10 December, 2010

A Full House

Yesterday was the annual Quilt Ministry tea and luncheon, we've been at it for ten years; making quilts for those in need and enjoying each other's company through food, fun and fellowship. The turn out was a record, counting myself there were twenty here at the house for lunch; what a terrific way to kick off the next ten years. More dedicated hearts and hands means more quilts, thanks be to God!

Chicken Spaghetti (serves a crowd!*):
2 T butter
1 C chopped onion
1 C chopped celery
1 (14 oz. can) chicken broth
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can (10 oz.) chopped tomatoes with green chiles (Rotel mild)
1 can (4.25 oz.) chopped black olives
1 jar (4 oz.) sliced mushrooms
1/2 C sour cream
1 teaspoon salt
3 1/2 C chopped, cooked chicken
2 C shredded cheddar cheese
1 box (16 oz.) angel hair pasta, cooked and drained
3/4 C Panko bread crumbs
1 T melted butter

Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a 13" X 9" pan with non-stick cooking spray. In a medium skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat and add onion and celery, cook until tender (4-5 minutes).
In a large bowl combine onion mixture, broth soups, tomatoes, olives, mushrooms, sour cream and salt. Stir in chicken and cheese. Add pasta, stirring gently to coat. Spoon into prepared baking dish. In a small bowl, combine bread crumbs and melted butter. Sprinkle evenly over top of casserole. Bake for 30-40 minutes until hot and bubbly.

* 10-12 servings, (although I can serve 15-16 women from one dish)... there is a LOT of food in this! I think that the indicated number of servings would be more accurate when men are eating too.

Life is Good!
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StitchinByTheLake said...

I can hear the laughing and talking now - I know it was a blast! On behalf of those you help through your ministry, I thank you. blessings, marlene

Mary Lou Casada said...

How wonderful! A bunch of Proverbs 31 women -- extending their hands to the needy and making coverings for their beds! :-) Or, as my momma used to call it, a hen party in the extreme!! LOVE it! :-)
Mary Lou

Carrie P. said...

What a great thing to do to those in need warm. Great photo. I recognize a few of those ladies.

Ancestor Collector said...

A wonderful group of caring ladies, and an abundance of holiday sweaters! :-)

Angie said...

Oh yum, I love love love chicken spaghetti!!! That picture is wonderful, Mrs. G.! Of course, Hannes MADE it super special. :D (Did he get a bite of the spaghetti?)