Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Tasty Tuesday

I'm cheating big time today, and using a borrowed recipe from a cookbook that is still on my wish list and from a fellow blogger who has made it big, one I've been following for years now and always wished would do a cookbook. See girls, wishes do come true! I don't think I have to introduce you to Ree Drummond aka The Pioneer Woman because she should be a household name by now!

I was so happy to see a article on her in the March issue of Woman's Day magazine complete with photos and a recipe that she claims is the only casserole her hubby will eat. Now, I haven't tried this yet, but I am this week, I figure if a rough -n- tough cowboy likes this dish, my buffet man should, right? We shall see.....

Chicken Spaghetti

1 cut up chicken (I'm cheating and using skinned breasts)
1 lb. thin spaghetti, broken into 2 in. pieces
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
2 1/2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/4 c. diced green bell pepper
1 jar (4 oz.) diced pimento, drained
1 tsp. seasoned salt
1/8 to 1/4 cayenne pepper, to taste
Fresh ground black pepper to taste
Heat oven to 350, add chicken to a stock pot, cover with water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer till chicken is cooked, about 25 mins. Remove chicken from pot and set aside to cool. Remove 2 cups of broth from the pot and set aside. Bring the remaining broth to a boil and add spaghetti. Cook till done, drain it and set aside. Place the cooked spaghetti in a large bowl. Add the cream of mushroom soup and 2 cups of the shredded cheese. Then add the onion, green pepper and pimento. Add the seasoned salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper. Add the chicken and broth. Stir together well, then taste to check the seasonings. Pour mixture into a large baking dish and top with remaining 1/2 c. cheese. Bake for 35-40 mins. till bubbly.

I think I'll even cheat some more and use the whole wheat pasta in hopes of making it a bit better for you, small hopes, but all hope is good! So, while I wait to add this cookbook to my collection, her blog offers a wonderful sample of down home cooking, on or off the range! So, gather your gang and experience how the pioneer woman cooks!

P.S. 3/4/10 I made this dish last night and it was so good that my hubby didn't come up once till it was time for seconds! lol It was a hit! And I must say, you can't tell or taste the mushroom soup, delish!


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