Bear's Anecdote - A friend of mine from Huntsville, Alabama (Tim P. - It isn't good to give full names on the internet.) put me onto the Farm Journal's "Best Ever Recipes" book. He sent me a couple recipes. Here is the information on how to find the book on the web.
Farm Journal's Best-Ever Recipes, by Elise W Manning
Publisher: Philadelphia : Countryside Press ; Garden City, N.Y. : distributed to the trade by Doubleday, Copyright 1977.
ISBN: 0385129661 : 9780385129664 OCLC: 2917780
2 lbs. bulk pork sausage.
2-1/2 c. coarsely chopped celery.
1 c. finely chopped green pepper.
3/4 c. chopped onion.
2 (2-1/8 oz.) pkgs chicken noodle soup mix.
4-1/2 c. boiling water.
1 c. regular rice.
1 c. blanched slivered almonds.
1/4 c. melted butter or margarine.
Lightly brown sausage in Dutch oven.
Pour off excess fat.
Add celery, green pepper and onion.
Saute until tender.
Combine soup mix and boiling water in 3 qt sauce pan.
Stir in rice.
Cover and simmer 15 minutes or until rice is tender.
Add rice mixture to sausage and stir well.
Pour into greased 13x9x2-inch baking dish.
Sprinkle with almonds.
Drizzle with butter.
Bake in 375 degree oven for 20 minutes or until hot.