|Toppings for Hawaiian Haystacks|
Yeah. Could be. It was so cold the last few days. And I should know. I had recess duty during the day AND after school and it was snowing and super WINDY on Monday. My umbrella that I was holding kept doing the backward blow up thing and then would almost send me down the street like Mary Poppins. It was embarrassing! And I had the crosswalk detail so everybody picking up their kids after school SAW ME being blown around and my umbrella pulling tricks. Just call me Mary. I felt like a big geek in a snowsuit! So I long for the white beaches and sun and unfettered relaxation of a Hawaiian Island.
|I love the crunch these chow mein noodles add...|
|Add Cream of Chicken soup, sour cream, milk and spice it up with Lawrys or Salt and Pepper....that's it!|
|I like slivered almonds to top my Hawaiian Haystacks....|
|The kids love coconut....|
|Have to have a cherry on top! Or a handful!|
But since I can't wrangle that for now, I can at least eat yummy food with the taste of Hawaii in it. This recipe is easy, quick and really yummy. And it's a great choice if you have to feed an army or a crowd at a party. My sister-in-law served this at her son's missionary farewell before he left for Texas. It was yummy!
|I diced up some cooked carrots..... chow mein noodles and slivered almonds....|
|And lots of fresh fruit and veggies.....|
|The hubs likes my Hawaiian haystacks........that sounds a little weird saying it out loud tho....hehe...|
So here are the easy ingredients for the basic chicken mixture that goes over rice. Then the toppings are whatever you decide you want to add. I use one of those veggie and dip platters when I'm doing it for a crowd. You can find them at the dollar store for.....well.....A DOLLAR! I use them when I'm doing cookie decorating in my classroom too. They are very versatile for putting out little piles of stuff.
HAWAIIAN HAYSTACKS RECIPE
|Here is the Chicken base all mixed up....then I just microwave it to warm it ...|
2 cans cream of chicken soup (or use large family sized can)
3 chicken breasts diced
1 t. salt (or Lawry's Season Salt)
1/8 t. pepper
1/2 cup sour cream
3/4 to 1 cup of milk
3 cups Steamed Rice
|My finished plate of Hawaiian Haystacks....a work of art really!|
Boil the chicken and dice up. Mix soup, salt and pepper, milk and sour cream and milk.
|I boiled 3 chicken breasts with a handful of carrots.....|
Cook rice until tender. I have a rice cooker so I added around 2 1/2 cups. Put soup mixture on top of rice and top with any or all of the following:
Toppings: Canned pineapple tidbits, mandarin oranges, grated cheese, slivered almonds, chopped red pepper, celery, olives, diced tomatoes, chow mein noodles.
|Veggie and fruit toppings....|
|Well, now he's just acting like Vanna White...he's such a tease!|
|He doesn't like the fruit as much....he's more of a veggie man....|
|He does like the almonds and the white grated mozzarella cheese....|
|Hawaiian Haystacks........My plate is still prettier than the hubs.........just sayin........|
This recipe for Hawaiian Haystacks is a KEEPER! Enjoy!