Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Works For Me Wednesday

So since I did last weeks works for me Wednesday on a way to make meals for small numbers, I will share another tip.

I like to make casseroles, but they are always so big, and now that it just Matt and me eating it we always end up throwing some away. I can only eat the same thing so much.

So tonight, I wanted to make Chicken Poppy Seed Casserole, but I don't have my brother to eat the rest of it. I only cooked half the chicken needed, and then made the whole amount of the sauce, but only put half on , and froze the other half. I only used half the topping too. I used the small pyrex pan not the 9 by 13.

Now next time we want to make it, I already have it half made! YAY. Now I really could have been on the ball and cooked double the chicken and cut it up and put it in the freezer too. But I wanted to save the chicken we have left for other things.


Just the right size. There was one serving left over (LUNCH!)

(yes, i forgot to take a pic of the small casserole finished. OOPS I was hungry!)

*** I need help - I can't figure out how to put a video on my posts. The toolbar has an insert picture option but not a video. Is there something I am missing? You can email me at wannabebakerblog (at) gmail (dot) com or leave it in the comments if you have tips! Thanks so so much!***


  1. I cannot for the life of me figure out where that darn video button went. It used to be there. I never used it though. And now that I want it, it's gone!

    Anyways, I like your tip. One of the hardest things I learned after getting married was cooking for just two. Then shortly after having my first child I discovered freezer meals and Once a Month Cooking (OAMC). It's nice to make a large casserole and divide it up into a couple meals. Four meals in the time it takes for one? Deal! Of course now there's 8 of us.

  2. ok so I am not crazy! I thought there used to be one there, but I thought maybe I was confused. Maybe I will email blogger and see if they could tell me what happened to it.

  3. Not sure about the video button but YUM!!!!

    Thanks for the tip too.

  4. Looks good! I usually buy a whole chicken each week, season with salt and pepper and toss into the Crockpot for 3 hours until done. That plain (but seasoned) chicken is then removed from the bones and reseasoned according to the various recipes in which I plan to use it throughout the week. Time saver!

  5. Sounds yummy!!!!

    I am following thanks to Friday Follow!!! Sorry I am late/ or early!!!!


  6. Hi following you from friday follow sorry I am so late- but I guess it is better late than never right?


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