Today was kinda a last hoorah, as tomorrow I'll be going back to work. I'm working on an online class with a colleague about Common Core Standards. Our goal is to try and finish up most of the work before school starts. The class is just a month, and I do get paid to take it.
Next week I'm going to work on setting up my classroom. I was in a big purging mode at the end of the school year, and hope to continue that for a day or so. I really like entering the school year feeling very prepared, and mentally it does something to help me start the year right.
I took the nuggets at the daycare Gone Fishin Cupcakes. These were super quick to make, and didn't take any decorating talent at all. I just used a writing icing pen from the grocery store to make the "fishing line."
I also made S'more Pudding Cookies. I shared those with our dinner guests, and will be taking the rest to work tomorrow to pass out.
For dinner we had Chicken Divan Casserole.
2/3 cup uncooked rice
1/4 cup butter
4 boneless skinless chiclen breasts, chopped into 1 inch pieces (about 2.5 pounds)
1/2 chopped onion
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup milk
2 Tbsp dry sherry
1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 (14 ounce) package frozen chopped broccoli, thawed and drained
2 cups cubed French bread (I used croutons, as we don't have French bread on the Rez.)
2 Tbsp. melted butter
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 13 x 9 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Cook rice according to package directions, and keep warm.
2. In a large skillet, melt 1/4 cup butter over medium-high heat. Add chicken and onion, and cook, stirring often, for 6-8 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Add flour, and cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add chicken broth, milk, and sherry, and cook for 4-5 minutes or until thickened. Stir in cheese. Add broccoli and cooked rice, stirring gently to combien. Spoon mixture into prepared baking dish.
3. In a small bowl, combine French bread (or croutons) and 2 Tbsp. melted butter, tossing gently to coat. Sprinkle evenly over casserole. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
I thought it was a bit bland, so I added The Melting Pot's Garlic and Wine Seasoning to it.