Easy Turkey or Chicken Casserole

Okay, I actually made it one of my priorities to keep this blog going in the new year, committing to at least one post per month, so here is my initial January post.

In today’s economy, waste is not an option.  Being a early Gen Xer, I am keen to the frugality of the Baby Boomers.  Both my mother and my wife grew up in poverty in third world countries, and my father grew up a poor minority in New York City.  I count myself blessed by this diverse background that formed the strong work ethic and sense for thriftiness that I possess.  I will, however, admit that growing up not so poor in America made me a little frivolous in my younger years.  Those days are over.  I, like so many of us, can no longer afford that extravagance, so back to basics.  This one comes from my awesome, beautiful, Panamanian mother.

I hate leftovers, so what to do after the holidays?  We’re all tired of turkey, so it’s time for a change.  (IMPORTANT NOTE:  This will also work for the leftovers from that baked chicken.)


  • 1 bag of egg noodles cooked to package instructions. (I personally prefer whole grain noodles)
  • 1 can of cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 can of vegetable soup
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • At least one and a half cups chopped turkey (or chicken)  If you don’t have enough, add a can of condensed cream of chicken soup.
  • (optional) 1 – 1.5 cups steamed broccoli

Mix all ingredients together and pour into a casserole dish.  Bake at 350° for 20 – 30 minutes.

One comment

  1. This is what your mom made for us when we came to your house last year? I made it and it was really good. Olivia really enjoyed it. Need to make it again!

    Thanks for the shout out in your previous post. You really should try the manicotti, it’s very good! And yes, I’m blessed to call you and Fe my friends also!!! Christian came to see me this morning and gave me a big hug, that was so sweet!

    I have a great cleaning spray that I use all the time. It’s on my other blog somewhere! Vinegar, rubbing alcohol, ammonia and water. Very good and CHEAP!!!

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