dirty dinners

6x6-italian-chik-crm-sauce-diane-zechman.jpgWow…it’s another beautiful day again today!  We have had a great weekend weather-wise!  I hope you are enjoying your Sunday wherever you are! 

Today is another challenge day for the SCS Dirty Dozen and Alumni.  Betty (gbedwright) challenged us with the theme of Dirty Dinners!  Yum…I enjoy checking out new recipes so I knew this was one I wouldn’t want to miss!  I also enjoy scrapping our favorite recipes in a 6×6 format and Betty’s challenge was just the incentive I needed to get another one done.  ;0)

Here’s Betty’s info:

Challenge: Dirty Dinner Recipe paper project. Share at least one tried and true prepared entree recipe in decorative paper crafting format of choice.

Restricted Element: There are NO restrictions…bring on the calories, carbs, fat grams, and sugars!!!! We can alter it on our own if need be.

Required Element: It must be something you have cooked and your family LOVED it!!!! Also, share a little bit about the history of this recipe and how it came to be.

Well, it wasn’t hard to think of which recipe to scrap!  This is one of my family’s favorite dinners.  I think I started cooking it a little over a year ago (can’t remember where it came from) and we have had it so many times that I’m surprised they aren’t sick of it yet.  LOL.  They keep requesting it and it’s so easy.  I wanted to try making the recipe in a Crock Pot shape since that is how the dish is prepared.  So here’s what I came up with…I hope it looks like a slow cooker!  


I tried printing the recipe title onto acetate to resemble the glass lid but it wasn’t turning out very well in my printer.  So I pulled out some cardstock weight vellum instead and I think it worked pretty well.  First I drew a quick pattern and then I printed the recipe on red cardstock in the size I needed.  It was cut out in a rectangle and the bottom corners were rounded.  Then I used the SU! Word Window punch to make the handles and round the edges of the black rim.  Next I traced my lid pattern over the title and cut it out.  The top edge was lightly inked with black and I added a punched circle for the handle.  A smaller circle and a square brad were used for the knob to adjust the temperature.  (I could swear I had some triangle brads but where they are I don’t have a clue!)  To finish it off, I added a small strip to the base which I’m hoping resembles the cord.  The stamped images are from my Create A Recipe and Cupcake Occasions sets. 

Here’s the recipe if you’d like to try it.  I always leave out the mushrooms since I’m the only one who cares for them but someday I might just sneak them in.  ;0) 

Italian Chicken With Cream Sauce


4-6 boneless chicken breast halves

2 envelopes dry Italian salad dressing mix

1/2 cup water

8 oz. cream cheese, softened

1 can Cream of Chicken Soup

4 oz. can mushrooms, drained

16 ounces frozen broccoli cuts

fettuccine noodles or rice


Place chicken in the crock pot. Mix the salad dressing mix with the water and pour over the chicken. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours (on high if frozen).

Mix the cream cheese and soup. Stir in the mushroom and pour over the chicken. Add broccoli and cook for about 1-2 hours longer on high.

Prepare noodles or rice according to package directions.

Serve chicken and cream sauce over noodles or rice.

stamps- Create A Recipe and Cupcake Occasions by Cookie Crumbs; paper- red, black, white, Wasabi, Bordering Blue, vellum cardstock, dp by Flair Designs; ink- Memento Black; accessories- SU! Word Window punch and Oval punches, circle punches, corner rounder, square brads, Copic markers, Stickles, gel pen.

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