Monday, December 1, 2008

E-Z recipe for the busy time of year



BED CHICKEN BAKE

3 pkgs. boneless chicken breasts
1 jar chipped beef
1 pt. sour cream
1/2 piece raw bacon for each chicken breast
2 cans mushroom soup
Garlic salt
Tin foil to cover mattress
Bed

Line a 13 x 9 inch casserole dish with chipped beef. Wrap 1/2 slice bacon around each chicken breast. Tuck into bed. Mix soup, garlic, and salt to taste with the sour cream. Pour over chicken. Nap 3 hours at 275 degrees. Check at 2 hour time. Cover tightly with foil during baking. Serve with a green vegetable and mashed potatoes. Dispose of properly and order pizza.

Listing found by Valerie. Poorly advised recipe based one from cooks.com.

14 comments:

yousuckatcraigslist said...

Wow, that's 70s-riffic.

Anonymous said...

YSAC: the place, or the recipe? I think your comment might apply to both.

What on earth is a "bldg/loafing shed"? I just googled "loafing shed" and it appears to be a hangout for horses, which doesn't really fit with this listing.

My favorite part of the recipe is "3 pkgs." of chicken breasts. How the heck much is one package? They come in a lot of different packages, don't they? Is there one size as standard as a can of soup? (Obviously it's US-centric...)

My second favorite thing about this recipe is the astounding sodium content. Chipped beef is super salty and canned soup is also high sodium, so let's add some garlic salt! My ankles would be the size of bowling balls if I ate this.

Anonymous said...

Mahan Avenue! Wow. I used to live on Mahan as a child.

The real gem is that you'll be living near Hanford, one of the most toxic sites in the western hemisphere, brought to you courtesy of the Manhattan Project, with...

"more than 53 million gallons of radioactive and chemically hazardous waste in 177 underground storage tanks, 2,300 tons (2,100 metric tons) of spent nuclear fuel, 9 tons (8 metric tons) of plutonium in various forms, about 25 million cubic feet (750,000 cubic meters) of buried or stored solid waste, groundwater contaminated above drinking water standards and spread out over about 80 square miles (208 square kilometers), more than 1,700 waste sites, and about 500 contaminated facilities."

Source: http://www.hanford.gov/?page=651&parent=0

And you had to go and make a bad situation worse with all that sodium.

David said...

I just don't know where to find the bed-sized roll of aluminum foil...

I've made a similar recipe many times (sans chipped beef) - just not enough for 30 people at once. I think I will use garlic powder instead of garlic salt - blood pressure issues, ya know.

Charlene said...

"...more than 53 million gallons of radioactive and chemically hazardous waste in 177 underground storage tanks..."

And one bedroom.

Charlene said...

By the way, what the *(&^ is chipped beef?

V- said...

I forgot about the proximity to Hanford.. now I get it! It'a mini fallout shelter!

Chris said...

Nothing says tasteful like wood panelling in every room ... and apparently there's lots of storage, the listing points that out *twice*.

Shira-chan said...

I don't like the looks of that bit of shelving above the bed. How does one avoid bumping their head in the morning?

Anonymous said...

asbestos 1969 central.

slh35661 said...

Who thought this was a good decorating skeme? Even in the '70s this was tacky.

the projectivist said...

hmmmm...are you certain that's not a caravan?

Anonymous said...

Charlene - chipped beef is a dried beef product. I think maybe it starts as a loaf or something made of little bits of meat, not a solid cut. It's sliced very thin and dried. Think beef jerky but thinner, not so tough, and way more salty. In the US, I have only ever seen one brand, and it comes in a small jar. Stouffer's sells frozen creamed chipped beef.

Other than this recipe, the only way I have ever seen it served is creamed and served over toast or biscuits. I am rather fond of it despite the fact that it has to be one of the least healthy foods in existence. I think creamed chipped beef over toast used to be a common military food and was one of several known as s*** on a shingle.

Anonymous said...

Projectivist - I think you're almost right. By "caravan," you mean "recreational vehicle" or "camper"? A little house on wheels for traveling? The one in this listing is "manufactured housing," aka "mobile home," which is one step up. They are movable but they're not for camping and usually not moved very often.