll}
  • 1-1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into bite size pieces {2 breasts will do ya}
  • 2 zucchini cut into bite size pieces
  • 1-1/2 cups cut up fresh asparagus {1 inch lengths}
  • 1 red pepper chopped
  • 1 cup fat free reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 4 oz neufchatel cheese {like cream cheese but "better" for you}
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese {I always use WAY more}
I marinated the chicken in the Italian dressing b/c Mr. Husband thinks it's gross to just cook chicken without any seasoning.
cut up all your veggies and chicken

THEN heat dressing, in a LARGE skillet {I did NOT do this and had to use 2 to compensate}. Add chicken and veggies and cook until chicken is done. Add broth and neufchatel, cook until cheese is melted, stir occasionally. Sprinkle in the parm.

Drain pasta and return to pan. Add the chicken/sauce mix and mix well.

And last but not least...ENJOY!

We enjoyed ours with some generic store brand garlic sticks, BEST EVER!

**This recipe from Kraft. I omitted the name brands of certain products b/c I buy store brand of almost everything. I'm cheap and trying to be a SAHM, remember!?**


  1. That looks delish - Sounds like we have similar kitchen/cooking tastes! I like simple, too - and KRAFTFOODS is my best friend!

  2. Oh my word, looks so delish!!! :)

  3. Looks delicious, and sounds pretty easy, too!

  4. Yummm! I will have to try that!

  5. YUMMY!!
    now i'm starving, off to eat lunch early ;)
    love kraft recipes website, everything on there is so simple to make.

  6. Sounds delish!! I'm bookmarking this one :)

  7. oh goodness! I want to make this:) looks soo soo yummy:) yay for you:)