So, bear with me while I shamelessly self-promote for a moment… but did you see that Romantic Homes Magazine named me one of their “Top Romantics” this year? I was so honored and overjoyed when Jacqueline asked me to be one of them, and it was certainly fun to get to write my own blurb and provide my own photography for the article. Here’s a peek at my article, in case you haven’t seen it:
I think I still blush a little when I tell my family about it, as I am anything but “romantic” in their eyes. (Especially my husband who I’m pretty sure chuckles quietly to himself every time he hears me mention it). I guess they have some lower standards this year and consider pajama wearing, domestically challenged, computer nerds the latest in romantic crazes…. lol…
Speaking of domestically challenged. I have to share a recipe with you all that I heard of on Oprah… (yes, I tivo Oprah, and watch it late night, romantic isn’t it?)
It is one of the Cristina Farrare’s Roasted Chicken recipes found here: Click here.
Well you know how Josh loves to bbq whole chicken’s for us to eat? (Seen in a prior post here). Well we always seem to get stuck in a rut with the same five or so recipes we always make (I say “we” very loosely here, as “he” really cooks everything in our house). And when I saw this episode of Oprah I knew these easy meals were for us (Uh, I mean “him”)! The episode was about making your budget stretch with easy meals for a family of four. Cristina showed us how to roast a whole chicken and then use the leftovers to make three additional meals for your family. (Chicken Enchiladas, Chicken Pot Pie with Cornbread Crust, and Pesto with Farfalle Pasta with Roasted Chicken). We tried all three recipes with the chicken Josh makes on the bbq and loved them!!!! But my favorite is the Pesto with Farfalle Pasta with Roasted Chicken.
We are having Pesto with Farfalle Pasta with BBQ Chicken tonight, as a matter of fact. Please, please, go to the Oprah site and download these yummy recipes. I highly recommend them, as they are all easy to make and so yummy! The pasta is especially easy if you freeze your leftover pesto sauce, and use it the next time you make the dish. Anywho, I’m terribly hungry now, thinking about all this, so I am off to snack, so I can tide myself over till dinner time.