Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

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Instructions

  1. Melt butter over medium heat and saute onion until translucent. Add garlic and saute 1 minute. Stir in flour until no lumps remain and cook over low heat for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Slowly add in white wine and chicken broth, whisking to combine. Add in dry mustard, parsley, and poultry seasonings. Cook sauce until thickened and then set aside.
  3. Layer in a large 10×13 pan your cooked chicken, rice, broccoli, baby carrots, and sauce. Stir in half of the cheeses into the mixture, and then top the casserole with the rest of the cheese.
  4. Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes, or until it is bubbly and heated through.

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

Serves 4-6
Prep time 30 minutes
Cook time 1 hour, 20 minutes
Total time 1 hour, 50 minutes
Meal type Main Dish
Misc Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Hot
Occasion Casual Party, Easter

Ingredients

  • 3 large chicken breasts, cooked, seasoned, and cubed
  • 1/2 cup butter, salted
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, finely minced
  • 1/2 cup flour, all-purpose
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 3 cups cooked wild rice
  • 1-2 cup cooked basmati rice
  • 2 cups cooked broccoli
  • 1 cup baby carrots
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 cups colby jack, shredded

Directions

Step 1
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Begin this recipe by baking 3 large chicken breasts seasoned lightly with salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a 325 degree oven until they are cooked through. The time this will take depends heavily on how thick your chicken breast is, so check often and remove as soon as the pink is gone.
Step 2
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While the chicken is cooking, dice up half an onion and sauté it over medium heat with 3/4 of a stick of butter.
Step 3
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Add in 1 tablespoon of finely diced garlic and saute for 1 minute. After the onions are soft and translucent, sprinkle 1/2 a cup of all-purpose flour into the pan and whisk until the lumps are gone.
Step 4
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Cook this, stirring frequently, over low heat for 3-4 minutes. Next slowly stir in the white wine, chicken broth, and herbs. Cook until thickened and then remove from heat and set aside.
Step 5
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Dice your cooked chicken and layer it into your casserole dish.
Step 6
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Add in the broccoli, cooked white rice, cooked wild rice, and carrots.
Step 7
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Pour the cream sauce in.
Step 8
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Stir in half of the cheese, and sprinkle the rest on the top. Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes, or until everything is melted and bubbly and delicious.

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Home churned butter

There really isn’t anything easier to make than butter. You cannot screw this up. Cannot. How much more impressive will it be for your guests if you not only pull out some freshly baked dinner rolls, but also whip our your home churned butter as well?

Come on. Ridiculous.

Home churned butter

Home churned butter

Serves 4
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 25 minutes
Allergy Milk
Meal type Bread, Breakfast, Condiment, Starter
Misc Child Friendly, Gourmet, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold
Occasion Birthday Party, Christmas, Easter, Formal Party

Ingredients

  • 3 cups heavy whipping cream
  • salt (optional)

Directions

Step 1
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Take some cream. You’ll want about 3 cups to make 1 cup of butter. Put it into your mixer. Turn your mixer on.
Step 2
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Let your mixer run. Soon you’ll have whipped cream.
Step 3
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Keep mixing. In a few minutes you will start to see the whipped cream thicken more and change color.
Step 4
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Keep going! You are almost there.
Step 5
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SOON after this, things will get a bit messy. If you have a cover for your mixer, use it, or you will get splashed! Its amazing what happens here. Just keep mixing. When you see your beautifully yellow butter clumping together in the mixer you are done!
Step 6
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You will want to drain the buttermilk from the butter, gather the butter together into a ball, and squeeze it out. Then...you want to rinse it out under some cold water to make sure you get ALL of that buttermilk out of there. If you don’t, it can spoil fairly quickly.
Step 7
After you’ve drained and rinsed your butter, if you’d like you can knead some salt into it. This also helps preserve it.

For store bought butter I’m generally a “keep it on the counter” kind of person. For home churned butter, I’m not. I keep it in the fridge until about a half hour before I’m going to use it. Then I take it out and let it soften.

Butter!

 Home churned butter to compliment your home baked rolls or anything else that can be improved by some butter. So pretty much anything. :)

 

 

 

Instructions

1. Place cream in mixer. Turn mixer on. Let mix until butter forms.

2. Drain buttermilk from butter and rinse butter under cold water. Knead in salt if desired. Keep in fridge.

 

Hungarian Beef Stew

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There is not much more comforting food than a big bowl of hearty beef stew. This recipe is simple, straightforward, yet so satisfying. The next time you need a little warm up, throw this on the stove or in your crock pot for a delicious meal that cannot be beat.

hungarianbeefstew

Beef Stew

Serves 4
Prep time 30 minutes
Cook time 2 hours
Total time 2 hours, 30 minutes
Meal type Main Dish, Soup
Misc Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Hot
Region European
There is not much more comforting food than a big bowl of hearty beef stew. This recipe is simple, straightforward, yet so satisfying. The next time you need a little warm up, throw this on the stove or in your crock pot for a delicious meal that cannot be beat.

Ingredients

  • 1lb beef stew meat
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 1/4 tablespoon pepper
  • 1/4 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 6 cups beef broth
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 large carrots, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup frozen green beans
  • 1 15 oz can stewed tomatoes
  • 1 large potato, diced

Directions

Step 1
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Take one pound of stew meat, toss lightly in seasoned flour, and then brown well over medium-high heat.
Step 2
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Next pour the browned meat, 1 cup of dry red wine, and a sliced onion into an oven-safe dish and place into a 275 degree oven for 1 hour.
Step 3
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While the meat is roasting, place 6 cups of beef broth, some sliced carrots, peas, chunked potatoes, beans, and a can of stewed tomatoes into a medium to large stock pot. Heat to a slow simmer, and stir frequently.
Step 4
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When the meat comes out of the oven, pour all the contents into your stew, stir well, and cook for 15-20 minutes. Serve immediately with some fresh buttered bread.

 

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees.
  2. Mix flour, salt, pepper, and garlic and onion powder in a small bowl. Toss the stew meat in the seasoned flour to lightly coat.
  3. Heat oil in a medium pan over medium-high heat. Add meat and brown on all sides. Remove to baking dish and pour red wine on top. Place sliced onion in dish and bake for 1-2 hours, or until the meat is tender and the wine is reduced.
  4. Place beef broth, carrots, peas, beans, tomatoes, and potatoes into a large stock pot. Bring to a simmer. Add roasted meat/onion/wine mixture, and stir well. Let simmer for 30-40 minutes. Serve immediately with fresh buttered bread.

 

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