I hope everyone is having a great week so far. I know a few of my friends are having pretty awful ones and my heart goes out to you.
This week I have a lot to share!! First, I got Happy Mail from Janel, my May partner :) Can you say spoiled? Look at those cute Mary Jane Panda shoes!!! SO cute!!! Lots of stickers, stamps, scrapbooking magazines, she even handmade me a bunch of cards and a super cute recipe book to put our favorite dishes in!! Thanks so much Janel! I love it all!! :D
I also got lots of pen pal cards and letters in! I can't tell you how much I enjoy getting to know these wonderful ladies! Funny story..I went to the post office this morning to mail of my mom's Mother's Day package. My mailman came from the back to say hello (we are on a first name basis, LOL). He asked me why my box had been so "slow" lately and if I wasn't "ordering stuff". I then proceeded to tell him all about Happy Mail and pen pals and he says back "OHHHH so that's what all those cute little doodles are on your envelopes, I enjoy looking at them". LOL well it looks like you ladies aren't only sending me Happy Mail, but your sending a little Happy to my postman too!! hehe :)
Ok so here are 2 yummy recipes I thought I'd share, I didn't take as many pics with the chicken, didn't want it to be too photo heavy. I figured the dessert was more fun to take pics of anyway :P
So, if you want something REALLY different and yum this is a good meal and it's super fast (besides the baking part) and simple to make.
Chicken Crunch Casserole
1/2 can chicken broth
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
3 cups chopped coked chicken
1 small can of mushrooms
1/4 c. chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
1 (5oz) can water chestnuts, sliced
1 (3oz) can chow mein noodles
Mix all the ingredients except almonds. Bake at 325 degrees for 50 minutes. Put slivered almonds on top when you serve!!
Ok as far as dessert goes and your feeling extra sweet, this is the one for you!!!
1 pkg brownie mix
1 pkg cream cheese (at room temperature)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup peanut butter
Various toppings you can use:
peanut butter cups
Prepare brownie mix according to package. Bake on round baking stone (I used a pizza pan and lined it with parchment paper). Let cool completely.
Mix cream cheese, brown sugar, and peanut butter until smooth. Spread on brownies. Top with your favorite toppings. Drizzle with chocolate and caramel syrups.
You can put a few toppings
Or if your really feeling sweet.... go crazy!! :D
If anyone tries these recipes I would LOVE to hear if you liked it!!! Have a great Wednesday!