Not Quite The Farmers Daughter

Not Quite The Farmers Daughter

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Happy Hump Day....Let's Get Comfortable!

Hopefully for all of you that work you survived your first work day back after the long holiday!  I know my work place was less than pleasant and anything that could be a crisis seemed to find a path to me.  So I decided to make this short week seem a little less long.  We woke up to cool, gray, rainy weather this morning.  The kind of morning you just want to snuggle back down into your favorite blankets and stay in your jammies.  With this thought in mind, but the realization that I still have to go to work, I decided that today called for a comfort food dinner tonight! And what doesn't scream comfort food but a casserole with all your favorite ingredients!

Mama Worley's Noodle Doodle

1lb pasta noodles prepared according to pkg
1 10 3/4 oz can of cream of celery soup
1 10 3/4 oz can of cream of mushroom soup
1 10 3/4 oz can of cream of chicken soup
1 12oz pkg frozen vegies - your choice, I used vegetable soup mix with okra
3/4 cup sour cream
1 cup milk
3-4 cups cubed meat, I used leftover pork chops that I grilled over the holiday weekend
3-4 drops hot sauce (optional)
salt and pepper to taste
Cheese....and lots of it!

Prepare a 13x9x2 casserole dish/baking dish with cooking spray, in a small bowel combine soups, milk, sour cream, seasoning and hot sauce if using. Mix well and set aside.  Drain your noodles and layer on the bottom of your dish.  Then layer your vegies (I put them in the middle so my son won't judge the dish before he tries it just because it consists of vegies), and last layer on the meat.  Pour over your soup mixture using a spoon to smooth it over the dish evenly.  Cover with cheese and bake at 350 for 30mins or until your cheese is nice and melty.  This is even husband and teen proof if they can operate an oven safely and react to a timer :)

You can make this dish with any type of meat and it can be made ahead (mine is ready to bake for dinner tonight in the fridge) or even frozen to be baked at a later date.  I would recommend if freezing using it within a month of making it for the best taste.  You can even make this with all vegetables or fish.


What is your favorite comfort dish?


Oma said...

Sounds good to me! When's dinner? My fav comfort food is almost any kind of soup. I wish the cook @ Winking Lizard shared their recipes! They have chili and another soup every day and they are awesome!! Oma is my girl scout camp name!

Not Quite The Farmer's Daughter said...

Hi Oma! Thanks for sounding in :) Dinner was great last night. My favorite part of this recipe is that it tastes like a pot pie with goooodddd! I have never been to The Winking Lizard, but I have heard that the food is outstanding. What types of soups do you like?