|The most popular section of the frozen food aisle|
This morning at my favorite supermarket (Food Lion in Milton) I went shopping for frozen broccoli, an important ingredient in my personal recipe for chicken/broccoli/stuffing casserole.
I usually go shopping early to avoid the school mom crowds in the afternoon. When I food shop, usually the only other people there are little old ladies.
Last week when I went to the frozen food aisle a little old lady hovered over the area of the frozen food aisle where I wanted to get my frozen broccoli. Check out the photo above, the frozen food aisle is a long aisle. Frozen pizzas, other frozen vegetables, frozen meals, etc but where does the little old lady hover? Just where I want to get my frozen broccoli. And I mean hover and linger, a good fifteen minutes. I roll my cart around the store and come back and she's STILL THERE, trying to make up her mind. Finally, she left, albeit very slowly. I got my frozen chopped up broccoli, made my casserole which Bill and I consumed.
Today was time for another Ron Chicken Broccoli Stuffing casserole. I go to the store. This time there is a different person blocking me. A young man who is a store employee, scanning the prices. He's taking his time. I roll my cart around the store to complete my shopping, planning on going back when he is done. I go back and he is done, but now there is ANOTHER woman hovering in the exact area where I want to get my frozen broccoli. Another good ten minutes to fifteen minutes, trying to make up her mind. Well, that chopped up broccoli is good. I put it in my casserole without precooking it, because the broccoli comes out crisp and tasty.
She finally left. And I got my broccoli.
I made my chicken casserole tonight and it was delicious.
I think next time I'll just bull my way in when I want to buy more frozen broccoli. "Excuse me ma'am, could you please get out of the way while you make up your mind?" Probably what I should have done the first time I encountered this problem.
Ron's Chicken Broccoli Stuffing Recipe:
1 pound of thin chicken cutlets
1/2 cup white wine
salt and pepper to taste
1 can cream of chicken and mushroom soup
1/2 cup milk
2 cups chopped frozen broccoli
1 box prepared Stove Top Chicken stuffing
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese
Place raw chicken in crock pot. Sprinkle sale and pepper to taste.
Pour in 1/2 cup white wine over chicken
Cook on low four to six hours
Remove from Crock Pot.
Place in casserole dish.
Cut up chicken in bite sized pieces
More salt and pepper to taste over top of cut up chicken
Sprinkle raw frozen broccoli over chicken
Pour juice remaining in Crock Pot over broccoli and chicken (this important because the liquid cooks the broccoli just enough to make it eatable but still remains crisp)
Mix milk with cream of chicken and mushroom soup
Spread soup mix over broccoli and chicken
Place prepared Stove Top Stuffing over broccoli
Sprinkle top with generous amounts of sharp cheddar cheese
Back at 400 degrees for until browned on top (approximately 30 minutes)
Remove from oven
Cool for approximately ten minutes.
Dig in and enjoy!
|Ron's Chicken Broccoli Stuffing Casserole|