Friday Felicities - July 6

Things that make you happy ... from the mind of Nattie Rose.
  • fresh raspberries
  • food, hot from the grill
  • healthy babies (2 month appt. yesterday: 11 lbs., 14.8 oz.; 23 inches long -75% all the way around)
  • making plans for some preschool fun with N1 for this fall
  • learning things about myself
  • a new recipe (posted below)
  • Back to the Future - what a trip down memory lane watching those movies!
  • fireworks from the back of a pickup
  • uninterrupted sleep

Chicken Pepper Pasta

4 tablespoons butter
1 medium onion, cut into thin wedges
1 medium red bell pepper, cut into strips
1 medium yellow bell pepper, cut into strips
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic
1-1/2 cups cooked chicken (from freezer), thawed and chopped or cut into strips
1 tsp dried tarragon leaves
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
8 ounces uncooked dried vermicelli (extra thin spaghetti)
1 cup Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese (found bagged in the dairy section)
3/4 cup half & half

Prepare vermicelli according to directions and drain in a colander in the sink. Melt butter in large skillet and add onion, bell peppers, and garlic. Cook on medium high until vegetables are tendercrisp. Remove vegetables from pan and add chicken, tarragon, salt, and pepper. Cook until chicken is hot. Add vegetables, mozzarella, half and half, and Parmesan cheese to chicken. Reduce heat and cook on low until cheese is melted. Rinse vermicelli in hot water until noodles are warm. Add vermicelli to pan and toss gently. Serve warm.


  1. Oh Steph, regarding your comment. I totally did it...and it's totally easy. :)

    I just got a cupcake stand, and I got two ''bows'' made from curling ribbon and wrapped it around the base of the stand. Then I did the cupcakes and added the sprinkles THEN my crowning piece (get ready) I got the ''top'' from her Dora bubble bath (purchased at Wal mart a while back) and sat it up on top. Nifty huh. :)


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