Buffalo Chicken Pasta

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When I was doing the blog posting for the Love My Cub sweepstakes, I stumbled on this recipe on the cub.com site.  I even posted the recipe and said that I was going to make it.  Well, I made it.   We actually made this for dinner a couple of weeks ago, I’ve just been that busy!

This was really good.  It was not only super simple to make but it was really good!

I’m not a fan of buying pre-cooked much of anything.  I’d rather make it myself.  However, when life calls for chicken tenders already in a bag, sometimes you just have to go with it.  And I have to say these are some pretty good chicken tenders.  Better than homemade?  Maybe not, but when in a hurry why not.

Since making this recipe, we’ve had the chicken tenders quite a few times I have to say.  It’s easy.  It’s simple on busy sports nights.

Buffalo Chicken Pasta
Recipe Type: Italian
Author: Patricia
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 40 mins
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 28 frozen popcorn chicken bites or chicken nuggets (I used Tyson’s)
  • 1/2 (16 ounce) package Penne Rigate
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 cup Essential Everyday Half & Half
  • 1/2 cup Feta Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Essential Everyday Louisiana Hot Sauce
Instructions
  1. Prepare chicken and pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta.
  2. Meanwhile, in large skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add celery, onions and garlic; salt and pepper to taste. Sauté until celery is softened (about 5-7 minutes).
  3. Stir in half & half, feta cheese and hot sauce. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 2-3 minutes. Add pasta and chicken; toss to coat. Continue simmering until heated through and sauce has thickened.

I hope you enjoy this.  We had some crusty french bread with this and a side salad.  Great dinner.

Patricia – Two Girls Cooking 😉

Source

Cub Foods

“Love Your Cub” Sweepstake Contest

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Here is an AMAZING contest you can enter!!!!! Contests are fun.  Contests mean you get to do things you normally wouldn’t do.  Contests mean YOU WIN something.

Each and every week I sit and plan my meals.  Each and every week I sit for at least an hour or more trying what to decide to make that will please everyone in the house!  And let me tell you, that is no easy task.  I know you are aware of this because I’ve said it over and over and over and over again!!  Gosh, these people in my house need to learn how to be a bit more open to ideas!!

Being that I am a food blogger, I tend to make home made meals!!  Life gets busy and sometimes, dare I say, I cook brats on the grill (not that it’s bad to eat them) but I do try to make a healthy meal every night.

I have iCal so I put my meal on my Mac and if there’s a link to that recipe, I put it on the notes.  I then make a list created by the order of which the store is in.  When you enter our Cub, you have the produce, then the meats, the dairy section, the frozen section, then the isle section.  And yes I try to put the items I need in the order of the isle so that I can cross them off in order.  Yep OCD.   I know.  I know.

Let’s get on with the sweepstakes and how you can enter to win.  What do you win.  Well keep reading please:

So what do you do?  Here’s the link for the official rules (yes click that link to to left 😉

Now what you need to do is create the best video/photo (see rules for size and length of video and photo) of “Love Your Cub”.  Your friends can vote for you as often as they want.  One would think the more you get your friends to vote, the more chances you have to win.  Note that you CANNOT take pictures or videos in Cub or on their premises.

Here is a list of the prizes:

PRIZES:  One grand prize of $4,500 will be awarded to the winner.  Four $45 Cub® gift cards will be awarded at random to fans who share our Photos or Videos.  Use of Gift Cards is subject to the terms and conditions of the issuer.  Approximate retail value (“ARV”) of each prize:  Grand Prize: $4,500.00; Cub® gift cards: $45.00 each.

I’ll include a bit of the “how to” but make sure you read the entire official rules.  (this applies to MN and Illinois residents only).

  1. Visit the Cub® page on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Cub).
  2. Click on the button to “Like” Cub’s Facebook Page.
  3. Click on the “Love Your Cub” contest app on the Facebook platform by clicking on the link to the Contest page.
  4. Enter the Contest by completing the entry form and uploading a video (“Video”) or photo (“Photo”) and description (“Description”).
  5. Check the box indicating your agreement to these Official Rules, and then click on the button to submit your entry.
  6. Get your friends to vote every day through September 29th
  7. Top 10 entries will be eligible for the grand prize and be chosen by a panel of judges including shopping experts, creative directors and employees of Cub.

Now let’s see who can be the most creative and come up with THE best video/photo.  I want to see it!!!

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Now here is a list of awesome things that are going to push you to win even more….

PRIZES:  One grand prize of $4,500 will be awarded to the winner.  Four $45 Cub® gift cards will be awarded at random to fans who share our Photos or Videos.  Use of Gift Cards is subject to the terms and conditions of the issuer.  Approximate retail value (“ARV”) of each prize:  Grand Prize: $4,500.00; Cub® gift cards: $45.00 each.

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This contest starts today, August 26th and ends September 29th.  Rev up your engines and get set to be the best.

Have an awesome Monday.  Read the directions, follow the directions, and play to win.  Show your Love for Cub.

If you’re in the mood for a great recipe, here’s something for your week.  Chicken Fajita Salad.

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Click here for the ingredients and directions.  (this is a healthy meal you can prepare for your non picky eaters!!)

I may have to try this for lunch one day very soon.

Have fun, enjoy your week and good luck!!

Patricia – Two Girls Cooking 😉

This contest is sponsored by Cub