Nephi Hills

My oldest Brother was doing his Eagle Scout project many years ago.  We planted 500 trees in a forest burn area in Nephi, Utah.  It was a grueling day.  500 holes is a lot to dig, no matter how excited  you are when you start.
       As we got home, Mom threw together a dish made of leftovers.  (Something she can do like a queen.  My mom can come to my house and look in the fridge.  I will only have half a jar of pickles, some ketchup, and a dish of leftover noodles.  She will whip around the kitchen and serve us a gourmet meal.  I don't know how she does it!)

Anyway, she whipped up a dish with biscuits on top.  They were covered with melted cheese and poppy seeds.  It was so good.  We didn't know what to call it.  I said, "Mom, it looks like the Nephi Hills we were on all day today."  Thus it was dubbed "Nephi Hills".  I haven't had it in decades.  I tried to recreate it the other night.  My kids went wild.  They ate more than I did.  Yum.

 So, Mom.....this one's for you.  :)   My recipe:

Nephi Hills

One pound of roasted chicken- (I used the leftover dark meat after having chicken the night before. It had so much flavor!!  Those rotisserie chickens at the grocery store work great.)
Two pounds mixed veggies cooked in a cup of water on the stove. (This makes them moist. Cooking in the microwave doesn't do frozen veggies any good.)
Two cans Cream of Chicken Soup-undiluted.

Mix all together (including the water from the veggies.  That makes the gravy) and pour into the bottom of a 9X13 pan. 

Make your favorite biscuits.  (We have used the best recipe from The Joy of Cooking and even lowly Bisquick mix biscuits and they both worked equally well.)

Put 12-15 biscuits across the top of the casserole.
Shred a cup of cheese over the top.
Sprinkle with poppy seeds.

Bake in a hot oven--450* for 15 minutes or till the biscuits are golden and puffy.

Enjoy.  It goes really well with a dish of fruit.