Onehung posted a few recipes that he tried out over the weekend. They all sounded great, so I thought I'd share what we..ahem...*I* had tonight. It was easy, and very tasty! Not from scratch, but hey, I'm the mother of two small boys with a husband who works round the clock...cooking anything other than a waffle in the toaster oven is an accomplishment! What sucks is the clean-up afterwards..especially because I'm the only one who eats it. The boys enjoyed their plain noodles and apples...a pretty typical meal for them. I've just given up fighting that fight.
Penne Pasta with Chicken and Vodka Sauce
(Vodka sauce is a creamy tomato sauce w/vodka in it..you can't taste the vodka, but it does have a unique flavor with a little "kick" to it)
1 bottle Barilla Vodka Sauce (availabe near the spaghetti sauces in any grocery store)
1 pound of penne pasta
1 bag of Steamfresh garlic peas and mushrooms
about 10 frozen chicken tenderloins
Place frozen chicken in a deep sided fry pan with olive oil and season with salt and garlic pepper seasoning. Saute until cooked through and then remove from the pan and slice into small pieces. While cooking the chicken, cook pasta according to instructions, drain, and set aside. Cook the peas and mushrooms according the instructions in the microwave. Pour the vodka sauce in the saute pan and heat on low heat. Add the peas and mushrooms, chicken, and pasta.