Thursday, April 30, 2015


   You're probably thinking to yourself, "what does ziti have to do with marriage?". I'm not here to say the secret to a solid marriage or relationship is ziti, but it might save a lot of fighting. You see cooking is a skill everyone should have, whether you plan to get married someday or not. You don't have to be the next Iron Chef or Rachel Ray, it's just as good to know the basics and a few go to dishes.
    How many nights have you asked each other about what to have for dinner? How many nights have either of you said "I don't know"? Probably equal times. Then I bet one of you mentions something, and the other one hates that. Perhaps one of you offers another place and the other says no because it's not cheap enough. At least that's how I've heard some couples are about figuring out where to eat.
    You know what can spare that constant back and forth? One or both of you knowing how to cook! Now I know some nights it can be just too hectic for one of you to get a meal prepared. But that's okay, because it doesn't have to be fancy cooking, just edible and delicious! It's important for one of you to have basic cooking skills since take-out from the same 4 places can get old, and expensive. Plus some nights, or for us most nights of the week, you won't feel like going out for dinner either. So while I won't say it can make your marriage complete, it might make things a lot smoother. If you're not much of a cook, or you're always looking for new recipes, here's my recipe for creamy tomato chicken ziti.

16 oz. box of ziti or penne rigatoni
8 oz. cream cheese
Frozen spinach
1 bag of Mozzarella
1 bag of pre-cooked chicken(you can find it near the lunchmeat in your store)
1 jar of spaghetti sauce(I like mushroom and green pepper)
Salt & pepper

  • Boil your pasta as directed on box.
  • Put cream cheese and spaghetti sauce in skillet. Make sure you add the cream cheese slowly.
  • Put frozen spinach in microwave to defrost. Squeeze the liquid out in a colander.
  • Add mozzarella slowly to the sauce.
  • Put chicken in the microwave for a minute, cut up smaller.
  • Add chicken, spinach, and cooked pasta.
  • Salt and pepper to taste. Voila!


  1. It looks delicioius and I'm sure the leftovers taste delicious from it! So true about coming up with dinner ideas; I know it got a lot easier when I started meal planning a week in advance timed with going to the grocery store. Saved a lot of guessing and money too :)

    congrats for getting through A/Z! You had a very cute theme and you presented it very well!


    1. Thanks Betty! Yes it's so much easier with you have a week already planned out. Thanks, congrats to you too!!

  2. Well, that looks and sounds delicious!!! I love new pasta recipes. :)

  3. Hello Robyn,

    I hope you and Dillon are doing well. Haven't heard from you since the end of the A to Z; are you still blogging?

    1. Hi Pamela! We're well, I hope y'all are too! I had a little hiatus but I just posted a new blog today :)

  4. Hello there.
    This looks delicious...wish we had virtual tasting! (lol) My hubby was raised in a houseful of women who did everything for him, so he never learned to/had to cook! I on the other hand was taught well by my mother and love to cook. In fact, I just posted my recipe for Banana Nut Muffins.
    Congratulations on your wedding anniversary. Having a partner to share life's ups and downs is truly special...especially in this era where there is no respect for the God-given marriage arrangement. I notice too you are dealing with the death of your child. I am so terribly sorry. Please take comfort in the resurrection hope found in the Bible at John 5:28, 29; Acts 24:15 and Revelation 20:12, 13.
    Well done also for surviving the A-Z Challenge! I didn't get a chance to visit your blog during the crazy month of April so I'm popping over today from the Road Trip.
    Wishing you well and all the best with your pregnancy.

    Entrepreneurial Goddess

    1. I go through times where I really enjoy cooking(mostly in the fall), and then times when I'm not into it. Thank you! I definitely feel blessed to have him. I appreciate that, we've for sure been through a lot this year. Thanks for sharing the verses! Yeah I enjoy it a lot. Thanks so much!


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