Monday, July 25, 2016

Country Chicken Supper

Yesterday we said "goodbye" to my husband's uncle.
He was a nice man, who always made me feel welcome in his home from day one.

Listening to his (3!) eulogies, it was really cool to hear all these different stories about him that we didn't know before...or had a different impression of.

My mother in law said on the way home (I am sure it's not original from her, but I couldn't find a quote to, well, quote)
"If you ask 10 people to say a sentence about a person, you will get 10 completely different sentences".
She is oh-so-very right.
Everyone has their own thoughts and opinions about a person, as well as their own interests that they shared with someone.

At wakes and memorials, I always enjoy looking at the picture boards people make. (is that morbid?)
I love seeing older pictures, and snapshots of a time in their life I may never have known about.
Dorky me though, I was taken by a couple of pictures of hubby's aunt and uncle that were taken at my wedding.
What struck me about them is the fact that we held his memorial service on 7/24/16.
Those pictures were taken 7/24/04.
I just kept thinking "wow...12 years ago today those were taken, almost to the hour. A lot of the same people were together at that same time".
I am sentimental like that...or being over-thinkery...which is more than likely the case.

Now is the time where I thank you all for your good thoughts, warm wards, and virtual hugs when I spilled my guts about everything that hit at once.

Life is getting back on track. My aunt's friend passed. We are getting some new people at work.
Life just keeps marching on as it should.

Time for some comfort food that's good for the soul!

3 Boneless chicken breasts
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
½ Cup chopped onion
1 (14 oz) can French style green beans
1 (14 oz) can Diced tomatoes
1 (14 oz) can Sliced carrots
1 Large potato (¾ inch cubes)
1 Cup uncooked rice
½ Tsp salt
¼ Tsp pepper
1 Cup water
½ Cup shredded cheddar cheese

1. Cut chicken into bite sized pieces
2. Heat oil in large skillet
3. Add chicken and onion, saute 3 minutes
4. Add green beans, undrained tomatoes, carrots (drained), potato, rice, salt, and pepper.
5. Mix gently
6. Pour water over top of chicken mixture
7. Cook, covered, over med low heat for 20 minutes or until potato and rice are tender
8. Sprinkle chicken mixture with cheddar


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  1. My mom and grandma would love this! Thanks for sharing :]

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  2. Your observations were so sweet. I can relate a lot to "how you think".

    Your chicken dinner recipe looks scrumptious! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I agree. The stories about the dearly departed can vary so much from one person to another. I love this chicken dish. Thanks for sharing your "story" at What'd You Do This Weekend.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,

  4. I am sorry for your family's loss, your observations are so right. Your recipe sounds so good! Certainly one to try! Thanks for sharing at Celebrate Your Story!

  5. This sounds so tasty!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for crafts, recipes, and tips:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  6. Thinking of you and your family as you come to terms with your losses, Jay. I'm sentimental like that too - I always notice those kind of details like you did with the dates. Your Country Chicken Supper is definitely comfort food. It looks delicious and wholesome. Thank you for being a part of our Hearth and Soul Hop.

  7. I am so sorry for your losses, Jay. Your Country Chicken Supper would sure be comfort food for our family. We are on our way to take a comfort dish to a friend this evening. You are right we pause and then life goes on, but the food will make it better. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

  8. Sorry for your loss, yes my father-in-law passed away a week ago.This country chicken supper looks delicious. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop.

  9. I'll take a plate of this stat please and thank you! Looks so yummy, totally pinning! Have a great day xo

  10. Sorry for your loss. Celebrations of life is a great way of connecting. Looking at old photos is a treasure. Thank you for sharing your Country Chicken Supper at DI&DI.