Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Make Ahead Casserole

   Fall is the time for get pot luck dinners and festivals.  If you have a busy schedule at this time of year why not try out this casserole.  You can make it ahead of time store it in the refrigerator, then pop it in the oven to cook while you get everything else together.  No trying to chop mix and find shoes and socks at the same time.  What a relief. 

Make Ahead Casserole


1 package (7 oz) macaroni, don't cook
2 cups milk
1 can celery soup
1 can mushroom soup
½ lb American cheese, cubed or grated
2 cups cooked chicken, diced
½ tsp salt
1 small onion, chopped

   Mix all ingredients in large bowl.  Cover and let stand in refrigerator overnight.  Remove 1 hour before baking.
   Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
   Stir well and pour into a 2 ½ quart casserole or large baking dish.  Bake 1 hour in preheated oven, or until brown and bubbly.  Remove and serve.

                       What do you mean that's the only one you can find???