Oh, the weather outside is frightful… heck, it’s COLD outside! Cold means casserole. Casserole means using up what’s in the house. In the house is half a roasted chicken! Dinner solved.

This really was an easy one tonight. I pulled off all the chicken from the carcass and set it aside. The carcass went into a pot with the leftover gravy, chicken broth, and some water. I let it simmer for a while whilst I got my hair cut. I’m king of multi-tasking!

Hair cut, showered, and ready to head back into the kitchen… ! strained the broth, added the chicken, some frozen mixed vegetables and heated. Cooked a package of Organic Sprouted Wheat Papparrdelle Pasta, drained and added to the pot.

Into the casserole dish, topped with buttered bread crumbs, and into a 375 degree oven. I could have put it into a lower temp oven, but it was cold outside. 30 minutes later it was dinner!


Rumor has it we’re supposed to start getting warmer weather. I sure hope so. In the meantime, though, casseroles are the best way to get through those bone-chilling days!

(I must admit, though, my waistline is looking forward to a few months of salads!)