Thursday, September 18, 2008

Fresh Apple Crisp

In a pinch for a dessert that is yummy but not requiring crazy ingredients like cream cheese and whipped cream? This is it!


4 C peeled and sliced tart apples. I prefer Granny Smith, but Gala work well also.
1 1/4 C brown sugar
1 C flour
1 C oatmeal
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
2/3 C margarine


Heat overn to 375. Grease a square pan (8x8 or 9x9).* Place apple slices in pan. Mix remaining ingredients in a bowl, cutting in margarine or butter, and sprinkle over the apples. Bake for 45 minutes, or until the apples are fork-tender.

Serve warm, with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, or just plain. You can substitute peaches, or cherries, but may have to adjust the baking time accordingly.

* I did NOT grease my pan, and used a disposable aluminum pan. It worked just fine.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Yummy Chicken & Rice

This is a recipe that my BB found. We tried a little bit last night, that a friend sent home with him.


1 6 ounce box of Uncle Ben's Long Grain & Wild Rice Original Flavor
4 - 6 Boneless, skinless Chicken Breasts lightly seasoned with salt & pepper
1 can cream of mushroom soup
2 C HOT water

Put rice in a 13x9 pan. Pour 2 C HOT water over rice, and mix. Place chicken on top of rice. Seal pan TIGHTLY with foil. Place in a 375 degree oven for 75 minutes. In a small bowl, mix together cream of mushroom soup with about 3/4 of the can filled with milk. Take pan out of oven and carefully remove foil, spread soup mixture over top, reseal, and return to oven for 15 minutes. Remove pan, remove foil, and return pan to oven for another 10 - 15 minutes, or until soup is bubbly.


If you plan to serve more than 6 people, or more than 4 adults, make a 2nd pan using a 2nd box of rice!

This is fantastic for "taking a meal" to someone, and is really yummy with salad. It is a filling dish without being to "casserole-y" and is nice all year long.