Sunday, February 20, 2011

My brain is on idle today.

That's right, no great thoughts or ideas bouncing off the walls of my cranium. A day where I seem to be content with my life, my surroundings, and I have nothing to truly think about. These kind of days are rare, and when they come around I, at first, feel a bit lost. Me, the one that is always doing something, today has nothing to do that can't wait for another day. Laundry...done. Meals cooked...done. Mail sorted, bills paid, papers filed...done. Snow shoveled; that is Roy's job, so I don't care. Staring out the window and daydreaming; Ha!!! I've been doing that almost all day, and liking it.

So today's post is going to be very short, for I have daydreaming to do. I will, however, leave you with a recipe that will give you plenty of time to do some daydreaming of your own. Enjoy!

Chicken and Noodle Casserole


1 can (10 ¾ oz) each of cream of mushroom and cream of celery soup
1 cup milk
1/2 tsp each ground black pepper and onion powder
1 bag ( 16 oz) frozen mixed vegetables
3 chicken breasts halves, cut into bite size pieces (chicken has been previously cooked via browning in a pan, or grilling)
1 bag (16 oz) medium egg noodles, cooked and drained
1 bag ( 8 oz) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
½ cup plain dried bread crumbs


Preheat oven at 400 F. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients, except bread crumbs. Spread mixture in a 2 ½ - 3 quart casserole dish; sprinkle bread crumbs over top of mixture.

Bake for 30-35 minutes; top will be slightly browned and mixture bubbling.

Makes 8 servings.

Mary Cokenour
Oct 20, 2008

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