March 7, 2015


 Today is gray, much colder and foggy. 
Just what winter days are supposed to look like! 
However, the sun promises to shine
we're off to Dallas !
I think this weekend calls for a comforting old favorite....
Chicken Rotel. 

I have prepared this casserole for a number of years and
 it was marvelous to serve for dinner when the 
children were all living at home. 
Estelle's is all about
serving up the best of 
southern comfort food! 

It was one of their most requested casseroles. 
I have also taken this to potluck dinners and office parties...
always loved by all. When you have a large group to feed, 
this casserole is terrific,
 You can also serve one half and then freeze the second half for later!


2 large chickens
2 large chopped green peppers
2 large  chopped onions
1 lb, Velveeta cheese
1 container of fresh button mushrooms
1 stick butter
1 (7 ounce) package of vermicelli
1 can Rotel tomatoes
2 T.. Worcestershire sauce
1 can of green peas

Boil chicken and save at least 1 1/2 quarts of broth. Saute the onions, fresh mushrooms and bell pepper in butter. Cook the vermicelli in the chicken broth, don't drain. Add Rotel tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce and cook 5 more minutes. Add the drained peas, mushrooms, onions and peppers. Cut the Velveeta cheese into smaller chunks and add the the pasta and veggies. Stir until cheese is melted. Add the cut up chicken pieces, which have been deboned and skin removed. Place the mixture in a 11 x 13 inch baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

Ida Lee Barron, Jackson
Eleanor Wall, Greenwood
Mississippi Junior League

Miss M sent pictures throughout the day to update us on their Disney Vacation!
She said it indeed is THE most magical place on earth! 

The family! 

Dumbo of course!

Falling in love......


  1. I am copying your recipe..anything that people REQUEST for a potluck is always good. Thanks for the recipe.
    We were just at Disney with the grandkids, too. It IS the most magical place ever....I am sure it is what a child thinks Heaven would be like (without the $$$ involved)..lol xo Diana

    1. That's a fantastic way to put Disney! It is SO expensive!! But SO fun! Love seeing your grandchildren experience such fun times Diana. Hope you enjoy this old southern Bells Best recipe!

  2. Like Diana, I am going to copy your recipe. Yum yum! I make one similar but yours sounds better. Sweet sweet Disney snaps. We took our kids there in the early 80s and they had a wonderful time. So did it! ;)
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

    1. I know you are going to love this Shelia...great for a large celebration! Enjoy your weekend!


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