Monday, March 16, 2009

A Cast and A Casserole

My poor youngest grandson, Nate, has really had a bad several weeks! Two weeks ago he was having a great time JUMPING OFF THE COUCH!! But all of a sudden he was in pain and didn't want to walk, so Trilby took him in to the ER where they x-rayed it, said it was broken, and put it in a splint. She scheduled an appointment to go to the orthopedic doctor the following week for a cast. But, as he learned to crawl around with the splint it began to come off. So they told her to come in a few days early. Well, that doctor said he didn't "think" the leg was broken. Sooooo, she took him home without anything on the leg. But after a few days of him limping around she decided to take him back--to the same doctor. After a few more x-rays he said it wasn't broken and she should make him walk on it. Well, as it happens a mother of a child from her same daycare works for one of the doctors in that clinic and she had seen Nate limping around, so she had her doctor look at the x-rays. Well, the next day they called Trilby and now Nate looks like this:

We feel bad for the pain he must have been in while not having the cast on! Poor guy!

When I joined Weight Watchers about seven years ago one of the best casseroles we began to eat is still our favorite, even though I am obviously NOT following the plan, so I thought I would share it.

Chicken 'n' Cheese Casserole

2 cups cooked macaroni
2 cups coarsely chopped cooked skinless boneless chicken breasts
2 cups canned condensed cream of mushroom soup (undiluted)
2 cups fat free milk
8 ounces low-fat cheddar cheese, cut into small cubes

Preheat oven to 350

In large casserole, combine all ingredients mixing well.
Bake covered, 35-45 minutes. Remove cover; bake 10-15 minutes longer. Serve immediately.

262 calories, 12.7g fat, 0.6g fiber 6 points per serving--makes 8 servings


Anonymous said...

I think we deserve a post about all our hard work Sunday. We ate our Sunday dinner yesterday and it was great! Thanks!

Theresa said...

Jesse fell off a little kid's chair this winter and after 3 doctor appointments and 1 set of x-rays they determined that there was nothing wrong with his foot. It wasn't until we come home from visiting family in Indiana and he was cooped up in the car not walking for 6 hours straight that he finally started to walk without a limp.

I'm feeling so bad for both Nate and his parents while he has the cast on!

The casserole looks so yummy. I didn't have anything planned for supper tonight - Chicken and Cheese Casserole is now on the menu!

Anonymous said...

Love your receipes but your font is so hard to read!