An Update

Mr P in the park

Hey friends! I hope you are doing fine.

I am stopping by to give you a little update on what’s been going on in our household lately.

As you might have noticed, we welcomed a new buddy in our family this March, our little Mr. P, the beloved and long awaited son.

We feel like the happiest people under the Sun right now.

Our days are filled with a lot of joy indeed. We cuddle, we take long walks and we have been to a few trips as well. As you can imagine, there are new duties too. But as one friend of mine advised, I am just taking it all in happily, no complaints.

A lot of you, dear readers, told me to enjoy every moment because the newborn days fly so incredibly fast. And I can definitely see that. With our little one being almost three months young now, I have already packed and stored his newborn clothes and just this morning I did the same with his 0-3 months ensemble (sniff, sniff).

So that much about Mr. P.

On the blog front, I have soooo many new ideas brewing in my head, drawn on papers or described in my notebook. Our little family is still in the process of finding our routines and I am trying to fill each window of free time with a little bit of creativity and crochet. Hopefully, we will soon find the pace that will allow me to post more. Well, I know we will. But I am not trying to push it.

I have a new crochet pattern that I started making before Mr. P arrived. It’s colorful and oh so cheerful. I am planning to add a few finishing touches to it and present it on the blog soon. If you are interested, stay tuned. I’ll be glad.

So…, I think that’s all about me and my current life. So little going on and so much going on all at the same time.

Thank you for letting me share! You are the best!!!

With lots of love,

Petra

P.S.: I would like to say a big THANK YOU for the sweet words you left in the comments of my last post and on Facebook. You are amazing!!! I might not have enough time to reply but I read every message and appreciate them a lot! 🙂

The Best News

little big hand mr.P

Hi friends!

I am thrilled to announce that two weeks ago our little Mr.P was born. He is healthy and oh so handsome. Our hearts are overflowing with love and joy.

See you when things get a little settled around here (right now I am in the process of learning how to do just about everything with one hand). 🙂

With lots & lots & lots of love,

Petra

P.S.: Any advice on spending the first weeks at home with a new baby will be greatly appreciated…

Waiting…

waiting for the little one

Hi dear friends!

I hope your are doing fine.

You might have noticed that my activity here on the blog has decreased a little over the last couple of days. Today I am stopping by to clarify the reason (don’t worry, it’s a happy one).

In less than one week (next Wednesday!) we are expecting the arrival of a a new little person in our family. Our baby boy (OMG, I am still getting used to that). For this reason, the recent days have been gorgeous and scary and I often find myself feeling terrified and excited, all at the same time. But, truly, the place where I find myself the most is my comfy couch with all the benefits it has to offer. My energy levels and my focus have been really scarce lately so it’s more than necessary to have the TV in sight, the books right next to me and something chocolatey within my reach at all times. I really hope the energy returns soon for there are lots of ideas on my to do list, many recipes need to be made and shared with you, many crochet projects have been designed and wait for me to put them together. But I guess that all I need to do now is to wait patiently until me and my new little family adjust to our new life.

I really appreciate you dropping by and letting me share the news with you. You are and always will be the best.

With lots of love,

Petra

Chicken Broccoli Pasta Skillet With Parmesan

chicken broccoli skillet with parmesan recipe

Hello friends!

Today I am stopping by to share another recipe with you. It’s a lovely pasta dish that’s very easy and quick to make. A perfect choice for a weeknight dinner. So if you are looking for a flavorful meal that is nourishing and will please the crowds, this is it. We really loved it…

Enjoy!!!

With lots of love,

Petra

(This yummy recipe was inspired by www.bestrecipesevar.com.)

Chicken Broccoli Pasta Skillet With Parmesan
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Serves: 6 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 3 boneless and skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch (2.5 cm) squares
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 6 cups (1400 ml) chicken broth
  • 14 oz (400 grams) penne
  • 1 medium broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 cup (190 grams) oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • ¾ cup (170 ml) heavy cream
  • ¾ cup (80 grams) grated Parmesan
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet or pot, heat 2 tbsp olive oil over medium heat. Add the chicken, season with salt and pepper. Cook until the chicken is cooked through (about 12 minutes). Place the chicken in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Add the remaining 1 tbsp olive oil in the skillet, add the onion, ½ tsp salt and cook until the onion softens. Then stir in the garlic, oregano, red pepper flakes and cook about 30 seconds.
  3. Add the chicken broth, bring to a boil, then add the pasta. Cook until the liquid is very thick and syrupy (almost completely absorbed), 12 - 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Stir in the broccoli florets and sun-dried tomatoes, cover and cook until the broccoli is almost tender (4-5 minutes).
  5. On medium-high heat, stir in the cream, Parmesan, chicken and allow to simmer uncovered until the chicken is heated through.
  6. Remove the skillet from the heat, stir in the lemon juice.
  7. Add more salt and pepper to taste if necessary.

 

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