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Cheesy Chicken Pasta

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This ooey-gooey pasta dish is a crowd-pleaser for adults and kids alike—think rich and creamy macaroni-and-cheese tossed with cauliflower and chicken. Serve with a spinach salad.

Servings: 6

Yield: 6 servings, about 1 1/3 cups each

Total Time: 35 minutes

Prep Time: 35 minutes

Recipe Ingredients:

  1. 8 ounces whole-wheat penne
  2. 2 cups 1/2-inch cauliflower florets
  3. 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  4. 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  5. 1/2 cup dry white wine
  6. 3 cups low-fat milk
  7. 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  8. 3/4 teaspoon salt
  9. 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  10. 1 cup shredded Gruyère or Swiss cheese
  11. 3 cups shredded cooked chicken or turkey (12 ounces; see Tip)
  12. 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  13. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives or scallion greens

Recipe Steps:

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 5 minutes. Add cauliflower florets and cook until the pasta and florets are tender, about 4 minutes more. Drain, rinse and return to the pot.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Add wine and cook until reduced slightly, about 1 minute. Whisk milk, flour, salt and pepper together in a medium bowl and add to the pan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Cook, stirring, until thickened, about 1 minute. Reduce heat to low and stir in cheese until smooth. Stir chicken (or turkey) and mustard into the cheese sauce; cook until heated through, about 2 minutes.
  3. Stir the sauce into the drained pasta and cauliflower. Serve sprinkled with chives (or scallion greens).

Recipe Tips & Notes:

  1. Tip: To poach chicken breasts, place boneless, skinless chicken breasts in a medium skillet or saucepan. Add lightly salted water to cover and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer gently until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, 10 to 12 minutes.

Recipe Nutrition:

Per serving: 433 calories; 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat, 5 g mono unsaturated fat); 75 mg cholesterol; 42 g carbohydrates; 34 g protein; 5 g fiber; 491 mg sodium; 483 mg potassium

Nutrtion Bonus: Vitamin C (38% daily value), Calcium (35% dv), Potassium (20% dv).

2 1/2 Carbohydrate Servings

Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 low-fat milk, 3 lean meat

Special Health Consideration(s):

High Calcium − High Fiber
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By bombing Libya, Obama has accomplished things once thought impossible..

NRO/Victor Davis Hanson: Obama’s Amazing Achievements

(a) War-mongering liberals: Liberals are now chest-thumping about military “progress” in Libya. Even liberal television and radio commentators cite ingenious reasons why an optional, preemptive American intervention in an oil-producing Arab country, without prior congressional approval or majority public support — and at a time of soaring deficits — is well worth supporting, in a sort of “my president, right or wrong,” fashion. Apparently, liberal foreign policy is returning to the pre-Vietnam days of the hawkish “best and brightest.”

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Sean J. Miller / Ballot Box:

Poll: Young voters increasingly happy with Obama

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Revolt is just down the road a piece..


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Herman Cain: Media Scared That A “Real Black Man” May Run Against Obama

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These words from the mouth of Mr. Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac..

RealClearPolitics: Video Barney Frank: Tea Partiers Don’t Understand The Constitution Frank’s fingerprints are all over the financial fiasco

“These two entities—Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac—are not facing any kind of financial crisis,” said Representative Barney Frank of Massachusetts, the ranking Democrat on the Financial Services Committee. “The more people exaggerate these problems, the more pressure there is on these companies, the less we will see in terms of affordable housing.”


Mr. Frank, what is it that YOU do NOT understand? Seems like PLENTY to most folks!

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*Do you mean, مضاد NRO?

So Can We Call the Libyan Rebels ‘Contras’ Now?

via National Review Online

*Arabic translation for “contra’s”

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This is why they call him, DICK..

According to Dick Durbin, Presidents Should NOT Come To Congress Before Going to War

via RedState

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