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Comfort food in all it’s glory with much less work. Cheesy Chicken Bowls are perfect for a night at home watching TV’s shows or movies you rented no matter where your favorite rent source is. Made from Tyson: Spicy Chicken Nuggets and Cheesy Chicken Nuggets along with corn, mashed potatoes, gravy and cheese. I love to put fresh bacon bits on top to give extra savory flavor.
It’s great because you can decide if you want to go spicy for yourself and/or go cheesy for the little ones. With the wintry weather upon us this is definitely comfort food in my house. We made all the ingredients and set it out separately so the teens can decide what they would like to add to their bowls. The oldest is a very picky eater but even he enjoys the chicken.
What’s even more super cool is that you can look for specially marked packages of Tyson Cheesy Chicken Nuggets, clip the token coupon on the back of the package, and bring it to Chuck E. Cheese’s. You can purchase 130 Tokens for $25 (a savings of $7.50) for a fun day out at Chuck E. Cheese’s! That’s pretty awesome if you ask me. The more I could save when the teens were little the better! They still like going to Chuck E. Cheese; you never grow out of it! Skee ball was always my favorite.
You can always follow along and see more yummy recipes with Tyson’s Cheesy and Spicy Chicken Gourmet Nuggets at #LoveUrNuggets on Twitter or follow their Twitter account at @TysonTweets. They also have a Facebook at Tyson Chicken Nuggets with some pretty neat artistic nuggets to help out with those picky eaters.
Now I am off to enjoy my cheesy chicken bowl while watching Hangover III since I missed it in theaters. Oh and check out this sweet Pinterest board with other Tyson nugget recipes like the Tyson Chicken Salad Jars.
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Recently, a friend of mine for over 20 years that is a chef cooked my family dinner. He made a chili with ground chicken and pork sausage mixed together with black beans. My family loved it! I didn’t get a chance to try it because my jaw was infected. This amazed me as every time I tried to feed my family any other ground meat besides beef they usually refuse to eat it. Then I decided to make Country Club Chicken Tortellini. They actually ate it too!
Tyson actually sells ground chicken so you don’t have to have a fancy meat grinder for your Kitchen Aid to get ground chicken. It’s also inexpensive which is a definite plus. I picked it up at Walmart in the chicken section. See my Google + album for my shopping experience!
How to make Country Club Chicken Tortellini
Here is what you will need to make Country Club Chicken Tortellini.
Dice onion, slice mushrooms, and smash the garlic. Set aside. Sorry, the garlic and tortellini’s didn’t make it into the picture above.
Take five or six strips of bacon and slice it into pieces.
Fry bacon with a bit of olive oil until bacon is cooked. Set bacon aside on a plate and leave bacon grease in the pan. Add ground chicken to bacon grease and fry until chicken is a light golden brown and cooked all the way through. Put on pan of water on to boil for tortellini’s with a pinch of salt and a tablespoon of olive oil.
Drain excess grease and place chicken in a bowl on the side. Add tortellini’s to pot and cook per the directions on the package. In the same pan add in one stick of butter, the onion, the mushrooms, and the garlic. Add a pinch of salt. Saute the vegetables until they become tender and butter is melted. Add 1 cup of heavy whipping cream and cook on medium heat until the cream thickens. You will know when the cream is thick as it will stick to the spatula or spoon and not run off easily. Once it thickens add in the parmesan cheese. About 1 cup to 1 1/2 cups of the cheese. Fold in the cheese and remove from heat. Drain the water from the tortellini’s.
In a large bowl, combine chicken, tortellini’s, and sauce. Fold the sauce in over the chicken and the tortellini’s. Top it off with crumbled bacon and Italian parsley for garnish.
There you have it! Country Club Chicken Tortellini!
You can follow along with conversation and get more ground chicken recipes at Tyson’s Twitter or with the hashtag #CreateAMeal.
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Another year closer to graduation and why does it feel like summer went by so fast? Today, I plan to share with you some delicious Buffalo Chicken Sliders made easy with Tyson’s Boneless Chicken Wyngz. Though, before I share them with you I want to tell you about something super cool from Tyson!
It is called Tyson’s Project A+! This super cool program Tyson started is the A+ program to help raise funds for your school. Tyson donates 24 cents for every label turned in by the school. All you have to do is buy Tyson chicken products that have the A+ program label, clip the labels and turn them in to the school of your choice. The school will, in turn, redeem those labels for cash.
Just four labels almost equals a full dollar! That’s better then most of the other clipper programs. All you have to do is look for the labels on Tyson’s products. To sign up for the program is very easy. You can go to Tyson Project A+ website and follow the three easy steps! We use Tyson products often, so I’m excited to see how much money I can help raise for our school. You can even follow along with our conversation and other posts about Project A+ at #Clip4School on Tyson’s Twitter. Or you can join them on Facebook here at Club Tyson.
You can relive our shopping experience when we decided to pick up the buffalo flavored Boneless Chicken Wyngz to make Buffalo Chicken Slider via Google +.
Our school could definitely use more costumes for the Theater Arts class. My daughter loves it but I spend enough every year to add costumes for the plays. It would be nice to see them use this to fund some costumes that could be used year to year. It is just so simple that I hope to collect through out the year and contribute. Besides, the other half, V, loves Tyson’s boneless buffalo wings.
And now for a simple snack for when they come home from school super duper hungry!
Check out more recipes at Tyson’s Project A+ board on Pinterest.
Summer chicken soup is for those days you want to stay inside, curl up on your couch, and watch movies with your teenagers. Sometimes we will do movie marathons like all Harry Potter films, Pirates of the Caribbean films, or Lord of the Rings films. Once in a awhile, it is a two day fest and we do all Star Wars films.
Films are a huge past time in our home and we completely enjoy group outings to the movies. My middle son, Chancelor, is a movie connoisseur and we share many movie moments. With the release of last Harry Potter film he said it was like the ending of his childhood. Super sad!
Today is Harry Potter & J.K. Rowling’s birthday and I didn’t even know it until after I started this post! Happy Birthday to both of them. Looks like some lunch and Potter movies are in order for my daughter and I. Wish we still had some of this soup left over but they devoured it. She just tried to snag me and watch The Fosters but instead we are watching Catfish temporarily then some HP.
Enough about movies and TV shows. I want to tell you about this amazing summer chicken soup! Total comfort food and light for the summer time. I used stelline pasta and peas to round off taste and color. The chicken is slow cooked first and then vegetables are added in. Lastly the pasta and peas. This summer chicken soup is a simple dish to make. However, it does take some time to slow boil the chicken.
Is there a favorite pasta you like in your chicken soup? Or are you the big dumpling fan? Personally, I am fan of orzo’s or stelline because small pasta to me allows for more juice and carrots! I am interested to know what you like in your soup.
Enjoy with your family!
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Summer time is here and for us that means visits to lakes and pools. Sometimes you just have enough of grilled food. My family insists that BBQ grilled chicken is am absolute no in our house at the moment. Though, chicken is healthy and needs to be a part of your weekly meal planning. Chicken wraps are fantastic with Tyson’s Chicken Fries used with dips and perfect for a chicken dinner.
Instead of cooking up some grilled chicken or another style of hot dog Tyson’s Homestyle Chicken Fries are perfect for a lunch or dinner on the go out to the lake. Simple to heat up in the oven and toss them in to a delicious chicken wrap. Tomatoes, cucumbers, sprouts, lettuce, or cheese the fillings are endless and full nutrients that are needed when your out in this summer heat.
We like our chicken wraps with sun dried tomato wraps along with cherry tomatoes, lettuce, and zesty Italian dressing. A little fresh Parmesan cheese adds an extra kick of flavor to the wrap.
You can find other great recipes on Tyson’s Twitter account or through #ChickenFryTime.
She really loves these chicken wraps when we go to the lake! Easy to wrap with foil and just toss in a bag off in the cooler. What’s great about chicken is it is edible cold or hot.
If you have a moment go “Like” Club Tyson’s Facebook page as they will be giving away free Six Flags tickets for a family vacation soon!
Here is a few more pictures on Google Plus from our adventure to the lake. Below is the recipe on how to make these simple chicken wraps that are a perfect on the go chicken dinner.
The fourth of July was truly a blast! This is the pulled pork sandwich that I whipped up in the crock pot for our guests. The beautiful potato salad in the back is a Czech recipe made by the other halves mom’s recipe. It really is the best potato salad around!
Our family and friends showed up to enjoy food before heading out the Flo Mo Festival for fun and fireworks. The ice cream cake was the only food item that did not turn out as planned. We had to break out a torch to release it from the glass loaf pan mold. Guess that means it is indefinite that a spring form pan is to be bought in the near future.
These pulled pork sandwiches were such a hit. Everyone had seconds and even sent some home to my grandmother, which called to inform me how tasty they were. I have always been a fan of apples and pork together but was not sure on slow cooking the pork shoulder in apple cider. Instead, I halved the apple cider with vegetable broth while adding in smoked paprika and cumin to bring in the meat not too sweet flavor. It married perfectly!
This will definitely be on next years to-do list for the 4th. Though, I would like to get some cute wraps for the sandwiches so we can pack them up and take them to the festival with us. The mean hand dipped jumbo corn dogs were calling my name but luckily the other half kept coaxing me out of them. Now, I will just have to make homemade corn dogs with extra goodies. Oh and funnel cake too!
The fireworks were pretty along with a good show from Rick Springfield. Can not wait to see who they bring out next year. I am in hopes that even more people will join us as it is good, wholesome fun. How was your 4th of July?
It’s Independence eve and here are some awesome 4th of July Patriotic inspired recipes and DIY’s! Along with a Berry Patriotic Ice Cream cake perfect for dessert in this uber hot weather! I had hoped to post a picture of the cake but it doesn’t look like that will be happening until tomorrow as the ice cream is still setting.
At least the recipe for the Berry Patriotic ice cream cake can be posted! Then again there is plenty of pictures below to some incredible patriotic inspired dishes. They are all so pretty I am not sure which one I would pick!
On another note, today is my Uncle and Dad’s birthday. They are twins! We used to celebrate every year on the 4th. Plenty of fireworks and food, guess that’s why I enjoy that day so much. It means family, food and fun! What are you doing this year? Are you cooking up a feast or anything patriotic? If so, please do post in the comments your link or story; I’d love to hear about it.
Please check out the links below and feel free to pin and comment!
Salads, Salsas & Side Dishes:
Do you plan your fourth of July menu in advance? Looking around for new recipes to try and show off to friends and family on the fourth is a past time for me. This year the inspiration of fruit side dishes is high on the list. This Red, White, and Blue salad with Red Apple Balsamic from Devo Olive Oil Co. is truly tasty.
Though, last year the patriotic cake I tried to bake never came out. It was a complete epic failure. My cake pans were so old that the cake stuck. Instead we made a crumble cake with patriotic roses on top. It was still cute! This year the idea is to try my hand at a new ice cream cake with a patriotic theme. Do you have a recipe on your list for the 4th of July?
The one reason I love working with Devo’s vinegar’s is how well they pair with fruit, salad, or meat. In this dish, the red apple balsamic soaked beautifully into the white pearl fresh mozzarella and held that flavor through out the dish. Some fresh basil or rosemary would go fabulous in this dish. Instead I choose not to add any seasoning and let the fruit accompany the vinegar with its own natural flavors.
Just cannot wait for this years Independence Day festival. Old cars, funnel cake, and Rick Springfield. What could be more fun? This one vendor even has the best peach tea. Looking forward to a good evening with the family. What does your family do for the 4th of July? Do you have any family traditions or any special recipes you all make? If you do please feel free to post links in the comments.
*Disclosure: Devo Olive Oil is providing one sample bottle of red apple balsamic vinegar. I was not reimbursed for writing this post and all opinions expressed are my own.
With a 16th birthday and house remodeling taking up most of my time I have been absent from the blog for too long. Though luckily during all the remodeling I have been working on smaller projects too like DIY photography boards for my food photography. Plus, a list of recipes, including chili mac, that would look delicious here on the blog. It also helps if the family likes them.
Five people in one house can make it difficult to choose a recipe that everyone will try or enjoys. My oldest son does not like cheese. There is a few dishes that he will eat “certain” cheeses with like mozzarella. On the other hand, my daughter eats cheese but is not the biggest fan. My middle son, myself, and the other half all enjoy plenty of different cheeses. This is just a tiny dilemma since many dishes have cheese but it is super easy to remove it. Below is one dish I have found that the entire family will eat that does not come straight from mixing boxed food with canned food.
Mmm… Good comfort food. Chili Mac!
Hearty meat, fresh spices, and comfort pasta make this dish so appeasing not only to adults but children too. Top it with cheese and onions for even more flavor. My son likes to add sour cream but I like mine with cheese and red onion. For extra heat the other half adds cayenne pepper over his after it is served.
Back to the DIY photography boards. Tell me these boards are not just super pretty? I just love playing with colors and leaving some natural. I am thinking about a post on how to make DIY photography boards with cheap acrylic paint, Elmer’s glue, and plywood. Just curious if any of my readers would be interesting in reading a detailed post about this?
Here’s the recipe for Chili Mac :)
With March Madness in full swing it is time to get your game day recipes on! LG Do March Right is asking all of us to share our game day recipes for a chance to win a trip to Atlanta for two to the playoff games. You can enter to win on their Facebook page above. One of the game day recipes I make at home is my Slam Dunked Onion! Of course I shared it on the LG Do March Right Facebook page and your more then welcome to look for it in the recipes album and like away!
March Madness in my house generally consists of my son, Chancelor, watching the Boston Celtics as much as possible paired with quick fried recipes. Probably should implement some healthy recipes but it is our excuse to eat fried food
This recipe is a knock off of the famous fried onion recipes that grace many steak restaurants in our area. Generally, this is the appetizer before you have steak. Slam Dunked Onion is makes enough to go around for five people. We usually have a guest or two over and still have plenty. It’s my opener and then I serve up some brisket tacos with all the toppings.
What recipe would you submit as your #LGDoMarchRight game day recipe? Do you plan to enter to win the trip for two to the final four? Let me know what recipe you submitted in the comments so I can hop on over and have a look!
So far a few of the recipes look absolutely amazing! Monte Cristo Poppers, Muffuletta Bites, Dill Pickle Dip, and Jambalaya Stuffed Mushrooms. I will be watching along for these nifty ideas for #LGDoMarchRight March Madness game day recipes.
Here is the recipe for my Slam Dunked Onion. If you would like you can follow along on Twitter at #LGDoMarchRight. Here is my video on how to hand cut the onion to make it into the blossom.
This game-time recipe has been submitted for LG’s Do March Right Tip-Off Challenge.