Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands!
Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before His presence with singing.
Know that the Lord, He is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations.
Psalm 100:1-5

I would like to share a couple of recipes that can be put together ahead of time. They only take 25-30 minutes of cooking time and make a great meal!

Poppy Seed Chicken
4 chicken breasts, cooked
1 cup sour cream
1 (10 3/4 oz.) can cream of chicken soup, undiluted
1 1/2 cups crushed Ritz crackers
1 T. poppy seeds
1/2 cup butter, melted

Cut chicken into bite size pieces; place in 1 1/2 quart greased baking dish. Mix sour cream and soup; spread over chicken. Combine cracker crumbs, Poppy seeds, and butter; sprinkle over casserole. Bake in pre-heated over at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until topping is golden brown. Serves approx. 6 ( I usually crumble about 2 stacks of Ritz crackers )

Sweet Potato Casserole
3 cups sweet potatoes ( or one large can yams )
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup butter, melted
2 eggs beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
1/3 cup milk

Boil and mash potatoes. Mix sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla and milk. Put in 13 x 9 inch baking dish.
Topping: Melt 1/3 cup butter, 1 cup light brown sugar, 1/2 cup flour, 1 cup chopped pecans. Bake 25 minutes at 350 degrees.
* Topping: Mix brown sugar, flour, and pecans together, then add melted butter. It will blend better this way.

These two dishes can be baked together. Put with a salad and rolls and you have a great meal in minutes.

I would like to thank my mom and Nancy Johnson for these recipes. I have used them often.

For a great Hillbilly Spaghetti recipe, check out Ruthann at Warm Pie, Happy Home. I hope to try it out next week. Also, Heritage Schoolhouse has some wonderful recipes to try out.


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