1 cup main ingredient
1 cup second ingredient
1-2 cups starchy ingredient
1 1/2 cups binder
1/4 cup goodie
Main Ingredient suggestions: tuna, cubed chicken, turkey, ham, seafood
Second Ingredient suggestions: thinly sliced celery, mushrooms, peas, chopped hard-cooked eggs.
Starchy ingredient suggestions: thinly sliced potatoes (fresh or leftover), cooked noodles, cooked rice
Binder suggestions: cream sauce, sour cream, can of soup
Goodie suggestion: pimento, olives, almonds, water chestnuts
Topping suggestion: potato chips, cheese, bread crumbs, croutons, cracker crumbs
Thoroughly mix your combinations of the above ingredients. If it seems dry add 1/2 cup milk or stock. Place in buttered casserole dish and top with your choice of topping and bake at 350̊ for 30 to 40 minutes.
3 Tbsp. butter
3 Tbsp. flour
1 1/2 cups milk
Combine butter, flour, salt and pepper in a saucepan over low heat, whisking until bubbly. Gradually whisk in milk. Cook over low heat whisking constantly until thickened and smooth. (about 5 minutes)