I prepared a family favorite that is not only easy to make, but is a meal that can stretch the dollar! I love making meals on a shoestring and this one cost just around $10USD and can feed the ENTIRE family! With a family our size, recipes like these come in handy!
Creamy Chicken Spaghetti
Tips; You can substitue low fat, low sodium ingredients (soup, sour cream, cheese) without compromising flavor. You can also substitute a variety of cheeses and still get rich creamy/cheesy results. Use what you like. You can also substitute 2-3 chicken breasts with 4-6 boneless skinless thighs. The beauty of a recipe like this is, it is very versatile and still produces GREAT results.
2 10.75 oz. cans of cream of chicken soup
1 10 oz. can of diced tomato w/ green chili (Rotel)-you do not need to drain
2-3 chicken breasts
1/4 c. sour cream
1 c. of shredded cheese (I used mild white cheddar but you can your preference)
1 lb. of spaghetti noodles (cooked)
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp. paprika(optional)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp pepper
Start by placing your chicken breasts in the crockpot. No prep necessary. Add both cans of cream of chicken soup and can of tomatoes with chilis. “Frost” the tops of your chicken breast and cover crockpot. Set on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-7 hours.
Once your chicken has been cooked, remove from crockpot and cut into bite size pieces. Add your seasonings-salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika to your crockpot. Add your cheese and sour cream. Mix well. Add your chicken bites back into sauce. Mix well and put back on high for 3o minutes.
While your chicken finishes the last stage in the crockpot, prepare your spaghetti noodles as per direction on package. Cook al dente.
Once your noodles are cooked, add them to your crockpot chicken and mix in well. The noodles will blend with your rich creamy sauce making a mouth-watering dinner guaranteed to please some of the most picky eaters! Let sit until sauce thickens.
Serve alone, with a side dish, or garlic toast and Enjoy!
Here is the Fallen Leaves Cup Cozy! One leaf applique doubles as a secret pocket which is perfect for a tea bag, some cash, or a gift card to a coffee shop. Mug cozies make great gifts for family, friends, neighbors, teachers, colleagues and many others on your gift giving list.
Some suggested gift ideas: Mug or Travel mug + Cup Cozy + Hot Cocoa/Cash/Tea Bags/Specialty Coffee makes the perfect gift for that “hard to buy for” person on your list!
The handmade cup cozy adds a personal touch to an already awesome idea!
I have added a button to my cup cozy. You can get wooden buttons at the Etsy Shop Wood Be Fancy. You do not have to use a button, you could sew the seam up and have it slide on a travel mug.
Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this cup cozy: The instructions start at 6 Minutes, 50 Seconds.
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Designed by Nadia Fuad
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-This pattern is for a standard sized cup. You could make it smaller or bigger just making more rows on your backing portion.
-You can make this cup cozy with any yarn: Cotton, Acrylic, Polyester
-You can make this using a bigger crochet hook if your tension is tighter
-You do not have to add the appliques, you could just have a plain cup cozy sans the leaf design.
-You can make the backing of your cup cozy bigger by chaining any even number.
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
TR: Treble Crochet
Picot: Ch 2, sl st in same st
Backing of Cup Cozy
Ch 12 or any even number.
Row 1: HDC in 2nd ch from hook, *Sl st in next ch, HDC in next ch, repeat from * across. (11 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, Sl st in 1st st, *HDC in next st, Sl st in next st, repeat from * across. (11 sts)
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, HDC in 1st st, *Sl st in next st, HDC in next st, repeat from * across. (11 sts)
Rows 4-28: Repeat rows 2 and 3 ending on a repeat of Row 2.
Fasten off with long tail if you are sewing it closed.
Fasten off with short tail if you are not sewing it closed.
Weave in all ends if you are adding a button.
Leaf: Make 2
Ch 9 Round 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next 2 Chs, HDC in next 2 Chs, DC in next, TR in next, 10 TR in last ch
Working on opposite side of foundation chain: TR in next, DC in next, HDC in next 2, SC in next 2, Sl st in last.
Round 2: [Sl st in next 2 sts, Picot] 5 times, sl st in next 3 sts, ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and next 3 chs, sl st back in the same st on round 1 of the leaf, sl st in next 3 sts, Picot, [sl st in next 2 sts, Picot] 5 times, sl st to beginning, Picot, Fasten off. Assembly step:
Sew leaves and button to cup cozy. When sewing one leaf, be sure to keep it open as a pocket.
Chain a loop on the edge of the cup cozy for looping around the button.
See video tutorial for visual instructions on all the pieces and where they go.
Weave in all ends.
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