Sunday, March 31, 2013

Simply Satisfying

No need for elaborate fixins...just plain and simple yum!
Less cooking, less clean-up, but no less satisfying :-)
Woke up @ 6:00, fixed lunch before leaving to help on church bus-route @ 8:30,
home from church @ 1:00, took pics, enjoyed lunch, played Fast Scrabble!
A sweetly relaxing day! So blessed.

Creamed Chicken Casserole:
Boil 3 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast till tender.
Remove from liquid and coarsely chop meat.
To make the cream sauce, melt 1/2 stick butter in pan, add appx. 2/3 c. flour,
whisking together to prevent any lumps.
Turn off heat, and gradually add chicken broth (appx. 3 cups) to make a sauce.
Add 1 tsp. Wyler's Chicken granules + 1 tsp. coarsely ground black pepper to season,
then add 1 c. sour cream, whisking all together. 
Add chopped chicken + 2 c. cheddar cheese; combine all and pour into casserole dish.  
Combine 1 sleeve crushed Ritz crackers w/ 1/4 c. melted butter; sprinkle over casserole. Bake @ 375 for appx. 40 minutes or till bubbly.

How to play Fast Scrabble:
You will not need the Scrabble board for this game.
Dump scrabble tiles on table & turn them face-down.  Each player draws 7 tiles to start.
One player says "go!" and all players start building their own crossword puzzle.
When one player uses all tiles to make valid words, that player says "take one!".
Then all players must draw a tile and continue making their puzzle.
Players may reconstruct their puzzle at any time during the game.
When all tiles are gone, the first one to finish their puzzle with valid words says "stop!".
Then each player counts their word points horizontally and records the score.
Now count vertically and record that score. Deduct any points for left-over tiles.
The person who said "stop!" gets to double the score of their most valuable word.

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