Monday, May 16, 2011

A Winner of a Chicken Dinner

Happy freakin' Monday, Kitschies.  I'm off work today because I still feel like warmed over death AND I don't have a voice anyway, so I wouldn't be much use at work.  Not to mention I don't have *any* energy.  I thought I was getting better yesterday and did quite a bit around the house and that might be part of the reason I feel worse today than yesterday.  I have an appointment with one of the providers at work later this morning - I don't like to take medication, but I've felt like poo for 4 days and it's not getting better, so I think it's time for some sort of intervention.  Oh, and I just realized that Blogger did dump one of my posts from Wednesday, so I have to get re-posted again some time soon.  Enough of my moping...on to the post, shall we?

I've been *really* bad about getting my pics prepped for the blog.  I have tons of manis prepped, which is good for the blog, but I've been really slacking on the recipe end.  So, I finally sat down for a while this weekend and got a bunch finished...I still have a bunch to go, but I made a pretty good dent.  This is one of my favorite, super-easy recipes.  I don't remember where I got this originally (kraftrecipes, maybe?), but it's a go-to when I don't know what else to make.

Cheesy Chicken & Rice Bake
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 1/3 cup water
3/4 cup uncooked regular long-grain rice
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1 1/2 b boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Mix soup, water, rice, onion powder and black pepper in a 2-quart shallow baking dish.  Top with chicken.  Sprinkle chicken with additional pepper.

Cover and back at 375* for 45 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink and rice is cooked.

Uncover.  Sprinkle cheese over chicken.

NOTES:  I usually throw the dish back in the oven for about 5 minutes to melt the cheese.

Mmmm!  More cheeses pleases meeses!    YUM!

So, so simple and the kids eat this without any coaxing.

Update.  So. I  went to see one of the nurse practitioners I work with and she diagnosed me with an upper respiratory infection and a mild ear infection.  Nice.  So, 3 prescriptions later, I'm on the road to wellness.  And, on top of having zero energy, I get a call from daycare saying that Thing 2 has diarrhea and that we have to go pick him up.  *sigh*  When it rains, it pours, right?  I'm gonna go relax next to Mason while he watches Toy Story 3...good think I haven't already seen that movie eleventybillion times already.

One more thing.  I'm a guest writer over at just Lu today - giving a refresher course on CPR as a Housewife MacGyver.  Come over and visit, won't ya?


Lacquer Ware for Tips and Toes said...

Hope you get to feeling better soon. Am sorry about your son being sick also - that helps nobody in the picture.

however, on a good note, I'm writing your recipe down to make soon. Since there are no vegetables even hovering near this dish (minus the greenbeans you added on your plate) my guy should like this a lot. Its got all the right components - cheese, chicken breast and rice. YUMM and thank you, we needed a new dish.

Emmy said...

This is a favorite recipe of mine! When I was in college I worked with mentally handicapped adults and was helping him make this dish-we were in a hurry and accidentally forgot the water. We had very hard rice needless to say :)

Emmy said...

Oh and I hope you get better!!

Kimberly said...

Bummer on you and little guy feeling puny. But that dinner was a quick fix. I love chicken, rice and cheese. Feel better quick!

Stray Stitches said...

Hope you feel better soon. The recipe looks really good. I'll have to give this one a try!

Myya said...

Bummer on your infection, but this is a couple days late so I am sure you are feeling better now :)

I just noticed blogger dumped on of my posts too... I don't know how to get it back though??? Man, that just stinks!