My Fave- Pasta Salad

I am putting this here for two reasons. 

1. So people can make it themselves. LOLOL

2. To have it as a reference point and actually written down somewhere. 

I LOVE to cook. I have been in the kitchen since I was young with my Mom and I would just watch. My Mom never cooked with recipes and I don’t either, but since people ask- I try to keep track when I make stuff so I can spread the love. 

I have been making this for parties for legit at least 12-14 years. Super easy. Can be easily changed and added to and is DELISH. 


I make them for every party and I usually have requests at least 5x a year for various events. I am super particular about the ingredients. So don’t be a cheapo! 

Ingredients:

1 box of Barilla tri color rotini

1 bottle of Wishbone Italian 

4 Roma tomatoes

1 cucumber

Seasonings: Kosher salt, pepper, Salad Supreme, crushed red pepper 

Boil pasta – be sure to add table salt to the water and a bit of vegetable oil. 

Dice veggies, add to bowl / pan and add dressing so it can marinate. Add seasonings to taste. 

Drain pasta and add. 

Can be prepped the night before. I used to add cheese, but my son has a dairy allergy. But I have added: broccoli, zucchini, lunch meat, olives, red onions, banana peppers, pretty much anything- up to you. 

Enjoy. Fabmommy 

Hash Brown Casserole 

Ingredients-1 bag of hash brown potatoes in refrigerator section. You can use southwestern for extra kick

1 bag of triple cheddar cheese

1/2 green pepper diced

1/4 onion diced

1 container sour cream

1 can cream of chicken 

Seasonings- Lawry’s, garlic powder, pepper


Mix all ingredients in a bowl- add to pan (sprayed) and put in oven on 350 covered with foil. Take foil off after an hour put oven on broil or turn up degrees for last 15 minutes. 
The recipe can easily be doubled. 

Happy Holidays. Fabmommy 

The Interview

The Oprah and Michelle Obama interview was EVERYTHING! I proudly watched two women I admire greatly just sitting around chatting as girlfriends do. It was authentic, poignant, thoughtful and sweet. I LOVED IT! I am so happy and so proud. I recorded it and can’t wait to watch it again. Black Girls Really Are MAGIC! Yesssss! 

If you didn’t watch the interview- please please please watch. It is awesome. 

xoxo–Fabmommy

Elfin Around 

Our elf, Julius, has been back since 12/1. This year seems a bit more interesting mainly because a certain 3 yr old is really into the holiday season and especially Julius. I have discovered however that the mischief that the elves are supposed to bring is not really celebrated by my child. So I switched it up and Julius is super nice. Here are a few pics of what Julius has been up to lately. 


And yes, my elf is a lil brown boy. Duh. I prefer the plush elves- they don’t look creepy as all hell. 

Happy Holidays, 

Fabmommy

Crock Pot Chicken Enchiladas

Ingredients:2 lbs of chicken breasts 

1 Small diced onion

Enchilada sauce 2 cans 

Green chiles 1 tiny can 

Lime juice

Seasonings- salt(I only use Kosher and Pink Himalayan for cooking and table salt for baking) pepper, Lawry’s, garlic powder, crushed red pepper

Flour tortillas

Shredded cheese- I usually buy Kraft the taco mix kind

Lettuce, tomato and whatever other toppings you like. 

In the crock pot- please use crock pot bags they are lifesavers- put half a can of enchilada sauce, the onion and 1/3 of the green chiles. Next add chicken breasts, season them, cover with the remaining enchilada sauce add a few squirts of lime juice. If need be, open the other can of enchilada sauce and add half. It really depends on how big your chicken breasts are and the crock pot. 


I do this before work so I let it cook 6 hours. Shred the chicken and get to rolling the enchiladas. In a glass baking dish add some enchilada sauce and place a tortilla, add some shredded chicken, and cheese then ROLL. Keep doing this until complete. Top with cheese and foil. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until cheese is bubbly. I take the remaining enchilada sauce and pour on top once complete. 


Enjoy. xoxo, Fabmommy