warm the soul

After sharing these with a number of friends, I thought I had to share them with you too! These are my favorite, favorite fall recipes that just warm your mouth and your soul.

Crescent Chicken

For 8 servings (1 crescent per person)

  • 3 boiled & shredded boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 packages of 8 Big & Flaky Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
  • 2 cans of Cream of Chicken soup
  • Roughly 4-5 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt & Pepper

 45 minutes – 1 hour     easy

{Great with a vegetable & mashed potatoes on the side} 
[note: I’ve also made this substituting the chicken for canned tuna. Follow same instructions] 
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees 

2. After preparing the chicken and cheese, cook the soup according to the instructions on the can 

3. While soup is cooking, take two triangles (crescents) from the roll and press them together making one large crescent 

2. In the larger space, put a handful of cooked chicken and shredded cheese 

3. Roll the crescent over the stuffing, making sure to pinch the edges 

  4. Do this with the remaining rolls, making 8 large stuffed crescents and place in a casserole dish

5. Pour half of the soup over the rolls and sprinkle with salt and pepper

6. Bake the rolls at 350 until they are golden (usually 45 minutes)

6. While the rolls are baking, make some mashed potatoes and a vegetable 

7. Use the remaining soup as additional gravy to top your mashed potatoes and rolls

Mama’s Meatloaf (really, shepherds pie)

         For 4-6 servings

  • 1 lb. ground beef or turkey 
  • 1 package Chicken Soup dry mix
  • 6-8 servings of mashed potatoes 
  • 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese 
  • Salt & Pepper

               45 minutes      very easy

[note: a friend also made hers like this, but in muffin tins! Great appetizers or smaller portions] 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2. Grease deep baking dish 

3.  Mix ground beef and dry soup mix with hands 

4. Knead the mixture onto the bottom of the baking dish 

5. Cook until beef is done (35-40 minutes) [note: turkey cooks faster, around 20-25 min.]

6. While beef is cooking, make mashed potatoes 

7. When beef is done, place made mashed potatoes on top of beef and top with cheese 

8. Cook for another 10 minutes until cheese is melted 

9. Top with salt and pepper and serve aside vegetable

Acorn Squash 

For 2 servings

  • One acorn squash; choose a squash that is deep in color and without blemishes 
  • Butter to liking (2-4 Tbsp)
  • Brown sugar to liking (2-5 Tbsp)
  • Optional 1-2 Tbsp of Maple Syrup
  • Dash of Salt & water

1 hour – 1 1/2 hours   very easy

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees 

2. Wash and then using a strong knife, cut the squash in half from stem to end 

3. Using a spoon, scoop out the middle

4. Place each half in baking pan with open side up, then add about 1/4 inch of water to pan

5. Place your liking of butter and brown sugar in each open squash and slightly salt. Atop with some maple syrup if you choose

 6. Cook for 1 hour to 1  1/2 hours until soft and golden. Stab inside of squash with fork to make sure it is very tender

7. Let cool and eat!


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