Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Ricotta Stuffed Chicken Roll in Tomato Sauce

3 thick fresh chicken breast sliced in half length wise (flatten with tenderizer)
1 cup low fat ricotta cheese
2 cups fat free or low fat mozzarella divided
1/2 cup shredded parmesan divided
1 egg
2 cans organic tomato sauce
2 tbls organic brown sugar
3 tsps dried basil divided
1 tbls black pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 beef bullion cube

Preheat oven to 375.

Prepare chicken by slicing length wise and pounding with meat tenderizer. This will give you more chicken to work with.

In a bowl combine ricotta, egg, 1 cup mozerella, 1/4 cup parmesan, 1 tsps basil, and 1/2 tbls black pepper. Mix well.

In a saucepan combine tomato sauce, brown sugar, 2 tsps basil, 1/2 tbls black pepper, garlic powder, and beef bullion. Simmer for 5 minutes.

While sauce is simmering spread ricotta mixture onto each breast.

Roll the chicken breast up and pack tightly in a baking dish with remain chicken rolls.

Pour sauce over the chicken. Make sure to work it around the side and let it seep into the bottom of the baking dish.

Place in preheated oven for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and top with remaining cheese.

Crank oven heat up to 415. Put chicken in for an additional 10 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Spring Time!

WOW HAVE I BEEN BUSY, BUSY, BUSY! I apologize that I have not updated my blog in a while.  There was so much to do from home renovations, BFF visit with her family, Easter, having fun at Memaw and Papa's house and so much more.  The pictures will explain it all!

There are lots of fun and exciting things to look forward to in spring.  First and foremost, cleaning!  Clean babies and clean houses.

I had the pleasure to stage my parents house that is out on the market.  It was tons of fun and I hope you have fun viewing the updates.


We updated the appliances and paint color and added some green plants and home decor. Cost 2,450 including the brand new appliances and paint color.  There is now a stainless steel refrigerator too.

family room:

We did no updating, just added furniture and home decor.  We purchased couch and sofa slip covers, pillow covers, pillows, curtain rods and drapery.  Total  cost was approx 200.00 ( all the other stuff is mine or my parents).


We added furniture, pictures, a big rug and touched up trim.  Total cost approx 60.00.

Master Bedroom:

Purchased rug


I only put up pictures of the "baby" room and the office/5th bedroom.