A recipe, congrats, a break and prayer all in one post!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

It is time for a break.  The peanuts are on Spring Break next week and I have a lot to catch up on around the house.  We have been running crazy and I have not had time to read blogs lately (which always makes me feel guilty). Please forgive me. I vowed to the kids a few weeks ago that I would not blog (read or post) while they are home and since we will be doing some fun day trips and hanging out at home for the next 10 days....there will be little time to come here. I am going to try to continue my photo a day 365 project here but I don't really write much on that blog---just photos.

I want to shout out congratulations to my blog buddy Gin and her husband, Doug. They have received a referral for a beautiful little girl.  Gin has always been such a sweet supportive blogger.  She has sent me quilt squares and little trinkets that the peanuts loved.  I am SO SO SO happy for them.  Go over to their blog to see their darling daughter and congratulate them:)

Also, please pray for my friend, Christi's Mom.  She is in the hospital and needs prayer. Christi has a great blog and is so sweet.  Let her know you are saying a prayer for her family. 

I will leave you with a recipe ....it doesn't have a name but it is one of my signature dishes.  Maybe you can name it for me?

1 bunch of cilantro leaves chopped (discard stems) Wes and Tracy--I use most of the leaves from the grocery store bunch but we like cilantro...most people would be happy with about 2 tablespoons chopped...you can use basil if you do not like cilantro but it will not be quite as good:)

1 box/bag of penne pasta

1  8 oz container of feta cheese (the herbed variety is good) 

1 jar of sundried tomatoes in oil (slice into small bits--but KEEP the oil)

2-3 chicken breasts.

Marinate the chicken breasts for a few hours in your favorite marinade.  I use Newman's Own Italian dressing.

Cook the pasta.  While pasta is cooking, grill the chicken (I have Dave do this). Combine the cilantro, feta cheese, sundried tomatoes and oil in a large pasta bowl. Stir to combine ingredients.  Add drained hot pasta and grilled chicken (cut into pieces). Stir to combine.  Serve. Oh this is so yummy!!!!  You are going to thank me.

This is SO good and it is even better the next day (hot or cold).  It is what I always bring people when they have babies or surgery and they LOVE it.

Hope you are all doing well.  Enjoy Spring and I will catch up with you in a week or two!



  1. dear dear kim, THANK YOU. that is so kind of you to put the prayer request out there for me/us. THANK YOU. you are such an incredible supporter and encourager for me. god is funny that way -- provides people and for needs when you need them and don't expect them. i appreciate your love, thoughts and prayers more than i will ever be able to express. thank you.

    i am going to try that recipe! i LOVE your recipes...they are always so delicious! enjoy spring break with the family. xoxo

  2. Oh,Kim. You are too sweet! Thanks for sharing in my happiness.

    Gin =)

  3. have a wonderful break! I hope you have a lovely weeek with beautiful weather.

  4. Miss Kim,

    I have been wanting to ask you for some time now a bit more about your diet- particularly the children's. Do the boys eat school lunch, or do you pack it? What do lunches for Miss Kate usually consist of? This has been on my mind because of several reasons: one, I'm so tired of fixing the same old rotation; two, the rotation has some, well let's just say, probably not the best healthy choices; three, I think that I am beginning to recognize in my Kate some stomach issues. Thanks for any help/advice.

    Have a wonderful Spring Break. We still have two more weeks to wait!

  5. have a wonderful break !

    i will try out that recipe sounds yummy.

  6. Have a great break with the kiddos! WIll have to give that recipe a try -- it sounds yummy!
    Take care.


  7. Thanks for the recipe. It's just in time...my friend had a baby on Monday and I've been wondering what to make. I'll give it a try.

    Have fun with the peanuts on spring break. I only have Christopher on break for the next two weeks, so he, Emma and I will be finding some fun things to do.

    Enjoy your time away from the blogger world.

  8. Enjoy your break....I will be stepping away too....we leave for the bahamas Sunday and I am counting the hours:)

    That recipe sounds so good.....I am going to try it out. We love Newman's Own Dressings....my favorite is the Lighten Up Balsamic:)


  9. Have a wonderful break with your family! I hope it's full of sunny days.

    Thanks for the recipe....YUM!

  10. We'll pray for your friend's mom. Thanks for the recipe, it looks awesome!

    Enjoy your break (can you post a photo of your newly painted shelves on your 365 blog?!) I find I have so much more time when I don't blog (read blogs:) as much. But I miss the blogs too!


  11. Enjoy the break with family. The recipe sounds delish, can't wait to try it :)

  12. Enjoy your break! The recipe sounds delicious, will give it try. Thanks for sharing.


  13. Kim,
    Great post! Have a blessed week with your precious family, you deserve it :)


  14. thanks for the recipe kim, enjoy spring break with the kiddos!!

  15. Kim, Thanks so much for the delicious recipe. I am going to make it Sat. My whole family would eat that one:)

  16. Kim, can you do me a favor? I was so surprised about the Rauths. I have her on my blog list and whenever I click her last post is Aug 4th. When I clicked from your comment section I was able to see everything I missed. Can you please click the Rauths from my list and tell me if the same thing happens to you? I don't know how to fix it? It is the same address? Thanks so much:)

  17. Kim, You are awesome! Thanks for the bloggy help:)

  18. sounds delicious!
    last night we grilled chicken after marinating in the chicken a1 marinade ( forgot the official name), cooked bowtie pasta, added butter, parmesean cheese, pepper & cooked sweet peas. served the chicken atop the pasta...totally yummy & springy

  19. Kim,

    I will definitely be trying this recipe soon- it sounds delicious! Enjoy your spring break with the peanuts!


  20. Kim, you know I can't resist a referral! I will pray and I will visit.

  21. Hello Kim! I am a faithful reader of your blog, but never seem to find the time to leave a comment. I am finally switching my old blog at to Blogger, and wondered if I could list yours as one of my favorites to follow? Please leave me a message via "comments" if you are okay with that. Have a great break!


  22. Do you add the oil? Also, what bran of sundried tomatoes do you buy?
    Can't wait to try it! yum!

  23. Enjoy your time with the kids. Looking forward to my own spring break closer to Easter so Zoe & I can have some "mommy & me" time!

  24. I am feeling so guilty right now because I haven't checked blogs in so long. I hate being away, I've just been running crazy too. Have a great time with the kiddos, I can't wait unitl it's our spring break! Thanks for the recipee, it sounds great. I will definitely be trying it out!

  25. Kim have a wonderful break!!!!! I will be taking a break soon myself. Livi and Tyler are on the spring break soon : ) I will pray for your friend.
    The recipe sounds yummy...

  26. Yum. That pasta sound amazing. I'm hungry now!

  27. Have a wonderful week with the peaunts....take lots of pictures and enjoy every moment...


  28. Hi Kim,I've been meaning to write you for some time. I have been watching your blog for over a year since I brought my little princess from China. Anyways, I just love your blog and the information that you relay to others is so informative. I'd really like to ask you some questions about the diet that you and your family are on. Is there any way that you could email me? shortyc28@aol.com thank you so much.

  29. Hope you are having fun with the kiddos on spring break. Ours starts next week!! Oh, and I tried your recipe...it was yummy and thanks for sharing!

  30. Alright YOU'RE BACK!!!! Hey Kim!!

  31. I would love for you to add me to your sidebar. I have my 3 month follow up with Oncologist this week so will keep you posted. Have the nasty cough/cold my kids have right now. Goodbye winter and germs!

  32. Thank you so much for this recipe. I tried it and it was yummy!!

  33. So glad to have you back! Really missed checking in on your blog. You always have the best ideas, links, etc.

    Now on to your recipe. Sounds really wonderful! Can you please clarify the amount of Cilantro? You said to use "1 bunch" of Cilantro. I take that as meaning the "whole" bunch you purchase from the grocery store?? That seems like a lot of Cilantro. Is this correct or do you use less? Can't wait to try it.

    Thanks so much for everything.


    P.S. I already made the Lasagna recipe you suggested. Really yummy!

  34. How sweet are you?! Thanks so much for the quick response.

    We really like Cilantro, so I don't think that will be an issue. I was just worried that using the whole bunch would overpower the recipe. I plan on trying your recipe later this week.

    Thanks again,

    P.S. - So sorry to hear Miss Kate is not feeling well. Hope she is on the mend soon.

  35. OK, this will be my last response on this post....

    We made your pasta last night & I have to say it was fabulous!! Used the full bunch of Cilantro & found that worked perfectly with this pasta. This dish was really, really good! Thanks so much for the recipe. We will make this often.


  36. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe, Kim! I made it for dinner this week. It was SO delicious!! I posted about it on my blog today. I gave you full credit!

    You're the best. :)


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