Wednesday, March 30, 2011

It's Only Wednesday?

When grandmother is a musician, sometimes baby must to go to practice with her. And baby might as well have an instrument, too. Just to get the idea. So this morning we made music. Baby Sister won't get to go to Arts Day on Friday but she liked her own private concert today.

Last night I did manage to get supper into the oven for Baby Sister's family before I headed home. I didn't get to taste it but Big Sister called later and said it was good--good enough to cook it again. That's my measure of how much they like a recipe. Mommy said a plus for her was having the broccoli in the recipe. A complete meal in one dish.  Found the recipe on the back of a cheese bag and then tweaked it a bit to suit what was on hand.

  • Chicken And Rice Bake

  • 1 cup long grain white rice
  • 1 can (14 oz.) chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cups small broccoli florets
  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp. paprika  
  • 1 tsp. thyme leaves
  •                                                           1 tsp. garlic salt
  •                                                           1 cup shredded mild Cheddar cheese

  • Combine rice, broth, onion and broccoli in 11x7-inch baking pan (2-qt.). Place chicken over rice mixture. Combine paprika, thyme and garlic salt in small bowl; sprinkle over chicken.

  • Cover with foil; bake in preheated 375°F oven 40 minutes. Uncover; bake 15 minutes more or until liquid is absorbed, rice is tender and chicken is cooked through.

  • Sprinkle chicken and rice with cheese. Bake 5 minutes more or until cheese is melted.
  •       *Recipe photo via

Big Sister has been busy, too. She's going on a trip next week during Spring Break and wanted to take this dish cloth as a gift. She has knitted before bed most evenings. She even got up early so that she could knit before school. So she finished it with a couple of days to spare!

She did a really great job on her first dish cloth. I'm very curious to see what her next project will be. 

1 comment:

  1. Big Sister did a terrific job. In fact, looks like ALL of you are doing a fine job over there.


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