Friday, January 15, 2010

Date Night Friday

Yay!! It's Friday already - wow! Thomas has the day off from work, but Bella has we're makin' the most of it!! Not exactly sure what our entire plans are, but know they include lunch at Atlanta Bread Co. and some shopping at Hobby Lobby, lol! I know, I'm soooo predictable, lol!

If you need some yummy dinner ideas, I just picked these up from Kraft Foods. They sound easy, cheap and delicious!!!! Make it a Fabulous Friday everyone!!!
Fresh Broccoli & Chicken Pasta Toss

What you need:

2-1/2 cups multi-grain penne pasta, uncooked

3 cups fresh broccoli florets

1/4 cup Light House Italian Dressing

1/2 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 cups tomato-basil spaghetti sauce

1 cup 2% Milk Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

COOK pasta in large saucepan as directed on package, adding broccoli to the boiling water the last 3 min.

MEANWHILE, heat dressing in large nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add chicken and garlic; cook 5 min. or until chicken is no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Stir in spaghetti sauce; cook 5 min. or until chicken is done, stirring occasionally. DRAIN pasta mixture; return to pan. Add chicken mixture; mix lightly. Top with cheese.

BBQ Beef -Filled Biscuits

What you need:

1/2 lb. extra-lean ground beef

1 small green pepper, finely chopped

1 small red pepper, finely chopped

1/3 cup KRAFT Original Barbecue Sauce

1 can (7.5 oz.) refrigerated buttermilk biscuits

1/2 cup KRAFT Mexican Style 2% Milk Finely Shredded Cheddar Jack Cheese

HEAT oven to 375ºF.

BROWN meat with peppers in medium skillet. Remove from heat. Stir in barbecue sauce.

SEPARATE biscuits. Press 1 biscuit onto bottom and up side of each of 8 muffin cups.

SPOON meat mixture into biscuit cups; press into cups with back of spoon. (Filling will be mounded.)

BAKE 10 min. or until biscuits are lightly browned. Top with cheese; bake 3 to 4 min. or until melted.


Cassie said...

Oooooh, I hope you and Thomas have a wonderful afternoon, Jeannie ;D

sandy said...

The recipes at Kraft Foods are always so easy and delicious!

Have fun on your date!

Mighty M said...

Have fun! :)

Annie said...

Jeannie, thanks for the yummies :)
You enjoy your day with Thomas! And your shopping at Hobby Lobby!

The Garden of Egan said...

Date night at Hobby Lobby? Wow, your hubders is awesome!
Try to have him spend as much as possible!
The dinner idea looks delicious. I think I'm going to do this for tonight.

Brooke said...

i love that web site and already had the pasta toss on the menu for the week! :)

Heatherlyn said...

If my kids are ever in school when my husband has the day off I will take full advantage! You will have a super fun day!

They are going to open a hobby lobby not far from my daughter's middle school. The lettering is on the front of the building but it isn't open yet. It's huge! And I'm going to go check it out when they open. They really ought to send you a gift card or something because you've been great advertising for them!

foxy said...

Thanks girl! I think I'll try that chicken pasta thingy tonight... looks quick and yummy.

Enjoy your Hobby Lobby run. I'll be going there tomorrow and i CAN'T WAIT. :)

Vickie said...

Lucky you two! Hope you guys have a fun day!!

I love the Krafts food magazine!

Allyson said...

Beef BBQ in a biscuit that's in a muffin tin? What genius!! I am copying it down for my files right now...
Have fun today! And I was just at Hobby Lobby doin' my bidness yesterday and noticed that all of their stamps are 40% off right now (until tomorrow, I think). So, go wild because you're actually SAVING money (I know Thomas won't understand this new math, but maybe if you stuff him with a soup bowl before you go, he'll be too sleepy to care).

mrsofficer said...

I am seriously making these they look easy and yummy!Thanks girl

Kristina P. said...

I will definitely have to make those biscuits!

Charlene said...

Love the biscuit idea. AND the date night idea!

Regina said...

Ohhhh..thank you for the recipes..especially the pasta/chicken. Might have to try that one this weekend. Chaz has strep and not feeling well but this lil guy will ALWAYS eat pasta!!

I hope that you and Thomas have a wonderful, adventurous day!!!


Christina said...

Yummy I may make the beef thingys with cresent rolls though!

blueviolet said...

I hope you have a most wonderful time on your date! :)

Margaret said...

Those both looked really good!

Anonymous said...

Those recipes sound so yummy, especially the lil buscuit ones I really like those..thanks for sharing :o) Hope you had fun on your date!!

Honey Mommy said...

I check out Kraft Foods all the time. They have good easy recipes that I usually have the ingredients for!

Jennifer Milota Photography said...

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest! I love the recipes. I'm gonna have to try them sometime.

Sandra said...

Oh you saved my Dinner for tonight, I still had no idea about what to cook but your pasta recipe sounds great and I have everything in the pantry,easy peasy,Thank you!
Happy SITS saturday,your blog design is great!

Toni said...

I love your blog!!!

And the food looks very yummy. :)

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!!

Shirley said...

I LOVE Kraft recipes! And date night sounds like fun! We do unconventional dates also... like going shopping for wedding gifts or birthday presents.

Rachel said...

those both look great! Especially the pasta!

happy sits saturday sharefest!

A Scrap of Time said...

Those BBQ Beef -Filled Biscuits look fantabulous!!

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

WhisperingWriter said...


Have a great time on your date.

AliceKay said...

I hope your Friday was a good one and your date night was a fun-filled one. :)

Anonymous said...

Mmmmm! Yummo!

foxy said...

Just so you know... I made that pasta dish on Saturday night and it was yummy! So thanks!

LadyStyx said...

the pasta dish looks scrumptious!