So this is on my way home from Iowa City.
I see it from Hwy 1 and it just tickles me to no end.
Know what else tickles me?
This picture of our neighbor's newly married children setting up home on their property a couple months ago.
And I will tell you this comforting
Chicken Noodle Casserole recipe tickles me too, cause it is from scratch and includes no cans of soup!
I used potato chips instead of panko for the topping.
Potato chip topping is reminiscent of my childhood.
Here's the fine fixins for this Chicken Noodle Casserole (From Scratch) recipe.
Spend with Pennies website.
Click HERE to go directly to her site where you can print off the recipe with full directions! Be sure to check out her other recipes, too!
Straight outta www.spendwithpennies.com
2 tablespoons butter
1 small onion , diced
1 1/2 cups each sliced celery & carrots
6 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1/4 teaspoon thyme
pepper to taste
3 cups reduced sodium chicken broth (ready to serve)
1 cup milk
4 oz cream cheese (block, not spreadable)
1 cup cheddar cheese
1 package medium egg noodles (15oz)
4 cups cooked chicken
1 1/2 cups frozen peas
1/4 cup finely diced red pepper
2 tablespoons melted butter
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2/3 cup Panko bread crumbs
Quick notes: I subbed edamame for peas cause Tim still needs therapy for being forced to eat peas one time as a kid. (DON'T USE EDAMAME, USE PEAS!!!) Also I try to use Kalona Supernatural (local organic dairy) for the majority of my dairy products.
Okay, so prep all the vegetables and shred the cheese.
I used both white and yellow cheddar.
Add flour, chicken broth and milk.
Let it bubble, add the cheeses and stir...
Combine all ingredients.
Very Important! The recipe doesn't say but trust me, YOU WILL NEED TO ADD SALT AND PEPPER AT THIS POINT!
Topping calls for panko, I went with potato chips from my childhood.
Pour into greased dish.
Spread topping over noodles. I used a full 5 oz. bag.
Recipe calls for 30-35 minutes,
I left mine in around 45 minutes.
DONE and YUM!!
This is a nice creamy, tasty
Chicken Noodle Casserole made from scratch!
A nostalgic comfort meal.
The flavors really are spot on!
Just the right amount!
Next day the leftovers were even better!
Again, click HERE for the full recipe from Spend with Pennies!
In closing, I'd like to share all the spooktacular decorating in the house.
And by "all the spooktacular decorating", I mean the tiny amount I put in the entry. Don't be scared :)
Vintage Boy Scouts pinewood derby cars.
Vintage cake and cupcake toppers I picked up from Sister's Garden.
I think those little cars are from Cracker Jacks boxes??
Vintage telephone lineman's test phone.
Old-timey Trick or Treat snack bags,
how cute are these?!!!
I picked up much of my Halloween decorations from Sister's Garden on Hwy 1.
Look at these ultra cute hay bales in their field!
And of course my favorite big goblin and little goblin in all of PumpkinPatchLand.
Okay y'all! Thanks for checking in!!!
Have a fun Halloween whether you dress up and take the kiddies
trick-or-treating or whether you close the shades and hunker down for
a cozy night in!
Stay warm and we'll talk at ya soon!