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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Chicken Pillows

6 chicken breasts, cooked and cubed
1 (4oz) can mushrooms, drained (optional)
4 oz. sour cream
1 (8oz) package cream cheese (room temperature)
2 cans refrigerated crescent rolls
2/3 c. seasoned stuffing, crushed
1 c. nuts, chopped very fine
1/2 cube butter or margarine, melted
1 can cream of chicken soup OR one recipe white sauce (below)

Mix sour cream and cream cheese together; add mushrooms and chicken. Set aside. Pinch seams of two rolls together to make one rectangle. Roll thin with rolling pin and cut in half to form two squares. Place one large spoonful of chicken mixture in center of each square of dough. Pull up corners and seal by pinching. Dip each "pillow" in melted butter, then roll in crushed stuffing and nuts mixed together. Place on buttered cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Heat together cream of chicken soup diluted with 1/2 can of water to use as sauce to cover pillows or make a white sauce with 2 tablespoons butter, 1/2 cup flour, salt, 1 cup broth, 2 cups half & half, and a little lemon juice.

I use pecans for my nuts. I usually don't add the mushrooms, instead adding 2 green onions, chopped fine and occasionally some real bacon bits. I make the white sauce for the gravy--it is SO good. This makes a lot--one recipe is enough for dinner for my family and I freeze the rest for two more meals.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Poundcake Pudding Dessert

Mix a large box of chocolate pudding with 2 1/2 cups milk. Fold in 8 oz. cool whip.
Crunch up 3-4 skor bars. Cut one pound cake into cubes.

Assemble dessert by layering pudding, cake, candy and repeat. Top with cool whip.

A couple notes: I made pretty little individual desserts in separate clear plastic cups and put a few valentine sprinkles on top for a church potluck and it was the first dessert gone. Also, pound cake at the grocery store can be a little pricey, but I just saw that the dollar tree store had it. If you can find them, It might be worth picking up a few and having them in the freezer ready to whip up this easy, quick treat.