Garden Veggies

Garden Veggies
Made into tile for my stove backsplash

Portland Rose Garden

Portland Rose Garden
Mike and my 2 youngest sons Ian and Leif

Grandson Michael's Birthday 2014 throwing water balloons

Grandson Michael's Birthday 2014 throwing water balloons
With son Beau, Grandson Luke and his mom Jennifer


I cut this out of a wedding line. I must take more pictures of her.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008


I am not a big fan of cooking with cream soups but this is a nice recipe and very easy. Maybe the sour cream and swiss cheese help disguise the distinctive soup taste. The meat doesn't need to be browned before. I like to use chicken tenders instead of the breasts-- enough to fill the bottom of a 9x13 pan. . I added the thyme leaves because I do things like that or a little bunch of chopped fresh herbs in the summer. This can be cooked while you are at church if you can set your oven to come on so it will cook for only 2 1/2 hours otherwise lower the temp to 250 degrees. The meat gets too dry if cooking for the 3 plus hours you are at church at the higher temp. This recipe came from my sister-in-law Alicia. 

4  large chicken breasts cut in 3-4 pieces each
½ lb. Swiss cheese grated
2 cans of cream of chicken soup
¼ C. water
½ C. sour cream
½ tsp thyme leaves (optional) 

(If I have some fresh herbs it helps to hide the chicken soup taste)

Put the chicken breasts in a 9x13 baking dish, sprinkle with the Swiss cheese. Mix the remaining ingredients and pour over the chicken. Crush 1 ½ pkgs. Of Ritz crackers and mix with ¼ C. of butter. Sprinkle over the chicken and bake 275 for 2 ½ hours.  Serve with rice but mashed potatoes is good also. 

1 comment:

Tasha said...

I didn't realize (or maybe I had forgotten) that you have a blog. I love that you put all your recipes up and the movie reviews are nice as well. I will have to add you to my list so I can check back frequently.
I am honored you would want to paint the pic of Kalli. You are an amazing painter, I can't wait to see what you can do. Send us a photo of it when you are done :)