Sometimes I want something fancy, but I don't want to go to the trouble of making it. Those dishes are usually time consuming and if I had the time it would be great, but I don't.
I feel like I am not alone in this. Am I alone in this? Tell me I am not even if I am.
Maybe you don't care and have no struggle creating fancy, involved dishes. If that is the case, let me tell you, you are STILL going to love this recipe and it won't take as long!
I like making chicken cordon bleu. Why? Well I love French food (who doesn't) and when you make it at home you can make it healthier and tastier than any box kind you might get at Costco. Don't get me wrong, sometimes we just need a box of something from Costco. Sometimes though, we just need to make it a casserole.
Let me share with you a little about my childhood. I am part of this blog with my mom and my two sisters, but that is not the extent of my family. I actually have five siblings, so growing up my mom had six kids to feed, and, speaking as her pickiest eater, that can be rough. On top of that there were many times throughout my childhood when my mom served as the Relief Society President. What is that? Well the Relief Society is the largest women's organization in the world and it is an organization that is part of our church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Every ward, or congregation, will have it's own group of women who belong to Relief Society and there is always someone who is asked to serve as President for a period of time (I'd say usually around 5 years.) Well, my mom has done this on three different occasions and being Relief Society President is very involved. When people are struggling and need food the Relief Society President takes care of that. When people are sad and need someone to talk to it is often the President that is there talking to them. Running errands, taking people to doctor's appointments, attending meetings to talk about how to help all the women in their group, on and on and on. It's very busy. The point of telling you all this is to one, let you know that my mom is the best, and two, to explain why it is that I always think of casseroles when I think of quick meals. How did a busy mother of six make sure that her kids ate healthy meals while running around looking out for the well being of a whole bunch of other people? She'd make us casseroles. Endless casseroles. You saw her recipe for a South of the Border Casserole here. There are so many more that we have yet to share, but casserole is such an easy way to go for a quick meal that can include a protein and some grain and veggies.
The great thing about this casserole is you get all the deliciousness of chicken cordon bleu without the hassle of stuffing and breading each individual chicken breast. Now, I make my sauce with almond milk because that is how I roll and it still turns out nice and creamy. I will admit that I left the butter in, but hey, sometimes you just need a little butter.
So have a fancy French meal made easy tonight. Have Chicken Cordon Bleu casserole.
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!