Opal’s Chicken & Rice Recipe

From Mom’s Recipe Book.

My cooking skills are limited to heating a frozen dinner in the Micro Wave. I know cooks are always looking for new recipes to try so I though I would start adding some recipes from mom’s recipe books.

Opal’s Chicken & Rice.

1: Cook a 3 pound chicken without salt until tender. Remove from bone.

2: Melt 1/4# butter in a casserole and stir in 1 package onion soup.

3: Add 1 1/4 cup pre-cooked rice (raw) cover with broth and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minuets.

$: Reduce heat to 300 degrees and bake for 1 hour. Add broth as needed

February 2015

Cooking Texas Style

It has been years since I made gravy from scratch. I usually buy the gravy mixes. Being an old bachelor it’s easier. The other day I was wanting to fix some gravy to pour over hash browns, but I didn’t have any white gravy mix. I didn’t have any bacon grease to put into the white gravy mix.

So I started searching the Internet to see if I could find a recipe for making a country style breakfast gravy without bacon grease. I ultimately tried substituting vegetable oil, but gravy made that way is not nearly as good.

In my search I came across this blog with a lot of recipes for Texas style food. So If you have a hankering for some good ol’ Texas comfort food? Here’s a list of recipes. The blog was the Home Sick Texan. He has recipes for everything from appetizers, to preparing vegetables, and everything in between.

November 2008

Low Calorie Pasta Dish

This recipe is supposedly a favorite of John Ashcroft, a for Governor of the State of Missouri.

  • Sm. shell pasta, cooked until tender
  • 1 can light cream of mushroom soup (lowfat variety)
  • Skim milk (enough to alter the consistency
  • Chunks of imitation lobster


  • Broccoli or Asparagus (cooked, broken into slightly larger than bite-size pcs.)
  • Season to taste

Cook the pasta until tender. Add the rest of the ingredients.

February 2008

Cheese Crab Spread

This recipe is supposedly from former Congressman (Speaker of the House, and ambassador to Japan) Thomas S Foley. You can find out more about Congressman Foley here.

  • 1 stick margarine, softened
  • 1 Jar Old English cheese, softened
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 can of crab meat

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June 2007

Is the FDA Effective?

Acccording to this article in the Science Daily the Effectivness of the FDA is being questioned.

WASHINGTON, April 24 (UPI) — The effectiveness of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is being questioned following word it knew of safety concerns before an E.coli outbreak. Read the rest of this entry »

May 2007