Moni Braun has never fostered or adopted, but her best friends did. They adopted four precious kids from all over the United States. "We have been through the ups and downs of their adoptions falling through multiple times," recalls Moni. She was even there on a December morning in 2013 when her best friend met their fourth child for the first time!
Going through all of this gave Moni a passion for helping foster parents in a very practical way. James 1:27 says, “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.” And for Moni, serving orphans means serving their caregivers. She started a ministry at her church, Grace Church, in Greenville, South Carolina. She makes dozens of freezer meals each month and the number is growing.
She chooses a recipe every month, and makes that for each family. She joined HIS Morning Crew to talk about her passion and share the recipe that she's making for all of the families this month, Poppy Seed Chicken. It's a delicious and easy dinner your family will love. You can easily double, or triple it to make freezer meals for other families.
6 chicken breasts, cooked and diced (around 4 cups)
8 ounces sour cream
2 cans cream of chicken soup
2 cups Ritz crackers, crushed
1/2 cup margarine, melted (Moni uses butter)
1 1/2 tablespoon poppy seeds
Boil and cook your chicken. Mix chicken together with sour cream and cream of chicken soup. Pour into a 9 by 13 pan.
Crush Ritz crackers and pour into a bowl. Pour melted margarine over crackers. Stir poppy seeds into the crackers crumbs and mix well. Spread cracker crumbs on top of the chicken.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes, or until lightly browned on top. Serve over rice.
If freezing, freeze poppy seed chicken BEFORE baking. Cover the pan tightly with foil and write directions on the top of the container. Remove the poppy seed chicken from the freezer and let thaw in the refrigerator during the day before baking.
Recipe and Images Courtesy of JoyfullyThriving.com