Recipe of the Week – Chicken & Pasta Casserole with Mixed Vegetables

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Ingredients

  • 1 Cup dry fusili pasta
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 6 chicken tenderloins, cut into chunks
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Garlic Powder to taste
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a medium baking dish.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place fusilli pasta in the pot, cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente, and drain.
  3. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Place chicken in the skillet, and season with minced onion, salt and pepper, garlic powder, basil, and parsley. Cook until chicken juices run clear. Mix in the cooked pasta, cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup, and mixed vegetables. Transfer to the prepared baking dish.
  4. In a small bowl, mix the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and butter. Spread evenly over the casserole.
  5. Bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven until bubbly and lightly browned.

Things To Do This Weekend In Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin & San Diego!

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We are past the halfway point of October and Halloween is a week away. Now what should you do this weekend? There’s a list for that! Here’s what to do in your city this weekend…

DFW

  • Halloween Nights at the Dallas Zoo
    • From candy stations to costumed characters to animal adventures this is sure to be a fun time for the entire family.
  • Sunset Screening at Strauss Square
    • What’s October without The Shining? Catch the screening of this classic Sunday night at 8:30p.
  • St. Jude’s Evening Under the Stars
    • Head over to the gorgeous Omni Hotel for a great evening under the stars, benefiting a great cause.
  • Klyde Warren Park’s 2 Year Birthday Celebration
    • Can you believe that it has already been 2 years since the opening of this park. Come out from 12p-5p on Saturday to celebrate.
  • 22nd Annual Cats, Canines and Cabaret
    • If something has been around for 22 years, you know it is good. This event willbe benefiting Operation Kindness.

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AUSTIN

  • Austin BikeFest
    • Come on out and bring your bike to celebrate the opening of the new Southern Walnut Creek Trail.
  • Texas Book Festival
    • With hundreds of authors, children activities and live music…this is defintiely great for the entire family.
  • VIVA Streets
    • Get fit, people watch and celebrate a healthy life style at this energetic event.
  • Spooktacular at the Bullock Museum
    • Discover the spooky side of Texas at this family-friend Halloween EXTRAVAGANZA!
  • Pumpkin Sculpting Competition
    • Grab a pumpkin at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum and learn the tricks of the trade of perfect jack-o-lanter-ing.

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SAN DIEGO

  • Surfing Madonna 1K/5K/And more
    • Get ready to hit the sand for this quintessential Southern California race. The course takes runners on a tour of Encinitas’ most beautiful beaches.
  • Fall Harvest Festival
    • Could your home use a touch of fall? The Fall Harvest Festival and Boutique is the perfect place to spruce up your seasonal décor. Bring the whole family for hayrides and a pick-your-own pumpkin patch.
  • Boulevard BOO! Parade
    • Ghosts, ghouls and zombies will creep down El Cajon Boulevard in San Diego’s only Halloween parade. The frightening good times continues after the parade with rides, games, food trucks and more.
  • Bite San Diego
    • Head down to Little Italy for some great grub on Saturday afternoon.
  • Boomont Park Haunt
    • The creators of San Diego’s most iconic haunts — “The Haunted Hotel,” “The Haunted Trail of Balboa Park,” and “The Scream Zone” — have teamed up with Belmont Park to create a family-friendly Haunt Boomont Park.

5 Things To Do In Dallas This Weekend

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The weekend is here! Once you punch that time card around five today and you spend 2-3 hours at happy hour with your co-workers…what should you do next? You have an entire weekend ahead of you and you need plans. Here are 5 weekend picks from your friends at TangoTab.

  1. Red River Rivalry: A&M, Baylor, SMU, UNT, TCU, Tech… We are sorry, but it’s the weekend that UT and OU take over Dallas. The game is at the Cotton Bowl on Saturday, but trust us, there will be plenty going on all weekend long.
  2. State Fair of Texas: There’s only two weekends left to try that donut cheeseburger.
  3. Mavs Preseason: It may not feel like the real thing, but the Mavs play the Thunder tonight and the Pacers on Sunday at the AAC.
  4. Fireworks at Reunion Tower: It’s not July 4th, but they will be shooting off firework from Reunion Tower tonight at 9pm. The best place to watch them from is the Trinity Groves Area.
  5. BeerFeast 2014: 40 Breweries, 60 craft beers and delicious food…need we say more?

Now that you have your to-do list for the weekend, don’t forget your to-EAT list. For that list check your TangoTab app. There’s plenty to choose from. 

5 Reasons You Should Show Up to the COWDAT Watch Party

1. Can’t miss Rob Ryan and Dez Bryant hugging

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Tom Fox/ Dallas Morning News Staff Photographer

2. Saints Fans Will Chant WhoDat at least 5 times…before kickoff

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3. No matter what the outcome is…Cowboy fans will make sure we know that they have 5 Super Bowl Rings

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4. By half time we will Google…”why do the Saints have a dog as their mascot?!?!”

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and last, but not least

5. Jerry Jones has a 50/50 chance of picking a winner

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Be sure to RSVP to the COWDAT Watch Party this for Sunday Night Football…

Cowboys and Saints Watch Party

How Bout Them COWDAT’S?!?!

Calling all Cowboys and Saints fans! Sunday Night Football is coming and it is coming fast. TangoTab is hosting the COWDAT Watch Party and we want to see all of your faces there (painted or not). We will have some tailgate games to play, pub quiz, all day happy hour and $5 pizzas! Tell us that you are coming HERE.

Cowboys and Saints Watch Party