Hankering a Haystack

One of the family favorites, which turns out to not be a favorite after all, according to Dale and Bob. Oh well, I served it anyway, and DH and I enjoyed it. The beauty of the Hawaiian Haystack is that you are free to use whatever you have on hand. We were out of town on grocery day, so were limited to strictly pantry ingredients.

4 cups cooked rice

1 can chicken breast

1 can cream of chicken soup

1 can pineapple chunks

1 tiny can green chiles

1 can black olives

1 cup shredded cheese

1 little bowl of bacon bits

1 little bowl of coconut

1 little bowl of raisins

Heat up the canned chicken and the soup until nice and hot. Serve over hot rice and garnish with whatever floats your boat. My first helping was Mexican inspired, with the chiles, cheese and black olives. Second helping was more Asian inspired with raisins, pineapple and coconut. Just have fun with it. I love freshly chopped vegetables with this meal: tomatoes, green onions, shredded carrots, chopped celery OR chopped nuts like cashews and peanuts. If you do a google search on Haystacks, you will be inundated with the most beautiful photographs of some serious Haystack action. Here’s our humble spread. If we have to live off of our food storage, we will not do too badly.

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