Chicken Pasta Bake

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WHAT YOU NEED:

16 ounces of cooked pasta

2 cups of cooked chicken, cubed

1 tsp minced garlic

3 Tbsp butter

3 Tbsp flour

1/2 cup diced green pepper

1/2 cup diced mushroom

2 cups chicken broth

1 cup plain greek yogurt

1 1/2 cups shredded gouda cheese

1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

1 – 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes, drained

salt and pepper

Tony Chachere’s

Oregano


STEP 1: Place onion, green pepper, mushrooms, garlic and butter in a skillet and sautee for 2 mins. Stir in the flour and cook for another 2-3 mins. Whisk in the chicken broth. Stir until the broth thickens.

STEP 2: Whisk in the yogurt. Add 1 cup gouda cheese and 1 cup mozzarella cheese and stir until melted. Stir in the cooked pasta, chicken, and can of tomatoes. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and Tony Chachere’s.

STEP 3: Spoon the pasta into a greased 9×13 baking dish. Top with remaining cheese and sprinkle with oregano. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 mins, or until cheese is melted and browning. ENJOY! 🙂


My Grandma has been making this recipe for years and it is seriously delicious! This pasta bake is really filling and provides us with left overs for the entire week. Tyler is not a fan of mushrooms and he still loved it. He didn’t even notice I actually added a little more than the recipe called for! This recipe is perfect for those really busy weeks when you don’t have any time to cook, which happened to be this week for us, so we made it last night. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Mad for Plaid at The Pearl

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DRESS: Sold out / Similar

VEST: Dottie Couture

BOOTS: Charlotte Russe

HAT: Charlotte Russe

BOOT SOCKS: Target


I am definitely mad for plaid this fall! After we shot this outfit, we decided to go check out the Pearl Brewery Farmer’s Market. If you haven’t checked it out yet, I highly suggest you do! It was our first time going and it was the perfect little day date. We assumed that because it is a farmer’s market, pets wouldn’t be allowed, but when we got there several people had their dogs.  The market has a bunch of different vendors, live music, and delicious fresh food and drinks. I got a blueberry lemon filled coffee cake ring, as well as a freshly squeezed lemonade, and it was amazing. Tyler got a chicken florentine crepe that we split. It was a perfect, cool morning, but it started to heat up as noon approached so I decided not to wear the hat or vest.

The dress is sold out, but Dottie has a similar dress that comes with a belt AND it’s on sale! Who doesn’t love a sale?! The dress is originally $56 and is on sale for $30. They also just added a Similar dress and it is very cute! This vest is a must for your wardrobe. It is lined with faux fur and is seriously the softest! You can wear it with almost any outfit and is perfect to layer on those chilly days. The hat is another must for your wardrobe, as it adds statement to almost any outfit. Even if you think you can’t pull off hats, I would try this hat out. I have never personally been a hat person, but once you find the right hat and angle, you’ll fall in love. The boots are one of my favorites. I got them when Charlotte Russe was having an amazing sale: buy one pair of shoes, and get the second for $10. I got another pair of the same value, so I got these amazing boots for only 10 bucks!! They are also currently available online for $25. I highly recommend shopping at Charlotte Russe for your shoes. They always have amazing deals and adorable shoes. Currently all of their shoes are $25 or less! I like to wear boot socks with my “knee high boots” because my knees look a little funky and squished. The ones I’m wearing are currently on sale for less than $2, and are extremely soft and comfy.

Tequila Sunrise

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Yesterday we went on one of our many family hikes at Comanche Lookout Park. I lived in San Antonio for 4 years during college and never even knew of this park until I moved back. Not only is this park a beauty, but it has history! This park has the 4th highest point in Bexar County, which was used by Native Americans for warfare and hunting. One of the lookout posts still remains and is an awesome sight to see.

This park has both paved and non-paved trails, and a good number of benches to sit and enjoy the views. This park is dog friendly, which is a must for us! One of the reasons I hate going to the gym, is the fact that I have to leave our dogs (children) at home. I almost always turn my hikes into a more intense workout, so I can be with the dogs :). Working out with your dogs outside not only makes it more fun, but it makes it feel like less of a work out. Our normal route is to take the non paved path to the right of the main entrance. It is elevated and takes you right up to a pretty cool view with a bench if you need a rest.

A bit farther past the bench is a paved path, off to the right, where I do 50 lunges. I can definitely already feel the burn at this point! As you continue past the lookout post, there are some straight-a-ways that are good for sprinting and racing the pups. Layla is almost 9 months old, so she is a big ball of energy right now. Any chance she gets to run and chase us, she takes it and absolutely loves it. I usually try to do at least 5 20-second sprints each hike.

The highest point at this park has some benches to sit and relax and enjoy the spectacular views. I do 50 more lunges on the route back to the car. If you’re looking for more of a challenge, do your lunges on the non paved paths! Comment your favorite spots to hike in San Antonio! Thanks for reading! 🙂