Foodie Friday--Aunt Fan's Chicken and Noodle Casserole

Many moons ago (easily 40+ years), my Aunt Fan (Fanny Sue) and Aunt Mary (Mary Belle) would make this dish whenever someone visited them in Barnsdall. Nowhere, Oklahoma, where I base my Goblin’s Apprentice stories, is actually Barnsdall. I lived there for a scant few months when I was six, but I pocketed a pile of memories.

Yes, there is an oil pumper in the middle of Main Street. My aunts lived a few houses up the hill from this pumper. It was also the house where my grandparents lived. My grandfather was the town doctor.

When Aunt Fan died, Aunt Mary gave me this recipe. My mom made this recipe many times when there would be a crowd, but I haven’t made it in years. Aunt Fan was the aunt who discovered my love for good food and gave me all her Bon Appetit magazines.

--er, no, this is NOT a healthy recipe, but great if you have a large crowd.

Aunt Fan’s Chicken and Noodle Casserole

1 10-oz. pkg. egg noodles, cooked and drained
4 cups cooked, cubed chicken
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cream of celery soup
2 cups chicken broth
1 4.5-oz. can ripe olives, sliced
1 4-oz. can pimentos, chopped
1 lb. fresh mushrooms, sliced and sautéed
1 cup dry Sherry
1 lb. cheddar cheese, grated

Mix all ingredients, except cheese, together. Spoon into shallow 9 X 13 in. baking dish. Top with grated cheese. Sprinkle with paprika. Heat in 350° degree oven for 30 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Serves 12-14

Enjoy! And make your own memories!

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