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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Chicken Broccoli Cobbler & How to get Kid's to eat VeGGies: Recipe, Vegetables, Kid Friendly Meal.

Chicken Broccoli Cobbler &

How to get Kid's to: eat VeGGies?
I was making this recipe for football game day, & a friend wanted the recipe. So, here it is. It is a fun way to get kids who, would rather eat chips than vegetables, to consume some green stuff.
I garden and grow a good amount of broccoli. The question of what do we do with all of this broccoli occured to us last summer. So, this recipe was formed to answer that question.
Another question was how do we make vegetables more fun for kids?

Colored broccoli "trees" is a fun answer. Use a variety of these colors to make a dinner fun.;-)
Chicken Broccoli Cobbler
Prep: 15 min, cook 30 mins, makes 4 servings or about 7 individual pies.
¼ C melted butter
3 C’s (6 ½ oz.) cubed sourdough bread
½ C shredded Parmesan Cheese
3 C’s sm broccoli florets
3 C’s chopped cooked chicken
½ C drained chopped roasted bell pepper (or roast your own in a 450 degree oven until charred, rub skin off)
1 (10 0z’s ) of Alfredo sauce (I make ahead & refrig: Add to ¼ C melted butter—1C heavy cream, 1 clove crushed, minced fresh garlic, 1 C freshly grated Parmesan cheese, & ½ C freshly grated gruyere cheese, --whisk quickly, heating through. Stir in a sprinkling of freshly grated nutmeg on a microplane grater (small grater) & ¼C fresh chopped parsley) Or you can purchase pre-made at the grocery store.
½ C sour cream
2 Tbsp. dry sherry
1.       Preheat 400 degrees. Drizzle butter over bread cubes in a large bowl; sprinkle w cheese, and toss well.
2.       Combine broccoli & next 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Spoon filling into a lightly greased 2 qt rectangular or oval baking dish, or (what I do) individual baking dishes--(it is more fun this way!); top w bread cubes.
3.       Bake, uncovered, at 400 degrees for 30 mins (20-25 min’s for individual cobblers) or until bubbly & top is toasted.

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