We had Monday's menu plan tonight! I had bought the chicken strips a few days ago, and they needed using. When I tidied my fridge, I found a couple of cans of biscuits that need using, so we had "Biscuit" Rolls, too.
If you noticed in this post's title, we also had Leftover Wedding Salad. What is Leftover Wedding Salad?? It's a nice salad you make from bagged salad left over from your friend's daughter's wedding, of course! :) Susan came by the other day with a load of goodies that were left from Rebecca and Will's wedding. Besides the salad, she blessed us with a big hunk of wedding cake and some wedding punch!! Sharing with others is the best way to use excess food from an event like a wedding! Thank you for sharing with us, Susan!! We enjoyed it all!!
The punch Susan brought by reminded me of the funny story I told you about Robert St. John sharing at the Link Centre Fundraiser a few weeks back. A quick search of the web turned up this story, which is also included in one of his books - Deep South Parties, I think.
Here's a tongue-in-cheek look at church denominations. Only read if you have the ability to laugh at yourself!! ;)
I have been listening to Russ Taff since he and we both were young, which is seeming like eons ago nowadays. Larry and I have both loved Larnelle Harris's music for years. We've been privilege to see both of these Christian artists perform live more than once. Besides both being filled with a love for Christ, they genuinely seem filled with a love for the Body of Christ, and both openly promote unity and harmony among Believers. There's a great Youtube video of the two of them singing "We will Stand." If you have time to watch the interview with Russ, you'll not only be bless by his testimony of God's faithfulness in his life, you'll probably appreciate the part of the video with Larnelle more, which cuts to Russ with his 80's hair-style!
Note of interest: The gentleman introducing Russ and Larnelle is Dallas Holm, another proclaimer of the Gospel. We have been privileged to see him several times through the years, as well. It was a tremendous blessing to have him lead us in worship a few years back at our church. His newsletter will bless your heart!
Russ Taff Inteview
We will Stand - Larnelle Harris and Russ Taff
Here's are review of our supper menu and a re-post of the recipes:
Chicken Strips with Swiss Cheese Sauce over Angel Hair Pasta
This was a big hit with everyone! Definitely a keeper at our house!! Increase the chicken to 2 pounds and you can easily feed six.
1-1½ pounds chicken strips (or 2 -3 chicken breasts cut into strips)
Salt and pepper, to taste
3 tablespoons olive oil or butter
2 cloves minces garlic (or teaspoon of jarred)
2 tablespoons plain flour
1½ cups chicken broth
2 - 3 cups shredded Swiss cheese
1 lb. angel hair pasta, cooked according to package directions
Garnish options: chopped parsley, Parmesan Cheese, or paprika
Sprinkle chicken tenders with salt and pepper. Heat oil or butter in skillet. Add chicken strips. Saute until chicken is done and tender, about 8 - 10 minutes. Remove chicken from skillet onto a plate and cover with plastic wrap, reserving drippings in skillet.
Saute garlic in drippings a few minutes. Whisk in flour, until smooth. Gradually add chicken broth. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and stir until smooth and thickened. Add cheese, stirring to melt. Place chicken tenders back into skillet with cheese sauce. Heat through.
Place pasta onto plates. Top with chicken mixture. Sprinkle with chopped parsley, Parmesan cheese or paprika.
I buy the cheap, store-brand butter-flavored canned biscuits. Depending on the size of your family, you can use the 5-count or 10-count rolls of biscuits.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Melt 2 tablespoons butter.
Spray muffin pan with cooking spray. Place a refrigerated biscuit into each muffin cup. Spoon melted butter over each biscuit. Bake for about 10 minutes.