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Greek Pasta

Great use of rotisserie chicken!

2 cups uncooked penne pasta
1/4 cup butter, cubed
1 large onion, chopped
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 can (14-1/2 oz) chicken broth
3 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
1 jar (7-1/2 oz) marinated quartered artichoke hearts, drained
1 cup (4 oz) crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup chopped oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
1/3 cup sliced pitted Greek olives
2 tbsp minced fresh parsley

Cook pasta according to package directions. In a large ovenproof skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir until tender. Stir in flour until blended; gradually add broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes until thickened. Stir in chicken, artichoke hearts, cheese, tomatoes and olives. Drain pasta; stir into the pan. Broil 3-4 inches from the heat for 5-7 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown. Sprinkle with parsley.
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Tuesday 27

The U.S. is home to one third of the world's THESE

Incorrect Guesses: pro athletes, deflated footballs, criminals, electric appliances, pets, millionaires, military personnel, automobiles, libraries, college students, televisions, national parks, people, alcohol establishments, gas stations

Correct Answer: airports
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Veggie Chowder

Fast fix for your Monday meal!

2 cups chicken broth
2 cups peeled potatoes
1 cup chopped carrots
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 can (14-3/4 oz) cream-style corn
1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1/4 tsp pepper
Bacon crumbles, if desired

In a large saucepan, combine the broth, poatoes, carrots and onion. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered for 10-15 minutes or until veggies are tender. Add the corn, milk, cheese, mushrooms and pepper. Cook and stir for 4-6 minutes longer until heated through. Serve with bacon crumbles, if so desired.

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Monday 26

In 1985 there were less than 100 of THESE in America. Today there are over 32 hundred

Incorrect Guesses: grey wolves, whooping cranes, billionaires, Walmarts, millionaires, bald eagles, satellites

Correct Answer:  breweries
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Spaghetti Casserole

Everyone will LOVE this dish!!!

1 package (8 oz) spaghetti
1 pound lean ground beef
1 small onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 jar (14 oz) spaghetti sauce
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
3 oz. cream cheese
1 cup (8 oz) sour cream
3 green onions, chopped
1-1/2 cups (6 oz) shredded cheddar-Monterey Jack cheese

Cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the beef, onion (not the green onions!) and garlic over medium heat for 6-8 minutes until beef is no longer pink, breaking beef into crumbles; drain. Stir in the spaghetti sauce, salt and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

In a small bowl, mix cream cheese and sour cream together; stir in green onions. In a greased 11x7 baking dish, layer the spaghetti, cream cheese mixture and meat mixture. Top with shredded cheese. Baked covered at 350 for 25 minutes. Uncover and bake 5-10 minutes until cheese is bubbly. Let stand for a few minutes before serving.
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Friday 23

About 46% of recent college grads are in jobs that are THIS

Incorrect Guesses: fast food, not in their field of expertise, temporary, not paying minimum wage, telemarketer, medical field, pays minimum wage, legal field, retail, restaurant, dead end, sales

Correct Answer: don't typically require degrees
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Black Bean Chicken with rice

Fast weeknight meal that's pretty healthy and tasty too!

3 tsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp salt
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 oz each)
2 tsp canola oil
1 can (15 oz) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup frozen corn
1 cup salsa
2 cups cooked brown rice, warmed

Combine the chili powder, cumin, pepper and salt; rub spices over chicken. In a large skillet coated with cooking spray, brown chicken in oil on both sides. Stir in beans, corn and salsa. Cover and cook over medium heat for 10-15 minutes. Slice chicken; serve with rice and bean mixture.
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Thursday 22

This year in America, an average of 1 person a month will die when one of THESE falls on them.

Incorrect Guesses: chunk of ice, piano, chandellier, avalanche, coconut

Correct Answer: vending machine
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Cream of Mushroom Soup

Homemade cream of mushroom soup is ALWAYS a hit with me! Small recipe here because other people in my house (you know who you are) don't exactly enjoy the earthiness of mushrooms. (Double up everything to get 6 servings.)

1 tsp beef bouillon granules
1/4 cup boiling water
3 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 cup 2% milk
6 oz cream cheese, cubed

In a small bowl, dissolve bouillon in water; set aside. In a small saucepan, saute the mushrooms and onion in butter until tender. Stir in the flour. Gradualy add the milk and reserved broth. Bring to a boil over meat heat, stirring constantly; cook for 1-2 minutes or unitl thickened. Reduce the heat; stir in the cream cheese until melted and soup is heated through. Salt and pepper to taste!
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Wednesday 21

Almost 20% of us have at least one of THESE in our homes

Incorrect Guesses: fireplace, alarm clock, set of china, vcr, land line, coffee maker

Correct Answer: broken appliance
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Topics : Disaster_AccidentEnvironment


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