Friday, September 26, 2014

Chicken pasta with Ragu sauce

Hello everyone,
It has been a very hard and busy week but I managed to cook some delicious and fast dinner for my family. I HATE cooking! I do not like to cook because I think I am bad at it and because I get burned a lot, I don’t see how other people say “oh I find it relaxing to cook”. I mean for me it is not relaxing at all because I am watching the food that’s on the skillet so it doesn’t burn while I cut the onions and making sure the pasta is not overcooked! Wow talk about multitasking!
Well here is one of the dishes I cooked this week because it was fast, easy and everyone liked it; if you guys want to try it here is what I did.  (Family of 5)
1 Pasta (any kind or the one you and your family like the most)
4-5 Chicken breasts (I always buy the skinless and boneless)
1-2 Ragu white pasta sauce
Herbs, garlic, water or chicken broth, optional.
Fist I boil the chicken along with some herbs  in some chicken broth because that is the one that takes most of the time, after the chicken is ready I put it in the freezer for a few minutes so it is not burning hot when I try and shred it.
I then boil the water for the pasta in another pot until al dente and drain it. Take chicken out and shred all of it. Stir in pasta, chicken and sauce while it is simmering and a small amount of butter.
All done! I like mine simple like in the picture but you could add anything you or your family likes such as finely chopped peppers, parsley, tomato, onions and lettuce. Sprinkle some grated cheese on top and you have a good meal.  

Thursday, September 18, 2014



This past Tuesday we had tacos for lunch and I just wanted to share how I make them because some people might feel like it is a difficult thing or it takes too much time, etc. Well, not my tacos!  I only take about 30minuts at the most to make them for the whole family.  I do not buy the taco shells that are already prepared; I just use regular tortillas so here is what you will need:
Oh! PS. These are not low-fat, light, or whatever you want to call it.

  1. 1 rotisserie chicken (or boil some chicken with some spices for about 45mins-1 hr.)
  2. 1Pack of tortillas
  3. Oil
  4. Cheese
  5. Guacamole
  6. Tomato
  7. Lettuce
  8. Hot sauce
  9. Sour cream
  10. Red onion

And whatever else you would like to put on your taco…

Here is what I do, I go to the store and purchase a rotisserie chicken from the deli (or boil some chicken with some of your favorite spices). What you do first is get the chicken and start shredding it, when you are done with that get a pan and add oil to it and let it warm up on medium heat, while you are waiting on the oil to get hot, warm up some tortillas on a skillet or pan for about 30 seconds on each side (this is so they don’t break).
You then get a warm tortilla and add some chicken and fold it, now this is important… Be very careful when you put it in the hot oil because the tortilla can unfold and open up letting some chicken out so make sure they stay put.
 Let each side get nice and crispy, take them out of the oil and put them on a plate or baking sheet with some napkins. Finally, once you have made all the tacos for your family let them sit for a minute while you chop some lettuce, onion and tomato.
 Bring everything to the table and start building your taco!

Sunday, September 14, 2014


Hello everyone!

I know I have been completely absent from writing on my blog but I can explain everything. First, I want to inform you that I have graduated college and obtained my degree ¡yay! I then decided to take some time for myself and my family since I was so focused on school and all, we also took a vacation trip to California where we went to the beach, Legoland and Disneyland of course! Finally, I came home and now I have decided to start writing on my blog again but for some reason I feel discouraged because I don’t know if anyone is actually reading this? Anyways, I hope you guys had an amazing summer vacation being that the summer is almost over and I just can’t wait for winter to come.

Thank you for reading this and feel free to leave a comment; you can also follow me on twitter (@marypratz86) and Instagram (@marypratz).
- M