Thursday, June 2, 2011

Scalloped chicken ala Me!

Rex is out of town this week and my daughter - bless her little pea-picking heart - was never much into cooking even when she wasn't pregnant. It wasn't for lack of trying on my part. I did my duty to try and show her how to cook when she was growing up but she just was not interested. She cooked when she was married before, but not a very wide variety of things.

When she moved back home with us, I did all of the cooking except for just a very few times. She has a couple of things that she can do, and I think they both involve rice. But, she tries...

Enter Rex... Mr. Can-do Anything. Literally. He did the cooking before he got married and has mostly done it since they've been married. Especially now that Amy is pregnant, he does all of the cooking. So, now that he is out of town, it has become my responsibility, once again, to make sure that Mrs. Sickie and Isaiah get dinner. Otherwise, the poor child would be forced to fend for himself most nights - cereal or peanut butter and jelly. The smell of cooking food makes her sick.

Tuesday night, I didn't feel like cooking so we did a frozen Lasagna thing. It was pretty good for a frozen meal. Last night, I fixed my "on the spot" version of scalloped chicken. I was flying by the seat of my pants because I knew I hadn't really thawed out enough chicken for four people (Isaiah no longer eats like a little boy - the kid is growing!). But, because I cut up the chicken into chunks, we had enough for dinner and for Ron, Amy, and I to each have lunch today. Not bad for a pretty cheap meal.

Directions: (sorry, no picture; I should have taken one because it looked really good)
  1. Wash and chop whole potatoes (I used a combination of golden russet and red new because that's what Amy and I had on hand). Put into your oven-safe casserole dish. Add dehydrated onions (Amy hates the real thing), "Table Blend" Mrs. Dash, Pepper to taste.
  2. Wash and cube boneless, skinless chicken breasts (my package had three good-sized pieces). Add to the potato mixture.
  3. Mix 1 can each of Cream of Chicken and Cream of Mushroom soup together into a bowl; add 1.5 cans of water. Pour over the potatoes and chicken. Add more Mrs. Dash, pepper, and maybe just a tiny bit of salt.
  4. Bake at 400 degrees for about 50 minutes or until potatoes and chicken are done.
  5. Add shredded cheddar cheese to the top and return to the oven for 5-10 minutes until melted.
Enjoy...

6 comments:

Mama Page said...

Sounds good.

Bouncin' Barb said...

My mother could be a tough cookie but she made me use the "what if I weren't here" approach and I'm so glad. It came in handy most of my life. I sure hope your daughter realizes what a saint you are, especially with all the issues you have going on! This recipe sounds yummy. Too hot to turn my oven on but when it cools down I just might try it.

Thisisme. said...

Sounds delicious, Teresa. So you're going to be a grandma again! How exciting my friend.

caterpillar said...

mmm....sounds so yum!

Pat said...

Do you think you could substitute Lipton Dry Onion Soup Mix for the dehydrated onions? This sounds good!

SkippyMom said...

You are da' good Mommas. :)