Happy Housewarming Peabody!

The flu has been going through my house, starting with me and lasting a very long time, but so far skipping the children. So far.

It's been an odd flu, with no fever, but alot of stomach problems, making food, all food, yuck! And while normally if I am sick that I don't want to eat, I still enjoy reading about food. Not this time. This time I posted an apology to my fellow Daring Baker's, that I would not be immediately reading all their wonderful bread posts until much later. It's much later and I barely feel I have made a dent in getting to the 400 or so posts that were made. (I think I'll either be at it all month or I will peter out in a few days.)

So this flu not only made me sick as could be, made me late for admiring my fellow bakers bread, but it also resulted in my missing a few blog events (I have a great carrot cake that was supposed to be submitted for Leslie's SHF) and nearly making me late for others. Fortunately I made my choice for Peabody's housewarming before I got sick and am now in good shape to "deliver" it to her lovely new home!

Chicken and broccoli puff pastry pockets are my choice for the party. Good to eat either warm or cold, with your hands or dainty with a fork, and easy to make with ingredients I happened to have on hand. (Which reminds me that I need to replenish my freezer supply of puff pastry!)

I served these for dinner along with fresh fruit skewers, and enjoyed them cold for lunch the next day. My husband enjoyed them but the kids did not. Just goes to show that they have no taste at all as there was nothing in them that they didn't like.

Now, I wonder what other goodies are at this little shindig? :-)

Chicken and Broccoli Puffs

1/2 red onion, finely chopped
1/4 red pepper, finely chopped
small head of broccoli, finely chopped
3 cooked, boneless chicken breasts, diced
1 cup old cheddar cheese, grated
3 tablespoons mayonnaise (I use Hellman's)
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 packages puff pastry, defrosted

Mix all the filing ingredients together in a bowl while the oven preheats to 400F. Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary. (I should point out that this filling would also be great in a sandwich at this point.)

Roll out the puff pastry so that it is large enough, and thin enough, to allow for 8 squares to be cut. (Sorry, I didn't think to measure.) I got 8 squares per package of dough. Spoon a heaping spoonful into the middle of the pastry, fold over and pinch edges to seal. Bake for 25 minutes, until golden brown. There will likely be a bit of left over filling.

If eating hot, allow to cool for 5 minutes before biting down. Enjoy!


Peabody said...

Sorry that you and your family are so under the weather. Thanks so much for making these wonderful cheesy goodness broccoli and chicken puffs!
Hope you are all feeling better soon!

Deborah said...

I was just looking through a magazine at a store last night, and I saw a similar recipe. Now I'm really craving these!!

*Rae* said...

I hope you and your family start feeling better soon these sound so good I love chicken & broccoli I may have to try these out they look delicious

Kelly-Jane said...

A gorgeous savoury!

Hope that the flu loosens it's grasp and you are feeling better soon, it's a real misery when it's full on....

Gretchen Noelle said...

I love stuffed pockets like these. They look delicious! I have to find a way around the puff pastry part as we don't have it, but the idea is doable! Hope you are already feeling better!