Sunday, September 5, 2010

It's Sunday, my thoughts & a recipe


Happy Wednesday dear friends!

I updated my Savings page so you'll want to check that out. Cheryl at Simply CVS contacted me and shared her link.  That website has SO MUCH information on about how to save serious money at CVS.  Be sure to check it out.  I actually had to do a search here in Omaha to see if we had a CVS, and we do, but it's clear on the other side of town - I mean 1/2 hour to 45 minutes away.  (Yes, Omaha is a BIG city)

Omaha is the home of Boys Town, College World Series baseball, Campbell Soup, Creighton University, Henry Doorly Zoo, Joslyn Art Museum & Castle.  You'll find Malcolm X's birthplace along with Gerald Ford's.  West of town is the Eugene T. Mahoney State Park, Strategic Air & Space Museum and Wildlife Safari on I-80.  If your gardner you don't want to miss the Lauritzen Gardens, Heartland of American Park & Fountain, Lewis and Clark Landing and of course there's The Old Market.  It's a great place to visit.  You can almost always find something to do and a lot of it's FREE!    Here'a great map to look at! (Enlarge it to about 75%)

Last week I made this scrumptious Chicken & Rice dish I found during one of my blog hops.  It was wonderful. I'll post the recipe and put a few things I thought would be a nice change for it.  I'm not really crazy about gravy, but it does make it extremely moist and the chicken just fell apart.

Chicken & Rice
3 chicken breasts
1 can of Cream of Chicken Soup
1 white onion, chopped
1 Uncle Ben's Ready Whole Grain Medley (I used the Vegetable Harvest version)

Put the chicken breasts in the bottom of your crock pot and put the onion on top.  Pour the soup over all.  Set your crockpot to low and cook 7-8 hours.  Pour the rice in the gravy mixture and serve.

Now, what I would do differently:
1.  I used a 1/2 onion and remembered why I use the chopped onion from Walmart's freezer section.
My eyes throb and feel like someone is stabbing them!  Use the frozen ones - it's much better!)
2.  I liked the Uncle Bens mix - it's already cooked and ready to go.  Pkg says to cook it for 90 seconds (I think, but it burst in the microwave so maybe I'll open the package first). LOL
3.  Like I said earlier, I don't care for gravy so I think next time I'll take the chicken out and set the chicken aside.  I'll make up one of the Mixes from Near East like their Pilaf or Wild Rice mixes.  You could add mushrooms, nuts, fruits, veggies to either of these versions.  Their mixes are 100% natural and delicious as a side dish or added to a main dish.  I really like the taste, their organic and the recipes I've made from the boxes have all been very tasty.  You can find them at Walmart, HyVee and Whole Foods.
4.  The other thing I think I would do differently is serve it with a salad or maybe Broccoli.  Add some color, you know?

While I was writing this up, I found this savings opportunities for you:

And you can also sign up for their Uncle Ben's Club for more savings, recipes, etc. I don't know how long this offer will be available, so be sure to check it out.  I purchased mine at Walmart and only spent like $1.50 each (I got 2).


  1. Your recipe sounds delicious - chicken and rice is always such great comfort food.

  2. I love how you linked up the coupon with your recipe. Those Uncle Ben's are so helpful on busy weeknights.

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