Happy Birthday, Jack! My baby boy turned ONE year old yesterday - and we celebrated with a family dinner & some cake tonight! I tried to make it a very Jack-friendly meal so he could eat & enjoy to his heart's content. The little monkey had no appetite for dinner tonight! Oh well - the food was delicious & the company was wonderful - all in all a good evening! The menu: Poppy Seed Chicken, Peas, Silver Dollar Potatoes & Cake!!
Sorry - I have no pictures of any of the food tonight. But let me share a recipe!
Poppy Seed Chicken
5-6 chicken breasts
2 cans cream of chicken soup (light, if desired)
1 cup sour cream (light, if desired)
1/2 cup chicken broth (light, if desired - I just use some of the water that's left after boiling the chicken)
2 1/2 rolls of Ritz crackers, crushed (light, if desired)
..... do you see a theme here!? LOL feel free to go full fat or lighten it up!
1/2 cup butter, melted (light, if desired)
1 or 2 TBSP poppy seeds
Cook chicken slowly in water, season with season salt, pepper, garlic & onion. When tender, remove chicken from water cut chicken into pieces . Mix together soup, broth and sour cream and chicken and place in a 9x13 dish. Mix crushed crackers with melted butter and poppy seeds. Cover casserole with crumbs. Bake at 350 degrees until bubbly, about 30 minutes. Serves 8-10.
And here's a picture of my little Jack Jack. I made him his own personal little cake - a round 6-inch, 2-layer cake. I frosted it blue & drew on a yellow *1*. We sang to him & sat the cake on his high chair tray, anticipating the moment he'd dive in & destroy it & enjoy the mess.... NOTHING! He hated it! LOL He wouldn't touch it - wouldn't taste it. In fact, he cried when I had him taste the icing! Whatever.... it was still a fun moment. Us grown-ups had a scratch chocolate cake with homemade chocolate frosting - both recipes from the back of the Hershey's Cocoa canister! Yumm!