The following recipe is one I prepare regularly to use up leftovers or clear out the cupboards. I keep a copy of this taped to the inside of my pantry door at all times. With Mix-n-Match Recipes, I'm always amazed at the meals I can create from simple, basic formulas. I also save money by choosing ingredients I have on hand. Sometimes I even surprise myself with a delicious nearly-gourmet combination or two!
Mix-n-Match Skillet Meals
Choose one food from each of the following groups:
Breads and Cereals (1 cup raw)
Sauce (1 can soup plus 1.5 cans milk, broth or water)
Protein (1 pound or 1 cup cooked)
Vegetables (1.5 to 2 cups canned, cooked or raw)
1/2 to 1 cup cheese (any kind) can be stirred into sauce at the end of the cooking time.
Makes 4 to 6 servings.
Or, to bake in oven: mix all ingredients in casserole dish and cover tightly; bake at 350 F for one hour.
The Mix-n-Match Recipes booklet also includes recipes for: soup, quiche, skillet meals, casseroles, dessert breads, muffins, and more. To order Mix-n-Match Recipes, send $4 + $1 shipping and handling (for addresses outside the USA add an additional $1) to: Simple Pleasures Press, PO Box 941, Auburn, WA 98071-0941 (be sure to specify Mix-n-Match Recipes when ordering).
Deborah Taylor-Hough is the author of the bestselling Frozen Assets: Cook for a Day, Eat for a Month and A Simple Choice: a practical guide for saving your time, money and sanity. She also edits the Simple Times email newsletter. To subscribe, visit Debi online at: thesimplemom.wordpress.com
Copyright 1999 Deborah Taylor-Hough
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