Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Cheesy Chicken & Rice Casserole

Ingredients1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Campbell's® Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup (Regular, 98% Fat Free or Healthy Request®)
1 1/3 cups water
3/4 cup uncooked regular long-grain white rice
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (about 1 pound)
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

1. Heat the oven to 375°F. Stir the soup, water, rice, onion powder, black pepper and vegetables in a 2-quart shallow baking dish.
2. Top with the chicken. Cover the baking dish.
3. Bake for 50 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the rice is tender. Top with the cheese. Let the casserole stand for 10 minutes. Stir the rice before serving.

Serving Suggestion: Serve with a Caesar salad. For dessert serve frozen Italian-style water ice or gelati.


Jesus Is Sweet

As I was looking at this orange, it reminded me of a sermon my dear husband preached on about salvation. He said if I were eating this orange, and you did not taste of it, you would have no idea how juicy and sweet it tasted. Salvation is sweet; but if you've never tasted it for yourself, you have no idea just how sweet it can be.

II Corinthians 6:2, "For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation."

Proverbs 27:1, "Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth."

This is the scripture he used in the message, and it just all came alive. He preaches dynamically and uses many things in every day life to get a point of Biblical teachings across. Just as Jesus gave all the parables, he uses these illustrations to point sinners to Christ. So many in the pews of our churches are lost and undone without Christ, and we must reach them -- this is the great commission, go, go quickly! Compel them!

Luke 14:23, "And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled."

As you know, the lost world is not beating the doors down to get into the church where they can hear the gospel; so as the saved and called accordingly to His purpose, we need to be willing to go out and bring them in. Amen.


Jan said...

A very tasty looking recipe.

It is wonderful your hubby is such a dynamic speaker, with messages that bring the lost to The Lord.

I was surprised recently when I attended a naturalisation ceremony and the participants, 50+, had the choice of making their allegiance just to Australia, or under God, and all except 4 chose under God.

I think a lot of people are aware of God and believe in Him, but their eyes haven't been opened to take that step to repent of their sins and become a born-again believer.

Richest Blessings my friend, I really appreciate your visits to my page, and your thoughtful comments.

Dee said...

I think I have had this casserole before or one similar and it was yummy. I love ond dish meals. How blessed for you to be a pastors wife. I may use the orange sometime in my bible study group.

Barbara said...

Yes I am very blessed, and my dh uses alot of simulations to make a point of a bibical verse. Dee help yourself and us this for your study, God bless you and any one who wants to use these devotions I put on here. Hugs Barbara

Papercrafter said...

Thank you sweet sister for the delicious looking recipe. my daughter and I are going to try it soon.

Loved the message you wrote about the Orange. What a great way to get a point across.

I thank God daily for having brought you and your DH to my church. He always knows what we need in our lives, and I needed you.

From the Heart, Thank you for being my friend.

Barbara said...

Aweeeeeee Lorraine that is so very sweet, thank you, and I love you too, and the church, it is a blessing to us as well, and I pray that we would always be a blessing to those around us.

Theresa said...

Recipe sounds yummy! I have made variations of the chicken and rice but never added the mixed vegetable. I will try it.

Love the sermon your hubby preached. Oranges are sweet and so is Jesus! Have a blessed day my friend! Thanks for visiting me and leaving such a sweet comment!

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Amen to that! Thanks for sharing with us.~Cheers Kim

WhiteWhispers2u said...

G'Day~How Sweet of you to stop by for a visit.Thanks for the Sweet comment.

Great recipe, one of my favorites that is for sure.

I will be back for a visit.~Cheers Kim

Marmee's Pantry said...

Mmmm, mmmm, mmmm! That recipe looks SOOOOO good! I'm going to HAVE to copy that off.

I also enjoyed your devotion. It is interesting to realize that not everyone in the pews (or rows of chairs, as in our church) are in the same 'place' as we are. There are ppl there who are searching, are doubting, are interested but unsure, are babes in the Lord & are drinking in that sweet milk of the Word; there are those who have been "Christians" for yeeeears & are so legalistic they can't see past the end of their noses to consider that the Lord works differently in different ppl's lives & there are ppl there who are digesting & enjoying the choice morsels of meat from God's Word...

And the Lord is right there w/us all, exactly as we need Him to be.

Thanks for all your kind comments on my blog. I hope you return often & I hope to return to yours as well.

Blessings from Ohio...Kim<><

Barbara said...

Oh how sweet both of you and both are named Kim how cool, thanks for stopping by and do help your self to any recipes or anything you may use. Hugs Barbara

Karen said...

The recipe sounds good...

Loved what you shared about your husband and the orange....

Mountain Mama said...

Sounds yummy and looks easy! We will have to try it. Thanks.


Donna said...

Thanks for the recipe and the "sweet" word of God!
Love, Donna

Terri said...

That casserole sounds very quick and easy. I think I'm going to try this one!