we stole a tree last night. like, a christmas tree for kit. And of course, i mean nothing bad by this, but um, it was more of a pine tree and less of a christmas tree, but that’s ok, it still looks pretty festive with the lights on. And then we made ornaments… like the wooden ones i spoke of in my last post.

“stealing” the tree was pretty fun though–we drove around pendleton looking for trees and eventually found a tree down the road to the milliken finishing plant. haha. milliken was the source for my upstairs carpet and the centerpiece for kit’s christmas this year. the company that keeps on giving.

but to get there… i had to go to the boys’ apartment to meet up with her, nathan and justin–and it felt weird being in chad’s room without chad being anywhere near. i missed him a lot then. he comes home today!

my recipe for this week/month is going to be the simplest dish i made all month, and thanks to kitastic for the inspiration!

  • 1-1 1/2 cups cooked chicken (two boneless skinless breasts)
  • 2 cans cream of chicken (fat free)
  • 8 oz light sour cream
  • 1 small can peas (they make cans the size of small tomato sauce cans. I used Lesueur peas–so much better than regular peas) –drained
  • 1 small can carrots (drained)
  • fresh ground pepper and salt to taste
  • 1 crushed sleeve ritz type crackers

Mix together all but last ingredient; top with ritz; bake at 375 for 30 minutes.

Alternatively, you can use other veggies–broccoli would be good (fresh would be best); spinach and fresh mushrooms (and change one of the cans of cream of chicken to cream of mushroom), one can of blue lake cut green beans, or kit’s way is to not put any veggies in, but to top with ritz and yummy poppy seeds! (i couldnt–mandy’s not a huge fan of the poppy seeds). I also think she doubled the sour cream, which was tasty too. Mandy’s just on a health kick so i tried making it as healthy as possible for us! (I reduced the amt of ritz, too)

Good luck this week, everyone! I’m excited for our “family/apartment” thanksgiving next weekend!

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