Chaz’s Ooey Gooey Mac & Cheese

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Chaz is a great friend who I used to work with years ago who has a gift in the kitchen, he makes the yummiest foods and this ooey gooey Mac & Cheese is positivitely sinful. This is a perfect dish to fix when you are feeding a ton of friends and family and want them to feel loved! This my friends is comfort food at its finest. Loaded with flavor this mac & cheese will be the hit at your next church pot luck or family gathering! This is the most requested side dish at all my family gatherings! As you can see (above) it looks great on the retro buffet (stove top!) I know you will enjoy!

Chaz’s Oooey Gooey Mac & Cheese

2 lb box your favorite pasta

1 stick of butter

16 0z sour cream

1 cup milk

1 lg block Velvetta

2 cans cream of mushroom soup

1 can cream of chicken

2 bags shredded sharp cheddar cheese, 1 reserved for topping

Butter your (very large) baking dish, cook pasta apx 2/3 of suggested time, drain and add butter, milk and velvetta, pasta will continue to cook, add soups, 1 nag shredded cheese and sour cream, layer pasta mixture, sprinkle with shredded cheese, repeat as many layers as you can and top with remaining shredded cheese.  Bake in 350 oven until golden brown, and cheeses are oozing to the top! SINFUL! You can thank me later!!

xoxo. Mama Bird

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Sesame Noodles & Asian Salmon

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Ever since we lost Harris Teeter, I have been on a quest for the perfect cold Sesame Noodles.

They  are one of my favorite things that I have never been able to get right?

UNTIL NOW!! Yip-eeeeee!

And here is how I did it!

I scoured the internet looking for recipes and as I do,

 I took bits and pieces from my inspriations and put my own recipe together that I am going to share here with you!

Sesame Noodles

1 lb  thin spaghetti, cooked al dente’ as the soy breaks down the noodles and they will get gummy.

1 red pepper, cut in thin strips

1 bunch of scallions, chopped

1 T toasted sesame seeds

Dressing

1/3 c rice wine vinegar

1/3 c soy sauce

2 T siracha

2 T honey

1 T peanut butter

1 T fresh grated ginger

3 T sesame oil

1/2 c canola oil

Mix everything together, taste for seasonings. This will make a ton of dressing but, please trust me the noodles will  absorb the dressing, and you need it!

COLD OVEN  Asian Salmon

Simply make extra of the above “dressing” minus the peanut butter and double the honey

marinate the salmon a few hours

place the salmon in a cold oven

set to 400 and timer for 25 mins.

PERFECT EVERY TIME!!

ENJOY!!

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Resurrection Garden

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Easter Resurrection Garden

My MOMS Bible Study shared the idea of a Resurrection Garden last year and I just loved it!

This is yet another way that we can be

INTENTIONAL

about our

FAITH

Jack and I had a great time searching for all the little plants that we used, I bought the Rye Grass (grows super fast!!),

found sticks (for the crosses), rocks (for our path) and shells (for our tomb and the reflection pool).

This is a beautiful visual of how CHRIST has RISEN for US!

Be sure to WATER DAILY!

Just like our souls need to be filled with God’s word our gardens need to be cared for as well.

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Please share!!  I am ALWAYS in search for new ideas!

Blessings for an AMAZING Day!

xoxo, Mama Bird

Perfect Shredded Chicken

shredded chicken

One of my favorite things to do to make week night meal planning a breeze is

Perfect Shredded Chicken

I buy the huge pack of chicken roast it

rub with olive oil, salt & pepper

350 for 1 hour 15 mins or until juices run clear.

All you have to do is put the big hunks in your stand mixer and turn on.

In a few minutes you have PERFECT shredded chicken!

I put varying amounts in freezer bags and pull out for burritos, soup, chicken salad whatever!

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Pea Salad with Zippy Sauce

Pea Salad with Zippy sauce is a family favorite and this is a great spring salad that pairs nicely with ham.

The addition of French green beans & baby limas really add texture and zing to the salad.

I think I may have to serve it at Easter! It is a super simple oldie goldie that I think you will like!

Veggie Salad

1 package each (frozen steamer packs) peas, French green beans & baby lima beans

3 hard boiled eggs ( I chop 2 and slice 1 to look pretty on top)

2 celery stalks, chopped

2-3 green onions, chopped

steam veggies in micro according to directions, drain and toss in salad bowl add chopped eggs, celery & green onions

Zippy Sauce

1/2 cup mayo

1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

splash of Worcestershire sauce

squeeze of Siracha

sqeeze of yellow mustard

lots of black pepper

little salt

Mix well and adjust seasoning to taste.

ENJOY!!

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Jen Hatmaker’s Lentil Rice Bowl {meatless monday}

 lentil bowl

For today’s Meatless Monday I was inspired by the amazing Jen Hatmaker she is a woman of God, has written oodles of books and is rasing a crop of kid-o’s! When I saw this recipe for Jen Hatmaker’s  Lentil Rice Bowl on her facebook page I had to give it a try!! YUM-O and am I happy I did! Hat’s off to you Jen this is a keeper!  Now mind you my friends this make A TON. Really, like a whole bunch, like invite the neighborhood bunch!! Also, is takes a lot of pans and makes your kitchen a cluttered mess. That all being said it is worth it! PROMISE. I am not even a curry lover and I am in love with this and you will be too! Go on now, make it tonight!

sweet pot

First,  you want to start with your sweet potatoes. I used 3 locally grown (so they were a nice size but, not ginormous!) peeled and cubed, toss with olive oil, salt, pepper, curry powder and my addition of Nigella Seeds, these look kinda like poppy seeds they are insane when roasted on sweet potatoes.  Roast on 375 for like an hour.

lentil

Next, get your lentils going. Chop an onion and soften in olive oil, once they get soft add 1 bag of rinsed lentils, stir around and coat well with the olive oil. Add a heaping tablespoon of curry, tumeric, cumin, cinnamon, then add salt, pepper & garlic. Mix well.  Add 24 oz of broth, Jen used veggie broth, I used chicken cause it’s what I had.  Cover and simmer on low for about 45 mins until tender yet not mushy.

onions

Get your onions going, I used a huge sweet onion and cooked low & slow the entire time the other ingredients were cooking, I added 1 tablespoon of brown sugar and a glug of balsamic vinegar after about 30 mins just to get the onions good and carmelized. You can skip this step, but you will probably regret it! They are so good!!

lentil bowl 1

Don’t forget about the rice!! Followed Jen’s recipe for coconut rice use 1/3 coconut milk, 1/3 broth & 1/3 water. It was so good and Jack LOVED the rice. Loved, loved, loved!

Now put it all together!

Layers

1. coconut rice

2. lentils

3. sweet potatoes

4. onions

5. plain yogurt

ENJOY!!

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