Friday, December 23, 2011

Chicken Pillows

I've barely cooked the past couple of weeks. I still make menu plans and I go shopping, but I just haven't cooked much. It's gotten to the point where I have no idea WHERE to go for dinner because I'm all burnt out on the food in the neighborhood. Yesterday, I decided no matter how much I may not want to, I was going to cook.

I made chicken pillows and although very easy, they are very delicious!

1 8oz. of cream cheese -- softened (I used non fat)
1 large cooked boneless skinless chicken breast -- diced (I poached my chicken)
1 seeded jalapeno -- chopped
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tube of crescent rolls
2 Tbsp. butter -- melted
salt and pepper to taste

In a bowl, stir the cream cheese, jalapeno, cooked chicken, garlic powder, and salt and pepper. Stir until well combined. Taste and adjust seasonings accordingly. Roll out the crescent rolls. The one I used made eight rolls (this will make 4 squares). Seal the seams of two triangles to create a square. Make sure they are sealed well so the mixture won't leak out. Add a few tablespoons of chicken mixture to the center of each square. Fold up the corners so it creates a purse. The mixture should be totally enclosed in the dough. Placed on a cookie sheet. Brush the top of each pillow with a bit of butter and bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.

I served this with a gravy made with cream of chicken soup and a gravy packet. Sounds gross, but it is delicious!

Just dump a can of cream of chicken soup (I used fat free) into a pot and then dump in a packet of gravy mix. Add about 3/4 of a soup can of water. Whisk until all combined and smooth and warm through.

Pour the gravy on the hot pillows and enjoy! Really good and really easy!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Menu Plan 12/19 - 12/23

This is a short week. It's also a busy week, so I have no idea how often I'll be cooking and how often I'll be visiting our favorite restaurants.

Dinner: Turkey Sandwiches (ate tacos instead)


Dinner: Black beans and rice (I have a ton of presents to wrap, so who knows if this will happen)

Dinner: Soup (Most likely won't be homemade and will include whatever carton I have in the pantry)


Dinner: Chicken pillows with salad

Dinner: Sheppard's Pie

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


I'm starting to feel a little overwhelmed with all that I have to do. My apartment needs to be cleaned. There seems to be clutter everywhere!! I need to start wrapping and organizing holiday gifts. I need to start my baking projects. I have a crapload of stuff to do in the next week or so and when I come home from work, all I want to do is get in bed and take a long deep nap.

Menu Plan 12/12 - 12/17

Dinner: Chicken and Rice soup

Dinner: Spaghetti

Dinner: Black Bean Soup


Dinner: Black Beans and Rice

Dinner: Tomato Soup

Dinner: Vada Sambar

Monday, December 5, 2011

Crazy Spending

I totally blew the budget last month. Totally. Blew. It. Thank God, it's a new month!