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I need low-cost, easy casserole and slow cooker recipes! Something that I can freeze for future use, as well. I'm facing a layoff at work and need to watch every penny! I thank you, my stomach thanks you, and my pocketbook thanks you!
Kip from Llano, TX
Here are a few of my favorites:
tuna noodle / chicken noodle casserole
1 can of cream of chicken or cream of broccoli or cream of mushroom soup
1 can of water or chicken broth
1 can of tuna or 1 cup of chicken
1 to 2 cups of chopped diced veggies (broccoli, carrots, etc)
8 oz pasta
cheese to top if desired
breadcrumbs to top if desired
Just mix it up and cook!
Besides casserole dishes as food stretchers and easy to make, so are chili, homemade vegetable soup, goulash, lasagna and homemade potato soup. You could also use rice in ground meat to stretch farther.
If you like Bangers and Mash, you can use sliced sausage and onion fried in a skillet and put over hot mashed potatoes and add brown gravy to the top. Add a slice of bread and butter or biscuit and you've got a tasty meal with leftovers easy to freeze.
About.com has a great selection of slow cooker recipes. Just type in slow cooker or crock pot recipes and a long list will come up. We have been there done that several times in 36 years. Good luck to you!
Yahoo groups has a group called casseroles and crock pots. They have some really good recipes. You might want to give it a try.