Casseroles and Karma

I made a "Comfort Food" casserole Thursday and I'm just getting around to blogging it.

I was having a bad day... headache, life in general and I needed something warm. Yeah, yeah, I know... you shouldn't seek comfort in food but it wasn't a donut it was a casserole. I basically adapted my Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole recipe to use what I had on hand.

Shelly's Cheesy Chicken & Veggie Bake

1 cup chopped Broccoli, steamed
1 cup Carrots, steamed
1/2 yellow Onion, chopped
2 boneless skinless Chicken Breasts, sliced into 1" pieces
1 Teaspoon Oil
1/2 cup Sour Cream
1 can of Cheddar Cheese Soup
1/2 cup Mexican Cheese blend
dash Chili Powder
Salt & Pepper to taste
10 Ritz Crackers
1 Teaspoon Poppy Seeds
1 Tablespoon Butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Steam broccoli and carrots and set aside. Saute onions till golden. Remove from pan. Saute chicken in a teaspoon of oil until golden and cooked through. Add broccoli, carrots and onions to pan. Mix sour cream, soup, and cheese together and pour over. Stir to coat. Salt & pepper and chili powder to taste. Pour into a casserole dish. Crumble crackers in a Ziploc baggie, add poppy seeds and sprinkle mixture over the top of chicken. Melt 1 Tablespoon of butter in the microwave. Drizzle melted butter evenly over crackers. Bake 30 minutes, until crackers are golden brown.

You could eliminate the topping if you wanted to make it even lower in carbs but 10 crackers spread out over the whole casserole is even OK in my carb-o-phobe handbook.

So I ate this and watched the season premiere of Grey's Anatomy and all was temporarily right with the world. Word to the wise do not go on and look up a wretched nasty girl you used to go to school with. If they have a seemingly better life than you (loving husband, huge house, three cute kids) it can throw you into a funk. A quick IM exchange with my pal Sarah reminded me however that what looks good on paper (or in this case the net) isn't always reality. After all those three little cuties could have three different "baby daddies", the house... repo'd, and the loving husband... secretly gay.

I'm sure my Karma points went down for that but she really was a wretched human being. You'll have to trust me on this ;)