Sunday, December 21, 2008

What's for dinner - Mix all the crap in my fridge together and make it delicious

We just got back from an awesome trip to Pittsburgh to visit my family.  My grandpa turns 80 tomorrow and we had a party for him.

I am not very good at cleaning out the fridge before going out of town, so here's what I need to use up:
-Some chunks of cooked turkey
-A block of fat-free mozzarella cheese
-Some leftover pinto beans

Sounds like a casserole in the making.  Reber is not a huge fan of casseroles but as long as it has ham and cheese, he will pretty much eat anything.  Here's the game plan:

Make a cheese sauce:
Mix equal parts butter and flour.  Add a couple cups of milk, stirring constantly.  Once mixture starts to thicken and bubble, add cheese.  This step takes a little patience but is really easy.

Mix together:
Turkey chunks
Some ham cubes
Beans (don't have much flavor until you season them so they will go fine...)
Any frozen veggie blend (bonus if it has broccoli because the cheese sauce gets all through it)
Cheese sauce

Top with:
Shredded cheese mixed with bread crumbs and whatever seasonings you like.

Bake at 350 degrees until heated.  See, homemade stuff is easy!

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