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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Tues night dinner

Cheesy Chicken, Rice and Vegetable Casserole

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 4
Cheesy Chicken, Rice and Vegetable Casserole


1 can  cream of chicken condensed soup
1 1/3 cups water                          
 3/4 cup white rice                                                                                                             
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon pepper                                                                                              
 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables                                                                                            
 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese                 

  • 1
    Heat oven to 375° F. Stir soup, water, rice, onion powder, black pepper and vegetables in a shallow baking dish (2 quart).
  • 2
    Place chicken breasts on top of rice mixture. Season as desired. Cover the baking dish and place in oven.
  • 3
    Bake 45 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the rice is tender. Top with the cheese. Let the casserole stand for 10 minutes before serving.

                       This was real good but the big hit for the evening was the side dish...

Wilted Coleslaw                                                                      

2 cups shredded cabbage
2 green onion, sliced
1/4 tsp celery seed
1/2 tsp salt
4 bacon strips
2 tbl. sugar
3 tbl. vinegar
dash of paprika

In small bowl, combine the cabbage, onion, celery seed and salt; set aside. In a skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Drain, reserving 1 tbl dripping. Crumble bacon over cabbabe mixture. To the dripping, add sugar, vinegar and paprika; heat until the sugar is dissolved. Pour over the cabbage mixture and toss to coat. Serve immediately. Yield: 2 servings.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Do you know

Armored knights raised their visors to identify themselves when they rode past their king.
This custom has become the modern military salute.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Many moons ago

Me and my dog...Check out the high heels and matching purse!

Saturday, January 5, 2019

What's new

Here is a new recipe that I love!

Mom's meat loaf for 2
1 egg
1/4 cup 2% milk
1/3 cup oatmeal
3 tbl. chopped onion (more if you like onions)
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp sage
dash pepper
1/2 # ground beef
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tbl. brown sugar
1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
In large bowl combine all the above ingredients with the exception of the last three and mix well. Put in two miniature loaf pans. Mix the last three ingredients and spoon over loaves. Bake at 350 for 40 - 45 min.
We only ate one of the loaves so had the other for left over sandwiches...ummmm good.
Served with scalloped potatoes and parmesans asparagus.

On my needles..
This pretty baby blanket. I don't post much about knitting or crocheting but am making hats and blankets for the hospital where I volunteer.

Friday, January 4, 2019


My Christmas cactus bloomed....better late than never:)

Monday, December 31, 2018

Christmas Eve

For Chirstmas Eve we drove to Prescott and spent the night at the Hassaympa Inn. I have written about this place  before here . It is a beautiful historic hotel and they have many beautiful Christmas decorations so I thought I would share a few.
Little trees on tables...
By the fireplace
The biggest tree was in the main sitting room
and my favorite...
The peacock tree in the Peacock dinning room....
Up close.
We had a wonderful dinner and great breakfast and then headed homeward.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Christmas at my house

I really drug my feet on putting up any decorations because our kids moved to Texas so no one was coming over. I did finally decide I would put up just a few things that were really easy so here they are....
Front door...
Kitchen counter

Half wall into living room

Nativity scene given to us at least 40 years ago.

Christmas card holder

and last but not least this little tiny Christmas tree. I can't say I put the tree up but rather that I put it here as it never is put away, simply covered and stored. I don't know how many years ago I bought this but have always liked it and bought very special tiny ornaments for it...


I have always struggled to find a star or something for the top and this year I saw a pattern to crochet a angel so I went to work and here she is...

I am pleased and must say I have really enjoyed all the lights

Friday, December 14, 2018

Do you see what I see...

This is my Christmas cactus and look here...

I do believe that is a bud and only two more weeks until Christmas!

Friday, December 7, 2018

Update for Thursday night dinning out

A while back I posted about our Thursday night dining place called "The Links". I had said that there was nothing special about the inside but they recently did a upgrade and it is pretty nice so will show you some pictures of it.

Golfers hats displayed on gold clubs. These use to be above the bar.
All new paint and new chairs...
New fun sign and pretty ceiling lighting...

Bigger dinning room
Glass enclosed dinning area looking out to the golf course

The bar area and see that guy with the bare leg? That is my hubby and our favorite sitting place.

A little inside advertisement and how clever to add the golf bag.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Sleep tight

Do you know how "Sleep tight" got started?

It comes from the fact that early mattresses were filled with straw and held up with rope stretched across the bedframe. A tight sleep was a comfortable sleep.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Tuesday night dinners

Tuesday night dinners catch up (this will be pretty simple because few were good enough to share the recipe)
This was sautéed Brussels sprouts and sausage sprinkled with parmesan cheese and a new microwave potato recipe. The potatoes were blah and the combination of sausage and Brussels sprouts weren't good. Not a keeper.
Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy and peas and mushrooms. This is not a new recipe but a oldie and it was good with the exception that the steak was tough as nails!
This is a pork stew cooked in the crock pot and the only good part was the mozzarella cheese on top.
However I made a small batch of corn bread and it was good and I have often used cream cheese with chives to stuff celery but this time I also added some small slices of cranberries and it was really good.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Getting older has it's perks

Got this in the mail last week and you are to go online and fill out the questioner and after doing that it stated that if you were 70 or over you were automatically excused!!!! Yahoo I am 70 1/2 . 

Sunday, November 11, 2018


Taken on April 20,1944 this is a picture of my Mom and Dad before he shipped overseas.
Thank you to all veterans for your service.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Wed. night dinning place

On Wed. nights we alternate between two places....

The name of this place is Heroes and it is owned by a three time purple heart Vietnam veteran. This is his parking place. It is pretty much a sports bar but with a big heart.

When you enter one of the first things you will see is this big cardboard with signatures of veterans, fireman, policeman and etc.

Had the opportunity of seeing a veteran in a wheelchair sign this board.

Mike's metals
                                                      This is Mike when serving.

This is our favorite place to sit and when it is nice out they open the windows like this.

  A table for those not forgotten

A special place with great pizza

Our other Wed. night place is
Our view from the bar

Love the spareribs here......