Saturday, May 7, 2011

A Yummy New Dish!

Have you ever stopped at Publix where they make their dinners to sample and had a bite....or two?
Well, I did the other night and let me tell ya.  I swiped up all the ingredients (which are all handy right beside where they cook) and decided to make this for Callen and Andy last night!  My youngest and her fiance' (wow that sounded weird!) are here looking at churches and making some big time decisions.  The biggest decision? (and I'm SO excited)...the reception is going to be at our home here at the lake.
They have set the date for August 6.  You heard me right sista. That's like 3 months away!!! The reason they are having such a short engagement is that they have a major obstacle in their way.  Both of Andy's brothers play football and the coaches wouldn't let them out of their "two a days". Soooooo, they didn't want to wait til Dec. because they didn't want a winter wedding, so we are doing it August 6th!!!  I'm gonna be busy!!!  And then Gregory's and Amy's is Oct. 8th!
Anyway, okay, I'm getting off track.
Back to the recipe.
It's called Chicken Florentine Bake.
which I quickly changed to:
Chicken Broccoli Bake.
here's what cha need:
the recipe (oh and by the way Daddy, I realized I misspelled broccoli) 
(my father is an English fanatic)
 the ingredients....forgot the mozzarella cheese so add that in there.
I'll post the recipe down below.
 the secret ingredient
 mix up the broccoli, the milk, cooking creme, egg, and 1 cup of mozzarella cheese.  Oh, recipe called for pimentos but I nixed those too.  Didn't like em.
 Andy watched!
 then stir in the chicken, tomatoes, artichokes, mushrooms and gnocchi
 Pour into a 9 x 12 baking dish
 cook for 30 min. at 400 degrees.  Take out and add another cup of chopped up mozzarella. 
 Then serve!  Try this, you will not be disappointed!!!  Promise!
OH!!!  almost forgot!  the recipe!
Chicken Broccoli Bake

1 cup frozen broccoli
2 cups Deli rotisserie chicken chopped
8 oz Deli fresh mozzarella cheese, divided
11/2 cups milk
1 (10 oz) container Italian cooking creme
1 large egg
3/4 cup sun dried tomatoes
1 cup quartered artichoke hears, drained
1 cup fresh pre-sliced mushrooms
16 oz gnocchi pasta
Aluminum Foil

Preheat oven to 400
Cut chicken into bite size pieces 
cut mozzarella cheese into bite-size pieces

Combine in a large bowl broccoli, milk, cooking creme, egg, and 1 cup of the cheese.  Stir in chicken, tomatoes, artichokes, mushrooms, and gnocchi
Transfer mixture to a 9 x 13 inch baking dish and cover with foils.  Bake 25 - 30 minutes
Uncover and top with remaining 1 cup cheese.  Bake 8 - 10 more minutes or until bubbly and cheese melts.
Let stand 2 - 3 min. before serving.  yum.

Have a wonderful day y'all!
oh, remember that surprise I was telling you about back about a month ago?
Well, it's about to happen!  
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