Thursday, October 29, 2015

Chicken Broccoli Casserole

The Fall season conjures up thoughts of hot apple cider, sweaters, fireplaces and the upcoming holidays.  It also brings to my mind hearty, nutritious, comfort food.  Nothing is better than having a family meal with everyone gathered around the dinner table (unless your husband is the UPS man and works late...) and serving a meal that will put a smile on each person's face.  

Chicken Broccoli Casserole

One shredded cooked chicken  (2 to 3 cups)**turkey works well, too!
One large package frozen broccoli florets, cooked
One package pasta (small to medium shells, rotini, penne, etc.), cooked
Italian Seasoned bread crumbs, 1 cup
6 to 7 tablespoons butter, melted
Cubed or shredded sharp cheddar cheese, 1 to 2 cups
1 1/2  tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. curry seasoning
One cup mayonnaise
2 cans cream of chicken soup

Lightly grease a 9 x 13 inch pan.  Mix bread crumbs with butter and spread half of mixture on bottom of pan.  Place cooked broccoli over bread crumbs.  Then layer shredded chicken over broccoli.  

Next mix mayonnaise, 2 cans cream of chicken soup, curry powder, lemon juice together.  Fold cooked pasta and shredded cheese in (I use sharp cheddar).  Spoon this on top of chicken and spread so it covers all layers.  Sprinkle other half of bread crumbs over all.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes.

This a great meal and has the vegetables right in it!  I often make this and then serve it with dinner rolls and a fruit salad.  This dish is also great to take to a pot luck or to someone who has had a baby, recovering from surgery or just a "welcome to the neighborhood" meal.  This has been a favorite of my family's for over 30 years (don't judge, I am a "very young old person" lol). 

Hope that you will give this a try and that your family enjoys it, too!

Easy Skeleton Cookies

Looking for a cute Halloween treat for your party this weekend?  I made Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie mix according to package directions, added a couple of tablespoons dry cocoa mix for chocolate cookies and then used a gingerbread man cookie cutter to cut out my shapes.  Bake according to package directions.  Mix up the Bakery Style Sugar Cookie Icing and ice accordingly so you have skeletons!  So easy and pretty cute!


Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Oh My Heartsie Girl Wordless Wednesday #72!

Welcome and Happy Halloween to you--almost!  Check out theses great ideas or link up your own.  twochicksandmom are ready to party, blog-style!

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Monday, October 26, 2015

Hello and Happy Halloween Week!  Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and at this house, the Halloween decorations come out on the first of October!  We invite you to take a look at the fun Halloween (and other) creations and link up your own!

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Kayla chose Nickelodeon TMNT Costume and Spooktacular Extravaganza at Party City from Logan Can... "My Nephews LOVE, The Ninja Turtles, made me think of them when I seen this!"
Kayla chose Totschool: Baking with Toddlers from Year Round Homeschooling. "Always looking for ways to get my little girl involved in things at home! This is terrific!"
Mari chose 15 Mason Jar DIY’s – Halloween, Christmas from Mom 'N Daughter Savings. "I love DIY projects with Mason Jars so Jody's share was a nice treat to add to my Must try collection."
Mari chose Pumpkin French Toast Bake from Annie's Noms. "My sweet Annie got me again with this yummy looking French Toast dish that I can't wait to try!"
Lyn also chose this post. "This recipe couldn't have come at a better time. I have fresh pumpkin puree that I need to use!"
Melissa also chose this post. "Annie had me at Pumpkin, but Pumpkin French Toast... YUM!! I love that this recipe is a bake, making it look pretty easy to put together all in one dish!"
Kelly chose Strawberry Watermelon Infused Water from The Not So Creative Cook. "Drinking water is so much healthier than sugary drinks, but I strongly prefer flavored water options."
Kelly chose Free 25 Page Thanksgiving Printable Pack! from The Multi Taskin' Mom. "I love this Thanksgiving printable set. I love having things for the kids to do on Thanksgiving while I am finishing up dinner."
Lyn also chose this post. "What a fantastic printable package for the upcoming season"
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Bev chose Pumpkin Napoleons from A Sprinkle of This and That. "Wow, these pumpkin napoleons look absolutely fabulous. The puff pastry makes them light and fluffy with a nice pumpkin pudding filling and the caramel drizzle. Let's eat!"
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Bev chose Fan Repurposed Into Industrial Mail Holder from Redo It Yourself Inspirations. "What a great reuse of a fan. I think everyone will be on the look out for broken fans to make their very own mail holder."
Stacey chose Keeping Organized with your Life from 2 Chicks Blogging. "Some days, I feel so completely unorganized, between kids, school, and regular day to day life. Maybe I need to incorporate some of these amazing tips. Thank you for sharing!"
Stacey chose Easy Brown Sugar Pinwheel Cookies from Do It All Working Mom. "These cookies look so quick and amazingly easy. I can't wait to give them a try. Thanks so much for sharing!"
Silvie chose How to Easily Make Ghost Boogers with Homemade Gummies from Heaven is Smiling Above. "My boys picked this one, all 3 agree that this recipe is awesome!!!"
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Silvie chose Hello Kitty Halloween Tote Tutorial from Eclectic Red Barn. "I love Hello Kitty and this tote is super cute!!"
Donna chose DIY Halloween Bat Candy Holder Tutorial from Lou Lou Girls.
Donna chose No-Carve Family Halloween Pumpkins from Five Marigolds.
Tina (Happy Creations) chose Want to Help Your Child Have Fewer Hard Times? from Spoil My Family. "Wonderful post,very informative and helpful,I'm sure many mommies can relate to this:) Thanks so much for sharing!"
Tina (Happy Creations) chose DIY Halloween Candy Cat Party Favors from Mid Michigan Mom. "I love this project,easy to make and great for kids favors-table decorations!Thanks for sharing this lovely project with us."
Natasha chose 6 Classic Scary Movies To Watch This Halloween from Ramblings of a (Bad) Domestic Goddess. "What a great list of scary movies - thanks for sharing!"
Natasha chose Forget Zombies and Haunted Houses: 12 Things That Scare You If You're A Mom from Fun Money Mom. "I just love this post! It's so true! Thanks so much for sharing with us!"
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