Getting the kids into their new school routines feels a little rough. Three kids to going to three different schools. Plus, my husband recently changed jobs and we are trying to get used to the slightly different schedule he has. Although I am missing the freedom of summer, the school-year and routines are nice in their own way, too.
So, while they are busy at school, I am keeping busy at home. Trying to catch-up on some house-hold chores I let slide a bit during summer while also trying to make sure to have dinner ready when my husband gets home. Yep, it might seem a little traditional or old-fashioned to some, but since I am able to, I stay at home so that we can have that kind of life-style.
So for something other than the summertime cuisine of burgers, grilled dogs, and pasta salads, I thought it was time for something a little different. What I made is very similar to a recipe for "Stupid Easy Chicken" posted on Crock Pot Divas Facebook page. Basically, the same thing with a few tweaks. Spiral pasta instead of Bow-Tie and I used Lipton's Onion Soup Mix instead of the Garlic & Herb Soup Mix. Since I didn't have any Italian tomatoes, I used regular diced canned tomatoes and added Italian seasoning and extra garlic powder.
Don't forget the dessert
Since I was heading to a meeting later. I thought I would make some dessert for my family and some of my PTO friends. Tried the Petite Chocolate Cherry Cheesecakes from an older Pampered Chef Recipe Book I have. Yum! We all liked them & I would make them again.
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My name is Candie. Many labels describe me including wife, mom, friend, and independent consultant. However, alone, none of them capture all that I am or love and there are too many to list. Some of my likes include cooking, crafting, and creating. Reading, camping, and spending time with my family also bring me joy. I love my life...