I am not one for eating many foods that are prepared, prepackaged or processed… BUT this recipe is one of my exceptions. I loved this recipe long before I joined the Whole Foods Movement and I think as long as it is an occasional meal we will be a-okay!
Momma's Tater Tot Casserole
- 2 Chicken Breasts cut into bite size pieces
- 2 C Broccoli Florets
- 2 C Cheddar Cheese
- 1 Glove of Garlic pressed
- 2 tsp Cooking Oil
- 1 Large Onion Chopped small
- 1 Package Frozen Tater Tots
- Salt and Pepper to taste
Press the garlic and set aside. Preheat your oven to 375°.
Heat a large skillet and oil over med-high heat. Brown chicken pieces. Add onion and cook about 5 minutes. Add the Garlic and cook an additional minute. Turn off the heat.
In a deep casserole/baking dish (a 9"x9" works well), evenly layer all the ingredients in the following order: Tater Tots, Broccoli, Chicken mixture, cheese.
Bake at 375° for 35 minutes or until the center is hot.
Serve with a crisp green salad and ENJOY!
If you have leftover tater tots and cheese add a final layer on the top. Hold off on the last little bit of cheese until the last 5 minutes of cooking. This will allow the top layer of tots to crisp up.
© 2014, The Magick Kitchen
Through persistence, I found the honest answer… I can have both! I realize that I could forge my own path using the skills and knowledge I gained, and the simplest of techniques.
I love food and everything that goes with it. I have spent more than 35 years in the kitchen, enjoying every minute. Okay… well, enjoying almost every minute of it.
In addition, I have disbursed nearly as many years studying Wicca, Witchcraft, and Paganism. Combining these two interests has created a Magickal path where I combine food and spirituality. To my delight they play brilliantly together.
My love of whole healthy foods, and unique recipes has also lead me to help run a local teen cooking program, where I teach kids valuable life skills in the kitchen. In addition, I teach a variety of cooking classes for adults and covens on subjects ranging from making the time spent in the kitchen more enjoyable, to cooking together as a group, and recipe-spell creation.
It only made sense that I would begin writing and sharing my experience. From this, The Magick Kitchen was born. My journey with you is about developing a spiritual experience with food, far beyond the dull habit of consumption. We have a marvelous opportunity here to take a most mundane task and make it Magickal!
The Magick Kitchen is about connecting to Divinity through food and the ritual of preparing and sharing food. It is about developing a sacred balance between nourishment, ritual, and spirit. Food has the power to heal, sooth, and bring us together as friends, families, and community.
I am so glad you joined me! Sharing knowledge, experience, and personal perspective with you is an honor. Thank you!