Even though every year I do a little less getting ready for Christmas, I feel that stress creeping up on me! This year I am having trouble getting those Christmas cards going, I have to be in a creative writing mood for that task and so far it has eluded me! I turned to my Christmas therapy book by Karen Katafiasz to see what she suggests doing regarding Christmas cards: “Enhance your Christmas-card correspondence by taking time to add a special note to each person on your list. As you write to your loved ones, hold them prayerfully in your heart.” That sounds time consuming but instead of copying one form letter I am going to try it, maybe it won’t seem like such a chore.
Today’s recipe is old one, but cozy and comforting and good enough for company. I hope that you will like it too.
Golden Chicken Squares:
8 slices white bread
2 cups diced cooked chicken
2 Tblsp. parsley
1/2 cup diced onion
4 oz. can mushrooms, drained
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 tsp. salt, pepper and accent
2 cups milk
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 cup shredded cheese
Cut bread into 1/2 inch cubes, place 1/2 of them in a 9x13 inch baking dish. Combine chicken, onion, parsley, mushrooms, mayonnaise and seasonings, spoon over bread cubes, then rest of bread cubes. Beat eggs slightly whisk in milk, pour over bread, cover and refrigerate over night. Just before baking top with undiluted soup, bake for one hour at 350 degrees. Sprinkle cheese over top, return to oven until cheese is melted. Let set for 10 minutes before cutting and serving.
Take a break from your Christmas preparations, stretch out on the couch with the Christmas lights on and listen to Christmas music for a half hour every day!
Have a great week!
I'm Kathy Lloyd. I grew up on a farm near Elmore, MN and have lived in Fairmont for over 44 years. I have always loved to cook, even when I was very young. I loved to stay with my Aunt Dorothy during my childhood. She was a great cook and used to give me freedom in the kitchen, teaching me along the way. She made recipes from our Norwegian heritage, along with pies, homemade doughnuts, yeast bread and cinnamon rolls.