Chicken and Broccoli Casserole (+SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT)

Thursday, October 17, 2013

I wish I could put a fancier title than the one above - but I rather not give Martha the time of day right now and rather have chances for better SEO in the future.

HOWEVER - I must address this Bloomberg video of Martha calling out bloggers - simply put.

And then this tweet:
That "most" part is just the kicker for me.  Whether her staff wrote it; or it came from her in the third person - it is still a reflection of her.  If it is a staff member - she must have felt that that staff was an expert in social media and trusted her with her own account to be a true and genuine representation of her.

While I could go on and on and on how this was a big mistake for Martha, especially since SO MANY BLOGGERS freely push her products and the things you can do with them, you can see here, here and her or just google - you'll see a ton of rants.

All I will say is this: Martha - You don't know me.  I'm just a small blogger from Hawaii who enjoys sharing her life which happens to include recipes, since I do love cooking.  While I may not have the prettiest pictures, best test kitchen and appliances and top of the line, quality ingredients; I am most definitely 100% an expert in cooking.  Have you taken the time to figure out how to introduce new foods to a child whose diet had consisted of maybe 15 items?  Let's add on another layer of difficulty Martha - Have you figured out how to incorporate veggies into a diet of a child who has autism?  Have you gone from making two separate dinners for your boyfriend or husband's child and the two of you to one dinner that all will enjoy?  I think not.  So who made you the expert and on who is and who isn't an expert?

That said - This recipe is a family favorite, even my step son (who has autism) LOVES it (broccoli and all).  If CJ loves this dish, I'm pretty sure all kids will love it.  And YOU WILL love it because it is crazy simple to whip up on a busy night and the hubby can even help you get it started. (This is taken from my previous blog Instant Mommie - the next time I make it I"ll be sure to get a better picture).

Chicken & Broccoli Casserole:
3-5 chicken breasts, boiled and chopped
2-3 cups of broccoli, boiled and chopped
1-2 cans of fat free cream of chicken (or do full fat, up to you!)
1/4 - 1/2 cup of mayonnaise (we use olive oil mayo, which has way less calories and over half the fat)
Curry Powder, to taste
S/P, to taste
Crunchy Topping

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Boil and chop your chicken and broccoli separately.  Combine in an oven safe dish.  Mix cream of chicken, mayonnaise, curry powder, salt and pepper in a bowl.  Pour over chopped chicken and broccoli.  Add a crunchy topping (french fried onions, crushed crackers, croutons, chips, breadcrumbs etc.)  Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 minutes.  Let set up and cool for 10 minutes, serve!

Like I said - super simple and easy!  The first time I made it we did 3 chicken breasts and it wasn't enough for my boys so now we do five breasts and we usually have a serving or two left over.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- today I'm introducing you all to Caitlyn - from Chem Grad Boom.  She is a 23 year old, fun loving chemistry grad student hammin' it up in North Carolina.  She enjoys roadtrips, DIYs, recipes and is working on a healthier lifestyle.  What I love about her is that instead of doing the hoity toity at the senior prom; she and her mom went to Cancun.  Dangit I wish I did that.  Well - Caitlyn... take it away!!

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1 comment:

  1. Go, on grrrl!!! I opted to not post the article I wrote Tuesday eve. I am a #NonExpert ;)
    Going to check out Caitlyn. Love your heart, sweet gal. xo


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