December 28, 2011

NYE Party Planning

This year we have opted out of an over-priced bar celebration for New Years Eve, and our friends are doing our own little "Progressive Party" with a bus to drive us around! Our house is the first stop, and of course our decorations need to be top notch. Where else to look for ideas, than Pinterest!

Here are some fun party decoration ideas we have come across:

We even found this web site for some fun NYE printables . Will you be decorating your place for NYE??

Dijon Chicken Linguine with Mushrooms

For me, you can't go wrong with any pasta recipe that includes chicken and mushrooms! Probably why i knew this recipe would be a success! I changed it a little: different mushrooms, left off the almonds, and added a little parsley for color.

350 gram package of linguine (this is a little less than a full lb. package, or you can just use the whole thing)
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup sliced mushrooms
3 Tbsp olive oil
4 cloves minced garlic
salt & pepper
4 oz white wine
2 cups whipping cream
3 Tbsp Dijon mustard

In a large frying pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the chicken breasts and garlic, season with salt and pepper, and fry the chicken until completely cooked. Remove from the pan and hold in a warm oven (or microwave).

Add the white wine to the pan, and simmer until reduced by half.

Add the whipping cream, Dijon mustard, and salt and pepper to season. Simmer until the sauce thickens enough to coat a metal spoon.

Return the chicken to the sauce, add the mushrooms and simmer for an additional 2 minutes.

Serve over cooked linguine. Add chopped parsley if desired. Enjoy!