Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sunday Dinner

I am always skeptical of new cooking products on the market. For example, the Recipe Inspirations from McCormick's just seems silly to me. Of all the spices in my cabinet (most of which I never use), why would I buy more? I'm sure I can find something to use or substitute.

So when I saw the new product from Philadelphia Cream Cheese, cooking creme, I thought, I'll just add sour cream or half and half and achieve the same thing...why buy something with just one purpose? But of course, Cary found a coupon, and then the product went on sale, and then the grocery store decided to just give him the product since he was gonna get it so cheap anyway (just kidding on the last part...kinda), and I thought I would give it a try.

So tonight I used it for our Sunday dinner. After church, we picked up some chicken from Publix (on sale, of course). I decided to try the chicken bruschetta pasta recipe which I got from the Philadelphia Cream Cheese (via Kraft) website. I followed it mostly to the letter, but didn't add the fresh basil. I put in my own seasonings...all dry, all Italian, already on hand.

Cooking the chicken

Preparing the tomatoes...I used heirloom grape tomatoes in red and yellow. The yellow ones are milder but I like the difference in color.

Adding the creme...then adding the pasta:

And the finished product:

Overall, it was good. Very filling, very creamy, very yummy. I think if I make it again, I'll add some broccoli or asparagus. It really needed something green. Plus, another ingredient or two would give it more depth. Cary liked it, so we will probably use it again...when it goes on sale, of course.

Yes, I know, I'm no food photographer...just bear with me.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Masters

Just a few more weeks...

A tradition unlike any other.

This year will be a little different for us because we are no longer in school. Master's Week always coincided with spring break, giving us the week off. But this year, we have to work. To everyone who doesn't live here, the Masters is great and vacation-like, but for those who live in Augusta, work and life still go on...with a lot more traffic and a lot higher prices at the restaurants. We will be renting to the same family as the past few years, but we'll be staying with Kelly's parents and making the commute for the latter part of the week. We'll be going to the tournament on Sunday so maybe we can see some of you there.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Happy Birthday, Cary

Even though this is a little late, just wanted to say Happy Birthday to my Husband!

Our parents joined us for dinner at a local Japanese restaurant. After lots of shrimp, chicken, and steak {and a little sushi for me}, we went back to the apartment for Cary's favorite dessert, ice cream cake.

Sorry the following pictures are really bad...they are from my blackberry.