Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole

Holy tastebuds Batman, I literally had to use every ounce of self control not to eat the entire thing in one sitting! This is one of my ideal comfort foods and since both me and Chris have head colds…it seemed like the obvious choice.

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  • 1lb chicken tenderloin, cubed
  • 1/2 bag of frozen broccoli
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cans Cream of Chicken soup
  • 1 1/4 cups Minute Rice
  • 1 sleeve Ritz Crackers
  • 2 tbsp melted butter

Mix chicken, broccoli, rice, milk, and soup together with 1 cup of cheese. Pour into casserole dish. Bake at 375 for about 20 minutes. While casserole is baking, crush crackers and mix with remaining 1/2 cup of cheese and melted butter. Top casserole with cracker mix, and return to oven. Bake for another 25 minutes or until rice and chicken are cooked through.

Enjoy! (And try not to eat the whole thing…I know it’s hard)

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Bread (Take 2) and Cosplay!

It’s been a busy week in the batcave (my apartment, for those not in the know). I’ve got a ton of commissions for a fast approaching anime convention (Katsucon) and I’ve been running frantically between the kitchen and the sewing machine all week!

After the other days bread-failure (in my opinion, at least), I decided to give the Rosemary-Cheese Beer Bread another shot. And oh.my.god did it pay off! I did exactly what I said I would- reduced the sugar to 1 tbsp instead of 3, added a bit of salt (1 tsp instead of 3/4), and used a lighter beer (Dos Equis, one of my gamer buddies left it in the fridge, so it was fair game!). I also added thyme and extra rosemary, and used about a little less than 1/2 cup of Feta cheese, rather than cheddar. It was soooooo good! Much more flavorful and savory than the last batch. I didn’t even get pictures of it it was devoured so fast, so needless to say I’ll definitely be making it again.

As for the “thread” part of this blog, I think I failed to mention in my intro that I own a business. Wandering Fox Designs, catering to geeks of all kinds! I mostly make loosely-historical and fantasy style garb (think renaissance faire, rather than reenactment), as well as the occasional cosplay, and I’m beginning to get into actual historically accurate garb!

My current project is a four-part commission for a good friend who is going to Katsucon in National Harbor. After much debating, we decided on the following: Aang (Book 3 version) from Avatar: The Last Airbender, Howl (Diamond Coat) from Howl’s Moving Castle, Prince Gumball from Adventure Time, and Quicksilver from Marvel Comics.

The con is next weekend. I am only finished with two costumes. I still have to sew a spandex jumpsuit without a serger or body form. Kill me now.

Howl and Aang are 100% done, which is amazing because usually I procrastinate until the last possible second, but I still have a lot of work to do. (Well get off the damn computer, you say! Hey, even fabric wizards need the occasionally snack break).

Here’s a picture of Aang to tide you over until the real post!

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(please forgive the crappy cell phone pics, my camera charger has gotten itself lost)