Cheap and Easy Casserole1 lb meat, cooked1 lb pasta or rice, prepared2 c. (or one can) vegetables (one, or a combination!)11/2 c. sauce, condensed soup, or gravyFavorite spices, including salt and pepper, to taste1 c. shredded cheeseCombine together except cheese, bake in oven until hot and bubbly--about 30 minutes. Top with cheese, bake additional 10 minutes.This will work with just about any combination! You could make a different combination for each night of the week--it's easy and economical!
Skillet Cheeseburger and Fries1 lb. ground beef4-6 medium potatoes4-6 slices of cheeseCook ground beef until done; drain and set aside. Meanwhile, cut potatoes in cubes, and fry in a little oil. Add salt & pepper to taste. Add ground beef to potatoes, stir together; add cheese slices on top. Heat just till melted. You can also add your favorite toppings, like ketchup, onions, etc. Add a salad or vegetable and you're done.
The easiest thing you can possibly make is casseroles.
Chicken broccoli and cheese casserole is a favorite in my house.
Green bean casserole with baked salmon.
Honestly, all of those recipies take less than twenty minutes and they're so easy, its impossible to fuck it up.
Try these. so good for a appetizer or a side dish.
Buy a Crock Pot if you do not have one! LOL. You can crock pot nearly everything. I would also invest in a rice cooker.
Please keep in mind I have a large family so you might need to make less, or freeze.
You can make several meals with the crock pot and serve over rice or pasta. One of my favs is Chicken Noodle Soup. You can buy cans of chicken, (they are next to the tuna at the store) and add everything in the can to the crock pot. Add 2 cans chicken broth, 2 cans water, 2 table spoons Italian seasoning, 2 table spoons minced garlic (we really like garlic, if you do not then add less). 1 table spoon garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste. Turn on high for a few hours, add veggies if you would like, I stick to celery and carrots but its your soup add whatever you would like. About an hour before you want to eat add egg noodles. Serve over mashed potato's and even though at first you will think really potato's? Everyone will love it I promise!
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I love cooking. But don't always have time to. I use my crock pot a lot. Here is a couple recipes. Then I sometimes will do smoked Kielbasa sausage with noodles and a little onion. All fried up in a pan. Serve with your favorite veggie. Or I'll put a corned beef in the crock. Add carrots and cut red potatoes. Fill the crock wit water. Cover and let go on low all day. Then add some cut cabbage maybe the last hour of cooking time. You got yourself a nice one pot meal. Taco's is a easy meal also. I buy some seasoned taco meat at the Mexican market. They have dice skirt steak, pork and chicken meat. With their house seasoning on it. I have a covered serving platter like for a veggie and dip tray. I put all my taco toppings in the slots of the container. I do this the night before a meal. Then all you got to do is cook up your taco meat. Set it out with hard and or soft shells. Everyone can serve themselves. Some paper plates. You got a meal that also has easy clean up. Planning ahead with meal prep is a big help. When your to busy to cook. I would prep some of my meals for the week on the weekend. When I don't work. Then food is in various stages of the cooking process. Or I might do a big cooking of some meals. Pan up some for another meal. Wrap real good label and into the freezer. To be thawed and reheated another day.
Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup
A quick, no-fuss version of chicken tortilla soup! All you do is put everything into the slow cooker, and turn it on. Then garnish with baked corn tortilla strips!"
1-1/4 pounds shredded, cooked chicken
1-1/4 (15 ounce) cans whole peeled
1-1/4 (10 ounce) cans enchilada sauce
1-1/4 medium onion, chopped
1-1/4 (4 ounce) cans chopped green chile
2-1/2 cloves garlic, minced
2-1/2 cups water
1-1/4 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth
1-1/4 teaspoons cumin
1-1/4 teaspoons chili powder
1-1/4 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1-1/4 bay leaf
1-1/4 (10 ounce) packages frozen corn
1 tablespoon and 3/4 teaspoon chopped
8-3/4 corn tortillas
You have scaled this recipe's ingredients to yield a new amount (10). The directions below still refer to the original recipe yield (8).
Place chicken, tomatoes, enchilada sauce, onion, green chiles, and garlic into a slow cooker. Pour in water and chicken broth, and season with cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper, and bay leaf. Stir in corn and cilantro. Cover, and cook on Low setting for 6 to 8 hours or on High setting for 3 to 4 hours.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Lightly brush both sides of tortillas with oil. Cut tortillas into strips, then spread on a baking sheet.
Bake in preheated oven until crisp, about 10 to 15 minutes. To serve, sprinkle tortilla strips over soup.
Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatori
1 pack drumsticks (or other chicken bits)
1 can stewed/diced tomatoes (tom with peppers)
1 can tomato paste
1 or 2 bell peppers diced
1 large onion sliced
Fresh mushrooms sliced (as many as you like...)
1/2 t basil
1/2 t oregano
2 bay leaves
4 cloves garlic
Dash salt (I like kosher salt)
Ground black peppercorn (or regular pepper) to taste.
Mix paste with spices, garlic, and tomatoes.
Put chicken in crock pot with onions, mushrooms and peppers and pour the tomatoe mixture over it.
Cook on low 8 hours/ high 4 hours or until chicken is no longer pink.
I like to pull the meat from the bones and serve the whole thing over pasta.
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