Friday, January 31, 2014

Good Homecooking...

The last few days have been rough!  We have been living in this polar vortex of sorts with below zero temps and wind chills.  Kids have loved the extra days off school but my hibernation instinct sets in and I crave warm gooey home cooked meals.  Usually with schedules and the general busyness of life we tend to be a grab and go kind of family.  My idea of cooking is prepackaged heat & eat or hit the restaurant on the way home.  With all this extra time on my hands and no one wanting to go outside including my beloved Lilly....Momma did some cooking.

Here's my latest creation.  Creamy Chicken Casserole...I combined two recipes to suit my needs and here is what I came up with.  Yummy Goodness!!!

4 Chicken Breast Cooked & Shredded
2 Bullion
4 Cups Water
1/2 Cup Milk
2 Cans Cream Of Chicken
1/2 Chopped Onion
1/2 Cup Rice
1 Stick of Butter plus 2 Tablespoons
1 Box Herb Stuffing
12 Ritz Crackers Crushed

Cook chicken in water and bullion to create a stock.  Remove chicken and shred.  Remove 2 Cups Stock and leave remainder in skillet.  Add onion & rice to skillet and saute until tender.  Add 1 can cream of chicken to mixture.  In Saucepan melt 1 stick of butter and add stuffing mix, stir until combined.  To create sauce, add 1 can cream of chicken to the  reserved stock with 1/2 cup of milk and whisk.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray Casserole or Baking Dish with Pam.  Layer chicken, rice mixture, stuffing mixture, repeat.  Top with sauce.  Melt remaining butter in saucepan and add crackers, mix.  Finally, sprinkle cracker topping over casserole and bake for 40 minutes.

Hope you enjoy this Hearty Home Cooked Meal as much as we did.  It is definitely a keeper and one that sent us all back for seconds :)

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