Spinach & Ricotta Stuffed Chicken Rolls

2minxinxMillie and I have been on our baking and cooking  mode lately. Millie was in the mood to make some more cookies, but I insisted that would have been too much temptation for me. I would have ate all of them, just like I stuffed my face last time (See that post HERE) I suggested making something for dinner, and she happily agreed. We decided on Chicken Pot Pies, (which I haven’t actually ever tried), but the ruling in the house threw that out the window, no one was interested in eating those!

Since it was already late, and we still had to get to the supermarket to purchase all of the ingredients, we needed to make a decision quickly. After searching the web for a few ideas, we bumped into a recipe that seemed good and healthy enough for all us to enjoy.

We got to the supermarket, and right at check out, we started to to crack up and worry all at the same time, the Credit Card was still at home in another wallet!

Millie’s niece Arlene was a doll and ran back to the house, while Millie and just sat there laughing it off. After paying, and Arlene getting back to us out of breath (poor Arlene! lol) it was time to finally start cooking, it was getting late enough as it is.

You had to see us, all stressed out. The recipe we had originally found seemed more complicated than plans to go to war. I swear we read that thing over and over and some steps just seemed meticulous. There had to be another way. Youtube it was… I swear Youtube has to be the answer for everything, and it was. We ended up finding 2 videos that some what matched what we were going for. So we decided to eyeball and merge those 3 recipes into one, and pray for the best.

We ended up making some rolls without spinach for those who think veggies taste awful, just in case.

After all of that going crazy, the chicken rolls came out pretty good, especially with garlic bread we made to pair it off. They were gone in no time!
I do have to say though, if I was to make these again, which I probably will, I will season the meat beforehand stuffing, The way they turned out was pretty damn good, but when you’re latina and used to having adobo in your life, anything without it seems dry. So next time!

I’m including the recipe for you guys, let me know if you like it when or if you make it!

kiss kiss, Minx
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Recipe

(serves approx. 4 people)

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained, and squeezed dry or fresh spinach
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2/3 cup fat-free ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

Directions:

(Obviously we decided to preheat  the oven at 350 degrees and bake until golden, then I sprinkled a little of Goya’s seasoning on top to give it a bit more color, instead of breading with panka and frying as the video mentions below. Feel free to substitute recipe to your liking)

 

Drunken Pictionary

This post has a little bit of everything, family, drinks, kids, games, videos, new artwork… I hope you guys enjoy =]

Headed to Connecticut on my day off from work, and I was missing my family soooo much. Work has definitely been taking a toll on me. I know you guys can probably tell because my lack of posts lately, but I promise it’s not because I don’t care.

I desperately wanted to go see Jen and AR because there’s so many changes going on and I have been hiding under a rock lately. Jen is going crazy with wedding plans and I wasn’t going to be able to make it to her officially dress fitting. ( Which I definitely got to see before everyone else, so haha! ) and my brother AR is celebrating his birthday next week, which I most likely won’t get to attend either.

Being and adult and paying bills is so time consuming!

So to make things a little better on my part, never show up empty handed….. a bottle of vodka, and how pretty that bottle was.

Jen was amazing as always with her cooking, I swear she spoils the hell out of me. I never leave that house skinny.

I started playing with my gorgeous niece Jolie, and I love our videos together, I swear, she’s such a character.  In this one she has no idea I was even recording and she was trying to get me to take a picture.

Let’s just say we ended up with waaay more videos than we needed to have but I just couldn’t pic my favorite.

Even after she sends me to go to doodooo!

I invited the lovely @damnnv / Violet over so she can pick up a commission  piece she ordered.

What do you guys think?

I know Violet loves pink , Hello Kitty and cupcakes, so I definitely had to make this Minxette all girly like.

So I based off her outfit from a custume Violet was wearing in one of instagram pictures, kitty ears included. I added a baby pink stove with cupcakes in the oven, and a purple fridge with milk inside. Since I knew V liked leopard print, just not too much of it, I gave the background a hint of a leopard wallpaper.

I’m just glad she love it… so of course I had to bribe her with drinks and  while I played bartender, like I usually do, we all started a game of Pictionary.

Let’s just say, while tipsy, this game is absolutely hilarious. Below is Violet trying to draw the ” Mad Hatter” , all while the screen is rotating…

hahhaha.. let’s just say she failed miserably. I shouldn’t be the one to talk though.

I had “Car” how simple does that sound????

Yeah, it wasn’t pretty.

After many laughs , an even more laughs when I ended up busting my ass because I slipped  on octopus  salad… I know, weird right!?

 

My gorgeous niece was having her “Moving on the next grade ceremony” not to be confused with a graduation.

She’s officially going to kindergarten, and we’re all excited!

She looked so cute in her little dress, I just couldn’t help being a little paparazzi.

Congrats babygirl.