Casserole Goodness

I want to share a one of my favorite recipes with you today! I love it because you can make it the day before, it's easy to make and all you have to do is make the topping and then put it in the oven! It is a wonderfully creamy, comfort food kind of dish!

Cashew Chicken Casserole6 servings

  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 3 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup cubed process American cheese
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1 can (10 3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (10 3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 1/3 cups milk
  • 1 can (14 1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 2/3 cup crushed saltines (about 20 crackers)
  • 3/4 cup cashew halves
In a greased 13 inch x 9 inch x 2 inch baking dish, layer the first 7 ingredients in the order listed. In a bowl, combine the soups, milk and broth. Pour this mixture over the layered ingredients. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Toss the butter adn cracker crumbs; sprinkle over the casserole. Top with cashew halves. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until the macaroni is tender.

The weather was finally decent enough this weekend for me to go out to see Woody (our horse) and see some of the "tricks" that Danny has taught him using the Clinton Anderson method of horse training. It is just amazing to me how much respect Woody has for Danny and how quickly he has learned this. I definitely feel a scrappy LO coming on with all the photos I took this past Sunday!

Magistical Memories
is having challenge this month to create a Valentine's card and/or tag called the Un-Heart Challenge!
The challenge part is to keep the hearts "not so obvious". It's OK to use hearts but do your best to keep them undercover, such as on the pp or something. As usual, this project must include a piece of chipboard or acrylic. Upload into the challenge Magistical Memories gallery between February 1 and February 28 for a chance to win some really awesome chippies.
Since we are trying to make the hearts "not obvious", may I suggest using other forms of endearment on your project. Possibly love birds, XOXO, SWAK, cupid etc. .... you get the picture. I'll be looking forward to checking out your creative ways of making hearts "not obvious"!!

Here's my take on this month's challenge...

I saw this saying on some of the totally fun V-day stuff that Target has out this year and thought it would make a great saying for my card! This is also the Valentine's Day card that my DH will be getting from me this year! He has already seen it, but has no idea it is for him!!!

I used the Magistical Memories chippie called Owl Hang of my faves and dressed him up a bit!!!

Speaking of Valentine's Day...anyone doing anything special to celebrate?

Other news...
  • Amy Teets is having a Buy My Store sale at ACOT!

  • Don't forget to stop by and check out Mixer #6 at Mix It Up! I hope you all are playing along because this month's prize is awesome!!! And believe me, we have some awesome prize pack's coming up in the near future as well!!!
Here's my take on this week's challenge...

And I just wanted to say "Thanks" for all your kind comments and support to my post below! Hugs and prayers are always a good thing and they mean a ton coming from you my friends!!!

I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day!!!



  1. Great post!! I think I'll try that recipe, it sounds very good :)

  2. Girl, you are so talented! I always love seeing your gorgeous work! And thx for the recipe - you made me hungry now!! :-)

  3. Oooooh I am trying that recipe out girl thanks for sharing and thanks for the Vday Wishes .. well you know at the end of you long eventful and juicy post .. I wanted to wish you a Happy Vday too .. hugs to you

    Love ya

  4. That recipe sounds wonderful... I will definitely be trying it in the near future!
    Great layout for Mix It Up!!, too, Juliana! I can totally relate to your passion! :)

  5. that recipe sounds amazing! totally made my mouth water! and i love the card - the sentiment is too stinkin' clever! Happy V-day to you!

  6. Your horse is sooooo sweet!!! And yum, that recipe sounds awesome. I'm going to try it. Love your projects. :)

  7. happy valentines day girl!!
    that recipe sounds like something i need to do - yuuuummmy!!!

    i love how danny's shirt matches woody's coat! what a beautiful horse! that picture would be gorgeous on a layout - but i'm sure you already have that in the works! :)

    AMAZING layout!

  8. Yummy recipe!! I'll have to try that some time.

    Love your projects (as always) Juliana!!

    Happy Valentine's Day!!

  9. Yummy recipe!! Love your layouts and cards (as always!) Great job!!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

  10. that sounds like a wobderful recipe!!! tfs!!
    your horse is so pretty!

  11. oh i looove cashews and chicken! yum. and that card is tooo cute!

  12. Yum!! That sounds delish! Happy Heart Day to you, too!

    Love that owl - and the saying is so cute!

  13. Umm just stoppin through boo to tell you that I TRIED that recipe and OMGosh .. I had to donkey kick myself in the bootay .. it was GOOOD..thanks girl ..



Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. ~Mother Teresa