Ah, breakfast. It’s my favorite meal any time of day. Naturally, scrambled eggs are one of my go to’s, but I do enjoy pancakes. I just hate cooking them one at a time, or a couple of small ones a batch. Then keeping them warm in the oven, while starting the next round. So I thought, maybe I could bake them in the oven. Sure enough, it’s possible. Just mix, pour onto a parchment lined baking sheet, and bake for about 20 minutes. Barely a fuss and almost no mess!
The first time around, I made my usual cinnamon pancakes. A few days later, I made chocolate ones with cocoa powder, cinnamon, and brown sugar, which were topped with powdered sugar. Definitely a recipe to repeat.
I also love casseroles for dinner. I throw a bunch of stuff together and it bakes while I can go about my business with only a minimal amount of attention from me. Egg noodle chicken casserole is one I often make. Dry egg noodles, canned chicken, frozen vegetables, chicken broth, and cream of broccoli or potato soup. I let that all cook up, then I mix it and add cheese and bake a little longer. This last time I got all the portions right and the spices. It was my best version yet.
This casserole was me scrapping the bottom of the barrel in our pantry. A bag of bread crumbs for stuffing. Canned green beans, chicken, and yams. And a whole lot of chicken broth. I just kept mixing and adding broth every 10-20 minutes for about an hour. Something to think about for Thanksgiving leftovers, which is exactly what my daughter said it tasted like. I honestly had no idea if it was going to be any good and was delighted to find it quite a delicious surprise.