Food for thought…

Food for thought…

Hello Friends, in the middle of the prolife war, don’t we still have to eat? Our families and friends sometimes get caught up in the melee. Sometimes, don’t we just need to do something regular (and special at the same time) for them and for ourselves? So I’m starting this e-letter with a recipe, of all things!


Want to  impress and bless in just a few minutes? I got this idea from Publix, and added my loving touch. Met a new friend Tom who did the same with the chicken for his family. This helps reconnect with family and friends after days on the road.


Alveda’s Blackberry (or raspberry, blueberry, pear or your own inspired flavor!) Chicken Dinner


About 15 minutes to prepare!


Shopping List


Rotisserie Chicken ( one for four, two for eight, etc.)

Jar of Fruit Jam

Fresh berries or fruit

Lemon or Lime (juice or fruit)

Pre-mashed potatoes in meals to go section of the store (flavored or not)

Steam fresh Broccoli

Jar of Horseradish

Fresh or jar of chopped garlic



Prepare Chicken


Split chicken in half, put ½ cup of water in a large covered pan with 1/8 cup of lemon or lime juice, and 1 tbs. of butter. Put the chicken on top of all of that and cover it up on medium to heat through for 10 minutes.


Prepare Potatoes


Open mashed potatoes at the corner of the container, and microwave for 7 minutes on high.  Then, add butter, horseradish and garlic to potatoes and cook for another 3 minutes.


Finish Chicken


While the potatoes are finishing, add ½ cup (or more to taste) of jam to juices in the pan with the chicken. Allow it to melt, continue warming everything in the pan.


Prepare Veggie


Take the potatoes out and put in the bag of steamed fresh broccoli.  (or something else)


Bing! 15-20 minutes, everything is done. Serve with a pretty beverage, bread, and desserts such as a scoop of sorbet or ice cream, Boston Crème Pie, rice pudding or whatever you like.


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