It's chilly. So it's casserole time.

We are wimps in Southern California and the minute the temperature drops to 60. We are "freeeeezing" so since it's been 60's all week and I've been "freeeeezing" I made a warm and comforting casserole...

I love casseroles. Make them in the morning (usually at 3 AM) and reheat later. Easy and yummy and they help me to justify my vintage Pyrex purchases.

Shelly's Chicken and Sweet Onion Casserole

2 Large Sweet Onions (like Maui or Vidalia), sliced into rings
4-5 Green Onions, diced
1/2 cup Shredded Cheese, divided use
1 (10.75 oz) can Cream of Chicken or Celery Soup, undiluted
1 cup of Shredded Cooked Chicken*
1/2 cup Milk
1 teaspoon Thyme
1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
a few twists of Black Pepper

Saute onions in butter till golden.

Mix remaining ingredients together reserving 1/4 cup of cheese. Pour over onions and mix to combine. Pour into a Pyrex Dish. Top with remaining cheese. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes or until golden.

*You could replace the cooked chicken with browned ground beef or turkey.

Highlights of the day:

* Epiphany. I'm going to work on changing my attitude. I have a choice in feeling crappy and out of control about stuff going on in my life and curling up in a ball of sadness or just riding the wave of life and seeing where it leads. The wave sounds so much nicer doesn't it. I'm a beach girl... just saying the word "wave" makes me smile.

* New friends are sending me pics from San Ramon. Thank you. If you have any I'd love a copy

* Right now. Coffee. Music. Warm fuzzy blanket. Change of attitude.

Listening to: NKOTB "Summertime" ;)