Thursday, April 1, 2021

What's For Dinner

 Hello to you all on this rainy Thursday!  Kind of gloomy out there but not too chilly which is nice.  I think tomorrow will be cooler though.  Happy that this Thursday is my Friday.  Tomorrow, Good Friday, is a holiday for me.  Though, my company calls it "Spring Observance" so that they are politically correct (which I find so tiresome I will admit...).

Anyway, on to a blog post.  The other day Bonny posted some recipes that are standards in her house and it was fun to get some new ideas (Goop!!) and several of us thought it would be fun to share recipes on our blogs.  So...that's what I'm going to do periodically.  

I do love to cook - especially when I have the time which has been afforded to me this year working from home.  I'm able to often make dishes during the week that in pre-pandemic times were limited to weekends due to cooking time, prep time, etc.  Almost always I cook more than enough for one meal.  I tend to freeze stuff to make some nights easy and also Fletch loves leftovers for lunches.

Tonight's dinner is one that I used to make on weekends.  My Dad loved this dish.  It comes from a Virginia cookbook and is simply called "Chicken Casserole Supreme."  Here's what you do:

Grease a casserole dish

Break up dried beef and place in bottom of casserole

Put chicken on top (I use boneless/skinless chicken breasts, but thighs would work well too)

Cut up a bunch of mushrooms and add them to the casserole.

Sprinkle with pepper (no salt needed due to the dried beef)

Mix a can of cream of mushroom soup with 1 Cup of sour cream and pour over the chicken.

Cover and bake at 275 for about 3 hours.

The original recipe calls for canned button mushrooms, but we prefer to use fresh.  The original recipe also calls for wrapping a slice of bacon around each chicken piece.  Now...I LOVE bacon and use it ALL the time, but we found that it just did not get cooked to our liking in this dish, so we don't use it.

I usually make rice to go with this, but we have some left over couscous from the other night, so I'll just warm that up.  Some steamed veggies (probably broccoli and cauliflower) will round out the meal.  It doesn't take long to put this dish together and you don't need to do anything to it while it's cooking - I like that it cooks for so long at a low temperature - a perfect opportunity for some reading or knitting!

If you make this dish, I hope you enjoy!!


  1. I woke up to a half-inch of lake effect snow this morning! Horrid. It will be here all day, too, since we are staying in the low thirties with a brisk north wind.

    I've never, ever used dried beef before. And now I'm curious as to the other recipes.

  2. I bet that recipe would work well in a crockpot too. I imagine it smells pretty good while it is cooking.

    Happy eating!

  3. That sounds wonderful? Do you use dried beef like the Armour brand in a jar? Like my Dad used to use for creamed chipped beef over toast? I think I'll make that for Mom and I when I get to Omaha. She eats terrible.

  4. I love a good casserole. Anything I can put together and leave in the oven cooking low and slow making the house smell good is my idea of a good recipe.

  5. Hello,
    We do a similar chicken casserole minus the dried beef. I have never used dried beef? Happy April, enjoy your long weekend!

  6. I can imagine that bacon would not crisp up in that recipe and thus would just be chewy fatty stuff that would not be enjoyable! But otherwise this sounds like a good comforting meal for a cold night. It's been snowing off and on all day here, so a warm meal is on tap for us!

  7. This sounds great and I's so glad you shared it! I like dried beef and I like chicken, but I've never thought to put them together. We get our second shots on Wednesday and I think I'll prepare this ahead of time and bake it when we get home. Perfect comfort food in case we feel under the weather!

  8. I like the idea of sharing recipes on our blog posts and have sprinkled them in my blog for years. I edited and compiled two cookbooks for DAR so it's in my blood to share them. Have a super weekend!

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    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  9. Love this idea!!!! It is true, Teresa does sprinkle them along and some others too. I am grateful for new ideas. Yum, That chicken sounds relish

  10. Sounds like a great crockpot meal to me--I will give it a try! Thanks for sharing it! Take care.

  11. What a fun recipe! :) I hope your long weekend is going beautifully (if only it would warm up a bit!)