We had one of our favorite freezer meals tonight: Million Dollar Casserole! It was another one of those nights where we were all going in different directions. Mr. Keller and the Keller Kids ran up to the farm to help out and pick up the trailer while I ran a few errands and visited with friends and family. It was a relief to not have to worry about dinner! I knew that it was sitting on the counter thawing!
When I arrived home, I just stuck the thawed casserole in the oven for 45 minutes at 350 degrees, flipped the TV on and watched the rest of the Cubs/Cards play off game! Talk about a relaxing evening! When the 45 minutes were up, I added a little Italian Cheese and stuck the Million Dollar Casserole back in the oven for another 15 minutes. Even with a stuffy nose, I could smell it, and it smelled delicious!
Mr. Keller and the Keller Kids arrived home just in time for dinner. They sniffed appreciatively as they entered the door, and ate with gusto. In fact, both of the kids ate everything on their plates (even the peas I served as a side!), and BK ate a large serving of seconds. They raced their daddy to see who could finish their meal first, and I think MK even won! It was a really relaxing, enjoyable meal with lots of laughter. I think the only thing Mr. Keller might have changed about the night was the result of the baseball game.
I really cannot reiterate enough how freeing freezer meal cooking is. During the week, when we’re all going different directions or just tired, I don’t have to worry about dinner. I have the main dish already done! Dinner does not have to be a chore!
The recipe for Million Dollar Casserole is below. Try it out! You may just have a new favorite!