Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Recipe- Chicken and Rice

This is a really basic recipe and you can double it easily. It is a freeze ahead meal for those days that you do not want to cook dinner, you can just throw this in the oven and let it bake! Our ward has gotten together on a Sisters night and made a bunch of these and some lasagnas and then we store them in some one's freezer and use them for when babies are born or people need meals brought in. Its super basic and simple, but still a nice meal. Just add a veggie!

Chicken and Rice Casserole--Freeze Ahead Meal

1/2 c. butter or margarine
1 1/2 c. raw rice (Uncle Ben's is best)
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of celery soup
1 1/2 c. chicken broth
4 c. boiled, boned, cut-up chicken or turkey
cornflake crumbs

Put butter in 2 1/2 quart casserole and melt. Mix all other ingredients together and stir in butter. Top with cornflake crumbs. Bake at 275 degrees for 2 hours. You can fix this ahead of time and freeze. This freezes well. Make 2 or 3 at a time to have on hand.(I think I would add some frozen peas for color)

One year for Christmas I gave my sister "The gift of Time." She is a super busy Mom and Relief Society President and sometimes she just needs a little more time on her hands, so I made her 6 make ahead freezer meals and this was one of them. All she has to do on those hectic days is throw this in the oven!

I love freeze ahead and make ahead meals, so if you have some good ones, please share!


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