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Chicken Salad or tuna salad made ahead at home with some chips makes a great meal. When we tent camped we did a lot of the prep work at home. We now have a camper but it still saves time if some of the cooking is done at home.
When we go camping we are busy Geode hunting, metal detecting, visitingrelatives among other things. So I like meals that take very little time tocook and prepare.
2 cups cooked shredded chicken
1 cup chopped celery
1 onion chopped
3 dill pickles chopped
3 hardboiled eggs chopped
¾ miracle whip
Mix chicken, celery, onions, pickles, hardboiled eggs and miracle whip.
Serve as a sandwich or on a bed of lettuce.
This is what I do with my some of my left overs from a roasted chicken. I put the leftovers in the freezer, I chop some of the chicken and shred some of the chicken. This chicken salad is always better the next day.
Here is another dish that goes along way in my house and what better time of year to enjoy a hot bowl of chili on a cold day to warm us up.
Meal 1: Chili
Meal 2: Chili Mac I use small shells for this. I cook up the shells and add to the chili
Meal 3: Loaded Baked Potato. I bake some potatoes and put chili, onions and cheddar cheese on top
Mea 4: In a casserole dish and layer Hormel Tamales, Chili, Onions, Black Olives sliced , enchilada sauce and Shredded Cheddar Cheese and you can microwave or bake this It takes about 10 minutes to microwave and 30 minutes to bake. I use a loaf pan you get more layers.
There are many meals I make from leftovers from an Oven Roasted Chicken with vegetables. This chicken creates a yummy chicken stock that can be used with many meals and there is always leftover chicken and vegetables. I never toss leftovers they are way better the next day.
I usually make a dish for supper or lunch the next day and freeze the rest of the chicken for other meals. If I didn’t freeze the chicken we would be eating chicken for a week since there are only the two of us now.
Meal 1: Oven Roasted Chicken with potatoes, carrots, celery and onions
Meal 2: Cream of Chicken and Biscuits I use some of the stock to make a gravy for the cream of chicken and chop up some of the chicken and leftover vegetables. I put this in a casserole dish and add drop biscuits on top and bake.
Meal 3: Chicken Dijon using some of the stock and cubed chicken and with egg noodles best with homemade noodles
Meals 4: Chicken Salad for lunch
Meal 5: Caesars Salad
This is something I’ve started, right now I have 5 shelves set up in my basement. I use one for laundry supplies, one for personal supplies such as shampoo, shave cream etc.one for can goods, one for condiments and soups, one for drinks. I have them in my basement and plan on adding more.
I never thought about freezing things before putting things in containers.
We always have left over chicken that I put in the freezer. I chop up the chicken in cube size pieces saute in butter add chopped garlic, saute, then add lemon juice, dijon mustard, can of chicken broth and cream of chicken soup cook till it thickens a bit if in a hurry add cornstarch to thinken. Mix up instant potatoes heat up a vegetable.
I put the chicken mixture over the potatoes like a gravy.
Fried potatoes, onions, green pepper, real bacon pieces, mix up a few eggs and pour over top of potato mixture, scramble and if you have any left over cheese sprinkle over top of all.
Scramble hamburger and onions, add brown gravy mix and beef broth. Cook egg noodles drain and add hamburger mixture.
Macaroni and Cheese, mushroom soup, peas and tuna. Make mac and cheese according to direction when done add mushroom soup, peas and tuna heat through and serve.
Loaded baked potato I always have onions, real bacon pieces, sour cream and some kind of cheese in the fridge.