Ask my kids. My favorite nights are those that we are home together, hidden away together in the warm cozy shelter of our home. It doesn't have to be doing anything specific, but I love it.
I love sitting together going over spelling words with Big Man while Little Guy plays angry birds on Daddy's lap.
I love trying to be the first to solve the puzzle on Wheel of Fortune.
I love snuggling together under the blanket.
Forget the dishes, forget that the laundry isn't done... just be together.
And the nights we have cozy food AND we're home together... we'll those just make my life complete.
The other night was that way. It was snowy and blowy. It was nasty cold. So we needed something warm to fuel our evening together.
We had what started as Chicken and Broccoli soup... but was too thick to leave it at that. And to yummy to water down. So it became...
Chicken and broccoli over Biscuits
2 chicken breasts, cooked and cut up
1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, diced
1 clove garlic
1 green pepper, diced
1 c carrot, diced
salt and pepper
1 1/2 c milk. divided
2 c chicken broth
1/4 c flour
1 head broccoli, cut up, lightly steamed
In a deep pot, saute garlic and onion in olive oil.
Add green pepper and carrots, salt and pepper to taste. Cook until slightly soft.
Add 1/2 milk and chicken broth. Bring to a bubble and then simmer over medium low heat.
Add the flour to the remaining cup of milk and stir until the lumps are gone.
Add to the pot.
Add broccoli and chicken. heat until warm
Serve over biscuits.