Friday, August 1, 2008


Yesterday marked year three for David and I as a couple. I made a little sign Wednesday night and hung it where Dave would see it when he walked in from work early Thursday morning.A little cheesy, I know, but I am a little cheesy. That's my new favorite font by the way. I am slightly obsessed with fonts.

We are planning to go to Sioux Falls this Saturday to celebrate so we didn't do much today. I did make a nice supper though. It was SO good! I found a recipe online and I altered a bit to make it more "my style". Definately a little (ok, a lot) heavy on the calories, but it was worth it.
Notice the butter on the little plate? I learned today that cookie scoops make nice little butter balls. Presentation is everything ya know ;o) Anyway, we had Pasta with Chicken Mushroom Cream Sauce and some good, crusty bread to go with it. Here's the recipe if you're interested. I wouldn't make it if you're counting calories though.

Pasta with Chicken Mushroom Cream Sauce
1 package farfalle pasta
1 tablespoon butter
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (I used 1 1/2 breasts)
12 shiitake mushrooms (I couldn't find these in our grocery store so I used about 2 oz. sliced baby portibellos)
1 cup heavy cream (I added 1 cup skim milk to this to make more cream sauce)
salt to taste
1 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper
3 oz shredded Romano cheese (the recipe didn't orginally call for this, but I think it was a good addition)

1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook chicken until no longer pink. Transfer chicken to a cutting board and slice thinly; set aside. Throw mushrooms into the skillet that was used for the chicken and heat slightly. Gradually stir in cream and milk. Cook, stirring constantly for 7 to 10 minutes, or until sauce has thickened (I had to add a small amount of flour to get it to thicken). Stir in Romano cheese. Add chicken back into skillet and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes. Toss with pasta until evenly coated.

Do you still celebrate your dating anniversary?
Do you make cheesy signs?


Annie said...

We celebrate the 17th every month, or at least try to...It is precisely why we were married on the anniversary of our first date and our engagement -- we can never claim to have forgotten any of them.

Tonya said...


We really don't celebrate that anniversary I guess. Although I'm not really even sure when to say we "officially" got together.

Oh, cute cute table! Presentation is key! lol. And I noticed you're getting some use out of your new bowl!!!!

I used to be so good about making real meals for Scott and the kids. I need to get back to that.