Monday, March 29, 2010

Cheesy Chicken Cordon Bleu Rice Casserole

 I got this recipe from a new cooking blog(Picky Palate)tthat I found.   She has some fun yummy recipes so check it out.   This casserole was a HUGE hit and both my boys keep asking when we are going to have it again.  My Mom has already shared it with people at her work and could not find it on our cooking blog yet so here it finally is.

Cheesy Chicken Cordon Bleu Rice Casserole
2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 clove fresh garlic, minced
½ lb diced ham
2 Cups cooked shredded chicken breast
4 Tablespoons butter
¼ Cup flour
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
14 oz can chicken broth
3 Cups cooked rice of choice (I used white long grain)
1 Cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 Cup shredded mozzarella or swiss cheese
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Heat oil into a large 5 qt rimmed skillet over medium heat. Saute onion and bell pepper until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic, ham and chicken. Cook for an additional 5 minutes. Melt butter then stir in flour, salt and pepper until combined. Slowly stir in chicken broth until well combined. Stir in cooked rice then transfer to a 9×13 inch baking dish. Top with cheddar and mozzarella cheeses. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Cover the dish with foil the last 10 minutes for oozing cheese.
6-8 servings

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Broccoli Salad

This salad is a family favorite and is easy to make and full of lots of yummy things. (This picture is minus the dressing. )

1.5 lbs of broccoli tops
2-3 c cabbage chopped
1 small red onion chopped
1 c raisins or crasins
10 strips of cooked bacon crumbled
1 c. sunflower seeds (optional)

Combine all the above ingredients in a bowl and stir together. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


1.c  mayo
1/4c. sugar
1 T vinegar

Stir together and add to salad right before serving.