Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Easy Company Dinner? I've Got It!

EDIT. 5.2.11 Please pray for the David Wilkerson family, Brother Wilkerson will be sorely missed. I've linked to his last blog on my Vision for a Godly Home blog.

Hello All!

I know it's been a while but Mrs. Amelia moved recently to the great country, I'm surrounded by boxes and varying thoughts but so enjoying this beautiful creation of the Lord,we've lived in this area before so it's somewhat of a wonderful dejavu.

We recently had a guest arrive and we needed a good company meal, good, comforting and savory.

The meal? Easy Chicken and Rice.

I had found this recipe from a friend on xanga, my old blog home, I've tweaked it a bit and doubled it for our larger crowds.

I figured you gals too would enjoy this recipe to have on file for a good ol' tried and true company meal.

I think it's fun to share tips on making company easier so here is a good tip to do that very thing:

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Easy Chicken & Rice

1 Stick of butter
1/2 cup of olive oil
2 large cans healthy choice cream of mushroom soup + 4 c. water
3 c. instant brown rice
2 envelopes of instant onion soup mix
5-6 chicken breasts cut into little pieces (size your preference)

In a pot place butter, oil, soup &water until heated and butter melts, and starts to simmer. Add soup mix. Stir to blend.

In a large casserole pan pour raw instant rice evenly over bottom and then pour liquid soup mixture over this. Then place raw chicken pieces here and there into the rice under the gravy mixture.

Cover with foil and away we go at 300 degrees for 1 & 1/2 hours.

I sprinkle a tiny bit of parsley flakes across the finished article for color or if you have fresh on hand, fresh parsley sprigs would be a beautiful garnish.

We served ours with mixed vegetables, chilled canned peaches in natural juice and homemade rolls. Store-bought rolls work nicely of course.

This is tried and true. This fed 7 with plenty leftover.


I like this recipe so much and am so confident in it I even brought it to Ms. Helen's Cottage Full Plate Thursday!

We still haven't found dd28's "Fat Baby" yet, I'm thinking the baby doll is still in the attic at our other home, hopefully we'll find her soon.

Pray for me, it's a bit difficult getting organized and this home is not finished yet so there are things undone all around, we have satellite internet so it's not as reliable as far as connection... it can all be overwhelming. Usually all I need to do though is take a nice walk outside and feel and experience the Lord's beautiful creation and I'm recharged. : )

I appreciate all my blogging friends and I do hope you will enjoy the recipe. If you have a recipe or a tip for easy company please let me know here, it's fun to share tips with one another!

Missing you all.... ~Amelia