When I made tortellini soup the other day, I reminisced through the cookbook (Simple Pleasures, Junior Welfare Association, Decatur, IL) it came from. I found an oldie but goodie casserole I use to make. I had the ingredients on hand and decided to make it today.
- 1 chicken (31/2 – 4 lb) cooked and cooled (or substitute 4 chicken breasts)
- 2 -10 oz pkg. broccoli spears, cooked. (I used fresh)
- 2-10 oz cans cream of chicken soup
- 1 c mayo
- 1 c cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 T lemon juice
- 1 tsp. curry powder
- Parmesan cheese
Mix soup, mayo, cheddar cheese, lemon juice and curry powder. Drain broccoli and arrange in bottom of greased 3 qt. casserole. Sprinkle generously with Parmesan cheese. Skin and bone chicken and bone. Cut into bit size pieces and spread over broccoli. Sprinkle generously again with Parmesan cheese. Pour sauce over all. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and paprika or bread crumbs dotted with butter. Bake at 350 for 30 – 40 minutes.
At times, I feel like this is too saucy. I think really you could half the sauce. I have never tried it, but I think will next time. We all had 2 helpings, so I guess it was pretty good 🙂
This next recipe came from a magazine that I clipped out. I cannot find on it what magazine. It was super easy!
Apple Pie Strata
- 1-1 pound loaf cinnamon-raisin bread, cut into 1 inch pieces.
- 8 eggs, lightly beaten
- 2 cups milk
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp almond extract
- 1 21 oz can apple pie filling
- 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
Place bread pieces in a greased 3 quart rectangular baking dish; set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, salt and almond extract. Stir in apple pie filling and 1/2 of the almonds. Carefully pour egg mixture over the bread. Press down lightly with a rubber spatula to moisten all of the bread. Sprinkle with remaining almonds. Cover and chill 2 to 24 hours.
Preheat oven to 325. Bake, uncovered, about 50 – 60 minutes or until knife inserted into center comes out clean. Let stand for 15 minutes.
I decided to add some caramel on top. It was a yummy addition. I cut three pieces for us tonight. After we ate them, I realized that I did not take a photo. Mark quickly volunteered to eat another piece 😉
Grace is off again tomorrow. This is the 3rd day in a row….what will I make tomorrow?
~Relish Food & Life