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Thursday, December 28, 2017

Throw Back Thursday ~ Personality ~ French Onion Chicken Pasta Casserole ~ Chicken Fries w/ Cheesy Bacon Dip

Good  44º cloudy foggy morning.  Yesterday we topped at  49º.

Throw Back Thursday... our house December 10, 2001:

This is fun... what your fav dessert says about your personality...
My favorite dessert is pie.... well, cheesecake, and key lime, and pumpkin.... So, it said this about me:
"As a passionate pie eater, you're understanding and wise, but still a real goofball."  !!!!!
Yesterday was over the top exciting. Drove into RR for some chicken to cook for Dude, pick up mail, get prescription, and a stop at ACE for cracked corn. Dude was a happy camper to just get to ride. He LOVES riding in the car!

This is divine!
French Onion Chicken Pasta Casserole

8 oz uncooked fettuccine noodles, broken into thirds

1/4 cup butter
6 cups halved and thinly sliced sweet onions (about 2 large onions)
1 T chopped fresh thyme leaves
1/4 t salt
1/4 t pepper
2 T all purpose flour
2 1/4 cups beef flavored broth (from 32oz carton)
2 cups shredded deli rotisserie chicken
2 cups shredded Swiss cheese (8oz)
2 T butter, melted
1 cup Italian style Panko crispy bread crumbs (from 8oz box)

1. Heat oven to 350º
2. Spray 13x9 baking dish with cooking spray
3. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package
4. In non-stick skillet, heat 1/4 cup butter over med-high heat and add onions, thyme, salt and pepper.
5. Reduce heat to med and cook 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally until onions start to brown
6. Sprinkle flour over onions and cook 1 minute.
7. Stir in broth, heat to boiling, stirring occasionally. Simmer 1-2 minutes until slightly thickened.
8. Remove pan from heat and stir in chicken and cooked pasta... mixing to combine.
9. Add half the mixture to the baking dish. Sprinkle with half the cheese. Top with remaining pasta mixture and remaining cheese.
10. Cover and bake 20 minutes
11. In small bowl mix topping ingredients
12. Remove cover from baking dish and sprinkle topping over all. Bake 5-10 minutes until topping is golden and mixture heated through.

Historically this date....
1912 – The first municipally owned streetcars take to the streets in San Francisco, California.

.... LOVE riding those!!!

2000 – U.S. retail giant Montgomery Ward announces it is going out of business after 128 years.

...........sad sad sad day!! "Monkey Wards" a fav place to shop!

And births this date include....

1856 – Woodrow Wilson, American politician, 28th President of the United StatesNobel Prize laureate (d. 1924)
My High School named after him! Our school mascot was a Mule~! LOL.
Of course Sue Shewalter and I were inside
 the mascot running around on the football field, but did anyone get a picture? No. 

1934 – Dame Maggie Smith, British actress

1954 – Denzel Washington, American actor

1972 – Adam Vinatieri, American football player

I am totally addicted to Schwans Chicken Fries!! So I cooked some and made a dipping sauce from Prego Cheese Sauce and added in Deliciou Bacon Seasoning...... (which is made in Australia and can be purchased through their site )

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

December 28, 2017 is

National Chocolate Candy Day

It's National Chocolate Candy Day! Chocolate candy is one of the most popular sweets in the world. It can be combined with everything from nuts and caramel to raisins and pretzels to make some of our favorite chocolate treats!
Did you know that during the Second World War, the U.S. Government commissioned Milton Hershey to create a candy bar to include in the soldiers' rations? The recipe his company created is now the famous Hershey Milk Chocolate Bar.
Today, chocolate is still clearly an American favorite treat. Over 2.8 billion pounds are consumed annually. On average that means each person consumes over eleven pounds per year! To celebrate National Chocolate Candy Day, enjoy some of your favorite types of chocolate candy.