Food for Friday – Elf Approved!

Today’s recipe was recommended to me by not one but two of our very own elves, Dee & Beth.  It’s from Granny’s Taste of Christmas, by Dianne C. Evans (Item 276003).

This delightful holiday cookbook is illustrated throughout with photographs of the author’s family and favorite Christmas treasures such as ornaments and decorations.  Geared toward the beginning cook (with warm memories for the experienced chef), it is packed with extra hints, cookings tips, and insights from Granny, who is clearly very experienced in the kitchen!

“How come a 2-pound box of candy can make you gain 5 pounds?”

Each chapter starts with a list of the recipes included ~ what a great idea.  Chapter titles include Yuletide Menus; St. Nick’s Nibbles, Bites, & Nogs; Visions of Sugarplums, Cookies; and Desserts Yule Love.  Most of the chapters end with a reprint of a traditional Christmas carol ~ you can cook and sing your way through the holidays!

Here’s the recipe our elves are singing about.


Shopping Day Casserole

4 chicken breasts, cooked and cut into bite-sized pieces
2 oz. jar chopped pimientos, drained
10-3/4 oz. can cream of celery soup
16 oz. can french-style green beans, drained
1 C mayonnaise
1 C grated sharp cheese for topping

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix all ingredients together (except cheese) in a large bowl; pour into a lightly greased 9×13 inch baking dish.  Scatter cheese evenly over top and bake for 30 to 40 minutes.  Makes 6-8 servings.

You can prepare this the night before, refrigerate it overnight, and pop it into the oven for an easy one-dish meal when you get back from a day of Christmas shopping .

Sure sounds yummy to me!

~Janet @ The Christmas Place

P.S. There is even a picture of the Duke & Duchess of Windsor in the book!  You’ll have to get your own copy to find out why.

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