Rice and Eggplant casserole

Written by Chacha on Jul 8th, 2012 in Casserole, Cheese, Eggplant, Meatless Main Dish, Recipe, Rice, Side Dishes | No Comments

Servings: 6 Ingredients 2 medium eggplants, peeled and sliced in ¼- inch rounds * Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste All-purpose flour, for dusting Extra-virgin olive oil to brown eggplant slices 1 cup long-grain rice, cooked, (preferably not converted) 2 cups simple tomato sauce, recipe follows 1/2 pound mozzarella, grated 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano chesse * Store-bought […]

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Chicken Divan

Written by Chacha on Jun 15th, 2012 in Broccoli, Casserole, Cheese, Cream, Main Dish, Meats, Poultry | No Comments

Servings: 6 to 8 Ingredients 3 pounds broccoli crowns, broken into florets and steamed Sliced almonds, optional For the chicken: 8 chicken breast 2 1/2 quarts water 1/2 small onion, quartered 1 sticks of celery, trimmed and quartered 2 sprigs of thyme 1/2 tsp. black peppercorns Salt to taste 2 large cloves garlic, crushed For the Sauce: 6 tbsp. unsalted […]

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Written by Chacha on Jun 6th, 2012 in Breakfast - Brunch, Casserole, Potatoes, Recipe, Side Dishes | No Comments

Ingredients 5 lb. red or Yukon gold potatoes 6 slices thick cut bacon 1 medium onion 7 eggs, beaten 1-12 oz. can evaporated milk 1 tbsp. salt, or more to taste 1 tsp. freshly ground pepper Sour cream, for serving Directions Cook bacon until crispy. Set aside to cool and let the bacon fat cool as well. When bacon is […]

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