Wednesday, January 26, 2011

You've Got Wings, Baby

Last week I finally finished my first ever lace weight project. Let's just say I'm officially hooked! I think I've found my knitting niche. Of course, I also said that about socks, but after the intense sock knitting I did over the Christmas season I need a sock sabatical! I started this shawl a couple of days before Christmas right after I casted off the very last Christmas sock, and finished early last week. The pattern is called Winged Shawl and is printed in Interweave Knits Holiday Gifts 2010. The yarn is Knit Picks Shadow in Basalt Heather.

And, finally, a little recipe that I promised to post for some of my facebook friends:

Creamy Chicken Pasta Bake

2 cups of rigatoni noodles cooked as directed on package
4 oz of cream cheese cubed and softened
1/2 onion chopped
1 zucchini chopped
1 clove of garlic minced
1/2 red or yellow pepper chopped
1 jar of spaghetti sauce
1 1/2 cups chicken cooked and cut into large chunks or 1 large can of chunk chicken breast
2 heaping tbsp of pesto sauce
1/2 cup of mozarella cheese
Grated parmesan

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In microwave safe mixing bowl, place onion, zucchini, and pepper and microwave on high for 3 minutes to soften. After you remove from microwave, add garlic and mix with spoon. Stir in cream cheese until even distributed. Then stir in spaghetti sauce and pesto sauce. Add chicken. Place cooked pasta in greased casserole dish. Stir in chicken and veggie mixture. Top with mozarella and sprinkle with grated parmesan. Bake for 30 minutes. Serve with your favorite garlic bread. Makes about 8 servings.

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