Apple Cake and Chicken Tortellini Bake

Do you ever have one of those days when you don’t want to follow the rules?  When you’re just spoiling for a fight, and the issue doesn’t even matter?  I had one of those, and decided to cancel my plan to run errands since the odds were pretty good I’d end up saying something nasty to an ex-pro wrestler with anger management issues in the Kroger checkout line.  I have that kind of luck.

Since that necessitated making supper from stuff that was already in the house I started looking at recipes.  But then the recipes started to annoy me, because who were they to tell me what to do with my chicken breasts?  Or my apples, for that matter!  So out of that came a couple of brand-new recipes which my husband and youngest son said were absolutely delicious.  Of course, they may have sensed my mood and said that only to keep me from becoming violent.  It’s possible, if not probable.

Chicken Tortellini Bake

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Cube 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts into bite-size pieces and brown in a little olive oil.
While they are browning boil some water and prepare frozen cheese tortellini as per package directions.
At the last minute throw a cup or so of frozen mixed vegetables in with the tortellini and leave them there for a minute or two, then drain the mixture.
Mix chicken, tortellini, veggies, and one container of garlic Philly cooking cream in a bowl.
Salt and pepper to taste.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

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Apple Cake

Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
Peel 5 Gala apples (fewer if you’re using larger apples), core them, and cut into chunks.
Mix the following:
1 yellow cake mix
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup oats
1 egg (because there was only 1 egg in the fridge)
1/3 cup oil
1 cup water
1 tsp yeast (I thought it might make up for the lack of eggs)
Fold in apple chunks.
Pour into a greased 8 x 8 pan, and then realize that cinnamon would probably be a good idea, so shake some of that over the top.
Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.

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Here’s a scoop of it with some of that really bad for you canned whipped cream on top – pretty awesome, right?

I’m linking this up to  Works for Me Wednesday, Whatever Goes Wednesday, and The Mommy Club Resources and Solutions.  And since it’s actually a recipe (I’ve been slacking in the recipe department lately) I’ll also link up to The Grocery Cart Challenge Recipe Swap and Tastetastic Thursday.

Priced at just $4.99, it is now available in every format your little heart could desire at Smashwords, or, if you prefer, it’s also for sale in a Kindle version at Amazon or a Nook version at Barnes and Noble!

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