My mom has been dog-sitting for my little brother Nathan's dog, Bailey. The boys went to church with my mom this morning, so I said I would take Bailey for a walk. I brought her over to my house in the car, and then planned to walk her in the woods.
|This is an old photo, but you can get the idea|
I took Bailey through the woods, and I was freezing! I wished I'd brought gloves and a winter coat. Walking through the grass made my socks all wet, too. But Bailey had fun, so the walk was a success. I brought her back to my mom's and then made a quick trip to Kroger to get a couple of ingredients for dinner.
While I was there, I discovered two things: 1) Kroger now carries PB2! I've been buying it online since 2007, because I've never seen it in a store. I like that I can get it one jar at a time from Kroger now.
I made dinner in the crock pot, and it turned out so good! There are a ton of Crock Pot Italian Chicken recipes floating around out there, but here is how I made mine (as a pasta dish):
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts (mine were still frozen, no need to thaw)
1 can of condensed cream of chicken soup
8 oz. reduced fat cream cheese
1 packet dry Italian dressing mix
1 (15 oz) can of petite diced tomatoes
12 oz. Smart Taste penne
Stir together the soup, cream cheese, tomatoes, and dressing mix in the crock pot. Add the chicken. Cook on low about 6 hours, until chicken shreds easily with a fork. Cook the pasta according to package directions, and drain. Add the pasta to the crock pot mixture and stir to combine. Makes 6 servings (approximately 1 1/4 cups each). 11 PP per serving.
The creamy comfort food pasta dish was perfect for this cold day! I'm definitely going to be making that again.
I spent the entire afternoon trying to put together a Halloween costume for my wine club meeting next weekend. I have an idea, and it looks awesome in my head, but I'm not sure I can pull it off. I went to the dollar store to get some supplies, so we'll see how it works out. I can't share it until I wear it, however--that's one of the downfalls of having some friends read my blog!
Tonight is the perfect night to get cozy under my electric blanket with Jerry and watch the new episode of Dexter!