Do you ever feel like a free taxi-service? You know, those days when you’re driving here, there, and everywhere. Drop the kids off at school, run to the grocery store, grab a gift for a wedding or baby shower, pick up the kids from practice, take them to guitar lessons, and the list goes on and on and on.
It was on a recent busy day that we made Gone-All-Day Casserole.
We had all the ingredients lying around the kitchen so we gathered them in the morning, tossed ‘em together in the slow cooker, and forgot about dinner until it was time to eat. We added a side ofTortellini Caesar Salad and, voilà, dinner was served.
One of our favorite features about this hearty casserole is that it makes a lot of food! This way, when we’re gone all day again later in the week, we can heat up leftovers for a quick lunch or dinner.
Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook, Revised & Updated, pg. 85
Makes 12 servings
Prep Time: 10-15 minutes
Cooking Time: 6-8 hours
Ideal slow-cooker size: 5-qt.
1 cup uncooked wild rice, rinsed and drained
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped carrots
2 4-oz. cans mushrooms, drained
1 large onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
½ cup slivered almonds
3 beef bouillon cubes
2½ tsp. seasonal salt
2-lb. boneless round steak, cut into 2-inch cubes
3 cups water
1. Place ingredients in order listed in slow cooker.
2. Cover. Cook on Low 6-8 hours or until rice is tender. Stir before serving.
1. Brown beef in saucepan in 2 Tbsp. oil before putting in slow cooker for deeper flavor.
2. Add a bay leaf and 4-6 whole peppercorns to mixture before cooking. Remove before serving.