Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Cheezy Meadow and Amazing Lemon Sauce

Evelynn named this recipe Cheezy Meadow.
Brown Rice-looks like wheat or yellowed grass (especially with the cheese).
Broccoli-are the little bushes and trees.
Chicken chunks-stand in as little rocks.

Isn't she cute?
So here is a super quick meal that is inexpensive, filling, and yummy:

3-4 cups cubed chicken, browned
4 cups cooked brown rice (about 2 cups dry)
2 broccoli crowns, cut up
2 cans Campell's Cheddar Cheese
1 cup shredded cheddar
Orange and Datil pepper seasoning (substitute with lemon pepper seasoning)

Layer in casserole dish: rice and chicken. Sprinkle with seasoning.
Spread broccoli around the top, pour canned cheese all over.
Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes, sprinkle with shredded cheese and bake 5 minutes more.

The seasoning is something my brother sent me while living in St Augustine, Florida. It is fantastic on veggie/rice combos! My little jar has lasted quite awhile, I highly recommend it. If you have a rice cooker with a brown rice setting, it makes this meal even easier. I usually brown my chicken in EVOO over medium heat. I can cut everything up and cook the chicken early in the day and just throw it all together for dinner.

Want to seem fancy? Don't want to spend $$$? or time?

Lemon Sauce

1 can cream of chicken soup
2-3 tablespoons of lemon juice
4 tablespoons of butter
1/2 water
capers (optional)

Mix soup and water in small saucepan, add butter and lemon juice, bring to a low simmer stirring with whisk constantly. Heat until warm. Pour over pasta/veal/chicken, sprinkle some capers on top.
(Hint: this is very impressive when served over veal and bow-tie pasta!!! Veal is very easy to make, just brown a couple of cutlets in EVOO over medium heat, 2 minutes per side.)

Here are what capers look like.
I love the taste, but easy does it, they are potent!


  1. Yummy...I may have to try that! :D

  2. It's 10:30 in the morning and now I want dinner. Thank you.