Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1 small onion, quartered
1 tablespoon margarine
2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
1 (10 oz.) package frozen chopped broccoli
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground pepper to taste
4 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese

Cook the broccoli according to package directions. Drain and set aside. Meanwhile, begin cooking the chicken. In a medium-sized saucepan, cover chicken breasts and onion quarters with water. Place the lid on the pan and poach the chicken over medium-low heat until meat is white all the way through, about 20 minutes. While the chicken is cooking, melt the margarine in a large skillet. Add mushrooms and cook until tender, about 5 minutes.  Preheat the broiler. Place cooked broccoli in an 8-inch square baking dish. Sprinkle with nutmeg, salt and pepper. Drain the cooked chicken and onion; arrange  in a single layer over broccoli. Top with mushrooms. Sprinkle with cheese. Broil 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve hot.

From Rebecca Goss, my friend and a fellow AAFES wife in Berlin, Germany, in the early 1990s.

Another great Easy Recipe

Love At Home

There is beauty all around
When there's love at home.
There is joy in every sound
When there's love at home.

Roses bloom beneath our feet,
All the earth is a garden sweet,
Making life a bliss complete,
When there's love at home.

-- John Hugh McNaughton (1829-1891)