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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Chicken pasta 2 ways ~

The dinner table seems to be the place where we share so many thoughts, happy, sad, stressed or mundane...after a hectic day !
it's strange how a great big bowl of simple pasta to share,  a crusty loaf to mop up the juices from my favourite baker down the road and a glass of wine can ease away the many stresses of the day....
here is such a quick and easy pasta I throw together and it looks so pretty too...after a hectic day when everyone still expects a table laden with food!

Cheats chicken pasta ~

Cook your favourite pasta to your liking
Grab a rotisserie chicken from Woolies and chop into bite size pieces
fry together a pepper, chopped onion and some streaky bacon
Boil some broccoli
and make a quick cheese sauce
salt , pepper and Italian herb spice to taste

Mix all together with your pasta and shred some extra mature cheddar and rocket on top and serve!

Voilà....  completed in a jiffy !

Jarry's deli pasta

Fry a few skinless chicken breasts in olive oil with a little chopped onion, some garlic and peppers.
Add 250ml double cream
Boil some pasta until al dente
Toss altogether and add 1 tablespoon of basil pesto
Mix together and add lashings of parmessan cheese on top!

Lovely for a lunch!

Another quick fix meal is my roast chicken stuffed with my gran's bread stuffing recipe, add root vegetables, potatoes, slices of pumpkin sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon.
Rub sea salt flakes, pepper and fresh herbs on the chicken and a lavish splash of olive oil over the chicken and veg and let it look after itself roasting away in the oven at 200 deg for around 1 and a half!

Here are a few of my favourite shots of the week!

the smell of freshly baked muffins from my oven....

sharing at this table.....

my family and pets....

and  the best things I love in life are those that fill my soul! 

 Bon appetit!



  1. XXX
    You are making me so hungry..:)

    I love easy to eat:)
    Rotisserie chicken..une belle sauce..
    Your family .. :)
    I mean how photogenic could they be?:)
    Pretty table and muffins too..
    They came out perfect Shel!