Tuesday, October 23, 2012


                          As I mentioned on the previous blog, finding meals for a family of 9
            back in the 80's and 90's was not easy. For one thing, money was harder to
            to come by. My husband was the wage earner. I was the homemaker[?],
            Mother, housewife, the chief cook and bottle washer, and took care of
                         One dish we had every week--spaghetti ! This is a dish that is hearty
            and  satisfying too. If I made the batch big enough, we had leftovers for Saturday.
            .             Today a jar of spaghetti sauce, add cooked ground beef and --whaala!
            meal is ready in half the time. I made most all the meals from "scratch".
            Mixes and instant anything were not available then, if they were, it was not in
            the BUDGET!
                           Here is a casserole I would have made, if the recipe had been available.

                                                   CHICKEN  SPAGHETTI  CASSEROLE

             2 cups chicken breast, cut in small cubes
             2 cups uncooked spaghetti, broken into 2 inch pieces
             1 cup chopped red pepper
             1 cup chopped onion

                   Combine these ingredients and set aside.
                   In a separate large bowl whisk together;

              1 cup chicken broth
              1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper
              2 cans CREAM OF CHICKEN soup

                    Add chicken and vegetables to soup mixture.
                    Divide into 2  8x8 pans
               Sprinkle  1/2cup shredded cheddar cheese on top of each pan
               Cover with non-stick foil [or spray with PAM]
               Bake at 350* for 35 minutes, remove foil, bake 10 more minutes

               That is all for today friend, this is Jenny


  1. This is a great idea. I like spaghetti but get tired of using beef every time. Chicken would make a nice change. Thanks.

  2. seems simple enough... we def ate a lot of pastas growing up so a little variation always was pleasant....

  3. That's a different one on me! I may try it!

  4. Looks easy, inexpensive and tasty. What more could you want?