Veggie Tray Chicken Orzo Soup

Veggie Tray Chicken Orzo Soup

Veggie Tray Chicken Orzo Soup

My sister Linda and her husband threw a graduation party for their son Jesse recently.  Of course she called me to come and help prep. I cut up about 4000 fresh vegetables (seriously) for a vegetable tray. I cut up cucumbers, broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus and celery, along with the snow peas, mini carrots, grape tomatoes. She had so much left over she sent me home with a gallon bag full of veggies. Can a person eat too many veggies? Continue reading

Asparagus Risotto

Asparagus Risotto

Asparagus Risotto

I posted a lovely roasted asparagus risotto recipe a few years ago. More often I have cans of asparagus to use courtesy of my P.S. (Patronizes Sales/ hubby). To accompany a dinner entrée of lasagna stuffed sweet bell peppers I wanted a side dish that echoed a vegetable theme with some added carbs. Making a canned asparagus risotto was my plan. Plus I would use some of those odd pantry items my P.S. buys. Continue reading

Chicken, Asparagus and Rice Casserole (my ulcer therapy!)

Chicken Asparagus Rice Casserole (my ulcer therapy)

Chicken Asparagus Rice Casserole (my ulcer therapy)

I’ve dealt with stomach ulcers since I was 12.  It’s just a genetic thing I cope with from time to time.  When I am serious about eating regular non-spicy meals to get rid of the current ulcer I turn to casseroles.  I like to have casseroles in the fridge for fast mini-meals.  They are more of a comfort food than taking medicine.  Casseroles and some soups are MUCH more pleasant than chugging that chalky ulcer medicine. Continue reading