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Slow Cooker Casserole

Reviewed: Nov. 6, 2005
I really liked this recipe. I cut the recipe in 1/2 (there are only 3 of us) and changed it up a bit. I read through all of the reviews and used the low sodium soups. I added 1 cup milk & 1/2 cup water. I had to shut it off after 4 hours. It seemed to disipate. I turned it on later and added the veggies; instead of the mixed veggies, I used mushrooms, green & red peppers, & black olives. Instead of adding the noodles, I prepared them separately and also made some mashed. It was like a gravy and was really good with the mashed. My husband had it over the ramens. The chicken WAS really tender. Instead of cutting it in pieces, I would put it in the Cuisinart instead and dont use a lot of butter. It was really good, just a little different than I expected.
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Awesome Eggplant Rollatine

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2005
I would rate this dish definately a 10 on taste, but a 3 on preparation. UGH, what a mess. Like other reviewers, the egg & parm chz was tooo thick. I added water. I didn't understand about putting the flour on first THEN adding to the egg/chz mix. The batter wouldn't stick to it :( The first few came out with a lot of breading, then I kind of used my hand to paste it on the eggplant. I agree that 2 large eggplant is way too much. I ended up throwing some away. I didn't slice mine thin, I made them about a centimeter thick. I didn't like the frying part, then the rolling part, they were so hot to roll! Kinda greasy after it baked. Too much spinach/cheese mix left over, had to throw away. 1 cup of flour is WAY too much. I would flour as you go. I nixed the parsley and cooked the spinach first and let it sit to cool. But nevertheless, my husband was totally happy with it and ate 5 rolls! And he is not a "cheezy" person! He loved it and I thought it was really good. Thank you for an exceptionally tasty but messy recipe.
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Broccoli Chicken Casserole III

Reviewed: Jan. 7, 2005
OMG! This was the best tasting casserole EVER. The olives is what gives it that special flavor. I reduced the amount of sour cream for my husband and I also added mushrooms! I steamed the broccoli and mushrooms first. Instead of cubing or cutting the chicken, I used the Cuisinart (every chef should have one!). It shredded the chicken and the consistency in the dish was flourished in every bite. I also used the Cuisinart for the steamed mushrooms and the olives. I totally nixed the curry because I heard many bad things about it; the taste and smell and read one review about how they had to throw it out. I also found a suggestion to put smashed croutons on top. My husband and I couldn't stop eating it and my daughter even had 2nds! Be careful, it's addicting! We froze the leftovers and Lisa is right, the leftovers are even better. I gave some leftovers to my Mother-in-Law and freind at work and they just couldn't stop talking about how good it was. Make it today! YUMMY!!!!
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