Casserole under the electric stars

I made a casserole tonight. A variation of my Chicken Dijon Casserole. I didn't have zucchini so I added more mushrooms and I used leftover chicken from the roast chicken I made for dinner last night (which is also seasoned with thyme so it was perfect). It was a great use for leftover chicken. The sauce kept everything moist. I will definitely do this again.

Shelly's Chicken Dijon Casserole (Mushroom Version)

1 1/2 cups cooked Chicken, cubed
1 Yellow Onion, diced
3 Green Onions, diced
1 cup fresh Mushrooms, quartered
2 cloves Garlic, diced
1/2 teaspoon dried Thyme
1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
a few twists of Black Pepper
1 Tablespoon Butter
2 Tablespoons Flour
1 cup Chicken Broth
1/2 cup Sour Cream
2 Tablespoon Dijon-style mustard (I use Grey Poupon)
1 cup cooked Broccoli, chopped
1/4 cup Parmesan, grated
1/4 cup Italian Shredded Cheese Blend (I use a 4 cheese blend mozzarella, fontina, asiago, parmesan)
Olive oil

Saute onions and mushrooms till golden. Add garlic cook 1 minute more. Add seasonings. Make a well in the center of the pan. Add butter and flour. Cook 1 minute. Add broth and bring to a boil. Add sour cream and mustard, stir all together. Stir in Parmesan. Add chicken and broccoli and stir to coat. Pour into a Pyrex casserole dish top with shredded cheese. Bake for 30 minutes till bubbly.

I ran errands today and went to appointments all boring and definitely not blogworthy but damn if I didn't forget one of the things on my list to pick up... another set of twinkle lights. I think I'm getting old. I swear if it's not written down it is doomed. I currently have 5 post-its stuck to my computer... stuff I need to do, email, ideas for recipes, songs to download, etc. If a breeze carried my post-its off I'd be screwed. Speaking of? Have you seen this? How men use post-its. Looks like if a breeze carried this guy's post-it away he wouldn't be screwed ;) anymore at least.

Anyway... I strung commercial twinkle lights under my metal gazebo thingee the other night and I need one more strand to complete the project but of course I came home never stopping at Lowe's. I love my "electric stars." We eat dinner outside a lot and I love to go out there after work and just meditate. It's nice to not have the blaring flood lights on. I'm sure it's more cost efficient too.

Here's a pic of my incomplete project:

Highlights of the day:

* I got tons of things accomplished (despite forgetting Lowes.)

* Nasonex seems to be working at keeping my allergy attacks bearable. The other day I thought I was going to gouge my eyes out.

* 27 Dresses came out on DVD. I heart my Romantic Comedies.

Listening to: Better than Ezra "Breathless"