Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Recipe Success: Chicken Tetrazzini

D gave this meal a very enthusiastic thumbs up so I figured I'd share it with you guys. I adapted it from a recipe online so I don't take credit for it. (This is also known as chicken spaghetti...I'd feel silly calling it chicken tetrazzini without mentioning its real name)

Easy Chicken Tetrazzini

1 pound spaghetti

3 cubes chicken bouillon
5 chicken breasts, cooked and cubed
3 cups frozen broccoli (or peas, or whatever frozen veggie you want)

2 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed cream of mushroom soup
2 1/4 cups water
1/4 cup butter
2 cubes chicken bouillon
1 t garlic powder

1 t onion powder

1/2 cup butter
1 sleeve Ritz crackers
Cheddar cheese, shredded (to taste)

Prepare spaghetti by boiling in water with 3 bouillon cubes and frozen broccoli. Drain, add chicken and set aside.
In medium saucepan heat together soup, water, butter, garlic powder, onion powder and bouillon. Bring to a boil and then pour over the pasta and chicken. Mix together then pour into 13x9 pan. Press down mixture a bit.
In a separate bowl, melt 1/2 cup butter. Crush 1 sleeve of Ritz crackers and mix in with the butter. Spread across the top of the dish.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Add cheese to taste.

The original recipe is here.
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This made a TON of food and D was a huge fan so I'll be making it again. I actually used linguine noodles instead of spaghetti noodles. My sister made this dish tonight, too, but I haven't talk to her to ask how it turned out. She was going to use angel hair pasta and not add veggies. I think she was also going to use cream of chicken instead of cream of mushroom.

By the way, I passed my GD test and also did fine on my iron levels which was amazing considering I've been anemic or borderline anemic all of my life.

I called Babies R Us and ordered the furniture. Yay! They had 41 cribs left at their warehouse...now they're down to 40. I learned that handy trick of subtraction in 1st grade.

Also, as an aside, David talked with a coworker yesterday about a class she took through the hospital where she delivered (same hospital I'll deliver at). It was a class for new moms and their babies (when the babies are 4-6 weeks old) and this coworker said she loved it. She said it was just nice to get out of the house and meet with other moms who were going through the same thing as you. After the class series ended, the moms still got together and this woman is still friends with some of the moms and it's been years since her daughter was born. This turned out to be the same class that my carpool's wife took after their baby was born, too. My carpool partner is always telling me about a picnic they went to and the weekly Mommy group that his wife is a part of...and their son was born 2 years ago.

Anyway, I signed up for the class. One of the classes was already completely booked so I assume it's a pretty popular class. I'm excited.

Well, I think D is getting ready for bed without me so I better go.

7 comments commented:

Noah said...

Looks yummy!

Evergreen also has parent baby classes and they go from birth through 12 months. They were FABULOUS! So if you want something after the one at your hospital is done I highly recommend them. I met all the moms in my playgroup there and we still get together regularly. http://www.evergreenhealthcare.org/womens/familycenter/followup_care/Parent_Baby.htm

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

Yum Yum in my Tum Tum! That looks DELISH! I will definitely make this when I gain some energy. :)

Micah said...

Yum! That looks delish!!! Thanks for sharing! YEAH for passing your GD test =)

Sarah said...

That looks delicious! I will have to make that (without mushrooms as neither of us are fans).

That is neat about the moms! Hopefully the hospital I will be delivering at will have something similar!

My Home - My Life said...

MMM that looks oh so yummy! What is for dinner tonight? I will be over around 7:00!

LSANFO said...

This sounds like comfort food...especially good on cold days. Today qualifies for me because the furnace isn't working (again!). Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Diane said...

Your recipe looks great! And way to go on your GD test!