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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

And the winning recipe is......

Chicken Caesar Lasagna from Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates. I feel like I should give you something lol. My daughter had a lot of recipes to choose from. I thank you all for sending them to me and I am still going to try many of them. But ultimately the Chicken Caesar Lasagna won out. Let me tell you something. This was a HUGE hit! EVERYONE loved it. It is definitely a keeper in our house. I want to give a public thank you to Lisa and post the recipe for all to try. I am posting it but all the credit goes to Lisa as she is the one that gave it to me. The night went wonderfully. My daughter had a great time and received some very nice things. The two desserts I made where out of this world good. All in all it was a very happy night for the taste buds and not so happy for the thighs, *sigh*. Here is a picture of the Lasagna and the recipe below.
Chicken Caesar Lasagna
9 dried whole wheat lasagna noodles
2 (10 oz) containers refrigerated light alfredo sauce
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper

3 cups chopped, cooked chicken breast
1 (10 oz) pkg. frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well-drained
1 cup bottled roasted red sweet peppers, drained and chopped

3/4 cup shredded Italian blend cheese

1. Preheat oven to 325. Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain; rinse with cold water; drain again. Meanwhile, in a bowl combine alfredo sauce, lemon juice, and black pepper. Stir in chicken, spinach, and red peppers.

2. Lightly coat a 3-quart rectangular baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Arrange 3 noodles in bottom of dish. Top with one-third chicken mixture. Repeat layers twice. Cover; bake for 45 - 55 minutes or until heated through. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese. Bake, uncovered, 5 minutes more or until cheese is melted. Let stand 15 minutes before serving. makes 9 servings.

Here is dessert. A "small" piece of Double Chocolate Tiramisu and Peanut Butter pie! Yummo.

And last but certainly not least, the birthday girl. The Tiramisu had to pose as the birthday cake and I must say it didn't make for a very "pretty" picture lol. It looks like a loaf of chocolate with 2 candles stuck in it lol. Oh well, that's what she wanted.
Blessings my friends.


  1. All of that looks delicious! What a great mom you are! Are you going to post the recipes for your desserts? Please!

  2. What a special day!! Your daughter looks delighted.

  3. yummyy...... i want to taste it:D:D

  4. Looks like the birthday girl had a special day!

  5. Yes, that dish was fantastic. It's going to be something I'll be making soon! :) Thanks Lisa for submitting it!!! Yum!

  6. Hi Kim, Mmm, your food looks yummy. I have a similar recipe that I make w/white sauce (but doesn't have caesar in the title) and it's really good!
    Desserts look yummy too!

  7. Sounds great! I'm glad it went well and the birthday girl is beautiful!

  8. This looks so delicious!! Expecially the desserts...oh my oh my!!! Thankyou so much for sharing a good thing!! Bless you today! Amy

  9. Kim,

    Your daughter has the most precious smile. I looks just like yours :) I'm so glad she had a great birthday! The lasagna looks yummy and my italian guys would love that!

    Blessings to you today!

  10. Oh what a sweet girl and a sweet party for a special occassion. The recipe looks yummy!!! I am so glad the night was such a success.

  11. I have an award for you!! Come and grab it.

  12. Yay! I'm so glad you all liked it! I found the recipe in a magazine - nothing I made up. My Dad is coming to visit tomorrow, so I think I'll be making that lasagna again this week.

    I think in exchange for the recipe, you can just go ahead and dish me up some of those desserts - LOL!! They look soooo yummy!

    Looks like you had fun - Happy Birthday to your daughter!

  13. Yum. that lasagna and the peanut butter pie looks awesome. Two of my favorite things. I may need to try that. I have a chicken and broccoli lasagna that's good too.


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