Bacon Chicken Alfredo Lasagna Roll

INGREDIENTS

  • 16 slices bacon, thick-cut
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ rotisserie chicken, or 2 cooked chicken breasts, shredded
  • 6 lasagna noodles, cooked
  • 6 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup spinach

ingredientS

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Over a long sheet of saran wrap, lay 8 of the bacon strips down back to back. Lifting up every other strip, fold about 1-inch the bacon back on itself. Lay another slice of bacon perpendicular to the strips and fold the flaps back over the horizontal strip of bacon. Repeat with the rest of the bacon until a tight weave has formed. Set aside in the fridge.
  3. In a medium saucepan, add the butter and garlic over medium heat, cooking until aromatic, about 30 seconds.
  4. Add the cream, and bring to a boil.
  5. Add the Parmesan, parsley, salt, and pepper, stirring constantly until the cheese has melted and there are no lumps remaining.
  6. Pour half of the mixture over the shredded chicken, reserving the other half to use a sauce in the end.
  7. Mix the chicken with the sauce until thoroughly combined.
  8. On a separate sheet of saran wrap, lay down the lasagna noodles, overlapping them slightly.
  9. Spread the chicken mixture over the noodles, making sure that you leave about a 1-centimeter gap at the bottom so the noodles have room to roll on themselves.
  10. Place the cheese slices evenly across the chicken, then press the spinach into a row centered between the cheese slices.
  11. While one hand keeps the spinach flat, use the other hand to lift the saran wrap up and over, causing the noodles to roll on themselves. Make sure to roll tightly until the entire thing has come together into a neatly rolled bundle.
  12. Transfer the lasagna roll to the bottom of the bacon weave, and repeat the saran wrap rolling process until the bacon has tightly and completely wrapped the lasagna roll.
  13. Unwrap and transfer to a baking tray.
  14. Bake for about 25 minutes until the bacon is starting to get crispy but not too dark.
  15. Cool for about 15 minutes, then transfer the roll to a cutting board.
  16. Slice generous 1-inch thick portions, then serve with the remaining Alfredo sauce.

Rice Krispie Treat Twist

1.5 bag of marshmallows

1 TBS Vanilla

3 TBS of Butter

6  Cups of Rice Krispies

 

 

  1. Using low heat, melt the butter in a  nonstick pan.
  2. Then melt the marshmallows.
  3. After you melt the marshmallow add the vanilla.,
  4. Add rice Krispies
  5. Press into a greased jelly roll pan using a ziplock bag turn it inside out and put butter on it while pressing. This will prevent sticking to the bag.
  6. Let sit for an hour or until cool.

 

 

 

Keeping Your New Year’s Resolution

Whatever your New Year Resolutions may be for 2018, here are some ideas to help you achieve them:

Be More Productive

How to Increase Your Productivity by 1000%

Get Richer

Make Better Use of Your Time

Look into side work from home jobs that allow you to work on your time and doesn’t require you to spend money.

Stop Procrastinating

   STOP PROCRASTINATING TIP: PRACTICE DISCOMFORT

Keep a Journal

Have More Fun, Go On More Adventures

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Cross a Few Items Off of Your Bucket List

Become a Better Person

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Be Happier

Be More Creative

Find Work You Love

Write a Novel

Increase Your Willpower

YOU CAN DO IT!

 

New Year Resolutions

According to a recent ComRes poll, the most common New Year’s resolutions include:

  1. Exercise more (38 percent)
  2. Lose weight (33 percent)
  3. Eat more healthily (32 percent)
  4. Take a more active approach to health (15 percent) =
  5. Learn new skill or hobby (15 percent) =
  6. Spend more time on personal wellbeing (12 percent) =
  7. Spend more time with family and friends (12 percent) =
  8. Drink less alcohol (12 percent) =
  9. Stop smoking (9 percent)
  10. Other (1 percent)

Many people try to better their well-being.

Some try to save more money!

In order to do both don’t pay those gym memberships and take the stairs, walk and watch free videos on youtube!

What is your New Year’s resolution this year?

Orange Creamsicle Fluff

Ingredients

  • 1 box orange Jell-O
  • 1 box instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 Cool Whip 8 oz.
  • 1 can mandarin oranges 14 oz., drained
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl combine orange Jell-O and boiling water. Whisk until Jell-O is dissolved. Add cold water and allow to chill for 15 minutes in the refrigerator. Slowly whisk in vanilla pudding mix until smooth and chill for another 15-20 minutes or until it becomes slightly thickened. Fold in Cool Whip, mandarin oranges, and marshmallows. Chill for at least 1 hour.

Winter Solstice 2017

Winter Solstice is December 21st this year!

According to holidayinsights.com, Winter Solstice marks the beginning of winter and is the shortest day of the year. On this day, it seems as if the nighttime darkness lasts all day and all night. At the North Pole, the sun never rises on this day. It is not the coldest days of winter, as the northern hemisphere continues to lose more heat than it gains. This will continue until late in winter, as the longer daylight hours at that point begin to have a net warming effect. But for now, heat up a cup of hot chocolate and put another log on the fire! Winter will be here for a while.

By the way, while the northern hemisphere is experiencing it’s shortest day, the southern hemisphere is basking in sunshine and enjoying the first day of summer.

For thousands of years, Winter Solstice has celebrated the new solar year. It celebrates the return of the sun, as every day now will see more sun. The sun is at its southernmost point, and now begins it’s long, six-month journey north.

Chicken Noodle Soup

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts cubed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt and pepper more or less, to taste
  • 2 carrots sliced thin
  • 2 stalks celery sliced
  • 1/4 onion diced
  • 48 ounces chicken broth or half chicken and half vegetable broth
  • 2 c uncooked egg noodles
  • 1/4 tsp basil
  • 1/4 tsp oregano

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Put Instant Pot on saute low and add olive oil, chicken cut into spoon sized chunks, celery, onions, and carrots.

  2. Cook for a bit so the chicken gets just a bit cooked on outside and veggies soften just slightly.
  3. Turn IP off and add chicken broth, uncooked noodles, salt, and pepper.
  4. Put the lid on IP, close valve and set to manual, pressure, high for 4 minutes.

  5. When it beeps move the pressure valve just slightly to release the pressure slowly. Once steam is released carefully lift the lid and enjoy!

 

Easy Chicken Piccata

INGREDIENTS

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Cut half of 1 lemon into 4 thin slices; squeeze juice from remaining 2-1/2 lemons. Coat chicken with mayo, then cracker crumbs.
  2. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 5 min. Turn; cook on medium heat 5 min. or until chicken is golden brown on both sides and done (165ºF). Transfer chicken to platter; sprinkle with parsley. Cover to keep warm. Carefully wipe any crumbs from skillet with paper towel.
  3. Add lemon juice and broth to skillet; cook on medium-high heat 6 to 8 min. or until slightly reduced, stirring occasionally. Add butter, lemon slices and capers; cook and stir on low heat 3 to 4 min. or until butter is melted and lemons are heated through. Serve over chicken.

 

Recipe from kraft.com

Holiday Events Near You

Check out of the Holiday Events Near You!

Lights on the lake

LAKESHORE PARK
1700 EAST 1ST STREET, ASHTABULA, OH 44004

Experience over 70 displays on Lakeshore Park’s 54 acres of rolling hills and majestic Lake Erie backdrop. This holiday light attraction with some displays “as big as a truck”, is great for creating family memories and family fun. Make it an annual family tradition to enjoy professional light displays in a beautiful picturesque setting.

 

12 Days of Christmas at Debonne Vineyards

Debonne Vineyards
7840 Doty Road, Madison, OH 44057

This jam-packed multi-day celebration of the season includes our Holiday Cellar Tasting, special musical presentations by THREE different high school music groups, the long-awaited release of our Red Eagle Bourbon Barrel-Aged Cab Sauv, workshops, sales and more! We have a very special Holiday Pop-Up Shoppe scheduled, featuring live chocolate dipping by Malley’s Chocolates, live kettle corn by Regal Vineyards and our favorite local food producers & other vendors for all your holiday entertaining and gift-giving needs! Christmas kicks off at Debonne on Black Friday! Mark your calendars!!

 

Tannenbaum Trail

Old Firehouse Winery
5499 Lake Rd. E., Geneva-on-the-Lake, OH 44041

Receive a 15 inch Christmas tree and collect ornaments to decorate it.  Each person will also receive wine samples and appetizers.  Advance registration only; buy tickets at:www.ohiowines.org   or call 800-227-6972.

 

Sounds of the Season Musical Performances’

DEBONNE VINEYARDS
7840 DOTY ROAD, MADISON, OH 44057

We have welcomed three local high school musical performance groups to fill the winery with beautiful music for the holidays! Eclectica and Geneva’s Image high school show choirs and Mannheim Chamber Orchestra competition string ensemble will perform throughout the winery from 12:30-2:30 pm as part of our 12 Days of Christmas celebration. The performances will help raise funds for each group, as a percentage of ALL winery sales during the performance will go back to each group. Support arts in our local schools and warm your heart to the sounds of young voices and talented young musicians!

Eclectica (Madison High School) – Sat, Dec 2nd 12:30-2:30pm

Mannheim Chamber Orchestra (Mentor High School) – Sat, Dec 9th 12:30-2:30pm

Geneva’s Image (Geneva High School) – Sat, Dec 16th 12:30-2:30pm

8th Annual Covered Bridge Christmas

Harpersfield Covered Bridge
1122 Harpersfield Road, Geneva, OH 44041

Come join us December 2nd at 4:00 PM

Share in a family tradition
Sing Christmas carols around the fire
See the lighting of the Christmas tree
Enjoy soup, freshly baked holiday treats and hot cocoa
BACK by overwhelming success:
Horse Drawn Wagon Rides

And the best part of all: A Special visit from Santa!

Donations of cookies, treats or raffle items are greatly appreciated
100% of the proceeds benefit The Harpersfield Covered Bridge Park

For more information call Sue at 440-645-3514 or Denise at 440-994-4784

Information  from http://visitashtabulacounty.com