Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Can you keep a secret?

I can too... Well, that is what I am trying to tell/show the hubs... It is all because of him I have to keep the secret.... If I was in Austria I would be singing it from the top of the mountains... You know like in The Sound of Music.. The hills are alive.... I love that movie... :O) When he will let me tell, you all will be the first... :O)

Anyways, the hubs is at it again... He brought these beauties home this morning for me.... Do you think he is trying to butter me up for something? Getting ready for Mother's day? Or just loves me that much... :O) I like to think the last but know it is probably the first.... LOL
Aren't the colors beautiful? He knows I love tulips. They are so romantic in my book. They make me happy.
Not to sure about that pitcher/vase... It is more of a raspberry rather than a red. Sorry for the terrible pics but we are having yucky weather right now.. I am thinking about painting the pitcher white. What do you think? I think it will work much better. It is plastic so should not be a problem spray painting it.
I thought I would share another recipe with you all. Do you ever watch 19 kids and counting? I do for some reason.. Still not sure why but I do... Any hoo, they showed this recipe called Chicken Etti and I thought I would try it. I have to say it was pretty good. But I changed the name to Chicketti or Turketti as it was last night. It is just a lot easier to say.

Here are the basics. I forgot to put the chicken broth in the picture, sorry...
You will need: 1 package noodles (I prefer penne rigate for this)
3 cups cooked chicken or turkey (I used leftover turkey for this and yes
I did fix a whole turkey dinner in May... It was DE-lish!!!)
1 can green chilies
1 cup chicken broth
1 lbs Velveeta cheese
1 can diced tomatoes ( I used my homemade canned salsa)
1 can cream of chicken soup
First boil your noodles, drain, and place in a casserole dish.
While the noodles cook mix in a large pot on medium the following: green chilies, chicken broth, cheese, tomatoes, and cream of chicken soup. Stir until melted together.

After you place the noodles in the casserole dish shred your chicken/turkey and place on top of noodles.

When the cheese and soup mixture is all melted together pour over the noodles and chicken/turkey.

This is what it should look like. Make sure to mix it all together. You want to coat every noodle.
After it is mixed place it in the preheated oven at 375 degrees for 30-35 minutes.

If you are like me, everything is better with more cheese.. I take it out around 27 minutes then add a layer of shredded cheese to the top and put it back in for 5 more minutes.

It comes out looking like this.... YUMM-O!

Pair it with a nice salad and dig in.... I have made this twice now. Once with chicken and once with turkey. They are both wonderful.. Can not tell you which one I like more. I might have to say turkey right now because there are leftovers in the fridge. I know what I am having for lunch. Do you? Hope you all enjoy this recipe... Have a great week! :O)


  1. This looks really good, fast and simple. Thanks! Joni

  2. Thank you for sharing! I am always looking for good recipes (easy) and then I post them on my Food Fun Friday. I'll have to make these with left over turkey, yum yum

  3. It's me again from NFFriday. This looks so good and easy. I need to try it. I am always looking for quick easy recipes. And BTW the tulips are amazing. They are my fav flower. And if you painted the pitcher white it would look great too.