Monday, July 14, 2008

Chicken & Bow Tie Pasta

I love to cook but even more I love to bless my family.
My husband however is a picky eater and does not like a lot of ingredients that most people like. It makes it hard to be creative and I love being creative too. So when this recipe for Chicken & Bow Tie Pasta came up in my bible study I knew he wouldn't go for the feta cheese. My father had a birthday coming up so I decided to stop at the store and get all the ingredients for the dish and make it for him on his birthday. My mother got right into the act, she too loves to be creative and try new things. I even took my No Other Gods book with me to the store and opened it up on my cart to use it as a shopping list. I had to laugh and thought of Beth Moores story about her doing that and the people at the store looking at her like she was crazy.

The dish was great I had fun and best of all, my father was blessed!
I will post the recipe for those of you who are not doing the No Other Gods study but might like to try the dish


1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 lb. bowtie pasta
2pkg. sun-dried tomatoes, softened and cut into strips
1 whole head of garlic (minced)
1 can pitted black olives (chopped)
16 oz feta cheese, crumbled
1/2 cup pine nuts toasted

Slice chicken into bite sized pieces and saute with sun-dried tomatoes and minced garlic until chicken is cooked through. Cook pasta according to package directions. In large bowl, mix crumbled feta, pine nuts, and chopped olives. After the chicken mixture is done add it to the dry ingredients and toss. When pasta is cooked, add it to the rest of the ingedients and toss again

I found that this serves 4 generously! for a large family you could just double the recipe

Ready to serve! Serve with your favorite bread and dipping oil

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Happy 4th of July!!!

WOW! This past week just flew by. Dance camp is over and the girls had fun.
Paris says she is big now because she goes to dance. We have had a lot of fun this week, we went to the Rodeo on Thursday night and then all the kids were in the Oakley parade Friday morning. Portia,Jayda and Paris were in with their dance company they are on the trailers and Jaren went in the parade with his 4-H group on his horse "Buddy". We were so impressed with what a good job Jaren and Buddy did for their first parade. Buddy is an older horse and doesn't seem to be bothered much by anything.

Jansen was the only one that wasn't going to get to be in the parade so his uncle Rustin said he would enter his new "Hot Rod" and Jansen could ride along with him and throw candy. They had a blast and everyone in the parade got a big kick out of Rustin's hat and of course all the guys thought Rustin's car was cool.

Lara's kids (Jana's sister)were in the parade also. Jordan was on a big rig with his football team and Jackson got to ride in the car with Rustin and Jansen. Me? hehe I'm always the one behind the camera :o) Papa even went to the rodeo and the parade!!! The kids love their Papa and love it when he comes along to have fun with them.