Good morning, Yankee Belle!
Love Inspired Author Glynna Kaye here to share a tasty entrée ideal for at-home dining with your special someone this coming Valentine’s Day!
This day, set aside each February 14 to celebrate love and affection -- embellished with romantic symbols such as red and pink heart shapes, roses, doves and cupids -- is cloudy in its origins. The day was originally established around 500 AD as a Catholic church feast day for one or more Saint Valentines. Little is known about any of these individuals, but historical references embellished by legends and lore legend suggests that one of the Saint Valentine’s was imprisoned for secretly marrying Christian couples during a time of Roman persecution. The further associations with romantic love that we connect with this day spring from embellishments rooted in 14th century England and elsewhere.
But whatever the source of this day for celebrating the loves in our life, it’s one our modern culture embraces enthusiastically, much to the delight of Hallmark and the chocolate and florist industries!
So...do YOU prefer to dine out with your sweetie for Valentine’s Day-- or do you enjoy cozying in with a home-cooked, candlelit meal? At any rate, if you choose to celebrate a special evening at home this recipe is a perfect choice. The beauty of it is that it can be prepared 24 hours in advance, so you can pop it in the oven to bake the next evening with little to do except prepare the wild rice and any side dishes of your choice. Enjoy!
4 - 6 boneless chicken breasts halves
1 can cream of mushrooms soup
1 16-oz tub sour cream
1/2 stick butter or margarine
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 TB dried parsley
1 cup milk
Salt & Pepper to taste
Uncle Ben’s Wild Rice (prepared separately)
Melt butter in lasagna size baking dish in oven; spread onion in bottom. Place chicken in baking dish.
In separate bowl mix sour cream, soup, milk, parsley, salt, pepper.
Pour mixture over chicken.
Bake 350° for 1 ¼ to 1 ½ hours. Serve with wild rice.
Award winning Love Inspired author Glynna Kaye’s fourth book set in the mountain country of Canyon Springs Arizona debuts in March 2012 – “High Country Hearts.”