Two weeks ago, one of the moms in our playgroup had a new baby girl named Holland. Isn’t that such a precious name for a little girl?!? Obviously, the Roubineks love different names and I’d say her name falls in that category.
Well, yesterday we got to take a chicken spaghetti dinner to her family and quickly learned she’s just a precious as her name! Langston loved getting to meet her and Riverson loved stealing her clothes! Ha! I can’t hold brand new babies for very long or I will want one of my own IMMEDIATELY! I miss those sweet noises they make and the way they feel like a football in my arms. The best part is how much they SLEEP!! Ahhh. I miss that!
While we were there, Holland started to wake up and we thought it would be a great time to get their two girls and my two boys in a picture! Their older daughter, Harper, is just about two weeks younger than Langston and we’ve been in the same playgroup since they were born.
First, I want to show you how sweet my big boy was to this itty bitty baby.
Here is our first attempt at a group shot. Looks like Riverson has his eye on something. And look at Langston. He was hamming it up for Holland’s daddy, who had the real camera out. Harper must have been bothered by the fact that Holland’s bow was bigger than hers. :)
He’s going after it!
We had a great time with this sweet family and I love getting to hang out with mommies of new babies. We get to swap birth stories and it’s so interesting to hear how everyone’s experience differs.
I also wanted to share my recipe for the dinner I brought them. It’s my go-to recipe when I want to take a meal to a family after bringing home their baby. This chicken spaghetti came from my neighbor I had when I was growing up. She passed away my senior year of high school, but her husband is still my parents’ neighbor. This recipe is so good it was actually published in the cookbook for the Bed & Breakfast in my hometown. My family loves it and I think your family might, too!
Joy’s Chicken Spaghetti
2-3 cups cooked, cut up chicken (I usually buy a rotisserie chicken at the grocery store)
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can chicken broth (use soup can to measure)
1 cup onion, chopped
1 tablespoon butter
salt and pepper to taste
1 (4 oz.) jar pimentos
1 (8 oz.) pkg cheddar cheese, grated
1 cup bell pepper, chopped
1 (16 oz.) pkg thin spaghetti
Break spaghetti into thirds, cook, rinse, and drain. In large bowl combine pimento, soup, broth, chicken, spaghetti, salt and pepper. In skillet saute in butter, bell pepper, and onion. Add to spaghetti mixture. Grease casserole dish. Pour 1/2 mixture in pan. Layer with cheese, reserving 1 cup cheese on top. Pour remaining spaghetti mixture on top of cheese and top with remaining cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until bubbly.
It’s a super easy recipe and now that I’ve made it many times, I can almost do it with my eyes closed. I’m convinced that a meal for a family with a new baby is the best gift anyone can give during that time. The last thing the sleep deprived parents want to think about is, “What’s for dinner?”
I’m linking this post up to one of my favorite blogs, Shanty 2 Chic.