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Water Chestnut Chicken Divan

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Hey there, Monday peeps!

Here is an easy recipe (and Carter family favorite) that looks super fancy!  It is healthy & a "one pan dinner" so you really don't need any additional side.  Add it to your menu this week!




Water Chestnut Chicken Divan (serves 4-6)
Ingredients: 1 lb chicken, cooked & shredded 2 bags frozen broccoli, cooked (or 3 heads of fresh broccoli, steamed) 1 large can water chestnuts, drained 1 T butter 2 t olive oil 2 t minced garlic chopped onion - I just throw in a little, and I don't measure it 1/4 cup flour 1 cup fat free chicken broth 1 cup skim milk 2 oz dry white cooking wine 6 oz swiss cheese, divided 1/4 cup breadcrumbs (I use whole wheat) 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
Directions: Preheat oven to 350.  Grease a 9X13 pan & set aside.  Cook chicken & broccoli and set aside (sometimes I grab a rotisserie chicken from the store if I am in a bind!).  In a large skillet, heat your butter, olive oil, garlic and chopped onion.  Stir we…

Taco Tuesday...skinny Mexican casserole

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Here is a yummy casserole that is easy to throw together for your Taco Tuesday.  Enjoy!
Skinny Mexican Casserole  (serves 4-6)
1 lb lean ground beef (or ground turkey), cooked & drained 1/2 yellow onion, diced 1 red pepper, diced 1 green pepper, diced 1 large tomato, diced 1 can Grands biscuits (8 count), cut into small pieces taco seasoning - to taste  1 cup shredded cheese (I used reduced fat) Garnish: sour cream, guacamole, salsa, cilantro, etc 
Preheat oven to 350.  Brown your ground beef and chopped onion, drain if needed.  Stir in your taco seasoning (I don't use very much).  Spray a 9X13 pan and set aside.  Chop 4 biscuits into small pieces and sprinkle along the bottom of your pan.  They won't cover the whole pan but that is fine.  Spoon on half of your meat.  Top with half of your veggies (red/green pepper, tomato), then cheese.  Repeat: remaining biscuit pieces, meat, veggies, cheese.  Bake for 20 minutes, or until biscuits are brown.  Top with garnish of choice!…

Friday Favorites

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Yikes...it has been so long since I blogged.  I barely could recall my password to get in.  Then I remembered it is the same password that I use for everything, so crisis averted.  #notmyaddress #ormybirthday #butclose

Linking up today with Andrea for Friday Favorites!  Here is what I have been loving this week!






I am pretty sure everyone in America could put one of these shows on their Friday Favorites today.  I mean - they couldn't be more different, but when you have an obsessive personality these shows have to be at the top of your list.  Fuller House.  Ahhhh, you are like a favorite fuzzy blanket that I found in the back of my closet.  And, John Stamos - you have stood the test of time. #havemercy  Sure - I love the first series much better, but I enjoy some mindless television every once in awhile!  I do hope they decide to go for another season!

And, O.J...I bet you are loving all this new found stardom from your jail cell.  I was obsessed with the trial back in 1994 &…