Chicken Spaghetti Casserole

October 22, 2019 at 5:27 pm (Mom Stuff) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

If you know me at all, you know I’m no cook. It’s never been something I enjoy to do, so I have never gotten much better than “able to keep my kids alive” level. 🤣

But, I have a few recipes up my sleeve that make it seem like I know what I’m doing just a little. This is a family favorite. So easy, probably 10 minute prep time, inexpensive, and both adults and kids love it. It makes enough for the 5 of us for dinner plus leftovers. Leftovers are almost even better with this dish! 😉


2 c shredded chicken

1 box spaghetti

2 can cream of chicken soup

1 can original Rotel

1 8oz package sour cream

Large sprinkling of shredded cheese

Tips: use a broasted chicken from the store. Easiest to shred when its warm. Shred then refrigerate if making tomorrow. Shred an overly full 2 cups. There will be just enough left for a couple of legs for kids lunch or to put on a salad, etc.

Instructions: Boil the entire package of spaghetti. Mix with all other ingredients except cheese in a 9×13 casserole pan. Cover in foil. Bake at 350° for 50 minutes. Remove the foil and add a full sprinkling of your favorite shredded cheese. Bake for another 10 minutes.


One more tip, a sprinkling of crumbled potato chips tops it excellently. Especially day 2 leftovers! Yumm!



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Homemade Fortune Cookies

February 16, 2009 at 10:18 am (Tid Bits) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I read on-line how to make my very own homemade fortune cookies recently.  I thought this would make a cute, personalized gift for Tony for Valentine’s Day.  They turned out pretty well, so I thought I would share this little recipe with you.

You will need:

  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 2/3 Cups Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Milk

Start by making 20 paper strips with fortunes or messages written on them.  Then:

  • Cream together egg and sugar.
  • Beat in butter and vanilla.
  • Mix flour and baking powder together and pour into mixture.  Mix.
  • Beat in milk.
  • Heat nonstick pan on medium-low.
  • Drop a spoonful or batter onto pan and form into a circle.
  • Cook until lightly brown, about 30 seconds.
  • Flip with spatula and cook another 5 to 10 seconds.
  • Lift cookie and insert fortune with first cooked side on the outside, and fold in half, and hang over a rim or edge of a glass.
  • When cookies are cooled, lay on cookie sheet and bake at 250 for 15-18 minutes.
Here I am in the process.  Some of the cookies are hanging on the edge of the bowl.  This is a very good technique for forming the cookies!

Here I am in the process. Some of the cookies are hanging on the edge of the bowl. This is a very good technique for forming the cookies!

Overall, the recipe worked very well.  The cookies were still a bit soft, however.  But, they tasted good.  I think that this is one of those things where you get better with practice.  My first cookies were too small and got a little too brown, but by the end they looked like real fortune cookies, as you can see here:


Tony thought they were great and he loved the sweet messages I wrote.

If you want to try this out, check out the full recipe and tips here:

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