Sprinkles and Little Trees

8 May

A week ago, my hubby had minor oral/dental surgery.  Now, he’s sporting quite a few dissolving stitches and dietary limitations that would rival many a patient of mine!  Needless to say, he can’t eat anything requiring it to be bitten off, anything crunchy, etc., etc.  So, fortunately I was up to make a broccoli rice casserole that even grandma would brag about!  It was SO simple too.  The most time consuming part was cooking the rice.

Broccoli and Rice Casserole

  • 10 oz pkg chopped broccoli, cooked and drained
  • 1 rib celery chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1 can cream of chicken and mushroom soup
  • 8 oz Velveeta
  • 1/2 cups cooked rice
  • salt & pepper to taste

Saute onion and celery in butter.  Add cheese and stir until melted.  Add soup and other ingredients.  Bake at 350* for about 25 minutes.

*you could also add ham, bacon, or chicken to make it a one-dish meal.

Grandma’s Notes: 5/7/91- Bea Bagwell came and I spent the day with her.  5/8/91- After school, April and I walked to the Boy’s Ranch.  Cheryl picked us up.  5/10/91- home safely yesterday; picked a gallon of berries.  Barbara and Haley came; Haley spent the night.  HELP ME REMEMBER THAT YOU SAID, “LET ME CARRY YOUR BURDENS.”  I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO PRAY AT TIMES, LET YOUR SPIRIT LEAD.


I LOVE sprinkles, confetti, and anything used to create decorations on top of pastries.  I also love, gummy bears, Dots, and any other chewy candies.  These cookies were PERFECT!  I can’t think of a time I had these at Grandma’s but I’m glad I got to try them tonight!

Confetti Cookies

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • 2 and 1/3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp soda
  • 1 cup cut up gum drops
  • 1/2 cup nuts (I omitted these)

Cream first 5 ingredients.  Add blended dry ingredients.  Mix well.  Stir in gum drops and nuts.  Drop by tablespoonful onto greased cookie sheet.  Bake at 350* for 15 minutes.

Grandma’s Notes: 5/10/98- Mother’s Day, Haley is cooking dinner at Lance’s house.  Frank sent a beautiful card.  I thank God for my own mother (Eliza Templin Bagwell) who has been gone many years.  I also thank God for my children and grandchildren who are so thoughtful of me.  THANK YOU LORD FOR BEING WITH ME.  Last night we all, along with George’s family, ate at Golden Corral.


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