Friday, January 3, 2014

Yummy Leftovers?


December brings the elaborate fun-filled parties. Everybody is busy holidaying or preparing for the Christmas/New Year festivities and, of course, partying amid all the hustle and bustle. Get-togethers and parties come with mouthwatering menus and drinks. We often get so obsessed with the party that we end up ordering or preparing more than required.

I’m ashamed to think of the amount of food wasted after the parties (although with the number of critters we have, it isn’t often). So rather than throwing out perfectly good food, you can do something innovative with your leftovers and give it a new look and taste! I came across this ‘COMFY Casserole’ elaborated as ‘Cleaned Out My Fridge’ Casserole. Try it!

Cleaned Out My Fridge Casserole


What you need

1cup chopped cooked broccoli
1/2 cup diced cooked carrot
6 ounces chopped cooked smoked sausage
2 1/2 cups prepared macaroni and cheese
1 cup shredded colby-monterey jack cheese, divided
1/2-3/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2-3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Method

1) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2) Spray a 2 quart casserole dish with cooking spray.
3) In a large bowl mix together broccoli, carrots and smoked sausage.
4) Then add macaroni and cheese and 4 ounces of Colby Monterey jack cheese blend, and enough milk to blend all ingredients well.
5) Then add the garlic powder and black pepper, mixing well.
6) At this point, taste and adjust your seasonings if desired.
7) Pour mixture into sprayed dish, and sprinkle remaining co/jack cheese over the top.
8) Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until golden brown.


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