A couple of days ago , Neil comes out of the downstairs reading room with an old Southern Living in hand.... " will you make us this for dinner "
Hard core church casserole.
4 c. sourdough bread, cubed ( Mendon Meadows Market didnt have SD rolls, so just used some quartered dinner rolls )
1/4 c. plus 2 Tbsp. butter, melted and divided
1/3 c. grated Parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
2 sweet onions, sliced
8-oz. pkg. sliced mushrooms
1 c. white wine or buttermilk ( I used the wine, if I ever make it again, I will use the butter milk )
10-3/4 oz. can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 c. roasted red peppers, chopped
2-1/2 c. cooked chicken, shredded ( just used three boneless chicken breasts, cubed)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
In a large bowl, toss together bread cubes, 1/4 cup butter, cheese and parsley; set aside. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, saute onions in remaining butter for 15 minutes, or until dark golden. Add mushrooms and saute for 5 minutes. Add remaining ingredients. Stirring constantly, cook an additional 5 minutes, or until hot and bubbly. Pour into a lightly greased 9"x9" baking pan; top with bread cube mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 400 degrees for 15 minutes, or until golden. Makes 4 servings.