Wednesday, October 13, 2010

New Recipe, Thrifty Find & A Present for Me!!

I came across this recipe in the latest issue of BHG and had to make it.  We had my husband's parents over for dinner last nigh for their anniversary so it was the perfect opportunity to try it out.

There was a lot of prep work involved but I think it was worth it and I would def make it again.

I cut the cooked chicken into small pieces.

Added the rest of the ingredients for the filling.

What I love about this recipe is that it's Mexican, but the filling goes into cooked pasta shells!  So unique, but SOOOO good!

Here it is with the Doritos on top.

Everyone LOVED it and since I put everything together in advance, I was able to do all of the dishes and have no cleanup after dinner!
If you'd like to make this, I've included the recipe at the bottom of this post.

But first, I forgot to show one of my yard sale finds in my thrifty post over the weekend.  I squealed when I saw these rattan chargers as I have been looking for some to have on hand.  I was able to purchase 10 of them for only $3!  Yippeeee!!!

While I was cooking there was a knock at the door.  I opened it to find a package on my doorstep!  Me LOVE getting packages!!!

I spy a label from Ballard's!

And inside, a new catalog and a note congratulating me on winning Rhoda's giveaway over at Southern Hospitality!

I won this sweet rustic lantern - perfect for my rustic family room!

Thanks again Rhoda you sweet Southern thang!  I just love it and I can't thank you enough for offering this generous giveaway.

Of course I spent last night perusing my new catalog for some treats.  Me thinks me gonna splurge on a gift for myself....

So I'll end this random post with the recipe mentioned above.  I'd love to hear if you make it, but only if you liked it!  Ha!



Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Kim, so glad you got it in! Isn't is so cute? I just love mine too. Enjoy it!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Kim...

I just read your sweet note and came right over! Girlfriend, it's been way too long since we've visited. I'm sooo glad that you stopped by! I hope that my note finds you and your sweet family all doing well!

Mmmm...your Mexican chicken pasta looks really yummy, Kim! I'll have to give this recipe a try sometime, I know that my honey would love it! Wow...what a great deal you got on all of those pretty rattan chargers! I have some similar and I think I gave $3 each for mine...and they were on sale. Awesome! My friend, I'm just tickled pink that you were the lucky winner of that pretty little rustic candle's gorgeous1 I have "eyed" those pretties before!

Have a great day, my friend!
Chari @Happy To Design

Kimberly said...

Love the lantern! Congratulations :>))

Sailing Simply said...

I love most all mexican recipes so I will be copying this one for sure. Looks delicious! You new lantern is just too cute and I am seriously envious that you found 10 rattan chargers for $3.00. No way! Your on quite a lucky streak there lady! Congrats!

Jemsmom said...

Yumm-o!!! That looks so good! I may have to try that! Congrats on your win! I thought that little lantern was so cute!

Wendy said...

Congrats on your lantern! I love it on your coffee table!
That recipe looks and sounds delicious and I love a meal that you can make ahead, but I have to tell you it was the cheese tortilla chips on top that sold me on the recipe!

Lynn said...

Kim, Congrat's on your win! The latern sure is cute and looks very nice sitting on your coffee table..

This Mexican Pasta looks so delish! Thank you for sharing the recipe! I will definately be giving it a try!


Blondie's Journal said...

I just received my new BH&G magazine in the mail today and I will looks for the recipe. My family loves Mexican food! It looks delicious and I like having the mess cleaned up ahead of time!

The little lantern is really nice, what a great win. And I love the chargers...they go with everything!!


Emily Joyce said...

I love the lantern! I really like lanterns, rustic or shiny, and candles too.

Don't you just LOVE BHG??? One of my favorite days is when my next issue comes in the mail!

southerninspiration said...

What a great day you had!!! Love the little lantern! That recipe is making me hungry!! :D
come on over and see pics of my grandbaby!!


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Kim, that recipe looks so good. May have to try that one. I make one similar to it. I love that lantern and ordered two a week ago or so and they are on back order till the end of the month. I will patiently wait. said...

Hi Kim, love your blog...looks like fun. I'm going to try that recipe...looks really good. I'll let you know. I love your chargers too..lucky you!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I'm going to have to try your recipe. It looks delish. Congrats on your win. It's looks lovely displayed on your table

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on winning that cute lantern!

I have a casserole that I make that is similar to your recipe and my family goes crazy over it. It's my personal favorite because the flavor combination is just perfect.

Sherri @ Design2Shine said...

Kim the recipe looks YUUUMMMNIE! And that lantern. I have ENVY. It is just perfect on your table.

Brittany said...

Congrats on winning that adorable lantern! It's just perfect for your room. Love those rattan chargers - what a DEAL!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Congratulations on winning!! Love the lantern. The casserole looks and sound so good - Thanks for sharing the recipe. I am trying to behave the way I eat and seeing things like that make me drool. :-D
Hope you are doing well.

Linda said...

Your casserole looks delicious! Congrats on your fun giveaway win~ charming lantern!

Room to Inspire said...

I am so glad you tried this recipe, I saw it and was wondering if it was a good as it looked! And your lantern is wonderful. Have a great weekend!


Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

I don't know what to comment on first! Your food or your prize!! Well, let me say this: BOTH look great! Congrats on winning and congrats on a great looking dish.
Best regards,

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the lantern! The mexican pasta dish looks really yummy. I think I'm going to give it a try because it is a combination of my family's two favorite foods...pasta and mexican ;o)