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potato chips


All chips, whether it is potato chips or tortilla chips, can be stored in the freezer.  They will come out as fresh as they went into the freezer.

Be sure and save the crumbs from all chips.  Put them in a bag in the freezer.  Add a little butter to them, and use them to top casserole or add to baked goods.  Add bread crumbs and spices to make your own flavored casserole toppers.


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Frugal footnotes:

Here are a couple frugal recipes that taste great with a casserole topper.


Canned Chicken and Broccoli Casserole


1 large can chicken,  flaked
2 packages frozen broccoli
1 cube of butter
5 Tbsps flour
1 1/2 cup chicken broth
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 cup whipping cream
3/4 cups bread crumbs
salt and pepper to taste

Open the can of chicken and flake it into a 9x13 inch baking dish.  Cook the frozen broccoli and place on top of the chicken.

Melt the butter in a sauce pan, and gradually blend in the flour.  Add the broth and cheese and stir until thick. Then add the whipping cream.

When blended, pour this mixture over the chicken and broccoli. Top with bread crumbs.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes, or until casserole is hot.


Hamburger Cheese Casserole


2 cups noodles (cooked)
1 lb hamburger (cooked)

1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese (grated)
1 can cream of celery soup
crushed potato chips

Combine cooked hamburger and noodles in a casserole dish. Stir in soup and cheese.

Top with crushed potato chips, or other casserole topper.

Bake in 350 degree oven for 25 minutes.







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