Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

BB on a cool Saturday Night


I love to cook and was talking with my family Saturday morning after a great workout with my son(Hash) @DaPile and included a prerun/postrun before breakfast. We have a family favorite one pot meal that is super easy, fun to make and always a hit at home. I usually pull this out to make up for a meal that flopped the night before. The kids jumped to this idea as my daughter Lucy wanted to help with making the salad and brownies.

The prep – run to Costco to buy a Rotisserie Chicken, Polska Kielbasa, Heavy Cream and Penne Pasta.

Lucy and I begin to make the meal, mixed up the brownie batter and placed into oven. I started to cut up the Polska Kielbasa to fry in a large dutch oven and chicken fryer deep pan we then toss in the chicken that I pulled off the bone and cut into smaller pieces. Continue to brown for about 5 more minutes, toss in minced garlic, for another minute. Then poured in chicken broth, heavy cream, cajun spice(my recipe from scratch) and raw penne pasta, bring to a boil then reduce heat cover and simmer for 15 min and take the lid off to:

We shred parmesan cheese and let this melt and rest while making corn bread muffins and salad.

I call to check in on dinner time which is 5:30pm. So we pack the cooler with the hot items (Pasta and corn bread). We load the plates, dinner ware, salad and brownies into the car and we drive south to arrive and carry up to the back stairs and deliver dinner to these smiling faces.

Lucy and I had so much fun that we look forward to doing again soon! The ladies told me to thank Tim(it honestly took me a minute as I had to use the F3 code book in my brain and Tim = Upchuck!) again for getting our gang together to contribute these dinners, it is greatly appreciated.

We were humbled by this gratitude and yet another way that F3 has helped me to appreciate the blessings that we have every day! It was an honor and pleasure to cook this meal, thank you Upchuck for spearheading this effort this year and count me in for future needs with Breaking Bread!


About Author

I grew up in Roanoke, Va. Class of 1985 Cave Spring High, class of 1989 VMI Civil Engineering. Worked for Turner Construction in Jacksonville, Miami and Cincinnati, Moved to Richmond, Licensed Class A contractor, and work for Westminster Canterbury Richmond managing their major expansion for the next 4 years. I am married to a Librarian Betsy (UVA grad) and proud father of two awesome teenagers George (aka Hash-F3) and Lucy.

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