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Monday, January 16, 2012

Heroes and a Recipe

Could I be any more disjointed? Sure I could, but I have several things pinging around in my head that I need to say. Plus, since we have been lucky enough to have the fabulous Lecia join us her under the tulip tree, I don't have recipe Friday anymore. Several people have asked me to post the recipe for what I made for the Heart of Dixie
Christmas party and Monday is all I've got.

First heroes:

Today we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. He had a dream and today it lives on.

We also celebrate Robert E. Lee's birthday. Stephanie has
promised us some Lee trivia. Not that she thinks anything about him is trivial.

You knew it was coming. You had to. I take my heroes where I find them and I don't defend it. My team won the National Championship last week. That's 14, if you didn't know. I am still beside myself.

Now for the recipe:

In spite of its name it has nothing to do with France and everything to do with cream of mushroom soup. When I made it for the Heart of Dixie party, I omitted the onions and celery. Some people don't like it.


3 1/2 c. or 1 sm. pkg. Pepperidge Farm herb seasoned stuffing
1 stick butter, melted in 1 c. hot water or broth2 T. butter
1/2 c. chopped onion
1/2 c. diced celery
1/2 c. mayonnaise
1/4 tsp. salt
2 cups diced chicken or turkey
2 eggs
1 c. milk
1 can cream of mushroom soup
2 cups grated cheddar cheese

Sauté onions and celery in 2 T. of butter.

Mix stuffing with butter melted in hot water. Add onions, celery. In greased small oblong pan, pat half of bread mixture. Spread on chicken. Top with rest of bread. Beat eggs in milk and pour over all. Refrigerate overnight. Take out 2 hours before serving and spread with mushroom soup.

Bake, uncovered at 325 degrees for 40 minutes. Sprinkle with grated cheese and bake 10 minutes longer.

The original recipe doesn't call for onions and celery but we like it. If you don't, leave it out.

You can double it and put it in a 9 X 13 pan.


  1. Great Recipe Jean!

    I have to agree with Stephanie - nothing about Robert E. Lee is trivial. A gentleman and a brilliant man.

    And congrats on your team's big win! 14!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Thanks, Cheryl--a great win for Alabama and the SEC!

  2. Thanks for the recipe!! And thanks for the random musings. I am glad Alabama won the game, too. My daughter's friend from VA was in Al touring UofA on Monday and it was a fun day for her. She might move here to go to college. We're very excited.

    1. Christine--That must have been a great day to be in Tuscaloosa. We'll give her a big Roll Tide welcome.

  3. Poulet at last!!!! I'm so going to make this and soon! Thanks for sharing your recipe with us, Jean!

    AL stormed through the championship game, annihilating LSU. Way to go, AL on #14!!!

    Random musings? I'm always for it. As Cheryl says, "Look there goes a rabbit!". . Smiling at you, Cheryl.

  4. Panster is correct, I don't think there is any thing trival about General Lee, just as I don't think there was anything civil about that War of Northern Agression.

    Here are some interesting facts about Lee.

    Many people probably know that he went through West Point without ever getting a demerit. He was terrified of being suspended because West Point was the only way that he could afford a college education. What you may not know is that his mother was a Carter, from one of the wealthiest families in Virgina.

    He came from a family of leaders, five of the seven Virgina signers of the Declaration of Independence were related to him.

  5. Oh, any many thanks to Jean for finding my favorite picture of the General!

  6. Loved the Poulet de Normandy...thanks for the recipe!  Yum!  

    As for the win, well, I'm soothing my Louisiana roots with the fact that both LSU and Alabama had one loss each through the season, and that loss was to each other....at least that's what I'm told because you know I don't really know!  My family sure has been quiet since the game, though.  I guess there's a thank you in that!  ; )  Bless their hearts!

    As for the General, he sounds like a man worthy of some time travel.... : D

    1. Lesia, we are counting on you next football season to blog about something else. The rest of us are so eat up with it, that's all we can think about. Stephanie loves the book, For the Love of Robert E. Lee. I have not read it yet, but you might try it for a little time travel.

  7. And did you know that Robert Duvall (who played Lee in "Gods and Generals") is a descendant of Robert E. Lee? And they filmed part of the movie on Duval's Virginia property. I love that movie! (Didn't like Sheen as Lee in "Gettysburg")

  8. Non-football? You've got it! ; ) And thanks for the book and movie recommends....I'll add them to my lists!

  9. Oh! Did you also know that he was married to George Washington's granddaughter? Arlington was her property, which became his after they married. When the south ceceded, northern troops used his home as a surgery center, burying northern soldier's bodies around the home, to keep Lee from ever reclaiming the home. That is why Arlington cemetery exists today. ;)