Wednesday, March 23, 2011

"Dang Cortisone!"

     I had my injection Monday, but I won't know how well it worked for a few more days, but I do know what worked.....the cortisone cravings!  I hate it because my blood sugar rises a little and I can't have what I am really hungry for.

     I am craving my grandmother's Russian Chicken.  She passed away 12 1/2 years ago, right before my youngest was born.  She always made this chicken around the holidays and my aunts, unlces, cousins would all get together. We would all hang out and play games after eating. The chicken is SO (in a singing voice, but I can't sing, be glad there's no audio here) good!  I am really achy and just generally don't feel too good afterwards, so I think I am craving the comfort part of the dish as much as the dish itself.  I have to share this with you!

4-6 boneless chicken breasts
1 bottle Russian dressing
1 package Lipton Onion Soup Mix
1 can jellied cranberry sauce

You just mix together the dressing, soup mix, and cranberry sauce and pour over the chicken.  Sometimes I double the recipe because it makes great left overs and sandwiches, in fact to me it is better the next day.  (I use the Wishbone 8 oz. bottle of dressing.)  She would use chicken with the bones, you can use any kind you like. You can cook it in the oven, covered on 300 for about 2 1/2 hours, 350 for about 1  hour or so, or I put mine in the crockpot sometimes.  The lower the temperature and the longer you can cook it the better.

It is really good with sweet potatoes, or any kind of cheesy potatoes (the kids pour the sauce over cheesy potatoes), and broccoli and cheese or a broccoli casserole.  Don't forget your favorite rolls to dip in the sauce.

You see why I can't have it?  But, it is sooooo very yummy!

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