Charisse’s birthday was two days ago and we’re still enjoying the leftovers. Sometimes I still cook like all of the kids are home. As a part of the Foodbuzz Taste Maker Program I received some delicious and super convenient entrees from Birdseye. One that ranks at the top of my yumola list is the Voila Chicken Alfredo. I wanted to do something different with it so I channeled my inner Sandra Lee and had a flash of creativity. I decided to serve the Chicken Alfredo in bread bowls. Gabrielle likes to tell us that she’s not the patient one in the family, gotta love that kid. And if that’s true she got it from her Nanni. Working with bread/roll dough whether it’s homemade or store bought makes me want to throw a hissy fit. However, in the interest of stepping outside of my sweet box I thought “what the heck”. If they turned out to be a hot flaming mess no one would know but me.
With a glass of Merlot by my side I got busy. I started out shaping the flattened and seamed together crescent rolls on the underside of my mini doll molds. You know the ones that look like cones that the Material Girl might have used back in the day? I did remember to give the mold a good spritz with some nonstick spray for easy removal. It baked up nicely but it looked to big. Next! I have the cutest mini spring form pans still waiting in the wings. Ok they were way too much and they looked too shallow. Right about now I’m kind of feeling like I’m in the middle of Goldilocks and the Three Bears story. Also, at this point I’m running out of ideas and Merlot ( and no the bottle wasn’t full). Enter jumbo muffin pan. With all the patience I could muster and keeping in mind that this was for my baby, I did it. The jumbo tins were the perfect size. As I did with the cone molds I fit the dough on the underside. They baked for approximately 12 minutes and were a beautiful golden color.
After they cooled, I filled the mini bread baskets with the Chicken Alfredo. It was really good and not swimming in Alfredo sauce. If we weren’t having other chicken and beef on the menu I probably would’ve added a bit more chicken for the Mr. .I think Birdseye has a good thing going with these meals. I tend to shy away from pre-made meals because the ones I’ve had aren’t too tasty and have way to much salt. Thinking ahead to all the holiday goodies I’m going to make, these Birdseye meals are going to be a great timesaver.