Saturday, September 29, 2012

Dreaming of Skinny

Twas the night before being fat for the rest of my life, when all through my home.
not a stomach was flat, more like a dome.
The table was set with care, in hopes that something yummy would soon be there.
The girl readied for the Cheesy Rice and Broccoli she would be fed,
while visions of being skinny danced in her head.
And Granny in her kitchen, and I in mine
had just settled down to dine.
When from the microwave there arose such a smell.
I arose from the couch, took a bite and thought, WHAT THE HELL!
Away to the fridge I flew like a flash,
I grabbed the Velveeta and threw in a dash.
And that's where the fairy tale ends.  There was no way I could salvage that frozen atrocity and make it taste like Granny's Broccoli Rice Casserole  (the taste I was expecting).  So I called Granny and blamed her and her cooking for the fact that I'd be fat for the rest of my life.  I also asked her to make some real broccoli rice casserole.

2-3 cups fresh broccoli (or 1 pkg frozen broccoli, thawed)
3 cups rice, cooked
1 chicken breast, boiled & shredded
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 small jar Cheez Whiz (or similar)
1/4 c.onion, chopped
2 tbsp. butter
Salt & Pepper
Seasoning Salt

Brown onion in butter.
Combine chicken, broccoli, rice,  soup and cheese in a large bowl.
Granny likes to give her broccoli a quick boil before adding it, but it's not necessary.
Mix in the onion and butter.  Add seasonings according to taste.
Pour mixture into a casserole dish and cover.
Bake for 30 minutes on 350.
Uncooked casserole can be frozen for later use.

I sprang to Granny's and took 1 bite, okay many,
And away flew my dreams of being skinny.
Here me exclaim as I kick the Cheesy Rice & Broccoli out of sight,
Happy eating to all and to all good bites!

1 comment:

  1. Ok, so really and truly, I could almost smell the goodness from the last picture!!!


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