Coconut Chex MIx

At first I didn't think I would like this mix because of the coconut...but it is so good!! I could eat the whole mix by myself!

In a large bowl mix:

1 bag coconut

1bag slivered almonds

12 cups Chex cereal

· I usually do 6 cups rice Chex and 6 cups corn Chex but you can also use wheat Chex or honey nut Chex

In a sauce pan place:

1 -1/3 cup sugar

1 -1/3 cup light Karo

1 cup butter

1 tsp. vanilla

Melt and boil for 2 min. Pour boiled mixture over dry ingredients and stir altogether. Pour and spread mixture out on wax paper and let sit to cool about 30 minutes. Tightly cover to keep moist.

I added mini M&M's to the mix! Love the chocolate, but you might want to wait and add the M&M's till the mixture has cooled off a bit!


Garlic Chicken Pasta

We had the missionaries over for dinner the other night and I decided to try this recipe out on them. It's always a little dicey trying a new recipe on people other than immediately family but it was a WIN-NER. It made quite a bit too. We were a little worried that it wouldn't be enough but we fed 6 adults just fine. Preston thought it was a little too spicy (I might have gone a little heavy on the black pepper) but I like it spicy!

We had it with corn bread and a salad. Dee-lish!

  • 16 oz. Farfalle (bow-tie) Pasta
  • 1 c Heavy whipping cream
  • 3-4 chicken breasts halves-boneless, skinless
  • Spoonful of crushed garlic (approx 3-4 cloves)
  • 1 TBS black pepper
  • 1/2 c butter
  • 1 lb bacon
  • 1/2 c shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 bottle of Lawry's mesquite with lime juice marinade

Crock pot chicken with marinade on low for 6 hours-shred and set aside

Cook bacon and crumble

About 1/2 hour before serving, boil the pasta.

In a small saucepan melt butter, add garlic, whipping cream, pepper, parm cheese and crumbled bacon. Whisk together on low for 3-4 minutes.

In a large bowl pour sauce over cooked, drained pasta, add chicken and stir.

Sprinkle parm cheese on top!


Steak and Noodles

My friend, Alisa, posted this recipe on her blog and I knew it wold be something Preston would like. He's all about steak and mushrooms. We made it tonight and it was super delicious and perfect for this chilly Huntington Beach night! We had it over egg noodles but I think it would awesome over rice too.

Steak & Noodles
1 lb. of steak, cut into small strips
1/2 lb. chopped mushrooms
3 T. chopped onion
Dash of salt and pepper
1 T. Worcestershire sauce
1 can cream of mushroom soup
8 oz. sour cream
1 tsp. Lawry's seasoning salt
1 T. parsley

Saute' steak, mushrooms and onion in 1/4 cup of butter. Cook until steak is done and tender. Stir in rest of ingredients. Simmer for 15 minutes. Serve over noodles.