Some family friends were coming over to discuss a book I'm going to be helping design, so I was fixing dessert for us to enjoy while we worked. I googled and whaddaya know...the recipe is super easy! So, I gathered up my cooking buddies and set out to make a delicious pie.
(Side note: If anyone wants to buy me a decent camera for Christmas, I won't mind! These iPhone pics are starting to get on my nerves. Amen.)
Now for the fun and ridiculously easy part. In case you're wondering, we are officially making a Nestle Tollhouse Chocolate Chip Pie. And the angels sang a heavenly song.
Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
At this point in our week we were low on groceries and pizza just didn't sound good, so I scrounged in the pantry and pulled together ingredients for an old standby that we hadn't had in ages. We used to eat it every week when I was a kid. My Grama used to fix it for my great-grandpa. Every time we fix this I always hear the story about my great-grandpa, and it makes me smile every time.
Apparently my Grama fixed this a lot for her dad when he got older, and it just worked out that she would always fix lemon cake to go with it. It was Grandpa's favorite. So whenever we sit down to eat, Dad always says, "Where's the lemon cake?" It's an old family favorite. Chicken and rice casserole. Easy, filling and comforting. Like those old sheets you had when you were a kid, where you could see through in the middle, but you kept using them.
Uh...yeah. Back to the casserole!
Just warm this on the stove until the rice is done. I don't let it get too hot, because (a) I don't want it to burn and (b) I'm usually in a hurry. Just warm it until the soups have become slightly creamy and everything is combined.
Let the pie cool while you eat dinner. It stays warm for awhile, so it will be totally fine!
Ain't nothing better folks. I could eat this all the time. I even eat the leftovers for breakfast. I love it that much.
And now...for the piece de resistance...
Oh dear heavens. Serve up the pie with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream and some warmed hot fudge sauce if you can stand it.
Believe me...it will knock your socks off. It's SO easy but packs such a sweet punch. The slices I cut were entirely too big to eat alone, so I will definitely be sizing down the portions next time. But friends, this is probably the best dessert I've ever made in my life. And I've made a ton of desserts.
It. Is. That. Good.
Go, eat, and prosper.
-Jenn (With 2 N's)
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