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Mom’s Chicken Salsa dish


Chicken breast, skinned and deboned
16 oz. jar of salsa
1 1/2 cups rice, uncooked
1 cup frozen peas
1 can chicken broth
cheddar cheese
black olives

Dice chicken into bite-sized pieces.

Put the rice in the bottom of baking dish (9 X 13 or so) sprayed with cooking spray (Pam, for example).

Mix broth with salsa. Pour about 2/3 of mixture over rice in baking dish. Stir.

Add chicken over mixture. Cover with the rest of the salsa-broth mixture.

Cover with aluminum, bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Stir in peas, cover with cheddar cheese. Cover back up, bake for another 20-30 minutes.

Put sliced black olives on top and serve. MMMMM.

Don’t let Brian or anyone else let you skip the peas, it’s not as good without them.

Mom’s Salmon patties

Can of Salmon, drained
2 eggs
1 small onion or some green onions, diced
Unflavored breadcrumbs (or panko breadcrumbs)
Salt and pepper (a dash of each)
2 tablespoons of vegetable or olive oil

Mush together the salmon, onions, 2 eggs, and breadcrumbs. Add salt and pepper. Make patties out of the mixture.

Heat oil in frying pan; fry to golden brown.

Great with rice and green beans. Or french fries and carrot sticks.

I also have a super yummy (but much, much more expensive) fresh version of this, if you ever want it. It involves potatoes and carrots too.

For Gretchen who asked (Green Pepper Recipe)

Stuffed Green Peppers (Mom’s version)

3-4 large green peppers
1 cup rice
1 medium onion
2-3 cloves of garlic (Mom used garlic powder sometimes)
1 package fresh mushrooms
Hamburger (I have no clue how much, I omit it)
1 tablespoon dried basil
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried thyme

Cook 1 cup of rice.
Mix with tomato sauce.
Saute onions, garlic, mushrooms, and hamburger (or leave the meat out).
Add saute to rice mixture (or add rice to saute).
Add oregano, thyme and basil.

Cut peppers in half, clean out seeds and the white part of ribs.

Stuff peppers with filling. Put about an inch of water into glass cooking pan. Cook at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes (check to see when peppers are cooked the way you like it, Mom didn’t tell me how long so I always guess and check them).

Cover with cheddar cheese, cook until melted.