Mushroom Chicken Rice features moist buttered chicken on top of all-natural yellow rice. Dig in! (Gluten-free, Paleo)
Mushroom Chicken rice, seems so simple and yes it is. The flavor though, oh my word it is comfort food at its finest. Helps that it’s almost a one pot dish as well, the less the dishes the better. Am I right?
I can’t take full credit for this recipe, inspiration was given by my father.
My grandmother was a cook, an amazing cook I might add. Every time we were there we’d be cooking something up.I never thought I’d be so involved and love being in the kitchen. I like to think she would be proud of what I do now.
My father definitely picked some things up from her when it comes to food too. He has always made delicious food. This Caesar salad he makes oh my word, I need to share that with you guys someday. It’s what we always made in our green salad family bowl I mentioned about in last weeks Strawberry Spinach Salad post.
My dad situation can be kind of confusing. I’ve been very extremely blessed to have two fathers in my life now. It wasn’t like that my entire life but it’s true when people say everything happens for a reason. My parents divorced when I was 4, my father had many difficult years as I grew up and we didn’t see him very much.
I wasn’t the greatest kid growing up either. My poor single mother didn’t know what to do with me. (Sorry Mom). Through those years though are what molded me and showed me what I did and didn’t want in life.
At around 15 my mother met my step-dad Matt. To simply put it, he’s my dad. He mentioned the other day that we might not be blood related but that doesn’t make me any less of his daughter, and it’s true. He is every bit of my dad.
Over the years I’ve looked back on how my life has panned out and I wouldn’t change a single thing. Without going through those horrible childhood years I wouldn’t be who I am today. I use to feel sorry for myself as a kid that we didn’t have a father figure growing, almost used it as an excuse to act the way I did. That just seems foolish to me now, you make your fate, you make your decisions and you decide your attitude; nothing else does.
I feel grateful for how things turned out now.
Without my step-dad I wouldn’t be a rain barrel, food blogging, picture-taking, gardening kind of girl. I’m even no longer terrified to help him with bee keeping. He has been such an amazing influence on my life. He’s more of a blessing to me than I think he realizes.
I don’t think we give enough credit to our parents and how much they shape us into who we become. Or even give credit to the individuals that you surround yourself with. I’ve grown closer with my father as the years have past and I’m extremely grateful for that. I was lucky enough to not have one father walk me down the aisle, but two. I’m one heck of a lucky girl.
I might be past Fathers day but whatever, it’s my tribute to the amazing daddy’s out there. 🙂