Baby it’s cold outside! This week it hasn’t gotten over 7 degrees here. And, when you factor in the wind chill factor it’s bone chilling cold! It’s the kind of weather that makes you want to snuggle in and not leave your warm house. It also makes me crave comfort food. I found this recipe for Chicken and Broccoli Tortellini Casserole in a magazine. It looked so good and sounded even better. And, since we’re on a broccoli kick this week, I thought it would be perfect for a frigid day.
This recipe is pure, unadulterated comfort food! I’m going to warn you right now…there is absolutely NOTHING healthy about this recipe. While it may not be very nutritious, it is one of those recipes that just makes you feel cozy. It’s warm and comforting and oh so good!
And, it reminds of my childhood! My mom used to make this recipe for us when we were kids. If I remember correctly (it’s been a while now!), my mother made this for one of my first sleep-over parties. We must have been pretty hungry girls because we polished off an entire pan of the stuff and asked her to make more! It is THAT good!
I hope everyone had a happy Easter! One of the things I love about holidays is leftovers! I have my favorite go-to recipes that are great for leftovers, but I’m always on the look out for new things to try. I found this recipe for Pasta Cordon Bleu on Pinterest and thought it would be a good way to use up leftover Easter ham. It seemed to be a fun take on Chicken Cordon Bleu only in a casserole!
For months now (maybe even years), I’ve come across recipes for King Ranch Chicken Casserole in various magazines, cookbooks, websites, and blogs. I even saved a few in my pile to make a later time. But, for some reason, I’ve never made it. I don’t know why.
I decided it was time to try this recipe. I was in the mood for a casserole — there’s something about casseroles and comfort food — so I thought, “what the heck?!”
Is It a Keeper?
Why, oh why, did I wait so long to make this recipe? Everyone loved it! It was creamy and cheesy with just a little hint of heat. Mmmmm! I really loved the flavor that the corn tortillas added. There was even a debate about who got to take the leftovers for lunch the next day!
The other day, I was looking through “the pile” for casserole recipes and I came across this little gem! I think it originally came a Southern Living magazine.
You know, I was born and raised in northeastern Pennsylvania, but I’ve always thought that (deep down) that I was born on the wrong side of the Mason Dixon Line! I love all things southern — the food, the hospitality. I love it all. And, I live vicariously through my Southern Living magazines!
OK, back the casserole…I pulled this recipe out with a few others (like Chicken Cannelloni with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce — which, if you haven’t already tried it, you MUST!) to try on a brisk fall day.