If you grew up in my era, then you probably ate more than enough of this chicken and rice casserole!
Honestly, I think it was a staple in my home. My mom made it a lot – with either chicken or pork chops!
Thursday night I was in a rush. I had just finished work and was off to my daughter’s first basketball game of the season. I knew I had chicken breasts defrosted, but I had to think of something, and quick!
Immediately I thought, what would my mom have made, and this simple recipe came to mind.
Chicken Rice Casserole
1 cup brown rice
1 can your choice cream of … soup
1 packet Italian seasoning mix
2 cups boiling water
Salt & pepper, or your favorite seasonings
Always keep extra soup packets on hand
3 easy ingredients
Mix together with 2 cups of boiling water
Pour into a 9x13 pan, adding chicken breasts on top
Just like my mom – sprinkle paprika on top! It's just what she did! It’s ready for baking!
Instructional “love” note
Running out the door, I left my son an instructional note. I’m a working mom, so my kids are getting more efficient with following my dinner directions!
Cover with foil and bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes. Put in oven at 350. And my notes are always signed - Love, Mom
Take foil off; bake another 15-20 minutes
It doesn’t have to be gourmet
A meal that I enjoyed 45 years ago is a family pleaser every time! I’m not sure I’d necessarily entertain with this dish, but if I were in a pinch for time, why not? After all, entertaining is not about impressing or gourmet dishes!
Now for the BEAUTIFUL part of this post …Look what you can win!
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Abby and I were tussling over who would get to wear the denim one, when the boys and Paul pointed out that the scarves are uni-sex and would look mighty good on them as well!
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Here’s how to win
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Just in time for Valentine's Day
This very well could be the Valentine Day’s gift you’ve been looking for! Remember it's uni-sex!
Thank you Wild-Wool
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