Casserole Revamp!

Growing up my family had a favorite meal, so favorite in fact that we actually just called it “The Favorite” as in “Mom please make the favorite tonight!” Yeah it was so amazing. In fact it was one of the first things I learned to make when I moved out, and have made it for every boyfriend Ive had (who of course also love it). But since being on Weight Watchers I just cant bring myself to make it. This is what the OLD recipe intaled:

1-2 cans (depending on how much you were making) of Cream of Mushroom Soup

2-200 Dallops of Mayo, Sour Cream, or any other white creamy sauce

2-200 Cups of shredded cheddar cheese

A good few splashes of curry powder

Maybe a splash of milk and a bit of salt and pepper.

Mix in a bowl.

Layer a LARGE casserole dish with white rice, topped with cooked chicken and cooked broccoli, then pour your cheesey creamy curry mixture on top and sprinkle with MORE cheddar cheese. Bake at 450 until crisp on top. Now eat at least half the pan by yourself. DO NOT SHARE!

Ha! So umm yeah I dont make this anymore for the above reasons! But Mr. Gaunt is ALWAYS asking about it, or encouraging me to try a modified version which I finally got around to tonight.

The new recipe is the following

1 Can of LIGHT Cream of Mushroom Soup

1/2 cup of light Sour Cream

2 Tablespoons real Mayo

A few good splashes of Curry Powder

1/2 cup of grated fresh mozzarella

Mix in a bowl

Then coat a SMALL casserole dish with cooked Quinoa. Add shredded chicken (or not) and broccoli (or mixed veggies if you look in your freezer and realize you dont have any broccoli even though you SWEAR you bought some) then coat with your cream mixture and bake on 450 for about 20 minutes or until crispy.

And the final key is eat only ONE SMALL PORTION AND SHARE SHARE SHARE!

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This recipe was obviously not as delicious as the real one, but Mr. Gaunt and his friend both really liked it, and I didnt love it so much that I felt the need to eat 1/2 the pan! Yay! But for real it was pretty good. Oh and add a Spinach salad with tomatoes and Un-Pickled Pickle slices (like a tiny cucumber I bought at the Farmers Market) toss with a little olive oil and vinegar! Yum-o!

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