My head is swirling with thoughts this week.
These thoughts are neither in need of urgent resolution, nor are they troublesome per se.But there are many it seems ranging from friendship, social media, and children to parents and politics. Perhaps because I haven’t had time to really give them their proper due, I am feeling a little off kilter. I am hoping with a long weekend ahead, there will be some time for me to spend some time writing and clear out some of these cobwebs. Who knows, maybe there’s a blog post waiting to come out of it all.
I mention this because this week’s post is not going to change your life. But the recipe serves as the often necessary comfort food we all crave from time to time. I prepared the dish for my neighbor who recently lost his mother. She was also our neighbor and was one of the first people to welcome our family to the neighborhood 22 years ago. The recipe is for a cheesy pasta that has my favorite combination of chicken and broccoli and is a one pot wonder to boot.
I am actually making the dish twice this week. Our younger daughter is coming home for fall break and it was she who introduced me to the recipe. She and one of her besties prepared it for dinner when we were all together on vacation last Spring. Our daughter, like many of her peers, loves the videos that show a meal being prepared in 30 seconds and usually end with the word “yum” (or a synonym of yum) scribbled across the screen. The recipes quite often involve lots of cheese and perhaps are not the most heart healthy. But many of them, I have to admit having viewed my fair share, do look tempting. You’ve probably seen a few of them too.
Comfort food, game day food, an easy weeknight dinner that kids will love-food, or even food for sitting in front of the television binge-watching one of your favorite shows “that will go unnamed because my husband thinks it’s becoming a problem”, One Pot Chicken, Broccoli and Cheese Pasta will satisfy all of that. It’s a quirky recipe but the result is a creamy, cheesy pasta with good flavor. Oh and if my good friend, Sue B. is reading, send this one along to TB as it’s a super easy one for college kids cooking for themselves!
Have a good weekend…