Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Deborah's Dish

I'm not a big fan of casseroles. There's something mushy, bland and all around non-appealing to me. Plus it seems people just mix whatever they want and put in the oven and tada....they have a casserole.

Did anyone see that episode of Tori & Dean this season where she made a casserole with noodles, ground beef, cheese and HOT DOGS?! What the hay??


My favorite casserole that I could make once a week (everything in moderation) is a dish my family refers to as Deborah's Dish.

The name come from a woman who brought a meal to my family after my mom had just had sibling number 7 (only 8 of us,not 19 plus a grandkid like those crazy Duggars). Ms. Deborah didn't have a real name for it so my family just called it, Deborah's Dish.

It's such a good dish I decided to share it with you fine folks.

Deborah's Dish
This recipe makes enough for a family of 4 or 6. I like to make it this size because it's good leftover for lunch for the week.

2 boxes of long grain wild rice
1-2 pounds of chicken
2 cans of cream of chicken
2 cans of cream of mushroom
1 medium onion (diced)
8 oz of sliced mushrooms
2 tablespoons of dijon mustard (my own addition)
salt & pepper
garlic powder

1. Cook the rice according to the box

2. Dice the onion and cut mushrooms into 4's (I don't like the huge pieces)

3. Saute onions in a bit of evoo. Cook for about 2-3 minutes. Saute mushrooms (add a sprinkle of salt) for 3-5 minutes

4.Cut chicken into cubes and sprinkle salt, pepper and garlic powder. Saute chicken until just about done.

5. Mix cream soups together and reserve about 1 cup.

6. Mix rice,onions,mushrooms,and chicken into the cream mix. Season (to taste) with salt, pepper, garlic powder and the dijon mustard.

7.Pour mixture into a casserole pan and spread reserved cup of cream sauce on top and sprinkle with parsley

8. Place pan on a cookie sheet and bake at 425 degrees for 30-45 minutes.

9. Let stand for 10-15 minutes.

Don't overcook the chicken or mushrooms because they will finish cooking in the oven. The oven gives the top a crusty,golden crust.

This recipe is being incorrectly added to the becoming skinny section. I'm sure the cream soups don't help the caloric count, but I don't have a section for becoming fat. EVERYTHING IN MODERATION AYE?

If you make it tell me what you think, if you thinks it gross, then don't tell me.


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