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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Hot Chicken Salad


Hot Chicken Salad is a great way to feed a crowd, or serve as an appetizer!  The cheesy chicken is hard to resit with crunchy croutons on the top!

I have been going through my grandmother's recipes, and came across this recipe.  I wanted to share it with you, as I have been thinking about her.

Hot Chicken Salad is a great way to feed a crowd, or serve as an appetizer! This dish is hot and cheesy chicken, and you get a crunch from the celery and croutons!

If you wanted to visit with grandma when you visited her at the farm, you would find her in the kitchen. Her advise would come across the kitchen counter as she was preparing the next meal or baking cookies. 

Hot Chicken Salad is a great way to feed a crowd, or serve as an appetizer! This dish is hot and cheesy chicken, and you get a crunch from the celery and croutons!

Using this white Corningware dish reminds me of my grandmother's dishes.  She had quite the collection.  If you would see my "cupboards" as grandma use to call the cabinets, you would see my collection.   


Hot Chicken Salad is a great way to feed a crowd, or serve as an appetizer! This dish is hot and cheesy chicken, and you get a crunch from the celery and croutons! Chasing Saturdays

This is a simple dish you can bring to a potluck or even serve as an appetizer! 

Hot Chicken Salad is a great way to feed a crowd, or serve as an appetizer! This dish is hot and cheesy chicken, and you get a crunch from the celery and croutons! Chasing Saturday's

To bring more heat to heat to this dish, add some hot sauce!

Hot Chicken Salad is a great way to feed a crowd, or serve as an appetizer! This dish is hot and cheesy chicken, and you get a crunch from the celery and croutons!  Chasing Saturday's


HOT CHICKEN SALAD

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INGREDIENTS FOR HOT CHICKEN SALAD2 cups chopped chicken breast
1 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups croutons
1/8 cup slivered almonds

HOW TO MAKE HOT CHICKEN SALAD

Preheat oven to 375
Spray small casserole pan with cooking spray
Chop Chicken breasts into small pieces.
Add chopped celery, onion, 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1 cup shredded cheese, 1 cup croutons, and almonds.
Top salad with remaining croutons and 1 cup of cheese.
Place in oven uncovered and bake for 40 minutes.
Serve hot.



NOTES ON HOT CHICKEN SALAD


  • Grandma's recipe calls for 2 cups of chopped celery, I only used one cup.
  • I crumbled the remaining 1 cup of croutons for the topping so it would spread all over the top of the salad.



Hot Chicken Salad is a great way to feed a crowd, or serve as an appetizer! This dish is hot and cheesy chicken, and you get a crunch from the celery and croutons!  Chasing Saturdays



Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Cheesy Penne Pasta Bake

The Cheesy Penne Pasta Bake is an easy recipe, that the whole family loves! Pasta dishes are our go-to on busy evenings. 




The Cheesy Penne Pasta Bake is an easy recipe, that the whole family loves!, Chasing Saturday's



Penne pasta is my husband's favorite type of pasta.  I always have to reserve a little pasta back for my youngest son.  The first serving is always noodles, no sauce.  Second serving he requests the sauce! 


The Cheesy Penne Pasta Bake is an easy recipe, that the whole family loves! Chasing Saturday's

You can definitely make this on the stove top and be done, but I like to sometimes finish this out on the stove and make a casserole. 



The Cheesy Penne Pasta Bake is an easy recipe, that the whole family loves! Chasing Saturday's

I love all kinds of cheese on my pasta dishes.  We mainly use cheddar and mozzarella. After combining the cooked pasta, and the meat sauce, I add to the 9x13 pan.  Then top with favorite shredded cheese.  Pasta seems to go a little further this way, and leftovers are a big deal in our house, too.


CHEESY PENNE PASTA BAKE
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INGREDIENTS TO MAKE CHEESY PENNE PASTA BAKE
1 clove garlic
1/2 chopped onion
1 lb. Penne Pasta
2 lbs. Ground hamburger
1 - 24 oz jar Prego Traditional Italian Sauce
1- 24 oz can Hunt’s Traditional Spaghetti Sauce
Salt and Pepper to taste
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

HOW TO MAKE CHEESY PENNE PASTA BAKE

Add onion and garlic to skillet, and bake.
Add two pounds of hamburger to skillet and brown, drain grease.
Add both jars of Prego and Hunt's sauce to the skillet, and mix with the cooked penne pasta.
Spray 9x13 pan with cooking spray. Put the penne pasta into the pan, add salt and pepper.
Add 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese on top.
Place in oven, preheated to 350 degrees, uncovered.
Bake for 20-30 minutes, until cheese is brown.

NOTES ON CHEESY PENNE PASTA BAKE

Can substitute for any type of pasta for this bake.
Use your favorite cheese, mozzarella or cheddar.




The Cheesy Penne Pasta Bake is an easy recipe, that the whole family loves! Chasing Saturday's