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.
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?