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Monday, March 2, 2009

Attack of the Poppy-seeds

I've got a YUMMY DE-LISH EASY recipe to share with you!  
But first I must warn you to beware of the poppy-seeds ;-)

I was craving this Creamy Chicken Casserole dish from Southern Living, so I set off to make it.  It takes about 10 minutes to prep, 30 to bake & if I'm saying it's easy, then you know it's EASY!


 3 cups cooked, cubed chicken
1 (10 3/4 oz.) can cream of chicken soup, undiluted
1 (8 0z.) carton sour cream
1 Tb poppy seeds

Spoon these 4 ingredients into a lightly greased 11x 7 x 1 1/2 in. baking dish.

Then combine 1 1/2 cups (about 40) crushed buttery (Ritz) crackers & 1/4 cup melted butter or margarine, and sprinkle over top.

Bake uncovered @ 350 degrees for 30 minutes

This makes about 4 servings and my kids even loved it, mmm!  And you can even substitute low fat sour cream to make it a bit healthier.

So on with the poppyseed story.  As I'm measuring out the poppy-seeds, I decided to take the whole lid off & those crazy little boogers decided to hop out of the container and do a little jig all over my countertop and kitchen floor.  It was funny for about a second until I realized that I forgot to turn the spinner off of my wonderful vacuum, and the seeds went shooting across the kitchen floor making 10 times the amount of mess I had made in the first place!

Needless to say, I couldn't cook and clean at the same time!  So, my sweet husband took over cooking duty while I cleaned the floor...and then we all gobbled up every last bit of the dish!

Then we admired our daughters, while they put on a magic show, white gloves and all!  I'm wondering if they can make mommy disappear...only to be found on a beach somewhere with a Margarita in hand & not cleaning up poppy-seeds?  Who's with me?


P.S. I finally figured out how to get the Navigation bar (up there) up and running!  Please give me your feedback on how the overall bloggy looks!  I promise, I can take constructive criticism well :-)  I've still got a few things I'd like to change around,'s a work in progress.  I've looked at html code ALL WEEKEND and my eyes are blurry.  Trying to teach myself this stuff is not easy, hehe.  I used the 'Tips for New Bloggers' blog for a lot of coding questions and it's been a really helpful site, so check it out if you can.  I also have a small little button over on the bottom of my right sidebar for future reference.  

Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to give tips, links, etc.  You guys rock!


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Amariah said...

Thanks for the recipe, it sounds delicious ;-)
I like your bar up top. I've seen those on a few other blogs, but I haven't had time to try it myself.

Robin said...

The blog is lookin' gooood! The nav bar is great, not to mention your friends page! LOL!
Looks like there's new crafties in your etsy shop. Gonna have to check that out.

Anonymous said...

There was a Seinfeld episode about poppy seeds, hmmm........
Anywho, Welcome to SITS!!

Kathleen said...

Recipe sounds yummy! And the blog is looking great!

Michelle said...

Oh, that sounds yummy!

Julie said...

I think your blog is looking great...very cheeful.
This is my husband's favorite recipe. He's eat it everyday I think.

Anonymous said...

I like the new look of the blog, Cuz! And thanks for the link for the decals - they are totally awesome and when i move, i think i'm gonna have to invest!

Andrea Rooks said...

That recipe sounds fabulous -- I love casseroles...

I think your blog is coming along great! I like the menu bar at the top, very bloggy...

Lalapoo said...

wow, thanks for sharing where to go for blogging tips.. i was interested on a navigation bar on my blog but did not know where to go for info.. and the recipe sounds delish but I am so tired from nursing baby that I guess there is only one thing to do for dinner.. TAKE OUT!

Joy said...

Poppy seed mishap = LOL
Recipe = writing it down, thank you very much
Blog Design = gorgeous! colors are awesome

{stopping by via Welcomistas} said...

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The chicken must be made here!!

Oh, and I totally dig the navigation bar!!

Guess what??? I am making the most unreal Lemon Chicken recipe from someone who left it for me on my blog... I thin kthe best recipes in the woorld are on blogs!!

Huge hugs from AZ! xoxo

CherryTreeLane said...

I kinda am laughing because I can see me doing this.... :)
I will try that recipe ASAP!

Sara said...

Ok, I am liking the way that recipe sounds.. yum... I wonder if my boys would eat it. SO picky. I'm going to try..

Jill said...

Your blog looks great!

YOu will be finding poppy seeds for months to come. Just when you think you have swept up the last one.. another one will come rolling out from somewhere!


Tristan said...

I make that alll the time!! love it!

faerie enchantment said...

OOOH this recipe does sound good, I'm going food shopping in a few days, and getting some sour cream and poppy seeds. Thanks for sharing this!

Love your blog...

Oh and I will see you at the carnival soiree!

Magic and Joy!

Michaela said...

Your blog looks great! I love the using the TIPS blog for HTML help... It is the best imo

KC Mom said...

I love the look of your've done a great job.
Ha...poppy seed destruction...sounds like something that would happen to me! That recipe is a good one.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today. :)

nikkicrumpet said...

I think the blog looks beautiful. I love it...everything hops off the page! The recipe sounds yummy...without the dancing poppy seeds of course...And woman...what the heck are you doing grocery shopping in the middle of the night!!!! YIKES.