Friday, January 11, 2013

What's For Dinner?

If you're anything like me, you have too many days when it's nearly 5 PM and the question has to be asked...What's for dinner? Lots of times it ends up being take-out and that sure can get expensive. The only way to avoid this situation is to know what's for dinner ahead of time and to have all the ingredients in the house. I always enjoy my day much more if dinner is planned.

So, once in a while I'd like to share any good recipes I have that might help you answer that 5 PM question. Today's recipe is for Chicken and Rice Casserole. I usually have everything to make this already in the house. I love putting it together in the morning, then whatever happens during the day, I know dinner just has to be popped into the oven. I found the original recipe here. In my opinion, the picture shown doesn't look like the finished casserole. Of course, we ate all of ours because it is YUMMY and I didn't take a picture. I halved the recipe because we have a small family and made a few notes. Here's how I made this dish.

1/2 - 3/4 cup Chopped Onion
1 TBSP Butter
2 cups Cooked Chicken, cut into bite-size pieces
1 1/2 cups Chicken Broth, I made mine with "Better than Bouillon"
1/2 cup Sour Cream
1 cup Minute Rice, uncooked
1 can Campbell's Cream of Chicken with Herbs soup
1 tube of Ritz Crackers
1/4 cup Butter
Preheat the oven to 350-degrees. (Unless you're making this ahead of time.) Saute onion in TBSP of butter until transluscent and starting to brown. Mix cooked onion, chicken, chicken broth, sour cream, rice and soup together. Transfer to greased, 9x9-inch, oven-proof dish. Bake for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile crush the Ritz crackers into crumbs. Melt the 1/4 cup butter and mix with the cracker crumbs. Sprinkle over the partially baked casserole and return to oven for another 15 minutes until cracker topping starts to brown.
Serves 3-4
Let me know if you give this recipe a try or if you have any questions.
Do you have a favorite easy dinner recipe? I'd love to hear about it.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Having Picture Problems

I've tried for two days now and when I choose the 'add a picture' icon, it doesn't give me the browse button to search the pictures in my computer. Did they change something and I'm just too clueless to see what I'm doing wrong?  Blogging's no fun without pictures.  :-(

Next day...As I'm reading through some blogs, I see that I'm not the only one having this problem.  When I got to Debbie at Cozy Blanket's post, I'm trying what she did. Click on the HTML button and choose the picture icon. That screen lets you browse you photos. After uploading the picture, I click back on COMPOSE. So let's give it a try.

Yeah! It worked. Not the easiest way, switching back and forth between the two, but I'll take what I can get.