Sunday, January 31, 2010

D's Chicken & Stuffing Casserole

A friend from church brought over a delicious chicken and stuffing casserole right after my surgery. Everybody liked it, and I asked her to share the recipe.

1 lb. chicken tenders
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup water
1 box Stove Top stuffing mix
2 to 3 tbl butter
2 cups mixed vegetables
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Mix soup and water with a whisk in the bottom of a 9X13 casserole dish. Top with the stuffing mix and vegetables. Stir a bit with a fork to moisten. Dot with butter. Place chicken pieces on top of everything. Cover with foil. Bake at 325 for 55 minutes. Remove foil and sprinkle cheese on top. Bake uncovered just until the cheese melts.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Back in the Saddle--er, Kitchen

I can't believe that I went for 2 1/2 weeks without cooking anything, but that is exactly what has happened. Following my surgery on January 8, we either had my mom's cooking, takeout, or people generously showing up here with meals.

So, let's see, what did we eat around that time:

SAT 9: Chinese

SUN 10: Rotisserie Chicken, Rice-a-Roni, peas & corn, homemade cranberry-orange relish (from a friend)

MON 11: Chicken & stuffing casserole (from a friend)

TUES 12: Honey-baked ham, baked potatoes

WED 13: Pulled pork (from a friend)

THURS 14: Spaghetti

FRI 15: I have no clue what they all had. I was really sick that day.

SAT 16: TheDad took us to the diner. That was uncomfortable. Yikes.

SUN 17: Chicken & broccoli casserole (from a friend)

MON 18: French toast, sausage

TUES 19: Cheesy garlic chicken

WED 20: can't remember!

THURS 21: Lasagna (from a friend)

FRI 22: leftovers

SAT 23: Stacked enchilada (first time I cooked!)

SUN 24: out to eat

MON 25: Pork roast with rosemary-roasted potatoes, vegetables, corn muffins

TUES 26: Homemade hamburger helper

WED 27: Caramelized Baked Chicken Tenders, rice, broccoli

THURS 28: Spaghetti

FRI 29: Italian sausage sandwiches

SAT 30: Pizza

SUN 31: Chili at a friend's

It's good to cook again even if I can only do a little at a time. I can't stand at the stove too long, so I do the prep "over time" and select things that I don't have to tend all the time.

But the kitchen is a no-mom's-land right now. The Amateur Homemakers who are doing dishes, unloading the dishwasher, and putting stuff away do NOT know where I normally keep things! I hunted for a good long time (a few minutes here, a few there) until I found the meat thermometer today.


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