Friend: "Ooooooh, I saw this really cute ____ on Pinterest. I so want to make it! There are sooooo many good ideas on there! I'm spending way too much time on there!"
*** Friend's husband standing next to her rolls his eyes
Me: "Nice. I can tell how excited you are about this. I'm slightly scared of your enthusiasm."Alas, I drank the Pinterest punch, and am rather glad I did :) Within a mere 48 hours, I've planned about 10 new recipes, 8 crafts to do with Abigail, 8 crafts to do by myself, 25 ways to redecorate my house, 5 ways to make a doghouse for Jackson...oh, and read oodles of quotes that seem even more quotable because they are written out in a pretty font. With all that being said, here's my first recipe I made from Pinterest (originally from kraft.com):
Creamy White Chicken & Artichoke Lasagna
2 cups shredded cooked chicken breasts
1 can (14 oz.) artichoke hearts, drained, chopped
1 pkg. (8 oz.) shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup chopped drained sun-dried tomatoes
2 pkg. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
1 cup milk
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped, divided
12 lasagna noodles, cooked
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Combine chicken, artichokes, 1 cup mozzarella, Parmesan and tomatoes. Beat cream cheese, milk, and garlic powder with mixer until well blended; stir in 2 Tbsp. basil. Mix half with the chicken mixture.
Spread half the remaining cream cheese mixture onto bottom of a 13x9 baking dish; cover with 3 noodles and 1/3 of the chicken mixture. Repeat layers of noodles and chicken mixture twice. Top with remaining noodles, cream cheese mixture and mozzarella; cover. Bake 25 min. or until heated through. Sprinkle with remaining basil. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting to serve.