Saturday, February 20, 2010

Some SATURDAY Home Cooking at the Magnusons

Earlier this week in the Unity Forum at Splitcoast  Stampers -  I asked for some simple inexpensive recipes to feed my family with.

Morissa Sweeny directed me to her BLOG.
...and YUMMO she had a recipe on there that LOOKED Amazing.
So here it is Saturday - and I am ready to dig into some cooking.
Following Morissa's Recipe and adding a few steps/ingredients of my own.

Please DO NOT email me with any complaints about the amount of butter OR garlic that I use. 
Cook at your own risk.
....because pretty much THOSE TWO ingredients are my secret to YUMMINESS.


chicken stock
white wine
bow tie pasta
olive oil
Not Shown: Salt & Pepper
Optional Ingredients
Parmesan Cheese
Step 1: Cut up Chicken {bite size pieces}
Step 2: add garlic and butter to fry pan
Step 3: Cut up onions
 Step 4: Add Chicken and Onions Salt & Pepper  to Fry Pan
Step 5: Invite your really smart husband to help.
Step 6: In small another  fry pan heat up butter, garlic and mushrooms
Step 7: Be VERY careful NOT to step on your German Shep's NOSE.
WHY does he ALWAYS have to lay there while I am cooking?
Don't mind me, Jakob.....GEEZ!
Step 8: Boil water and add Bow Tie Pasta Cook till soft.
Step 9: Combine chicken and Mushrooms in ONE PAN.

Step 10: Take Pasta and Chicken/Mushroom pan and MIX together in one large bowl.
Step 11: Time to make the sauce.

Chicken Stock made from Chicken Bullion cubes
Step 12: Combine all sauce ingredients {measurements listed below}
Step 13: Add in Chicken Stock
Step 14: Whisk till Thick
Step 15:  Add Sauce to chicke/mushroom/pasta mixture
Step 16:Mix &  Feed a family
Finished Dish with Parmesan Cheese and Pepper.
Chris gives it 5 stars - and thinks I am pretty dang good at making a Saturday Pasta Dish.
{i will add- CHRIS helped, cause he is SUCH a good cook}

The Magnusons are eating well tonight thanks to your recipe!
Hope you don't mind I changed up a few things.

Creamless Creamy Mushroom Pasta

Pasta and Mushrooms

8 oz. Farfalle Pasta (Bowtie - Barilla Pasta Plus is my recommended.)
1 lb. fresh sliced mushrooms (Baby Portabellas would be yummy. I had plain old mushrooms.)
1 T. olive oil
2 T. butter

4 chicken breasts
onion {optional}
1 T. Garlic

1/2 c. white wine



Cut up chicken into bite size pieces - {optional - cut up onion into small pieces}-  In pan add butter, garlic, chicken, onion, salt, pepper.  Saute till cooked through.  As the chicken comes to a full cook add wine to deglaze your pan  - scrape bottom to add flavor into your chicken, simmer till cooked thoroughly.  

In another small pan add butter, mushrooms, wine, salt and pepper.  Saute' mushrooms for flavor.

Mix mushrooms together with chicken mixture, set aside.

In a stock pot add water, salt and olive oil to boil for the pasta. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain.

Combine pasta and chicken/ mushroom mixture in one large pan/bowl.

Proceed to sauce.


1 c. chicken stock (or vegetable...We have a couple vegetarians in the family, so I try to accommodate.)
1 c. white wine (gulp down the rest WITH dinner!)
3 T. flour
2 T. butter
1/2 c. parsley
3 T. minced garlic (I used the type pre-minced in olive oil.)
salt and pepper to taste

Add butter to a large skillet and bring to a SLOW simmer. Add flour little by little and whisk in quickly. (Do NOT have the pan too hot or it will burn the flour!) When all the flour is in SLOWLY add in the white wine and stock, whisking constantly. Continue to whisk after all liquid is added and bring to a slow simmer. Add in remaining sauce ingredients. Continue to whisk until the sauce has thickened. Add pasta and mushrooms to the skillet and mix throughly. Serve topped fresh, shredded Parmesan cheese. Don't forget to enjoy it will your leftover white wine. :)

PLEASE NOTE: Pictures above show all ingredients DOUBLED due to the magnitude of the boys in my household.

What is your favorite Saturday night FEAST?! 

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Look for MORE recipes SOON!
This is what the Our Little Kitchen tab will consist of in the future!
CHRIS cooks some UNBELIEVABLE dishes so he will share as well! 


Kristie said...

Looks delicious!

I'm now "stalking" you - wait that doesn't sound right...following you, yeah that's it!


Morissa Sweeney (SCS - stampinsweeney) said...

Thanks for using my recipe! I'll have to try adding chicken to it. Looks delish! As Rachel would say, "Yummo!"

Misti said...

I have you on my google reader!! My Saturday night go to is what we are eating right now! Homemade pizza!!! My kids actually prefer it to eating out sometimes!!! Sometimes we just crave Godfather's Taco Pizza, but for tonight it's HOMEMADE!!!

angelanne21 said...

Looks delicious! My favorite Saturday meal is chili with lots of beans, served with rice and cornbread made with bacon and Cheddar cheese. Definitely not a low fat meal, either! Debbie

Dani said...

That looks soooo yummy! If I made it I would be the only one eating it. :( No one else in my house will touch a mushroom! LOL!!

Saturday night at out house is our 'at home date night'. We feed the kids and then put them to bed a little earlier. Then I fix a special meal meal for Hubby and I. Tonight it is homemade fries (with my special seasoning) and wings!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

That looks soooo good! I will have to try it!

I follow you, Angela. I'd follow you anywhere!

StampinCathy said...

Looks really good. I'm one of your stalkers....I mean followers.

Julie Campbell said...

Mmm! This looks good! :)

Last night, I made Pioneer Woman's Cajun Chicken Pasta. It's to die for. Seriously. Make it. Need I say more? ;)

BonnieRose said...

of course I'll be a follower.. wud love this set.. and omg.. that all looks so good.. wow ur camera musta been so busy while u were cooking to get all that down.. wow! Thanks for all you do for all of us.. u are so loved. xo

Anonymous said...

don/t you just love when a recipe comes together?? yummy
mary t

Anonymous said...

Looks way good!! I love how Chris ALMOST put down the wii controller to eat...that's how we do it around here too :) Gotta LOVE saturday's!

Lori Renn said...

Look at you go girl! I thought I was on the Pioneer Woman's blog! I so hear ya about the magnitude of boys. I'm drownin' in the testosterone. I so love to cook and I want that stamp set!!

Lori Renn said...

Oh, and yes, I will follow! (how funny that my dog lays on my feet while I'm trying to cook too!!)

Lindsay Spencer said...

That looks delish!! I love to do soups on Saturday night. Just did a wonderfully fattening potato soup last weekend.

Tracey said...

Oh my goodness, that looks delicious!! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I may need to try it out!

Txangel528 said...

OK that looks really good I will have to try that one! Second love the picture of Chris eating with the Wii remote still attached to his wrist!

Our favorite Saturday night meal is Pizza. Easy and the kids love it!

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Vanessa Middleton said...

That looks sooo delicious... and way better than the McDonald's I ended up eating tonight! LOL I don't usually cook on the weekends because my oldest is with his dad and my hubby sometimes works til 10. I will definitely have to try that recipe some weeknight! :)

stampjourney said...

Looks absolutely delicious! Much tastier than my "meet your fiber requirement" apple. Happy weekend!

JenMarie said...

omGOSH this looks YUMMY!
LOVE all your pics!!

take a little piece of my art said...

This looks delicious and just in time to start my diet....AGAIN...NOT!!! I'm always saying I'll start it tomorrow and then I see this wonderful, mouth-watering recipe that is a MUST try!!! MMMMM!!! Oh well, I'll just have to burn off the calories by stamping!!!

take a little piece of my art said...

OH!!!! And I forgot to say that I don't have a Sat. night meal tradition but I had a box, YES a BOX of mac n' cheese!!! UGH!!!!!

Latisha said...

that does look good!
we had spaghetti and meatballs for dinner, love pasta dishes

Jamie said...

Love this stamp set!!! Thanks for the chance!!

Carolina said...

Yummo! Awesome step-by-step pics. I make something similar and it's always a hit. For us, Saturday, is going out night...tonight was Greek food. So excited you're posting on your personal blog fun!!!

Jodi C. said...

This Looks GREAT!!!! LOVE your step-by-step,THANKS!!!! I have to use a little less for my daughter and I, you think??!!:)

Our FAV Saturday Night feast is PIZZA, YUM. Then some GOOD DESSERT!!


Luluuk said...

that recipe looks lovely - I'm licking my lips just thinking about it!

NinaB said...

I make a version of this regularly. We love it! When I have a big crowd (10 or more) to feed. I mix the sauce and pasta, put them in a casserole dish, sprinkle with parmesan and mozzarella, then bake in the oven until the cheeses melt. I'm lazy - I cook everything in one pan (except the pasta) :-).

Kelly Landers said...

This looks like it came from Macaroni Grill (and that's a compliment!) I had to laugh too at the dog at your feet while cooking. That's where you'll find our Tasha too! I am enjoying coming to your blog!!

Carole said...

Great recipe! Loved your step-by-step pics, especially the be careful not to step oo the dog one. My dog is happiest at my feet, hasn't quite figured out that may not always be the safest spot for her! LOL! I'm happy to become a follower!

Scrappycath said...

Yummy! The recipe looks great! And so does that stamp set! I'm now following you!

Glenda Giguere said...

The chicken recipe looks yummy. My favorite Saturday night dinner is anything take-out. I cook almost every night and deserve a break on Saturday.

Stephanie said...

Wow! This looks absolutely Yummy! I'm definitely going to try this recipe this week! Love the pic of your Co-Chef Jacob!

Jen said...

I'm already a follower!
I love when I visually see the outcome of a recipe, but to show the steps was awesome Angela! This type of dish is usually wonderful the next day too (that is IF you have any leftovers)! And Jakob is too cute! I have two labs, Latte and Layla, and they come in my kitchen and lay around there too.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

wow--thanks for the pics and recipes...I am an OK cook--but I think this would make my husband's mouth water....kind of reminds me of the very first Unity card that I created (it was for BroWeek) had a recipe and the Proverbs quote "The way to a man's heart is through his stomach." HA--love it:) THANKS!

lynn said...

this looks very yummy! we will try it!

my mastiff sprawls across my kitchen floor, just like jakob!

Heather said...

COUNT ME OUT OF THE WINNINGS...but I just wanted to say WOW! LOVE the recipe! Am gonna try this one this week! Thanks for the inspirational cooking! Hugs cutie cutie!

Amber (bambi64) said...

Yummy recipe. Looks like something i've made before but I'll still try it. Favorite Saturday night feast... well I don't usually cook on Saturdays, it's my day off so it's usually leftovers from the week or a quick snack food (chips/cheese, quesadillas, something like that). Can't wait to see what recipe you'll put up next.

Angie Blom said...

Yummy Angela.. it looked so good and love the random photo's of Christian, the dog laying right by the stove and of course you (beautiful lady). I have a recipe blog too if you want to try it out.. my favourites are all there.

Oh I am sure to follow you around.. haha

Carol said...

We are really into eating grilled salmon right now, with a simple side of veggies and maybe some brown rice, accompanied by a glass of wine, of course.

Cassi said...

homemade pizza or lasagna

StacyC said...

Saturday nights are always a modge podge dinner... It's usually just dh and I....

Karen said...

Is that a Wii remote Chris is holding while eating that yummy looking pasta?!?!?

Michelle (mla1111) said...

That looks yummy! TFS! My kind of saturday night meal would definitely be a big bowl of yummy pasta with some awesome warm garlic bread!!! I am a pasta lover!

Stephanie said...

Angela I tried your version of this recipe last night (minus the mushrooms cause I'm alleric) and it was a hit! Thanks so much!

Charisma3103 said...

You are so beautiful and what a handsome hubby you have.. I definately may try this recipe out.. My favourite Saturday night feast hmmm that would be tough to decide I'd have to say whatever is quick and easy to cook with all the men in my household to... I am now a follower of your blog...

Janie Boots

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Deep web links said...

Sunny days are amazing when you’re in the mood to get out and ENJOY life! But cloudy days are a good excuse to stay in and cook and snuggle ;) Love how puffy and cheesy this quiche looks. yuuuuum!

Jaime M. Cranmer said...

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