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Chicken Noodle Casserole

Good Day everyone.  I been waiting all morning for the sun to come out today cause hubby and I are going to the October fest in St. Louis today, but it  just not coming out yet but suppose to. Today really looks like a fall day out side the temp is only 59’F.

I’ve decided to make another casserole again to day  this one with some chicken. I admit though that I didn’t take the time to cook a chicken so had hubby go this morning and pick up a rotisserie as it’s really good in this dish.

This has a lot of veggies as well and very hearty. Your family will enjoy it, trust me. It’s an easy meal to cook and I like the heating up the leftovers the next day for lunch as it taste even better. Please enjoy.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups uncooked egg noodles
  • 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken( I like using rotisserie) 
  • 1 (10 oz.) package frozen peas and carrots
  • 1 (10 oz.) package frozen corn
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 (10 oz.) can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 (10 oz.) can cream of mushroom soup
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 Tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 2 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray a 9×13 inch baking dish with nonstick spray.
  2. Boil egg noodles according to package directions. Drain water.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl combine all the other remaining ingredients. Add cooked noodles to mixture. Gently stir to combine everything. Pour into prepared baking dish. Cover with foil.
  4. Bake 30 minutes or until heated through. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Serves 6

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Hamburger Cheese Casserole

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Hey everyone so sorry I didn’t post yesterday morning . I had gone to the Dr. and after getting home just keep getting sicker by the moment. By the afternoon I could barely breath. Went to the emergency room, turns out I’m allergic to the medication I was prescribed. I have never had issues in my life with taking medication. Feel much better this morning though.

I really don’t know what to make to  day..Humm let me think. I laid out hamburger last night …

20 minutes later..ohh I know, I’ll make my famous Hamburger Casserole. I’ve not had that in a while. This recipe was a big winner when my children were little and lived at home. They were like mom you are such a good cook  this is so good and I’d say my babies mom added a special ingredient that’s why it’s so good. They’d say what mom and I’d tell them I sprinkled it with love. This became a regular when I made something  that was extra good to them.  They’d ask if I sprinkled it with love each time and I’d say yes mom did..lol.

This is an easy dish to throw together and put in the oven, You can add another 1/cup of each cheese  than the recipe calls for if you like a lot of cheese. How how perfect to me. I hope you will enjoy the recipe.

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  1.  In a large skillet pour in oil, then put in the diced onions. Add in the ground beef breaking it up. Add salt and pepper to taste, along with the  garlic, paprika ,oregano, and Italian seasonings. Add the tomatoes and bring to a simmer, then reduce the heat to low and cook for around 10 minutes.
  2. Mean while cook the macaroni according to instructions on the box, After it cooks drain and add it to the cooked hamburger. Turn off heat of hamburger add the cheese mixing it up.
  3. Preheat oven to 350’F and place the cooked hamburger in a large baking dish and add the 1 cup of mixed cheeses to the top cook around 40 minutes at 350″F  degrees.  Be sure to check on it after cooking around 30 minutes as you don’t want to let the top of the cheeses get to brown but slightly as some ovens are hotter than others.
  4. Take out of oven cool a few minutes and Enjoy.

I pick up garlic bread with this. I like the cheesy garlic breads. I also serve with a side garden salad.

Serves 6

 

Patrick Ness Quote On Wisdom

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“You do not write your life with words…You write it with actions. What you think is not important. It is only important what you do.” 
― Patrick Ness, From the Book A Monster Calls

Patrick Ness bio-(born 17 October 1971) is a British-American author, journalist, lecturer and screenwriter. Born in the United States, Ness moved to London and holds dual citizenship. He is best known for his books for young adults, including the Chaos Walking trilogy and A Monster Calls

Ness won the annual Carnegie Medal from the British librarians both in 2011 and in 2012, for Monsters of Men and A Monster Calls, recognizing each as the best new book for children or adults published in the UK. He is one of seven writers to win two Medals (no one has won three) and the second to win consecutively.

He wrote the screenplay of the 2016 film adaptation of A Monster Calls.

I’ve never read this book but I saw the movie and I must say it was the most touching movie I have ever seen and it was so captivating that I couldn’t even get up to go to the bathroom as I didn’t want to miss a second.  I been meaning to get the book and can only imagine it is 100 times better than the movie.

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Cheesy Lasagna with Raspberry Cobbler Crumb Crispies For Dessert

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Hello out there how is everyone? I’m freezing today it’s actually cold here in St. Louis today 67’F which is making me so sleepy. I been up since 5 this morning and had the whole house cleaned by 8. I been trying to get this out since then but my eyes are burning really bad. May have to go to Dr if it doesn’t stop.

I laid out hamburger last night and wasn’t sure what I would make with it. But now its hit me I’m going to make my famous Lasagna that everyone loves. I love Italian but after being spoiled with the real Italian food in Europe I just can’t find a good restaurant here that’s affordable to eat it other than Olive Garden and that still isn’t like eating it in Italy which is where I had my first real taste of good Italian food. I love this recipe and use a lot of cheese in it. Hope you will like it as much as we do.

Ingredients
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 large chopped onion (around a cup)
  • I jar of spaghetti sauce ( I use the great value brand from Wal-Mart and its as good as  the prego brand I have used for years)
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 12 lasagna noodles, (I use Oven ready, there is no boiling involved)
  • 4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 15 ounce container cottage cheese
  • ½ to ¾ cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Teaspoon of Olive oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350′ F.
  2. Heat olive oil in large skillet at medium high heat. Add the ground beef, onion and garlic and cook until meat browns  cooking completely. Add tomato sauce, , oregano, basil, red pepper flakes, pepper and salt. Cook on medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for a few minutes. Turn off  the heat.
  3. Spray a 9×13  baking dish with cooking spray and place down three noodles on the bottom. Top the noodles with very small spoonfuls of cottage cheese, mashing it down lightly to spread it all over, then add the mozzarella cheese. Top with  ⅓ of the meat sauce. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Repeat layers at least two more times. Top the very last layer with extra cheese 🧀. You can never have too much to me.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes or till cheese is slightly browning on top.
  5. Enjoy!! Let my know if you make this dish how much you like it.

I haven’t made dessert in a long time since we try to stay away from sweets due to my husband being diabetic. Tonight darn it I’m making this after finding the recipe on  www.chef-in-training.com/ web site while trying to find something that I could make with my can of raspberry. I came across this site and it looked so good. Will let you know how good when I update.

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Ingredients
GLAZE
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  2. In a large bowl put in butter to sugars, cinnamon, salt and flour to form crumbs. (mixing it up)
  3. On an ungreased cookie sheet, separate crescent roll dough into 8 triangles.
  4. Spread 2-3 tablespoons of Raspberry pie filling over the tops of crescent rolls.
  5. Sprinkle crumb topping on top.
  6. Bake at 400 degrees F for 8-12 minutes.
  7. After they were cooked and cooled, I cut them into smaller triangles but you can leave them big too!
  8. To make glaze: Blend together all the glaze ingredients and drizzle over Raspberry Cobbler Crumb Crispies.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti Quote Humor

If you're too open-minded- your brains will fall out.”

“If you’re too open-minded; your brains will fall out.”  ― Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Lawrence Ferlinghetti at City Lights in 2007

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Lawrence Monsanto Ferlinghetti bio-(born March 24, 1919) is an American poet, painter, socialist activist, and the co-founder of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers. Author of poetry, translations, fiction, theatre, art criticism, and film narration, he is best known for A Coney Island of the Mind (1958), a collection of poems that has been translated into nine languages, with sales of more than one million copies.


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One Sheet Pan Apple Gouda Stuffed Chicken

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Hello everyone, I’ve had a time putting out tonight’s recipe. Between trying to watch the new Manifest movie series that came on last night that I missed, to making the graphics for this post and also trying to get the links in while fighting with my pet squirrel Herman who has decided I should be all his..🤣🤣🤣😂😂.

Tonight we are having this tasty dinner that  I love called “One Sheet Pan Apple Gouda Stuffed Chicken”. This recipe is a one sheet pan meal which I love and means no messy clean up. I usually put aluminum foil on the pan and just take it off and wipe it down with a wet cloth. This recipe is only for two put you can double or triple depending on the size of your family

I hope you will enjoy this as much as we do!

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INGREDIENTS:

For Chicken:

  • 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts (double or triple for 4-6 servings)
  • 2 ounces gouda cheese, thinly sliced
  • 1 large apple, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil for chicken
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, more if desired for garnish
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 fresh ground pepper

For Sweet Potatoes:

  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Spray a large sheet pan with nonstick cooking spray. Split each chicken breast cutting across but not through and open like a book. This is also known as butterflying. On one side of the chicken, lay out 7-8 thin apple slices followed by 4-5 slices of cheese. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme. Fold over and drizzle with 1/2 teaspoon olive oil. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
  3. Place the chicken breast on sheet pan and top with another sprig of fresh thyme if desired.
  4. In a bowl, mix diced sweet potatoes with olive oil, smoked paprika, brown sugar, melted butter. 1 teaspoon thyme leaves and sea salt until evenly coated. Arrange sweet potatoes around chicken breasts.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes and then stir sweet potatoes.
  6. Continue to bake another 15 or until sweet potatoes are tender, should be fork tender.

Steve Maraboli Quote on Motivation

 

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Steve Maraboli (born 18 April 1975) is an internet radio commentator, motivational speaker and author.

“The poetic, insightful, humorous, and life-changing insights of Steve Maraboli offer unedited and unfiltered reflections on the human experience. His profound and entertaining words have reached avid readers and fans on every continent and across all genres.” ~ ABT Media

For over two decades, Steve Maraboli has captivated audiences worldwide. From the fields of Business to Behavioral Science to Social Philosophy, Steve lends his popular voice to various topics. His quotes, reflections, poetry, musings, and ramblings have entertained, inspired, and empowered millions across the globe in over 25 languages.

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Many eye and heart opening moments in this collection of thoughts. With millions of copies shared globally, this book reflects Steve’s confidence in his own skin and willingness to share his unapologetic truth about happiness, success, spirituality, and life.

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