So Fall has officially arrived in Cleveland (finally). I do love the change of seasons & summer to fall just happens to be my favorite. I'm so happy to not be sweating all the time, so the cool air when I wake up in the morning while I'm still snuggled up in bed is so very welcoming. I have dreams of making apple crisp & burning pumpkin spice candles. Already thinking about a warm cup of hot chocolate & Christmas crafting. But....a little more immediate is.....what to cook for dinner now that I can use the oven.
We had Chicken & Rice w/ Bell Pepper last night. It takes some time in the oven. I know that I've already passed this recipe on to quite a few of my blog readers, but there are some of you out there that this one will be new to. I have never met anybody that didn't like this recipe. Seriously. It's a keeper, for sure. It's one that my mom made quite often while we were kids. She still makes it for family dinner & I know all my sisters are now making it for their families.
Chicken & Rice w/ Bell Pepper
1 cube butter or margarine, melted in pan
1/2 cup flour
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. poultry seasoning
1 tsp. paprika
1 cup rice
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
3 cups chicken broth
Melt butter in a 9x13 pan. Mix next 5 ingredients (flour, salt, pepper, poultry seasoning, paprika) in a ziploc bag & shake chicken in bag. In pan w/ melted butter, bake chicken only at 400 degrees for 25 minutes. Mix rice with remaining ingredients. Remove chicken from pan. Pour rice mixture into the dish & place chicken back on top of the rice. Cover with foil & bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes.
Try it. You'll love it....and your husband will ask you to make it again & again.
Now that I've shared with you....please share with me. Let me know what you like to cook for dinner in the colder months. Share your recipes on your blog & send me a link or just leave the recipe in my comments. Thanks!
And just because...take a look at Claire looking nice & chubby. She'll be 5 months old in about a week & we're just now moving up to 3-6 month clothes.