Message From Jane
With the sun playing peek a boo with dark, heavy, snow-laden clouds, I am reminded that there is still some winter left.
With chilly weather, I just love to have tummy pleasing—hearty and healthy, spicy one dish meals.
Chili is so versatile, once you have made a pot—you can make countless delicious dinners and casseroles. For a while, casserole dishes were almost a dirty word—but no more, I think we all missed them too much. And, for busy days, a casserole really fits the bill.
You can make two and freeze one for a real vacation from cooking sometime in the future. To freeze casseroles and keep from having all of your favorite baking dishes in the freezer, follow these simple guidelines:
Lightly oil the baking dish.
Criss-cross pieces of foil, cut to be long enough to cover
over the top of the casserole.
Flash freeze and package in vapor proof packaging such as a large freezer bag or rigid container.
Date it and store for later dining. Most casserole dishes keep for at least 90 days.
I am sharing some of my all-time chile-laden casserole favorites with you this month, all from my new, 2nd edition of the Chili Madness book.