April 2, 2014


Me: "You need to learn to cook! Please don't make a habit of eating fast food all the time. And...if you simply must participate in the drive-thru, order salads, or grilled chicken on whole wheat with lettuce and tomato!"

No.4 Son: "OK!"

Dad: "Soooooo....are you planning on doing any cooking for yourself?"

No.4 Son: "Not really!"

Older Brother: "You know you need to learn to cook for yourself. Start eating healthy and learn to grill some chicken and vegetables. Don't be eating frozen pizza's every night!"

No. 4 Son: "OK!"

Older Sister: "Would you like a George Forman grill? I know you will want to start cooking for yourself! Do you have pots and pans? Do you need a list of spices to have on hand? It's important you eat right, you know!"

No. 4 Son: "OK!"

Older Brother #2: "Man, you need to buy a grill and learn how to grill some steak and chicken. Do you know how to bake a potato? It's a right of passage that you learn to grill good hamburgers!"

No. 4 Son: OK!"

Well, I know this will probably take awhile before he does any cooking for himself. But I am a persistent Mother, so here's a good and easy recipe to start with!

It's inexpensive to prepare and everything you like!
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 Bake your chicken thighs in the oven at 325 degrees F. for 60 minutes.
Use boneless, skinless thighs.
Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with Rotisserie chicken seasoning.
Boil Penne Pasta until done. Drain.
Use this recipe for a delicious Alfredo sauce.
Steam fresh broccoli

You will surpass Cooking 101 and will enjoy your dinner!
Yes, It's pretty easy peasy!
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I am assuming you will text me with any questions!
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1 pint heavy cream
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
Freshly cracked black pepper
Chopped fresh parsley

 Heat heavy cream over low-medium heat in a deep sauté pan. Add butter and whisk gently to melt. Sprinkle in cheese and stir to incorporate. Season with freshly cracked black pepper. In a large stockpot, cook pasta in plenty of boiling salted water for 3 minutes. Quickly drain the pasta and add it to the sauté pan, gently toss the noodles to coat in the Alfredo. Transfer pasta to a warm serving bowl. Top with more grated cheese and chopped parsley! Pour over your hot pasta, chicken and broccoli!



  1. Another really delicious sounding recipe. I hope son #4 takes the hint and starts cooking. :-)

    1. I make this often Beth. You can easily purchase jarred Alfredo sauce and use any vegetable and pasta of your choosing. It's a quick and delicious meal! Thank you for visiting me today!

  2. Thank you for the wonderful Alfredo sauce--it's my granddaughters favorite and maybe...just maybe, she'll eat her broccoli, XOXO

    1. I know you will like this recipe Susan! Broccoli just may become her favorite! Enjoy!!

  3. This sounds wonderful. I have 4 boys - now all grown up and married. They all learned to cook while at home and it is a good thing too - their wife's don't cook!

    1. Hi Penny! That is terrific that all of your boys cook! I have faith he will learn just for self-survival! They all did! Funny how so many young girls don't cook anymore!!

  4. Oh my this was so funny! Sister. better get him the grill and Mom had better keep her phone close by:
    I know you miss him already...
    Yours, Roxy

  5. Just had another two cents of my own thoughts, (What is with all these wives not knowing how to cook)
    College out to have some real life courses!!
    Just saying...

    1. I totally agree Roxy! Colleges used to have courses such as this......perhaps they can all take lessons from you! Every husband needs some TLC and good cookin' from their honeys!

  6. I am thinking that if he is accustomed to eating the delectable dishes that you feature here on your blog, he will want to learn to cook for himself. (You can't find this stuff at McDonalds!)

    Love your April header, by the way!

    1. Aw, thank you Cheryl! I am keeping the faith that we will make a cook out of him yet! I'll keep you posted! Have a wonderful day!


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