Tuesday, December 12, 2006

More leftovers

Hooray!!! We are now officially out of leftover supper fixins! Supper was really good though, the kids are kind of sad that we don't have the stuff to make it again.....thing is it was one of those things like I cook alot of the time, it most likely won't be repeated often. It wasn't anything special, just a basic leftovers casserole.

Noodle and cheese casserole
Cook and drain 1lb noodles
Melt 1/2 stick of butter/margarine
a small onion chopped fine
a little bit of green pepper
some mushrooms if you like them
add 4 or 5 tablespoons flour
stir it all together while it cooks and add:
salt and pepper to taste
a little less than a teaspoon of mustard powder
a dash or two of cayenne pepper
keep stirring and add:
2 cups of milk and 2 cups of broth (boullion here)

Then mix the white sauce you just made with the noodles
and add 3 cups of whatever kind of meat you want...tuna,
chicken, leftover turkey, ham...whatever. I also toss in a couple
of handfuls of veggies, tonight was green beans but anything
will work. Pour all of that into a greased casserole dish and top it
off with a handful of cheese, then scatter some breadcrumbs on it,
drizzle with melted butter and bake it for 30-40 minutes at 350.

This was another one of our super cheap suppers. The turkey that went in was leftover, in fact all but two of the meals out of the last two weeks was turkey! The noodles were just plain old egg noodles, you can use whatever kind you like but I had those on hand....they cost like 69 cents a bag at Aldi. I make my own white sauce most of the time instead of buying cream of whatever soup, it saves a little money here and there but it's really alot healthier. The green beans were frozen from our garden so they were free and really tasty. My handful of cheese comes out to about 2/3 cup which is about 70 cents or so....and then the free breadcrumbs. Taaa daaaaa.

Not half shabby with some applesauce and hot tea.

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