When it comes to food in my house there is one word that we all know so well. Country Crock. We use Country Crock for many delicacies, including casseroles.
The reasons why we love our Country Crock includes that it only has 0g of trans fat per serving, it contains no partially hydrogenated oils, has no cholesterol, it is 70% less fat than butter per serving and not t mention that it has 30% fewer calories than butter per serving!
Being a nursing student, living at home, and having your mom work while your dad attends college, can be a real hustle and bustle to get a good quality meal on the table at night. This is where we turn to casseroles and Country Crock!
The thing that I love the most about casseroles is the fact that you can make almost anything into a casserole. It is almost like making soup, plus you get to incorporate all the important food groups. I have put together a little tip list below that truly shows why casseroles may be a good idea for those with busy lifestyles.
Tip #1 – Save your leftovers! I know this may be like an “uh-duh” tip, but you would be very surprised at how many people actually throw away decent leftovers. My parents have actually done it before. There may be like a handful of peas left and they think, “oh well, there is not enough to really save here.” Stop! Those can be used at the end of the week, if still decent, for a clean out the fridge casserole.
Tip #2 – DO NOT let Pinterest curb your imagination. Be creative when it comes to making super, or if you have picky eaters. Do not be afraid or discouraged to try a pinned casserole and it not turn out like the picture. Turn yours into something entirely different, such as a crumbled pie, or take a fork and create a footprint and tell your kids that the casserole fairy strikes again. Be creative. Be you!
Tip #3 – Make your crockpot your best friend. I LOVE crock pots. I like not having to slave over a stove and hot oven for hours. I like that I can truly set it and forget it. When I get home from school or vice versa with my dad, we can come in, turn on the crockpot, start studying, and when mom gets home we can all set down to a nice hot meal.
T summarize all that we learned today – keep your leftovers, be creative, and manage your time wisely. These are the tips that this gal, right here, has for helping you to get a delicious, quick, fun casserole on the table for you and your family.
Yum! Chicken pot pie with left over veggies! Dump it on the plate, slap some crock on them buns and dinner is served.
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