A True Hobo Casserole

You got to love casseroles. You got to love husbands.

We were going to have our C4. Chicken Corn Chowder Casserole. It is one of Justin’s favorites!

I had Visiting Teachers over, so I asked Justin to cook some rice. When my visiting teachers were done, I was going to cook chicken and put our casserole in the oven.

When I went to the rice cooker, there was only about 1/2 cup of rice cooked…definitely not enough for a casserole. I forlornly looked at Justin and told him he didn’t make enough rice. With a sad puppy-dog face, he asked, “how much?” I showed him, and his face fell again. He loves our C4. I also explained to him that is why I measure out a cup of rice, to ensure I have enough. Justin doesn’t believe in measuring.

I was hungry, and I knew he was, too. It would take another 15 minutes to cook more rice and then another 20 for the casserole to cook, so I told him we would just have the soup over rice. Forlorn face quietly whispered, “Ok.”

I put more rice in, turned on the rice cooker, and cooked the chicken strips. Then, I poured a can of chicken corn chowder soup and a cup of veggies into the pan with the chicken. I topped it with salt, pepper, creole seasoning, and some shredded cheese.

When the rice was done, I scooped it into bowls and poured the soup on it. Justin snarfed it down–see, I knew he was hungry.

He looked at me after finishing and said with his puppy-dog eyes, “I like the casserole better.”
I asked, “Well, what lesson did we learn?”
“To cook more rice?”
“How much more?”
“How much more?”
“……..a cup…..”
I smiled. I think he’ll remember that next time. =)

By the way, sorry about no post yesterday for the March Daily Slice of Life challenge…I’m getting pretty stressed about a couple things right now, and yesterday wasn’t that great of a day, so I just didn’t worry about it.

Our Fairy Tale

Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.


  1. Tanney, I'm sorry that you're pretty stressed about things. You're right to remember the most important things first. And did I ever tell you about the time that Andrew was helping me to make Hawaiian Haystacks? It was his job to get the rice started while I prepped for the rest. Everything was finished, and we were ready eat, our guest was over, and we went to get the rice- which hadn't cooked. Andrew had forgotten to push the button from Warm to Cook. Whoops. 🙂 Twinsies!

  2. Hope everything is okay! Husbands are HORRIBLE about following directions. I think it's true for all of them. Gotta love 'em anyway!

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