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By Jennie Geisler Erie Times-News staff blogger
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Posts tagged ‘casserole’
Posted: March 3rd, 2014

Martha Stewart made my weekend with Baked Penne With Chicken and Sun Dried Tomatoes.

Martha Stewart made my weekend with Baked Penne With Chicken and Sun Dried Tomatoes.


Since the holidays were over and I found myself at home more on the weekends, I’ve been trying to collect recipes throughout the week and cook like a madwoman on Saturdays and/or Sundays. In theory, this makes for good meals on the first night — and cheaper than going out — and great for leftovers to bring for lunches — cheaper than going out — throughout the week.
It hasn’t worked perfectly. I still haven’t gotten used to packing the lunches part, and usually think of it when I’m about halfway to work. Sometimes I’ve started dinner too late and John and J.R. have both eaten something else by the time my brilliant meal is ready.
But at least the recipes have been good.
This one, for Baked Penne with Chicken and Sun-Dried Tomatoes makes enough for two casseroles, ostensibly one to eat and one to freeze.
Alas, the first casserole is long gone, and John ate half of the second one yesterday. Yes, it’s that good. But I still forgot to bring it to work.

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Posted: December 17th, 2012

Prosciutto-Stuffed Chicken Bake from Better Homes & Gardens will warm your heart, as well as your belly.

I hope you didn’t bury your big casserole dish at the bottom of the cupboard during that spate of that beautiful April-like weather we had over the weekend.
It looks like we’re pretty much done with the 50-degree weather for the foreseeable future: 40s and raining this week until what might be a snowy weekend.
This calls for a reliable warmer-upper, such as Prosciutto-Stuffed Chicken Bake.
This baked yumminess seems like it’d be good enough to have a celebration of its own.
It’ll feed 8, and might be a nice one to break out if you’re having friends for dinner. Or if you’re just really, really hungry.

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Posted: November 1st, 2012

Beef Tortilla Casserole from Betty Crocker minimizes hassle, maximizes dinnertime.


What intrigued me about this Beef Tortilla Casserole is not only its comfy-ness — a surefire remedy for this bone-chilling rain and cold — but that you get most of the ingredients from an enchilada kit.
This requires no running around the whole grocery store, no annoying leftover raw ingredients taking up space in your fridge.
You might have some finished casserole leftover, depending on the size of your crowd. But that’s easily dispensed with in tomorrow’s lunchbox.
In the interest of full disclosure, the recipe does hail from Betty Crocker, parent company of Old El Paso, maker of the enchilada kits.
But there’s no skin off my nose if you choose to use a different kit. It just has to include enchilada sauce, seasoning mix and tortillas. You’ll also need ground beef, a small onion, a can of chopped green chilies (near the enchilada kits), and toppings.
Mucho-easy-o.

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