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Old 04-27-2005, 02:34 PM   #1
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Smile Invent Your Own Casserole

INVENT YOUR OWN CASSEROLE

I found this formula among the trivia I save for just such a "can't
think of a good tip" moment. I don't know where it came from and wish
I did. It is a great idea when you are in a hurry and have to come up
with something from your pantry. Considering it uses so much soap it
might have been Campbell's.

CHOOSE ONE SAUCE MAKER:
1 (10 3/4-ounce) can cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1 (10 3/4-ounce) can cream of celery soup, undiluted
1 (10 3/4-ounce) can cream of chicken soup, undiluted
1 (10 3/4-ounce) can Cheddar cheese soup, undiluted
2 (14 1/2-ounce) cans diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano,
undrained

CHOOSE ONE VEGETABLE:
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can cut green Italian beans, drained
1 (15 1/4-ounce) can sweet peas, drained
1 (10 1/2-ounce) can asparagus cuts and tips, drained
1 (15 1/4-ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
1 (13 1/2-ounce) can chopped spinach

CHOOSE ONE PASTA/RICE:
2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
1 cup uncooked regular rice
4 cups uncooked wide egg noodles
3 cups uncooked small pasta shells

CHOOSE ONE MEAT/FISH/POULTRY:
2 (6-ounce) cans solid white tuna in spring water, drained and flaked
2 cups chopped cooked chicken
2 cups chopped cooked ham
2 cups chopped cooked turkey
1 pound ground beef, browned and drained

CHOOSE ONE OR MORE EXTRAS (OPTIONAL):
1 (3-ounce) can sliced mushrooms, drained
1/4 cup sliced ripe olives
1/4 cup chopped red or green bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped celery
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 (4.5-ounce) can chopped green chilies
1 (1 1/4-ounce) envelope taco seasoning mix

CHOOSE ONE OR TWO TOPPINGS:
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
1/2 cup fine, dry breadcrumbs
1 cup round buttery crackers, crushed
1 cup herb-seasoned stuffing mix

Combine 1 (8-ounce) container sour cream, 1 cup milk, 1 cup water, 1
teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper with Sauce Maker (omit sour
cream and milk when using tomatoes). Stir in Vegetable, Pasta/Rice,
Meat/Fish/Poultry, and, if desired, Extras. Spoon into a lightly
greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish.

Bake, covered, at 350 for 1 hour and 10 minutes. Uncover and
sprinkle with Toppings; bake 10 more minutes.

Makes 6 servings.


Chicken Casserole: cream of chicken soup, asparagus, rice, chicken,
Parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs

Ham Casserole: cream of celery soup, green beans, wide egg noodles,
ham, garlic, 2 portions Swiss cheese

Turkey Casserole: 3 cans diced tomatoes, sweet peas, small pasta
shells, turkey, onion, garlic, 2 portions mozzarella cheese,
herb-seasoned stuffing mix or round buttery crackers

Ground Beef Casserole: Cheddar cheese soup, corn, elbow macaroni,
ground beef, sliced mushrooms, green chilies, taco seasoning mix, 2
portions mozzarella cheese

Meatless Casserole: diced tomatoes, corn, rice, ripe olives, 4
portions bell pepper, 4 portions celery, garlic, Parmesan cheese

Tuna Casserole: cream of mushroom soup, sweet peas, elbow macaroni,
tuna, sliced mushrooms, mozzarella cheese, breadcrumbs

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Old 04-27-2005, 04:39 PM   #2
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Cool Marge - thanks for posting this!
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Old 04-27-2005, 04:44 PM   #3
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This is great Marge! Thanks
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Old 04-27-2005, 05:47 PM   #4
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I think the following ingredients should be added as options.

tripe
liver
chicken livers
anchovies
rabbit
venison
bacon
raccoon
opossom
allgator
crawdad(cleaned and shelled)
conch
hog maws
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Old 04-27-2005, 06:53 PM   #5
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have you guys used this search? It sure is good help when you need it!

http://www.campbellkitchen.com/searc...25&submit.y=11
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Old 04-27-2005, 10:26 PM   #6
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Personally I would like to round out every "category" to 6 options and use a common die to generate meals randomly when going shopping.

"I rolled a 3... ok.. chicken soup... and a two... sweet peas... Ok... I can still do this... 1... elbow macaroni..."

that would be "fun" In a way.
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Lugaru, you are hysterical!!!
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Old 04-28-2005, 12:43 PM   #8
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Bang...you forgot Rattlesnake..
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Kraft does something very similar to this, only with fewer variations. I found 2 recipes on their site that do this. I'm sure there are more but these are the only 2 I could think of. The first is for drumsticks & the second is for a cake.

http://www.kraftfoods.com/main.aspx?...ecipe_id=74516


http://www.kraftfoods.com/main.aspx?...ecipe_id=74528
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A few years back, when I used to put out lunch buffets, I went through a huge casserole phase.

A little magic, and some different ingredients...you can mae some cool things happen. Always a real good feeling when you really hit on something!!!
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