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Yummy yummy yummy

Last night I made the most tasty casserole out of all the leftover bits and pieces hiding in my fridge.

It started with 3 packages of Chicken flavored Lipton noodle side dish.   I was going to make it according to the package directions and then I realized I was out of milk.  So I just left out the milk.  I figured that was going to be the base of the casserole. 

I sauteed some leftover chopped onion from the centers of the Vidalia onion rings I made on Friday night. and added some leftover peas and broccoli out of the fridge.  It was all a little too green and yellow, so I put some baby carrots I found in the back of the fridge in my food processor and pulsed them a few times so I had carrot chunkies and I added those to the pan. 

I figured I was going to top the whole thing with breadcrumbs so I opened the pantry doors to make sure I had some and found an open box of spaghetti, about 2/3 of it gone.  So I broke the noodles into small pieces and added them to the Lipton mix. 

Once all the veggies were warm, I added them to the noodles.  I diced up three leftover chicken breasts that were in the fridge and tossed them in too. 

Since I didn't cook the noodles with milk, like the package called for, I added 3/4 of a container of sour cream that was open in the fridge.  I thought that might make it too tangy so I added 8 ounces of shredded sharp cheddar. 

Then, I wondered if the flavor of the noodle package was going to be enough to carry all that stuff and decided it wouldn't so I added a package of McCormick chicken seasoning (some cook in a bag thing) and a packet of Good Seasons Italian Dressing mix.

There were no breadcrumbs in the pantry, so I took a bag of croutons I had just bought the night before and threw those in the food processor to make my own damned seasoned breadcrumbs.  I spread the crumbs over the top of everything, which I poured into my Pampered Chef 13x9 stoneware baker and put that sucker in the oven for half an hour.

It was so darned good!  All the kids actually ate it and I'm eating a little right now.  Plus, there are no more leftovers in my fridge.  Woo hoo.



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May. 6th, 2008 08:19 am (UTC)
Holy crap now THAT is some randomness! I would never know how to or think to do something like that. I wonder if I had B make it if I would like it? I'm sorta weird about certain casseroles and things called like "hamburger PIE" so who knows if I would. If I did though and didn't know it was just a random throwing together type thing I'd probably really love it LOL!
May. 6th, 2008 11:20 am (UTC)
It's all Alton Brown, baby. He did a casserole episode a while back that explained the different components and ratios.

I normally don't like casseroles, but I forgot to take something out of the freezer and was feeling lazy. The whole process took like 5 minutes to throw together.
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