I LOVE casseroles! With just a few ingredients (and just a dish or two), you have got a complete meal that is quick and easy to make! Right now Country Crock is celebrating casseroles with their Country Crock Stars contest! For this contest, they want to see YOUR casseroles!
Simply follow this link over to the Country Crock Facebook page. Then just share a photo of your favorite casserole, and share in 100 words how you demonstrate creativity and resourcefulness in the kitchen.
Twelve finalists will be featured on the Country Crock Facebook page. Then those 12 finalists will be voted on by and the public, and the top 3 cooks will win $5000 and a trip for two to New York City!
Besides the fact that casseroles are fast and easy to make, here are a few more reasons I love them!
1. They are so versatile and really allow for you to get creative! Just add an extra ingredient, or substitute an ingredient or two, and you’ve got a completely different recipe.
2. They easily allow for you make a meal that has servings of vegetables, meat, dairy, and a starch.
3. You can cook them for any size gathering. If it’s just you and your spouse, you can cut a recipe in half or have left overs for the week. And if you have a large family or a party to cook for, you can double your recipes.
4. Casseroles are also great leftover meals and most can easily be stored in the freezer for you to enjoy later.
To show you how easy it is to get creative in the kitchen with casseroles, today I’m sharing a recipe that I just invented for this assignment. I used my favorite casserole recipe, which is Chicken Poulet, and I just added a couple of ingredients to it, namely a package of chicken flavored rice and a can of mixed vegetables. And I used these in place of the bottom layer of my Poulet Recipe (which is usually stuffing mix). And I also threw in some Cream of Chicken Soup, instead of the usual Cream of Mushroom that goes in my Poulet. The result was an absolutely fabulous tasting meal, if I do say so myself!
Recipe for Chicken Stuffing & Vegetable Rice Casserole
*Great for a make ahead meal and leftovers set up great in your fridge!*
Do you have a favorite casserole? Tell us in the comments! Or better yet, submit it to the Country Crock Stars Contest.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.