Monday, June 6, 2011

Rambling and a Recipe

Hello, all my sweet blogging friends! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.

As most of you know, our last day of school was Friday. The last day is always super crazy! This year was no exception...I'm so glad it was a half day. :)

Our school's graduation was Saturday. Our regular sound man had to go in to work at the last minute, so we called one of our youth leaders, and he was able to come in and help. We had a few glitches, but for the most part, all went well. We were so grateful he could help out. We couldn't find the Pomp & Circumstance music, and thought for a minute that we may have to hum it, but we finally found it five minutes before it was time to start. :)
I didn't get sick, so I was able to sing, but we had to restart my CD because my microphone was dead and we had to get another one. But, that's life!
We have a GREAT sound man, and we really missed him, and it's easy to take him for granted because he's always there. This past weekend made us appreciate him even more.

We have a couple of families in our church who home school their children, and one of them had two sons graduating this year, so their graduation was yesterday afternoon. It was really nice. Their older sister put together a slide show of the boys growing up. Of course their mom was crying, so that meant she really liked it. :)
I really enjoy the smaller graduations. They're much more personal than just walking across a stage and getting a diploma. After the ceremony, we had some refreshments and just enjoyed the fellowship.

Switching gears now, here's the recipe for the Cheesy Chicken and Noodle Casserole I told you about last week. I'm sure some of you already make something like this. It is super easy to put together. I don't do a lot of measuring with this recipe, so the amounts are approximate, and will have to be adjusted to your taste and the size of your family. This recipe will easily feed the three of us, and we usually have a little left over. Katie took a picture of her plate so you could see what it looks like. :)

Cheesy Chicken and Noodle Casserole

2 cups cooked chicken breast
3 cups dry egg noodles
10.5 oz. can of cream of mushroom soup
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Cut or shred the chicken.
Cook and drain the egg noodles.

Put the chicken and egg noodles in a casserole dish, add the cream of mushroom soup and about a half cup of cheese. Mix well. Add the rest of the cheese on the top. (Sometimes I add a little milk to it before I put it in the oven.) Bake uncovered at 350° about a half hour.

Approx. 4 servings.

Well, I'd better close for now. After such a busy weekend, I have a lot of housework to catch up on!
Hope you all have a great week.

Take care,


  1. thanks for the recipe, Melanie; it looks easy, my kind of recipe, LOL (of course hubby does most of the cooking here, but I can easily see myself making this :) I think it would also be good to take for a potluck (of course doubling the recipe a bit more).

    Glad to hear the graduation at your school went well despite the few glitches and that you were able to sing. I'm sure it was enjoyed by all!

    Now on to some lazy summer days (after the housework of course :)


  2. Thanks for the recipe! It looks so easy, and I just printed it out, can't wait to try it! Oh, so many mishaps, and last minute rescues, what an exciting and tiring day it must have been. But so glad it all turned out well and that you are better and were able to sing!!

  3. We forget just how much sound guys do until they're not there. Your casserole looks really yummy--pasta sounds really good about now. LOL!! My mom always made something similar!

  4. Dear Melanie,

    Hurray! Hurray! You're on vacation!!! You must be so excited. I'm sure that you have all sorts of wonderful things planned for this summer.

    I love this recipe! So easy and yummy! All my guys love all the ingredients we will definitely try this soon! It will be great for one of those days when I'm in the garden most of the day!

    Hope you are having a super week!

  5. Glad to read that you were able to sing at the graduation ceremonies. I can relate to the having to start the CD over again because of microphone problems. Not fun. I know you are relieved to have school finished until fall...that is unless you are like our daughter who will be teaching summer school. She says it adds to the paycheck and she likes that. Have a fun summer.

  6. Thank you for sharing your recipe. It looks yummy, and super kind of recipe!

    I'm glad you enjoyed the graduation ceremonies. I hope you enjoy your summer (even though you have to work sometimes).

    Take care, and enjoy your week! :)

  7. I forgot to mention that I love the way your blog looks! :)

  8. What an easy and tasty recipe! So glad school is out. Enjoy the summer Melanie.

  9. You and your family have had quite the weekend - but it seemed to all end well!

    That recipe sounds yummy - thank you.

    Hope now you get to do some relaxing this summer.

  10. Dear Melanie...have a wonderful summer! Thank you for sharing the sounds so good! Simple Blessings ♥ Teri

  11. Thank you for sharing the recipe. It sounds and looks delicious. Can't wait to try it!! Have a great week! ~Karen

  12. going to pick up a few things and guess what we'll have for dinner? LOL

  13. Melanie your recipe sure sounds tasty. I'll give it a try. Trish


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