Now, with Baking Tot growing older, I find myself eyeing crafts we can do together. And as the season changes (elsewhere-I might add) I have found myself curled up on the couch clinking knitting needles together as a pale pink skein of alpaca yarn transforms into a hat. I long for the change in season, I long for mountains and snow. It seems like I can't get my mind off of it.
|A toddler hat|
But have no worries, I will still be here my friends. And there will always be a recipe. But my posts may not be solely focused on food itself, as there are other things in life to discover.
Cajun Chicken Pasta
This was a recipe I clipped when I was a teenager. It has been around for a long time and is a family favorite. For some reason my mom calls it Garlic Chicken-even though it only has an 1/8 teaspoon of garlic powder in it. It drives me nuts when she calls it that! :)
2 chicken breasts, cut into thin strips and seasoned with salt and pepper
2 tablespoons butter
8 slices each, red and yellow bell peppers
1/4 of an onion, sliced
1 cup half-n-half
3/4-1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon pepper
4 ounces linguine or spaghetti, cooked and drained
Parmesan to garnish
- Over medium heat, saute chicken in butter until golden brown, 5-7 minutes. Remove chicken from pan and set aside.
- Add peppers and onion to pan; cook and stir until vegetables are softened.
- Reduce heat. Add half-n-half, and dry spices and bring to a soft boil to reduce sauce, stirring or swirling pan constantly, about 3-4 minutes. Add pasta and toss; heat through. Top with grated cheese.