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Sometimes I’m chicken

I’ll be speaking about writing the truth tomorrow at the North Texas Christian Writers Conference. It’s a challenging talk, one that I’ve labored over a lot. It’s the kind of talk that convicts me as I say it out loud.

Anne Lamott in Bird by Bird writes this challenge to all of us (not simply writers): “Risk being unliked. Tell the truth as you understand it. If you’re a writer, you have a moral obligation to do this. And it is a revolutionary act–truth is always subversive.” (more…)

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Cream of Tomato Pasta (with chicken or seafood)

Alfredo sauce:
1 cup heavy cream (Only eat this once a month—It’s fattening!)
1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
4 Tbs. white wine
1 Tbs. basil
1 Tbs. parsley
1 tsp oregano
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup cream cheese
1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
1 tsp. salt
ground black pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in small saucepan over medium low heat until butter and all cheese melts.

In skillet, Saute:
2 Tbs. olive oil
1/2 red onion, diced
2 cups cubed (raw) chicken breat or fish meat (halibut or swordfish are good choices)
2 lg. cloves garlic
1 can chopped (not cooked) tomatoes, or three large fresh tomatoes, chopped

Saute onion first, then add chicken…

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Chicken Curry Salad

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked and cut into one inch cubes (I usually just use
leftover chicken from a roast if I am not in the mood to make soup.)
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped almonds
1 apple, chopped into small dices
1/3 cup sour cream
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 Tbs. mild curry powder (I try to buy mine at an import store like Cost Plus…It is more
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper

Place chicken, celery, almonds and apple in medium bow. Combine next five ingredients and adjust seasonings to taste. Add to chicken mixture and toss….

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Chicken Apple Curry

2 full chicken breasts, boned and cut into long strips
1/2 yellow onion, chopped finely
1 Tbs. butter
1 large apple (I used Braeburn, you could use any kind), cut into 1 inch cubes
2 Tbs good quality mild curry-powder (I buy mine at Cost Plus Imports.)
1 tsp salt
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup sour cream
2 Tbs. chutney (optional)

In a large skillet, saute onion in butter on medium high heat until staring to brown. Add chicken and cook through. Add apple and curry and cook until apples are tender. Add chicken broth and bring to boil. …

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Sweet and Sour Chicken

3 boneles, skinless chicken breasts
1 onion, chopped finely
1 red bell pepper, chopped
20 or so snap sugar peas
1/2 cup chopped carrot
1 tsp sesame oil
1 clove garlic

Saute above ingredients in a medium high wok until chicken is done and onions are translucent. Prepare the sweet and sour sauce as follow.

1 Tbs cornstarch
1/4 cup sugar
2 Tbs soy sauce
3 Tbs. ketchup
1/8 cup rice wine vinegar
1/8 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 cup chicken broth

Whisk together the sauce ingredients and add them to the stir fry mixture. Stir on medium heat until sauce thickens. Serve over rice.

Conversation starter:…

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Crockpot Moroccan Chicken


Our kids love this recipe, even though it’s a bit alternative!

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Happy, Angry Chicken

(My sincerest apologies to the chicken above. She’s actually a laying hen and won’t meet her demise.) 


This is one of our family favorites. You can substitute a fleshy white fish (like halibut) or pork tenderloin, or even scallops. 

Rice hint: the proportion is typically 1 to 2. 1 part rice to two parts water. Bring to a boil, place a lid on the conglomeration, then let…

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