Thursday, June 12, 2008

The casserole and the lunatic

Food Snobs Beware. Here's another casserole to add to the ever growing list of Eggface casseroles.


Shelly's Confetti Casserole

1 cup Chicken, boneless, skinless breasts diced 1" cubes
1 Yellow Onion, diced
3 green Onions, diced
2 cloves Garlic, diced
3-4 Yellow Squash, sliced
1/2 cup Mixed Veggies (I used Bird's Eye frozen peas, carrots, corn, green bean mix)
1/2 cup Spinach, cooked and chopped
1 teaspoon Oregano
1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
a few twists of Black Pepper
1 cup Bruschetta Sauce (find it in the fresh pasta section I use Trader Joe's brand but Buitoni/Contadina make one)
1 - 10 3/4 oz. can Cream of Chicken Soup
1/2 cup Shredded Italian 4 Cheese Blend
Oil/butter for sauteing

Saute chicken till golden. Set aside. Saute onions till golden. Add garlic and cook 1 minute. Add squash, frozen veggies, spinach. Turn to low heat and cover for 5 minutes. Stirring once or twice. Add soup, bruschetta sauce, seasonings and chicken back to the pan and stir to combine.


Pour into a Pyrex casserole dish. Top with shredded cheese.


Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes until bubbly and golden.

This was dinner yesterday. Another reason I heart casseroles. They come together in a flash and can be prepared ahead of time. I was running around doing errands yesterday and then I went for a long walk so it was nice to have dinner made and waiting.

So yeah I went for a walk yesterday. Walking is my major form of post-op exercise. I can't stand smelly gyms. I need the outdoors, fresh air. Anyway... I'm on my walk and this man is walking toward me, waving his arms and yelling "asshole, asshole!" So I'm thinking maybe Tourette's or a mental patient who didn't pick up his refill, right?

Wrong. He was talking on one of those hands free cell phone devices. I hate those things. Do people realize how crazy they look? Remember the good old days when a person wandering down the street cursing into the air was just a good old fashioned loon. I miss those days.

Highlights of the day:

* The weather is absolutely gorgeous.

* I've almost decided that I'm going to use my stimulus check to buy a bicycle. So if you have brand suggestions or ones to stay away from feel free to comment.

* Yet another pair of my former fat chick pants has turned into a coin purse.

Wanna see?


You must have a lot of coins? Why yes, yes I do.

Listening to: Rancid "Time Bomb"

6 comments:

chpdlivr said...

YOu know, Shelly, you should really figure out a way for a person to "click" on a recipe so that it gets put in "print format" just like epicurious. Your recipes are a ton better!! I'm going to make the beans this weekend.
I heart your blog, food porn and WLS.

cschoen said...

Where's the "lunatic" part of the post? :-)

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Thank you chpdlivr :) I need to work on a few features like that.

Hope you enjoy the Bean Salad.

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LOL cschoen yeah I suppose it could be common in some areas of the country to see this people cursing no one in the streets (LOL my former home state of NY for one) not so much in my current quiet village :)

DCY said...

I hate Blue Tooth or whatever version of ear phones they have nowadays.

I was in a store and a lady came up behind me just talking up a storm and I thought she was saying something to me, so I said, "Beg pardon?" She looked at me as if I was crazy for talking to her and like she could run right through me. I looked more closely and realized that she had one of those phone thingies stuck in her ear.

I don't even like cell phones and I personally don't own one. So I guess you could say I am a throwback from somewhere close to The Middle Ages, or at least the Victorian era. I'm sure my daughter thinks so.

I love the Confetti Casserole recipe, sounds delish.

Miss August said...

Hi Shelly! My DH (dear husband) told me about your blog. He is planning to get the RNY WLS. I going to start using your recipe from now on. It will be a few months before he has his surgery, but this will give me a head start on training myself to cook the WLS way.

Thanks for all sharing your story and recipes!

MICHELMOBA said...

Hi Shelly - I dont know how I missed this recipe (cuz I make a point of checking back 2-3 times a week to see how you're doing) and just searched for a new casserole for this weekend. This sounds crazy yummy - will post on my blog reviews after I make it.

Michelle (MishNotMush)