It’s a Happy Weekend

dsc02476What a great weekend! Easter Celebrations happening, the weather is going to be beautiful, and we have a chance to have these two favorite kids of ours home for a few days.  They arrived last night and don’t have to go back until Monday. (It’s so nice that they can hang out all day on Easter, instead of traveling back to school in the afternoon. That makes for a very relaxing day.) We have plenty of things planned – dinners out, dinners in, movies, church, hanging out, visiting with friends, and … probably some catching up on sleep, as all college kids seem to need to do. (Or is it just that you sleep better when you’re home in your own bed?) I’m so glad to have them home.

dsc024881Here’s a new recipe that I tried last week, after a walk through the fresh produce section, where the peppers were just too colorful to ignore. I just continued through the rest of the aisles and pulled a few more things that sounded good in here. This is great warm the night you make it, but it also tastes great cold the next day as a leftover.

dsc024901Bells and Clucks

4 cups cooked chicken breast, cubed
1 box whole wheat pasta
2 cups snow peas
1 red bell pepper
1 orange bell pepper
1 yellow bell pepper
1 green bell pepper
1 tsp. basil
2 Tbl. olive oil
1 cup chicken broth
Italian Vinaigrette with Blue Cheese Crumbles Dressing
(I used Marzettis)

Prepare pasta according to directions on box, and drain. Cut peppers into thin strips and toss them into a large pan with olive oil. Add snow peas and basil. Stir fry for 2-3 minutes, then add in the chicken broth and steam for 3-5 minutes with the lid on. Don’t overcook!

Add everything together and toss with dressing as desired.

Easter Blessings to each one of you. I hope you have a great weekend!

Sheri whowillbeworkingonChallengeSocksthisweekend


  1. Hi Sheri,

    Happy Easter! So glad your kids are home for the weekend! Have a wonderful Easter and enjoy this special time with your family.

  2. Happy Easter, Sheri! Glad you have your family together!

    Wish my hubby liked peppers — that recipe looks good!

  3. Have a lovely Easter weekend with your family, Sheri, and good luck with those socks!
    I’ll be doing many of the same things as you, except instead of Challenge Socks, I’ll be working on Challenge Dissertation, for a deadline I have next week (of course I’ll fit in some knitting, too!). Happy Easter!

  4. Happy Easter to you, Sheri, your lovely family and all the wonderful Elves.
    Thank you for being you and for sharing bits of your life with us. Thanks for all the recipes as well.

  5. Happy Easter to all of you! Thanks for the yummy recipe. Know what else is yummy…my RED Loopy Ewe sweatshirt which arrived in this morning’s mail. It is chilly here so I will be putting it on after work.

  6. Happy Easter Sheri!! Enjoy the weekend with your two favorite kids home. It’ll be a very quiet weekend here and I’m sure I’ll be working on my Challenge socks (in addition to the 40 or so WIPs leftover from Malabrigo March). Yes….crazy woman….that’s me….. 😉

  7. Happy Easter, Sheri, to you and all of the elves. I hope you all a wonderful holiday.

    Sounds like you have great plans. I’m baking a ham, making potato salad, deviled eggs and the rest of the fixings. 3 of our 5 children will make it home plus my 83 y/o dad. It’s never a dull moment when he’s around.

    Wishing all of the Loopy Groupies a happy Easter, too.

    PS: Love my red Loopy sweatshirt too. : )

  8. Thanks for the recipe – it looks delicious!

    I’d love to be starting some socks for myself for the next challenge, but it seems I already have some gift knitting on my list that isn’t moving as fast as it should be…

    Enjoy the weekend with the whole family

    (PS – I just noticed that the commenter before me is also named MaryEllen – Hello!)

  9. Hi to College Guy and College Girl! Will KD be joinnig us at the Fling again this year…or will she have to be away at school.

    Happy Holidays to you all.

  10. I’ll be working on a Clapotis this weekend that I’ve been wanting to knit since I did the first one and the opportunity has come 🙂

    Have a wonderful Easter with the kids!!!!

  11. You are making my mouth water. Veggies… Chicken… Wheat Pasta… Heaven

    Thanks for the recipe I can’t wait to try it.

  12. Sounds delish…are the two red bell peppers listed different red bells or is there a fourth color? LOL Enjoy the children, my DS1 has been on a business trip in CO all week…but he has called twice unprompted,yea!! Happy, Joyous Easter

  13. We have pretty peppers in our grocery store as well. I made yellow rice and chicken tonight and steamed some broccoli to go along with it. I steamed the broccoli just until it was bright green and tender (but still firm), turned off the heat and tossed in half a red bell pepper that I cut into half inch pieces. Then I let it sit for 5 minutes and the pepper was just right — tender but still firm. I added some seasoned salt just before serving and then added my usual dash of pepper sauce.

    Happy Easter! Enjoy your kiddos!

  14. My challenge will be to start and finish taxes this weekend. Procrastination…yep…thats me LOL 🙂

  15. I’m so happy that your kids are home for a few days. Have a wonderful and Happy Easter. Safe travels back to school kids. Hugs

  16. Happy Easter to you and your family, Sheri, and to all the Elves! We are also having a quiet, enjoying-being-together kind of Easter, although without the good weather. (More knitting time for me—I’m trying to finish up a second sock before launching into the challenge socks…!) Thank you for the recipe—looks good!

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