November 17, 2015


Now just who wouldn't want to be a little Cub Scout
attend the pack meeting at Seven Gables Farm?

Even though it was a cold, rainy Sunday afternoon.
the cubbies were as playful and rambunctious
as ever!

The husband and wife who are the sweet owners
of this beautiful farm,
open up their gorgeous home
to their grandson's Cub Scout pack
for meetings and snacks in the fields!

They have horses, goats, dogs, cats and perhaps a few other four-legged furries I have not seen.
I tell you, it's sheer fun and happiness from point A all the way to point Z!

After cold and rain, 
what can be more comforting to come home to
than a hot pasta dish
Southern Chicken Tetrazzini! 

9 T. butter
2 T. olive oil
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 1/4 teaspoons salt
1 1/4 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
1 pound mushrooms sliced
1 large onion, finely chopped
5 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/3 cup flour
4 cups whole milk, room temperature
1 cup heavy cream, room temperature
1 cup chicken broth
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
12 ounces linguine
3/4 cup frozen peas
1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
1 cup grated Parmesan
1/4 cup dried Italian-style breadcrumbs

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Spread 1 tablespoon of butter over a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish. Melt 1 tablespoon each of butter and oil in a deep large nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat. Sprinkle the chicken with 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper. Add the chicken to the hot pan and cook until pale golden and just cooked through, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer the chicken to a plate to cool slightly. Coarsely shred the chicken into bite-size pieces and into a large bowl.

Meanwhile, add 1 tablespoon each of butter and oil to the same pan. Add the mushrooms and sauté over medium-high heat until the liquid from the mushrooms evaporates and the mushrooms become pale golden, about 1-2 minutes. Add the onion, garlic, and thyme, and sauté until the onion is translucent, about 8 minutes. Add the wine and simmer until it evaporates, about 2 minutes. Transfer the mushroom mixture to the bowl with the chicken.
Melt 3 more tablespoons butter in the same pan over medium-low heat. Add the flour and whisk for 2 minutes. Whisk in the milk, cream, broth, nutmeg, remaining 1 3/4 teaspoons salt, and remaining 3/4 teaspoon pepper. Increase the heat to high. Cover and bring to a boil. Simmer, uncovered, until the sauce thickens slightly, whisking often, about 10 minutes.

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the linguine and cook until it is tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 9 minutes. Drain. Add the linguine, sauce, peas, and parsley to the chicken mixture. Toss until the sauce coats the pasta and the mixture is well blended.
Transfer the pasta mixture to the prepared baking dish. Stir the cheese and breadcrumbs in a small bowl to blend. Sprinkle the cheese mixture over the pasta. Dot with the remaining 3 tablespoons of butter. Bake, uncovered, until golden brown on top and the sauce bubbles, about 25 minutes


  1. I came here from Tessa's where you mentioned creamed corn, and now I can't find it... even tho the tetrazzini sounds delicious too :)

    1. Hi Petra...this post was on Sunday, November 15th...you just need to scroll down a bit....here is the link for you.

    2. OH! Petra came over here, to tell you what she said, in my comments! That creamed corn sounds delicious!

      And I was coming over, to tell you, that she did that, in my comments. I knew you would want to know, that she said that.

      And she said it herself, here. I love it.

      And I love Petra!!!


    3. That is TOO precious! Love this! If you love Petra...then I must love her also! In fact...if I ever have another kitty, I shall have to name her Petra....I appreciate the message....greatly!

  2. Oh, I wish I had some of this right now! I absolutely love this dish and the favorite recipe I had has somehow disappeared. I can't wait to try yours! Thanks so much for sharing ~


    1. I just know you will enjoy this one Pat! Thank you ever so much for visiting and leaving a sweet comment. Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. I am copying this recipe - as I do each time I visit you!!! Just last night Trystan said, "I love chicken and pasta!!!"
    This will fill the bill!! Thank you for sharing the recipes with your posts!

    1. I+ know they will love this Linda. It would be perfect when you have your family over for dinner. Love those sweet babies!


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