2. I think I’ve found myself a new boyfriend.
3. I have mice in my house and the only traps they had at the store were the “killer” kind. Sorry, little mice, but I’m getting tired of you stealing my pistachios and hoarding them under the cupboard.
4. I really wanted a chocolate-coated-caramel-filled candy bar for lunch. See #1. But I made something healthy instead.
5. Sometimes I just like to eat things straight from the pan.
Or in this case, the baking dish.
I even burnt my fingers eating straight from this plate-full-of-goodness. It hurt a wee bit, but totally worth it.
If you’re looking for a candy bar or something with chocolate for lunch or dinner… well, you won’t find it here. At least not today. Frankly, because this sweet chicken casserole is the bees knees. It’s all I want to eat right now.
Can I eat you now, please? Get in my belly… like now, please!
Complete with trader joe’s chicken sausage, freshly chopped apples, thick wheat bread, and spices galoreeeee.
This will most likely be a delicious and super healthy Super Bowl party recipe to feed my friends on game day. Well, only some friends. No Giants fans. Sorry, not sorry that Tom Brady is
super attractive a really talented football player. I bet he’d even kick your fannies wearing his ugg boots.
With that being said, Tom dear, this dish is for you. I hope it brings you victory.
the new Mrs. Brady.
Apple Chicken Sausage Casserole
1 chicken sausage link, chopped
2 cups whole wheat bread, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 cup onion, chopped
1 cup carrots, chopped
4 medium-sized tomatoes, diced
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp basil
1/2 tsp paprika
1/3 cup milk
1 medium apple, thinly sliced and chopped
Vegetable broth, for cooking.
1 cup chopped celery (optional)
1 cup corn (optional)
(makes 4 servings)
Preheat oven to 350°F and lightly coat a 1 1/2-quart baking dish with cooking spray (the more surface area, the better, in my opinion!)
Heat a dutch oven or large pot over medium heat and coat with cooking spray. Add onion, salt, and broth and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion turns golden, about 3 more minutes. Add in carrots, tomatoes, garlic, basil, and paprika, and cook for another 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and add milk, bread, and sausage. Stir well. Fold in chopped apple. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper, and put in prepared baking dish.
Cover dish with foil, and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and continue to bake until top is brown and crisp, about 10-15 more minutes.
This casserole is so versatile… I’ve already thought of loads and loads more stuff to add in: sesame seeds, diced sweet potatoes, quinoa… if any of you try those additions, please let me know how they turn out!
Nutritional information: 160 calories, 2.75g fat, 28g carbs, 7.5g protein, 5g fiber