Thursday, May 20, 2010

Congratulations to our niece, Rachel, who just graduated with honors from Bellevue West, Home of the Thunderbirds! "Pomp and Circumstance" always brings a tear to my eye and a catch in my throat but even more so at this ceremony with an Admiral Brigadier General on the platform and ROTC students in dress uniform assisting the administration. The Principal's opening welcome was sobering as it included honoring parents and family serving throughout the world, especially in Iraq and Afghanistan and I realized again how fortunate Ihave been to attend all of my children's momentous occasions. Our military families make many sacrifices to protect us--fortunately this one was fed live via internet for them to view at their remote posts!

Rachel's mom, my sister, served a delicious dinner to us that will please Beef, Pork and Poultry Producer's and make diners desire more:


Chicken fillets, breasts or thighs (your choice)

Dried beef


2 Cans Cream of Chicken or Mushroom Soup

24 oz Sour Cream

Line dried beef in bottom of oiled casserole dish.

Wrap bacon around chicken pieces and place on beef.

Mix soup and sour cream together and pour over meat.

Cover and chill in fridge overnight.

Bake slowly uncovered at 275 -300 degree oven two - four hours.

Tender, flavorful, mouth-watering!

Could be served with rice or rosemary mashed potatoes. Enjoy!