Tuxedo Park Letter from the Editor – October

0
234

Fall is officially here, Tuxedo Park! I, for one, love the Fall. For me, the Fall presents a time to get back into routine and to enjoy the comforts of home. And part of staying at home includes cooking…and lots of it! I love getting my crock pot out and digging up easy, make ahead casserole comfort dishes that can be prepared in a snap. On the other hand, if you don’t feel like cooking, consider exploring one of the great restaurants, cafes or delivery options that Tuxedo Park has to offer.

And just in case I’ve inspired you to try your hand at a home-cooked meal, I thought I would include one of my favourite casserole dishes for you to try the next time you are looking for an easy weeknight dinner. My mother-in-law shared this recipe with me, although I’m sure there are many variations of it floating around online and in recipe boxes, in my house we refer to it as Beth’s Easy Make Ahead Casserole Dish:

Beth’s Easy Make Ahead Casserole Dish

  • 4-5 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tin of cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 tin of water/milk/cream/white wine (depending on your preference), equalling a whole tin when combining the two halves
  • 1 cup of grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1 box of your favourite turkey/chicken stuffing (cook according to the microwave instructions on the box)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method:

Preheat your over to 375 degrees. Spread chicken out in a shallow baking dish and season with a small amount of salt and pepper. Mix the tin of cream of chicken soup with the equivalent of a half tin of either water/milk/cream/white wine, totalling a whole tin once combined (I like to use ½ white wine and ½ whole milk). Pour the mixture over the chicken. Grate and spread the cheese over the chicken and soup mixture. Top the casserole with the microwaved stuffing mixture evenly. Place foil wrap over the dish and bake for approximately 45 mins covered. Once the casserole is bubbling and the chicken has reached the desired internal temperature, remove foil and bake another 15 minutes until golden brown.

 

Leanna Kruk, Editor Tuxedo Park Gazette

[email protected]