Chicken Noodle Soup Casserole



4 chicken boneless skinless chicken breast

1 – 12 ounce package egg noodles (I prefer angel hair or homemade skinny noodles)

1 onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 cup carrots, chopped

1/2 cup celery, chopped

3 -4 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 stick butter (1/4 cup)

1 can cream of mushroom soup

1 can cream of chicken soup

1/2 cup sour cream

salt and pepper

1 tablespoon dried parsley

1 sleeve crumbled Ritz crackers

In a large pot of boiling water drizzle some olive oil and 1 tablespoon of salt. Boil the chicken until done.

  Cook the noodles in boiling water. While the noodles are cooking cut up the chicken into 1/2 inch pieces. Drain pasta and set aside.

  In a pot saute onion, garlic, carrots, and celery in butter. Cook until the onions appear translucent, add the mushroom soup, chicken soup, and sour cream. Mix well. Salt and pepper if needed.
Add the noodles, chicken, and parsley. Stir until fully coated. Transfer to a greased 9×13 pan.
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until bubbly.
Remove from oven, sprinkle with crackers and bake 5 – 10 more minutes.


  We LOVED this!  Forget 2nds, we went back for 4th’s!!!!!  This recipe came together very easily, but I did use a few shortcuts.  I had a jar of chicken and a bag of homemade noodles on hand, so I used those instead with great results!



I prefer my Chicken Noodle Soup with spaghetti noodles instead of egg noodles anyways, so I may always choose to use that type of pasta in this recipe.



Happy Cooking!  This really is delicious, you outta try it soon….


 This post linked to:

 Gooseberry Patch

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Snow Day


  I ADORE snow!  Especially when we get to stay home alll day!  I figure if its going to be cold, it might as well be pretty too!

  We had such a great day, despite the fact that my poor little buddy, Tylan had the flu.  😦  Doggone it!  He spent the day dozing on a little bed in front of the fireplace and begging to drink and eat, to which I complied as often as I could….with bucket ready every time.  Poor kid!  Praying no one else gets it!


  Anyhow, Destiny had no school due to the snowy weather, so we played games, read library books and drank a mugs full of hot tea, all cozy in front of the fire.  (My kids adore hot tea, go figure!)  Even better….Dale got home early and joined us! 

  The girls went out in the snow together while daddy worked out in the shed.  They had a ball and lasted MUCH longer than I anticipated, actually staying out longer than it took me to get them bundled for once.  The boys took great naps during this time, so I got a bunch done, yay!

  Anyhow, here are the pictures from today……



The Girls were excited to play in the snow together….


As is tradition with all our babies, we took Paxton out for a total of like 60 seconds to get his picture taken with his First Snow…..



Needless to say, his reaction was quite similar, if not identical, to his siblings reactions of years past.


Yup, here it comes……


He got so mad he fell over.  Things really went down hill after that!  Since he is my 4th, I got like 6 more photos of him bawling before rescuing him from his snowy demise…..


My little snow angel…..


  This is the part where I headed in to feed, comfort and console him by the warm fire. 

  He forgave me.  🙂


P.S.  I am adding a second post here in a bit for you…’s a delicious new recipe we tried called Chicken Noodle Soup Casserole.  Man, was it ever good!  I love comfort food on a snowy cold day!