Saturday, February 4, 2012
Good Saturday Evening
Hope you are all having a spectacular Saturday! It has been raining since Friday here and the forecast is still more rain! That's okay with me, because a cold front will move in shortly, and I'll be snug as a bug...as you know, cold is not friendly at all to me. lol.
I've mentioned before how much I dislike take-out, so I looked through some old recipes of mine and cooked for us. Because I am trying out recipes neither of these dishes are compatible, however, I can refrigerate...there is always tomorrow, right?
First up, a casserole dish I made while living in Florida, "Chicken Continental". It is filled with chicken, rice, mushrooms, french-cut green beans, etc.
Because it contains so many ingredients, I consider it a meal...all that's needed is salad or, fixings and maybe dessert. This is exactly what I served together. (Click on pic to enlarge.) Enjoy!
The casserole is really good...there are red and green peppers, celery and onions. The broth from the chicken keeps it from being too thick.
I always take more pictures at different angles, so you can see the dish.
Truly, this is a delicious dish and having a full tossed salad with it is quite filling. The bread crumbed topping takes care of the bread.
These are decadent chocolate, walnut filled crepes`. I added peaches warmed and cooled in their own juice with a whipped topping. Then, garnished with zest and chopped walnuts. If it sounds far-out, that's because I made it up as I went along. It is very decadent and delicious.
I suppose we have to try putting a spin on old recipes...just as we do everything else...especially if we are having trouble finding meals to prepare for the family. It has almost become a chore for us. What about you...are you having problems with deciding what to cook?
James and I sure hope you are well and spending some quality time together. We wish you a Super Weekend too!
Thinking of you,
James & Loretta