Thursday, June 24, 2010

WooWee....Dating Hubee





Yep you read Wednesday right...Instead of the In Laws coming for dinner....they came to babysit. Ok I was a good daughter in law and still cooked for them, but hubs and I took off and had dinner together! AW it was soooo nice to get out alone! We headed to a local Italian place for some over priced grub, but we didn't care...it was just the 2 of us. I was told how beautiful I was and he held doors and pulled my chair out! AWWW to be young and in love!! (I did look hot...since my boobs haven't totally exploded into 'hey I'm pregnant and let's grow 5 sizes' I wore a black strapless dress! haha)

The 3 big kids are gone to camp this week....and it's been super quiet. I won't lie, I'm loving the clean house. AND I HAVE ONLY DONE DISHES ONCE SINCE MONDAY! Hub called Monday and Tues and said 'DON'T COOK I'M BRINGING TAKE OUT' You rock...!

Tonight on the menu....No idea if it's any good, but how can cheese, chicken, bacon and noodles go wrong?


Bacon Ranch Chicken Mac n Cheese

A tablespoon of flour stabilizes the milk so that you can bring the sauce to a boil. The combination of onion and garlic powders plus fresh dill creates a flavor similar to ranch dressing.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: about 2 cups) (11pts for you WW ppl)
Ingredients

* 8 ounces uncooked elbow macaroni
* 1 slice applewood-smoked bacon
* 8 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
* 1 tablespoon butter
* 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
* 1 1/2 cups fat-free milk
* 1/3 cup condensed 45% reduced-sodium 98% fat-free cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
* 3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded six-cheese Italian blend (such as Sargento)
* 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
* 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
* 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh dill
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* Cooking spray
* 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded colby-Jack cheese

Preparation

1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain.

2. Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, reserving drippings in pan. Finely chop bacon; set aside. Increase heat to medium-high. Add chicken to drippings in pan; sauté 6 minutes or until done.

3. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat; sprinkle flour evenly into pan. Cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly with a whisk. Combine milk and soup, stirring with a whisk; gradually add milk mixture to saucepan, stirring with a whisk. Bring to a boil; cook 2 minutes or until thick. Remove from heat; let stand 4 minutes or until sauce cools to 155°. Add Italian cheese blend, onion powder, garlic powder, dill, and salt, stirring until cheese melts. Stir in pasta and chicken.

4. Preheat broiler.

5. Spoon mixture into an 8-inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle evenly with reserved bacon and colby-Jack cheese. Broil 3 minutes or until cheese melts.
Nutritional Information


Lily on the other hand has been a spit fire as usual...here are some pictures to keep you up to date w/her ...uh movements!

Her artwork in pencil I found at the top of the stairs
This is Lily deciding her clothes needed washing and she would help carry them down like a good girl...NOT!
This is Lily deciding that patch of dirt in the middle of the yard needed to be poured over her head like rain
This is Lily screaming Cheese ...the tub was a mess trying to clean her up later that night!


I can't thank everyone enough for the well wishes w/baby #5...I'm still a nervous wreck and don't think I'll settle until ohhhhh delivery day! But after seeing the little Halo Angel Baby on the screen I'm feeling good this baby is here to stay.

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18 comments:

Southern Belle Mama said...

I'm sooo glad to know that I'm not the only mother of a "spit fire" Lilly/Lily!

And that mac/cheese is the perfect dish! Putting it on the menu for next week.

californiadreamin said...

Congratulations on #5! I'm pregnant with #1 and am about 11 weeks pregnant. Can't wait to keep up with your blog :)

Mrs. Love Bug ♥ said...

That looks so yummy!

DH and I have a datenight every Thursday! i think its important to have some "adult" time every week.

Lily does look like a little spit fire. Mr. Clean magic eraser is your best friend I'm sure.

PS- how you feeling momma?

Ashley said...

Lily is so comical, I love it.

Let us know how the new dish turns out.

Ashley
www.smithjohnston.blogspot.com

Francis said...

Congrats on the pregnancy!!! Date nights are so much fun!!

Meant to be a mom said...

I've already said it once but I'll say it again. I'm so excited for you guys. I know its a lot of work, especially with 4 others already but 5!!! I dream of having 5 kids one day. Its truly a dream of mine.

Ok onto your post today. How exciting that you and your hubs got to go on a date night. You deserve and need that every so often.
I'm glad you guys had a good time.

Also Lilly :) Oh Lilly, your a mess little miss. Mama's got her hands full with you.

Aly @ Analyze This said...

Lily is a mess. Literally! Haha!

Glad date night was fun last night!!! :)

Kristen said...

umm...that Mac & Cheese sounds amazing, a little naughty for my diet, but yummy!

Miss Jody said...

I'm happy you had a great Date nite!!
Good for you two!
I bet you did look beautiful***

Very cute pics of precious baby in the dirt! Ha! Ha!

Jenn @ WestSacHoney said...

I love seeing the crazy antics of lil' :) She's such a cutie! That ranch mac sounds delicious! Have a wonderful date night!

Carey said...

Your lily just cracks me up! Miss E also likes to "help" with the laundry! Like jumping onto the pile of folded towels :)
By the way,
Congrats on the bambino!!!! I'm so excited for you!!! and I can feel you on the chest thing ;) thank goodness mine are tiny to start with! haha

Someone actually asked me if I had some work done when I was pregnant with E...I was like, are you crazy??? I'm preganat! LOL

Tatiana said...

Your little girl just made me laugh out loud! I'm 15 weeks pregnant and looking forward to the day I have your type of stories! haha. Congrats on your pregnancy!

Secret Mommy said...

She is too much cuteness. Congrats on #5!!! Color me jealous... :)

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

I missed Monday's post & saw your comment about being pg on someone else's blog today & had to rush over & tell you how happy I am for you! :) Yay for date night!

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

so congratulations!!! i've been busy as you know... so i missed your fantastic news earlier! i'm so happy for your precious family and will be praying for your sweet baby #5!

so glad you enjoyed a date night this week! you deserve it, mama!

Much More Than Mommy said...

Love the date nights! :-) Our in-laws our about to give us an extended date time -- check your in box for a non-comment note from me! :-)

Nic said...

YAY...For baby number 5!! What a true blessing!!

ps...I'm so gonna have to try that recipe!

Sam said...

Congratulations Laura!!!! :)

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