Miz Helen's Comfort Casserole
Through the years from time to time I have been asked to bring food to a family who is grieving the loss of their loved one. This is always a very difficult time for everyone. Sometimes we are asked to bring a certain dish but more times than not we are just told, " oh you know, just a casserole, or salad, or dessert". I was recently in that situation and this is the Comfort Casserole that I took. Several people have asked me if I would put it on the blog and I am always happy to be able to share a recipe with all of you.
Chop the Onion
Brown the seasoned Ground Chuck with the Chopped Onions
Cook the Egg Noodles and drain well
Blanch the Mixed Vegetables and drain well
Mix Soup's and Sour Cream
Shred the Pepper Jack Cheese
Ready to Take of Freeze
1 pound cooked ground chuck or
2 cups cooked chicken medium chop
1 medium onion chopped fine
1 6 oz. package noodles cooked according to directions and drained
1 16 oz can cream of mushroom soup
1 16 oz can cream of chicken soup
1 1/2 cups sour cream
1 package frozen mixed vegetables cooked and drained
2 cups shredded pepper jack cheese
2 teaspoons parsley
1 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
This casserole freezes well
I like to keep packages of cooked chicken and cooked chuck in the freezer for these times when I may be in a hurry to prepare a dish.
If you are preparing from the beginning:
Brown the chicken or chuck with the chopped onion until cooked through and drain.. Mix the soups with the soup cream then add to the chicken or beef. Cook the frozen vegetables and noodles and drain well then add them to the mix along with the cheese. Stir in the parsley, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
Pour into a 9 X 13 casserole dish I will sometimes use a foil pan that can be thrown away after using. That way the family doesn't have to worry with returning a casserole dish.
Bake 350 degrees for 30 minutes
When I making this dish I usually make two casseroles one for giving and one for the freezer or to have here at The Cottage. On the day I made this one Leonard and I had one and we took one to a family in our church who had lost a loved one.
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Peace and Joy