I think I’m in denial, but the calendar doesn’t lie and Thanksgiving is next week. How the heck did that happen? Time is illusive at my house. It is a fact that there are 24 hours in any given day, but most of the time it seems as though it is much less. I don’t have the time to accomplish all the tasks I need to in a day. I’m contemplating cloning myself or giving up the need to sleep. Wish me luck.
I’ve mentioned it before and I’m stating it again- I am committed to creating recipes that are convenient and easy. I need a delicious dish that is simple and fast. I don’t have hours to spend in the kitchen, but yet I have three hungry little boys to feed. Clearly you can see my dilemma.
It can be difficult at times to convince my little guys to eat their veggies and this recipe from Country Crock (Thanksgiving Family Fave Veggie Casserole) is a great enticing way to give them their daily dose. Full of melted cheese, this dish is great for Thanksgiving or for wintertime cozy evening meals. I’ve featured the traditional method of veggie alone, but this dish is so easy to update with different ideas.
*Add rotisserie chicken to make a simple, complete meal
*Add diced tomatoes with chilies to give it a spicy flair
*Add cream of mushroom soup to give the dish a creamy texture
*Add spices to extra flavor. Possibilities include- dill, Italian seasoning, or garlic salt
Plus this dish can be created ahead of time and frozen for easy Thanksgiving day preparations. I used frozen veggies which made this dish all the more simple. I literally dumped the frozen veggies in the pan. Check out the recipe below, but don’t forget to add your own touch.
- 1/2 cup Country Crock Spread (divided), 2 cups chopped onions, 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs, 8 cups cooked mixed vegetables, 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese (divided)
- 1. Preheat oven to *375. Melt 1/4 cup Country Crock Spread over medium-high heat in a large nonstick skillet and cook onion, stirring occasionally, until lightly toasted, about 2 minutes, remove to bowl.
- 2. Melt remaining 1/4 cup Spread in same skillet and add vegetables; toss to coat. Pour 1/2 into shallow 2-qt baking dish. Sprinkle with 1/2 of the cheese and 1/2 of the crumb mixture. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
- 3. Bake until heated through and cheese is melted, about 25 minutes.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
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