My wife calls it Chicken Spaghetti. I’d call it lots of cheese and chicken. Whatever you call it, it’s got a lot of dairy products in it.
Elizabethe got this recipe from a lady at the temple. She’s been after me to make it. So, I made it for the missionaries today. Basically, it’s cream cheese and parmesan cheese and canned chicken soup . It has other stuff in it, but that’s the main sauce base.
We had a nice gospel discussion with Sisters Henrie and Murdock. We talked about testimony and the atonement of Jesus Christ. It made for a good feeling in our home.
Elizabethe and I are very blessed to have these missionaries visit often. While they see it as a blessing that we feed them, it is equally a blessing to us to have them visit with us and talk about things of the spirit.
I’ll admit it is a stroke to the ego when they tell us that I’ve got a reputation for feeding the missionaries good meals. However, I don’t feed them to have my ego stroked. I feed them out of gratitude for the many people of Colorado, Wyoming and Kansas who fed me as a young missionary.
When I first entered the mission in August of 1976, my new companion said, “Wednesday nights we have a standing D.A. (that’s dinner appointment). Never schedule anything for Wednesdays around dinner time.”
I came to love and appreciate the Ruffino Family. Sister Ruffino would go all out in preparing dinner for us. Wednesday nights were like a big family Sunday Dinner. No matter what she cooked, it was delicious and my companion and I always felt like we were special guests.
How do you repay something like that?
You feed the missionaries.