Creamy Chicken and Biscuit Casserole

This is from a great new site I came accross. This Foodie thing is very addicting.

The Cork And Spoon blog Chicken and Biscuit Casserole

serves 4-6
■2 cups cooked chicken or turkey (I picked up a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store)
■2 cups mirepoix (or dice the following: 1 lg carrot, 1-2 stalks celery, and ½ a large white onion)
■1 medium zucchini
■1 cup sliced baby bella mushrooms
■½ stick butter
■¼ cup dry white wine
■¼ chicken stock
■2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
■1 container (6 oz) flakey biscuit dough
■Salt and pepper to taste
■Flour (optional for thickening assistance)
1.Heat a large heavy pot or dutch oven over medium high heat.2.Add butter and allow to melt.
3.As butter is melting, add your mirepoix and cook until vegetables are tender .
4.Add zucchini and mushrooms and the wine and cook until most of the liquid has been absorbed
5.Add broth, parsley, and cooked chicken. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer
6.Once the broth starts to simmer, add the heavy cream and stir.7.Continue to cook until the mixture starts to thicken into a creamy consistency. You can whisk in some sprinkled flour to assist.
8.Spoon the vegetable and chicken mixture into a casserole dish. Place unbaked flakey biscuits over top in a single layer.
9.Bake in a pre-heated 400° oven and bake 8-11 minutes (or follow biscuit package directions).
10.Remove from oven when biscuits are golden brown.
Note: This dish fairs okay in the freezer. There is a little texture change in the biscuit, but that’s about all I noticed.

When It Is Cold It Is Cold!

I know you folks that live in places that make your frig seem like an oven don’t want to hear me whine, but this 30-35 degree weather ain’t much fun for this California Hillbilly. Today is the last day of work for three weeks; (working for a public school rocks!) so that means I have 21 days of fishing, golfing, and just plain goofing off. If goofing off was a sport, I would be in the Goofing Off Hall of Fame, and the building would be named after me.

Anyway, what stinks worse than a road killed skunk is that the weather is a crap shoot. If it is cold and damp in the morning, golf courses usually don’t start play until the sun burns off the frost. And who wants to sit and fish, when it is chilly enough to not have to put your brews in a bucket of ice? Not me. But I always have a back up plan. Hit the gym early, play Tiger Woods video golf til happy hour, then back home to watch as many Bond movies til the Sandman KO’s me.

I never thought I could ever find a job that allows me to think I am still in college….and get paid! Growing up is for chumps!

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