…daniel and april

…daniel and april

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Pesto Stuffed Chicken Shells.

Thanks to What's Cooking Chicago? Blog.....
we had a delicious easy dinner!! 
We both love pasta, chicken, and pesto so this was perfect for us!

Cook the jumbo pasta shells and set out
Fill the pasta shells and sprinkle cheese on them
 Bake and enjoy!! 

Pesto Chicken Stuffed Shells
original Joelen recipe

12-16 jumbo pasta shells
water for boiling pasta
4oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan or Asiago cheese + 1/4 cup for topping
3 tablespoons prepared pesto (homemade or store bought)
2 cups shredded cooked chicken
2 cloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper to taste

In a large pot over high heat, boil water and prepare pasta shells as directed on package. Cook pasta shells only until al dente. The pasta will finish cooking when the dish is baked. Drain the pasta shells and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients, except the 1/4 cup of cheese for the topping. Fill the pasta shells with the filling and place in a baking dish.  Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup of cheese over filled shells.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake shells uncovered for 30 minutes or until shells are bubbling hot and cheese melts.

Enjoy! :) 

Monday, December 5, 2011

Angel food cake, strawberries, and chocolate.

I was in charge of bringing something sweet to a meeting at school, but I wanted it to be a little healthy so I decided to make these fruit kabobs. 

Angel food cake, strawberries, and chocolate...YUM! 

They were delicious!