Archive | April, 2019

Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

30 Apr

Since my nephew and his wife were going to have their baby, I decided to make a casserole and leave at their house for when they got home from the hospital.  I even bought real meat for it.  I didn’t try it, but they said it was pretty good.

3 chicken breasts cut into pieces and cooked
8 slices cooked bacon, cut into pieces
3 cloves garlic
large bag of frozen broccoli cuts
3/4 cup ranch dressing (recipe to follow)
1 cup Mozzarella cheese
1 cup cheddar cheese

I started by cutting and cooking the chicken in a bit of olive oil.

Then I used the same pan to cook my bacon.

While I was cooking the meat, I was also cooking the broccoli cuts.  Since everything was pre-cooked, I figured it was perfect to give to someone to just heat up and eat.

I put all of that into a baking dish with the minced/or pressed garlic.

To make the ranch dressing I simply mixed:

1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup water
1/2 Tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon brown mustard
1/2 teaspoon dill
1/2 teaspoon parsley
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Add 3/4 cup of ranch to the casserole.  This gave me some extra, but extra ranch is never a bad thing.  Add half of the two kinds of cheeses and mix everything well.

Then spread the remaning cheese on top.

Bake it at 350*F for about 20 minutes or until it’s hot through.  I can’t share a picture of that because I just covered it, added a cooking label, and delivered it so they only had to heat it up.

Dancing Fools

29 Apr

The two peacocks are really into showing off their tails and dancing for the girls right now.  Of course, the only girls they have to dance for are the chickens.

They are quite unimpressed.

I think they’re handsome though.

They can dance for me every day.

Helper Models

28 Apr

While we had cold rainy weather yesterday, I thought I’d play with my camera. Of course, I had some helpers.  Sometimes they really would be a good help when I’m playing with depth of field and such, but some (Snickers and Sky) can’t sit still.  Then they just look all fuzzy and out of focus.



How’d that cow get in here?


They are such good help!