Monday, January 4, 2010

Spaghetti Chicken Madness

So...um. I made a whole bunch of chicken spaghetti ala Pioneer Woman. I'm not even gonna link it up, I know you can find it.
The big one was for my friend who just gave birth to her 7th baby. That's 7 as in SEVEN. She deserved so much more than a casserole, but that's all I had to offer.
The round one was for a friend who's preggers with her 2nd. Since I was whipping up such a huge batch I figured I could make some for her too. Along with the PW cinnamon rolls she's been craving.
The 3rd one was for us. We often times like to eat, too.
I have to say I really enjoyed doing this. I felt really happy preparing food and delivering it to people. I probably missed my calling!
Diet Coke update:
I still want it. But for the most part I've only had one a day. Except the night I had pizza and wings. That just requires more. And the excuses begin!
Waffle Update:
I found a really nice recipe at Serious Eats. It requires that you beat the egg whites separately but they're really nice and light, crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. If you do go try that recipe, it really needs a bit of sugar and vanilla added to it, otherwise it's a bit blah.
Speaking of waffles, I saw this place called the Waffle Cabin on the Travel Channel yesterday.
People just ski up to the window and order a fresh made waffle that can be embellished with chocolate syrup, the workers hand it to them in a piece of paper and they ski off with it! How fun....I think it's in Vermont.
And to round out the random yet non-coherent flow of this post, here's a pic of my silly dog. He likes to sit in the hula hoop. Maybe he thinks he safe from Sea Bears.

30 comments:

Mya said...

So sweet of you to cook for your friends.

The pic of the pup made me laugh.

Kim said...

I love the pic of your dog in the hula hoop. That is too funny! I know the chicken spaghetti recipe well. It is so delicious. Your friends are going to be so happy with it. I think that's a very nice gesture!

Lynn said...

You had me at waffle with chocolate syrup. Wowzer. Why have I never thought of this?

noble pig said...

I have seen that waffle cabin...amazing!!

Deborah said...

I'm always looking for ideas of what to bring to people - I'll do this next!!

Monica H said...

You are such a kind and thoughtful friend.

Good luck with giving up soda. My husband is trying to cut back too. We'll see how well he does :-)

Coleen's Recipes said...

SEVEN children? I'm sure the casserole was truly appreciate. It looks delicious!!

Donna-FFW said...

Youre a sweetie to take care of friends and with such a yummy dish. The waffles sound delicious esp with the syrup, choc!! Good luck with your resolution!

Jamie Cooks It Up! said...

Cute post....good luck with your Diet Coke detox!

~~louise~~ said...

Boy, Julie you sure did cook up mucho spaghetti for National Spaghetti Day!!!

Thanks for visiting my blog. I am so liking it here. LOVE LOVE the name:) I'm going to have to take a look around when I get a chance. Mean while, Bookmarked!!!

P.S. Happy Whipped Cream Day!!

The Japanese Redneck said...

That's a lot of pasta. Very nice of you to do that.

Mireya said...

That's a whole lotta pasta! Lucky friends you have :)

Ingrid said...

That one recipe made ALL that? Or did you double (triple) it? Are all her recipes like that?

I feel safe in the circle too. LOL!
~ingrid

Dorothy said...

If it's a Pioneer Woman recipe, it's gotta be good! Glad to see you kept some of that chicken spaghetti for your family to eat :) Cute picture of your dog in the hula hoop. Animals do the craziest things sometimes!
I'd love to visit that ski-thru waffle stand...but it would probably kill me! Let's see if I can stay upright on skis before I attempt to eat while skiing :D

doggybloggy said...

if I can de-tox than you can do it too - lucky friends you have!

teresa said...

what a nice dinner to deliver. i bet it was very appreciated! good luck with your diet coke goal!

Leslie said...

SEVEN??? did you send her over some XANAX as well???

Katherine Aucoin said...

You are such a thoughtful friend! I know she REALLY appreciated it.

Juliana said...

Nice of you taking care of your friend :-) Seven kids? It is amazing!

♥peachkins♥ said...

The spaghettis looks good. I wish my friends make spaghetti for me. Congrats on having just one diet coke...keep it up.

Ali said...

Sea bears had me cracking up! I've spent way to much time with a 5 and 7 year old!

Somone Who Has Smelled Your Dog said...

I guess you can now rename the hula hoop the "Ring of Stink".

Julie said...

Yeah, I guess the sea bears wouldn't be bothering him anyway.

Mara... said...

Okay...I can't get past the waffle hut that you ski up to, get a waffle, and ski off!! That is awesome, I need to find one!!

And your spaghetti looks great, so sweet of you to cook for others. I'm sure they loved it!

The Blonde Duck said...

You're so sweet! I love to feed people too--I should have been a ranch wife.

What'd you think about the chicken spegetti? I want to make it but don't know if the picky Ben will eat it...

Julie said...

I thought it was pretty good. There's nothing overpowering in it. You could just add more of what he does like and take out anything he doesn't :)

theUngourmet said...

It was very kind of you to make these meals. I felt so blessed when a group of ladies from our church made our family meals for the first week.

Your dog is so funny! :D

grace said...

i can't think of a time when i had chicken and spaghetti together. what's the matter with me? and even the mere mention of waffles excites me. good stuff. :)

Krista said...

It makes me happy to cook for others too. Very sweet of you to provide these meals for your friends. I tracked down this recipe on PW's site after reading this. Looks yummy!

Katy ~ said...

I LUV cooking for others, and I'm sure your friends were most appreciative of your delicious efforts.

LOL about the doggie in the hoop. That is too cute!

Good on ya re: the Coke