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Christmas Comes Early

Week 22. The best gift I ever gave.

The best gift I ever gave was one my younger brother and I presented to our mom.

The company my younger brother works for had put their cleaned refurbished desktops up for sale. He let us know and my mom, older brother and I each purchased one. None of us had ever owned a computer except for my younger brother whose company had them for sale.  We had a limited knowledge of how they worked as we all used them in our jobs.clip-art-computers-779141

We were excited about bringing them home except for my mom who we had to drag into the 20th-century kicking and screaming. They intimidated her a little but eventually, she embraced using it and become very proficient. She even wrote a Sunday school summary for each week’s lesson and emailed them out to members of our church and her friends.

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Fast forward a few years. The refurbished computers became obsolete so we bought new ones. Mom purchased a netbook. She loved it, but as time went on, problems occurred. Logging in was slow, the RAM and the operating system were not upgradeable. But she refused to buy another.  My youngest brother and I decided to take matters into our own hands. We took her to an office supply store so she could pick out a new computer for her birthday.

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My Favorite Recipe #MFRW

Can you believe we are so close to the end of this year? Where has the time gone? This is week 49 of the MFRW Blog Hop. Today’s topic is ‘A Favorite Recipe.’

The first recipe I tackled when learning to cook became my all-time favorite. Chicken Casserole. It’s fairly simple and healthy family meal, not much prep work other than cooking the chicken.

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Chicken Casserole 

  • 3 cups cooked chicken, chopped
  • 1 can Cream of Chicken soup
  • 1 can Cream of Mushroom soup
  • 2 cans Water Chestnuts
  • 3 cups crumbled Ritz Crackers or Townhouse Crackers
  • 4 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted.

Preheat oven to 350 F.  In a medium bowl, stir together melted butter and cracker crumbs. Place half of the crumbled crackers in the bottom of an ungreased 13 x 9-inch baking dish.  Next layer chicken on top of crackers evenly. Place the water chestnuts on top the chicken. Mix the soups together and spoon evenly over the chicken and water chestnuts. Add the rest of the crumbled crackers to the top of the baking dish. Bake for 35 or 40 minutes.

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