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This weekend my goal was to put up the Christmas decorations. They are all up and it looks like Christmas at the Lloyd home! Several of my friends no longer put Christmas trees up. They do decorate in other ways, but I just can’t give that part up yet. My tree’s decorations don’t have a theme or a color scheme.Most of them are ornaments my children and even a grandchild made for me. Other store bought ones are those friends and family members gave me. Each one holds a special place in my heart. Those great memories come flooding back as I hang each one, I cherish them all. So as long as Pa Lloyd can put together the tree we will have one. If you remember other years I have written about my Christmas Therapy book by Karen Katafiasz. I quote her #7 suggestion: “Decorate your home with meaning and purpose and joy. Let something of your own and your family history be told in the decorations”.
Now we can’t just eat Christmas cookies the whole month of December. Today I am sharing a casserole recipe I made for us this week and my better half suggested I share it with you. I found it in the Grace Lutheran Church cookbook. It’s one I will make again.
2 chicken breasts, cubed
1 medium onion, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 Tblsp. olive oil
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 box stove Top Dressing
1 can ( 14oz.) chicken broth
Saute chicken, onion and celery in oil until chicken no longer pink. Put in greased 9 inch pan. Lay cheese on top of chicken to cover. I used shredded, then spread on undiluted cream of chicken soup. Cook dressing according to directions on package, except use the whole can of broth, butter as directed. Then spread dressing layer over the soup. Bake covered at 350 degrees for 30 minutes then uncover for another 30 minutes. I didn’t use a lot of cheese, just a sprinkle.
Keep warm and have a good week!