Wednesday, March 28, 2012

That meal.

Do you have that meal that seems to save the day, whenever you really don't have the time or energy to do much?

I have a couple that we rotate through. They all have similar ingredients but different sauces that go on it it change it up. Nothing fancy, or amazing but classic comfort foods quick and easy!

Tonight was one of those nights. So out came the chicken/cheese casserole.
This has very simple ingredients and super easy to do! I adjusted the original recipes to make it twice as fast and easy. I must warn you before I lose any credibility as a cook here, this is nothing fancy, extraordinaire but it has protein, veggies and some dairy. So all in all when you are in a pinch, and really don't feel like whipping up a fancy meal this is great.

What you need:
2 boxes Chicken Stuffing Mix
2-12 oz canned chicken
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup milk
2 cups shredded cheese
2 cups frozen corn
1 cup sliced carrots
( I just eyeball the carrots, cheese and corn, and sub fresh or frozen and thawed broccoli inside too!)

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.

Cook stuffing mix, following the directions on box.

Spray a 9x13 dish with cooking spray. Sprinkle chicken, corn and carrots on the bottom of pan. Lightly salt and pepper.

Mix soup and milk together and then pour over chicken mixture. Sprinkle cheese, add a little more if you'd like- there is no real rule. Then spread the cooked stuffing mix over the cheese layer.
Place in oven, in covered for about 20 minutes. Everything is cooked so you just want it all to melt and mesh together.

Let rest for a few minutes before serving. Scoop onto your plates and you get a thumbs up from your kids.

Especially if you give them buttered bread to go with it. (does everyone else have kids that love butter?)

But if you are super lucky you can have batman join your dinner.
See what magical powers this meal has?!
My kids are catching onto what this meal means, uh oh Mom is having one of those days!, Saige even willingly loaded the dishwasher while I was making dinner.

So please if you have that easy go to meal, please share. We need more!!!

Oh also this meal will feed 6-8. So if it's just the kids and I we half the recipe. If you know Matt he won't eat leftovers.

1 comment:

Lindsey said...

That is seriously my kind of fast meal, keep them coming! I can't believe saige loaded the dish washer, she should teach Jake some lessons:)