Super Simple Sunday Supper

So, it is just plain ol’ dreary and cold outside. Spring seems to have sprung everywhere but here. I don’t want an elaborate meal but I do want simple and satisfying. Hence, Chicken and Noodle Casserole served with a tossed salad and Double Strawberry Shortcake. I copied the recipe from back of a Campbell’s Soup can years ago and it has been a mainstay ever since. I made a few slight changes and to healthy it up a bit, I use the mushroom soup that is fat and sodium reduced. I don’t think it makes much difference really, but I feel like I’m doing something! When you read the recipes, you’ll see just how super simple this is. We aren’t going for gourmet, we’re going for yummy, tummy warming, smile making food.  S friend of mine makes this in the skillet after a hard day at work, so you don’t even have to put in the oven!  Sprinkle the bread crumbs over before serving.

You can use leftover chicken or a rotisserie chicken as well as canned.  I usually do this.

どうぞめしあがれ Douzo meshiagare y’all!

Chicken and Noodle Casserole
1 can cream of mushroom soup (regular or reduced sodium)
½ c. milk (or broth or water)
1 c. frozen peas (or broccoli florets or peas and carrots)
¼ c. chopped onion and celery, sautéed until tender
2 4.5 ounce cans canned chicken or equivalent of cooked chicken
2 c. medium egg noodles cooked and drained
2 tbs. dry bread crumbs
1 tbs. butter melted
Stir the soup, milk, peas, celery, onion, chicken and noodles in a 1 1/2-quart casserole. Stir the bread crumbs and butter in a small bowl. Bake at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes or until the chicken mixture is hot and bubbling. Stir the chicken mixture. Sprinkle with the bread crumb mixture. Bake for 5 minutes or until the topping is golden brown.

Triple Strawberry Shortcake
1 qt. fresh strawberries, sliced
Strawberry Ice Cream or frozen yogurt
Slices of pound cake or angel food cake
Whipped cream or whipped topping

Slice and macerate strawberries in about 1/4 cup sugar depending on sweetness of berries. When ready to serve, on slice of cake put scoop of ice cream, top with berries and juice and add dollop of whipped cream.

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. SirenaTales
    Mar 30, 2014 @ 19:09:12

    No spring here–cold rain and and high winds make for a raw day. Your Rx is perfect, as are the delish recipes for Fried Chicken, Carnal Puddn and Creamed Corn from the post you gave me–love all of the family history and the colorful writing voice (comments were closed on that post, hence my commenting here). Thank you for the yummy bounty! Xoxo


    • kanzensakura
      Mar 30, 2014 @ 21:14:21

      You are welcome! I gave Huntie (at chasing rabbit holes) detailed instructions on frying chicken a few weeks ago. Both of us are looking forward to fresh summer corn and summer tomatoes….if you ever see a corn for sale – Ambrosia – grab you some ears. It is yellow but soooo tender and full of milk and so sweet, I often have to add very little sugar to make the Carnal Pudd’n. I am so happy you enjoy these posts. I’m living my dream when that happens and folks connect to them. Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2014 23:09:15 +0000 To:


      • SirenaTales
        Mar 30, 2014 @ 23:01:15

        That’s why I suggested the cookbook–live your dream, right? Living your passion reaps so many positives–for all. xo p.s. Thanks for the corn tip.


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