Saturday, December 19, 2009
Holiday Catch-up with Festive Garlic Cream Chicken
Party season is on! Amazing how quickly the time goes by. We had three parties just yesterday. Hubby and I took advantage of a window of time to grab a little Christmas shopping. We stopped off at Carl's Jr. for dinner; not a bad deal on a Friday night. They have a burger special. I ordered two burgers, saved the buns for my dogs, and ate the burger and toppings with a side salad. Three and a half dollars is not a bad deal at all. That way, we can save the cash for the gifts.
All three boys are home. The older guys had a very good finals week. My oldest performed fantastically in his business class. Remember the business idea he used which included my e-book for a diabetic service business? He received very good reviews and will be heading for the Governor's Cup competition this spring. Thanks to those of you who helped out with that survey. His results were quite interesting. I would love to see the idea really launch some day. My other son received 103/100 on his art history final. Great news since I wrote a curriculum and was his teacher for his high school course in that subject. They sure know how to make a mom proud.
I have been out shopping today, but wanted to fix the boys one of their favorite dinners to relieve them from the school cafeteria food--that and the bachelor cooking specials. Tonight we are having Garlic Cream Chicken with a little twist. That is basically a recipe from the E.Z. Fix chicken line up. To make things more festive, I added some sun dried tomatoes to the cream sauce.
Festive Garlic Cream Chicken
2 pounds chicken tenders
1 Tablespoon minced garlic
1 Tablespoon olive oil
8 ounces cream cheese
1/2 cup cream
3 Tablespoons sun dried tomatoes
Brown the chicken tenders in oil for five minutes. Add minced garlic and cook until no longer pink. Add the cream cheese and sun dried tomatoes, cover the skillet, and set aside for a 5-10 minutes. When cream cheese is very soft, stir it into the chicken pieces. Add cream and salt and pepper to taste.
We are eating ours with steamed green beans. They boys also have some egg noodles with the chicken. Tastes gourmet. So very happy to have the whole family together! Blessings on yours too.