***My friend doesn’t want her name in this post so in order to protect her innocence I will refer to her by her stripper name, “Sparkle Sundown.”***
My best friend, Sparkle, was having a pretty serious surgery that would have her out of commission for quite a while. She is married and has two children and they depend on her for pretty much everything. To prevent them from starving, I volunteered to cook one meal a week for three weeks. If they got hungry before the week was up, I am sure her husband has heard of a little restaurant called, “McDonalds”.
After telling my friend this, I started receiving recipes from Pinterest of main courses, side dishes, desserts and even a party punch with lots of vodka. Really??
One of the recipes she sent was Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole. In the memo section of the pin she wrote, “Without the poppies”. I knew she wasn’t at risk of being randomly drug tested as she was off work to recuperate. WTH?
“Hey, y no poppy seeds? I texted.
“They set off my asthma,” was her response.
Out of the millions of recipes on Pinterest she picks one that the main ingredient she cannot eat. This was the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard.
“Yes, make me macaroni and cheese without the macaroni please.”
“Beef Stroganoff… sans the beef. Beef plugs me up.”
At least that is what it seemed like to me…
So I made fun of her for an entire week.
Apparently you don’t mess with a woman who has had major surgery. I got this text.
“I HAVE FOOD ALLERGIES, TWAT WAFFLE! GET OVER IT ALREADY!”
Twat waffle????????????? Ohhhhh someone is NOT getting any vodka punch now for sure!
In case you want to make some Poppy Seed Chicken…with or without seeds…I don’t really give a shit anymore.
- 5 cups chicken breasts, cooked and cubed
- 1 cup sour cream
- 2 (14.5 ounce) cans condensed cream of chicken soup
- 2 cups crushed Ritz crackers (about 1 1/2 rolls of crackers)
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- 1 Tablespoon poppy seeds
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon celery salt
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 T lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Boil raw chicken breasts with salt and pepper until done. I like to boil it with half an onion cut into large chunks to give it more flavor. Let chicken cool slightly and cut into one inch cubes. Place cubed chicken in a 9X13 casserole dish. *Note: Some people layer some cooked rice on the very bottom underneath the chicken so that it’s a meal in one.
- Stir together the condensed soup and sour cream. If you wish to add the additional flavorings stir in the Worcestershire, celery salt, garlic, lemon juice, and pepper to the soup and sour cream mixture. Pour over the chicken.
- In a separate bowl, stir together the crushed crackers, poppy seeds and melted butter. Sprinkle over the chicken and sauce.
- Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until the top of the casserole is browned and the sauce is bubbly. Serve plain or over rice. We like to eat it with steamed broccoli and we mix it all together.