I’ve been getting more in the “holiday spirit” the past few days. I went ice skating, started my Christmas shopping about 6 days ago (standard Mandi), and I even put on corny Christmas music as I walked through midtown NYC. Yup, you won’t find Scrooge here.
Although, I won’t lie and say that I haven’t said, “I hate Christmas” out of frustration already. Especially this year.. People everywhere, subway trains bursting at the seams with people going everywhere, and expensive-ass flights to California.
So sadly, I won’t be going home for Christmas. And one of the (million) things I’ll miss about going home for Christmas is a casserole that has been in my family since my mom was little.
Grandma’s broccoli bisquick bake
So, health critics might cringe at this post so this one might not be for you. BUT, if you want some goddamn phenomenal comfort food, look no further. As with most things, you can alter and substitute this recipe to make it a little more “healthy”. But the way my grandma and mama have been making this for years has been a holiday favorite. And talk about easy-peasy. & you don’t have to be a broccoli lover to fall for this casserole either. So– no excuses.
What you’ll need
- 2 larges packages of frozen cauliflower and broccoli. My mom has added carrots before too. Mm. OR steam/boil a hefty amount of organic vegetables of your own and drain.
- 1 can of condensed cream of mushroom soup.
- 3/4 cup of milk
- 1 stick of unsalted butter.
- Bisquick mix
- 1 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese.
How to make it
- Cook vegetables, drain and cool.
- Mix veggies in a giant bowl with soup, milk and cheese.
- Pour into a 9×13, rectangle casserole dish.
- In a separate bowl, mix butter and Bisquick powder until it clumps and crumbles.
- Crumble the Bisquick mix on top of the casserole ~generously~ until you can barely see the vegetables.
- Pop that sucker in the oven for 35 minutes at 350 degrees (F). The top of the casserole should be a golden brown when it’s ready to take out.
My mama usually puts a serving spoon in the dish and let’s everyone go at it. Every time she makes it, there is rarely any leftovers. Sometimes she even doubles the recipe.
Insert mouth-watering emoji, if it existed.
Hopefully everyone has a good holiday full of love and food!