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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sunday Night Comfort Food

I really am in need of some comfort food for Sunday night supper around here on the Farm. We are tired...been making lots of visits to the hospital..then out to dinner after with the family. So tonight we are taking a much needed break and staying home for supper. I think if you told me you would fly me to Rome tonight for supper at any restaurant I want...i would say thanks...but no thanks. I want to be home tonight.So I found this recipe from Giada for an Italian chicken and pasta casserole. Just the word casserole makes me HAPPY !

That little bowl of sauted chicken is you-know-who's supper..and he just ate almost all of it. Now he is sound asleep. Good Boy Teddy.

Even Whiskey Sour got in on the action. What ya cookin' mama?

It calls for bread crumbs on the top but I just put on some grated parmesan and some mozzarella.

It's easy cause everything goes in one bowl.

I had some spinach that needed to be cooked so I added that.

I used just the tiny farfalline pasta. The recipe calls for 1 cup dried pasta, cooked. It didn't look like very much but it was plenty.
Chicken and Pasta Casserole from Giada
Cook 1 cup tiny pasta and drain
Saute 1/2 a diced onion
Saute 1 cup cubed chicken
I added some cooked spinach....called for italian chopped parsley..but i didn't have any
Put everything in a bowl
Add one 14 ounce can diced tomatoes with juice
Add one cup mozzarella
Stir and put into a casserole
Add salt to taste
Cover the top with more shredded mozzarella and some grated parmesan
Bake 350 degrees for 30 minutes


  1. Yum. Yum. Wish I could have joined you.

    Looking forward to being able to use the oven.

    I'll bookmark this recipe for that magic day.

    Night Teddy.

    xoxo Jane

  2. ok, now i am hungrrrry!!!! That looks amazing!!!
    And I love love love the little doily quilted thingy that sits on your table!

  3. Yum. This looks like something we would love! I'm such a homebody...I can relate to wanted to just stay home! Hope all is well with the sick one very soon!

  4. Mmmmmmmmm! I love comfort food!
    XOXO - Cindi & Louie

  5. Utterly lovely comfort meal! Easy, nourishing, delicious and not much washing up either! I will put a link on my facebook comfort food page. :)

  6. I hear you at times you just need some good old comfort food! I just told my Mom the other day I just needed some to feed the soul.It looks fab and I too love the word casserole.Lil Teddy looks like he ate pretty well himself.Sweet lil boy he is darling.My lil Girl well she is 10 she wants him or one like him.Giada is darling and has fab recipes.Hope you had a restful evening.~Cheers Kim

  7. It looks yummy. And I've never made a casserole, but the one dish aspect is very, very appealing.
    Hope all works out with the family and hospitals soon...

  8. looks sooo good! and what a pretty cat!

  9. haha...whiskey sour wants a little of teddy's treats! how do they get along?

  10. Sounds good and anything that can be thrown together and cooked that simply is right up my street. Love the little patchwork mats too.


  11. Comfort food at its best! Whiskey Sour has the cutest little face.

  12. Wow, an other amazing recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  13. yum! that looks like a great recipe!

  14. Great recipe and I will make it soon.

    Teddy's bowl of chicken suited him to a tee.

    Happy day and thanks for sharing!

    Sending love and hugs, magnolia

  15. Looks good. I love Sunday night comfort food.

  16. hi Kary, this looks so good! i used to make casseroles a lot when my children were young, makes a little go a long way. I'll try this for sure, at least now we can count on leftovers. haha.

    Teddy is so cute, getting so big so quickly. I've enjoyed looking back through your posts, seeing what you've been up to. I hope your f.i.l. is on the road to recovery. And everything else is going well!
    I can't wait to go to the apple farms!

  17. Looking good.
    Sending blessings and prayers your way. Stay safe as you go back and forth. Take care of yourself too.


  18. Whiskey Sour...what a great name for your cat! And the casserole looks very tasty. Yay for comfort food!

  19. Comfort food works any time of the year and this recipe looks delicious.

    And Whiskey Sour...what a cute name.

  20. oh what fun! are the apples ready yet? i have the best apple cake which i will make and post as soon as it becomes cool out. i got it from a witch in norway and it is one of the best recipes i have. what are you doing about teddy's care sickness?

  21. I am very, very hungry and this looks so good and easy to make.

  22. This looks so yummy and what a bonus that it's easy to make! I love Parmesan - I even dedicated a post to the wonderful cheese!


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