A new post from me! Ha Ha! I know you haven't been, but in case you are wondering why I have not been posting much, well, I guess the answer is that I have been boring lately. Oh, I haven't been bored. I never am. I just have been busy with mundane, every day stuff and none of it was interesting enough to share. LOL!
But this weekend, I was a little more interesting. Hubby and I had watched "It's Complicated" a while back...cute movie....and Meryl Streep character made chocolate croissants. She was a baker/chef, so of course made them from scratch. So, I have been thinking about those things for a couple of weeks and this weekend, I decided to make some. Not from scratch.
So, I took a tube of store brand crescent rolls, $1.36 and put a layer of chocolate chips (free because I always have them in the pantry.) over the dough, rolled them up, then baked according to the directions on the tube.
Voila! Simple Chocolate Croissants.
They were delicious! I loved them! Hubby said they were delicious but too sweet. After I regained consciousness, I asked him where my husband was, since MY husband has never said anything was too sweet. He just laughed.
I can't make them any more, since I would have to eat them all myself.
I am thinking about trying them with cinnamon, sugar and a little butter instead of chocolate.
Then for dinner, I decided that I would try to create the amazing pasta sauce I told you about here . I made a valiant attempt, and though I don't know if it tasted exactly like what we had a few weeks ago, I can tell you that Hubby and I both thought it was DELICIOUS!
Okay, so it does not look that beautiful. But it was delicious. Here is what I did. (Note: I had everything but the artichokes in my pantry and freezer. So, I only spent $2.79 to make this dish.)
2 frozen boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 can quartered artichoke hearts (they were the cheapest)
1 small can sliced mushrooms, drained
1 cup of frozen chopped spinach, drained
1 jar Ragu Alfredo Sauce
1/4 cup milk (fat free is what we had)
Thaw 2 frozen chicken breast, cut into bite size pieces and cook until done. Remove from pan and drain on paper towel.
Coat that pan with olive oil and toss in frozen spinach. I did not even thaw it first. It thawed out pretty quickly in the pan. Then add mushrooms and artichokes. I sauted all this together until it was good and hot, then added the jar of alfredo sauce. After emptying the jar, I poured in the 1/4 cup milk into the jar, and shook it up to get the remaining sauce out of the jar pouring that in the pan.
I let the sauce simmer while I cooked some spaghetti noodles and warmed some french bread. Then served the sauce over the pasta. It looks much better after you mix it into the pasta, but we were gobbling it up by then, so no pics.
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