This was a homecooked meal (not the pic we used but the actual meal). If you are craving fried chicken but don't feel like making it at home you can stretch 1 family chicken meal into at least 3 meals.
Here's how you do it:
Check the prices for a family or tailgating meal - many times they will be less expensive than a couple of meals. If we do this we do a meal that comes with 12 pieces of chicken, 2 sides & usually 8 biscuits.
Meal 1 = regular chicken meal with sides & biscuit
Meal 2 = chicken & waffles (remember the homemade waffles you froze...???)
Meal 3 = sausage, eggs & cheese breakfast biscuits (with leftover biscuits) and fruit
possible Meal 4 = sometimes we end up with leftover chicken so I dice it up and make chicken salad - or you can toss some onto a salad for fried chicken salads
My family doesn't eat a whole bunch of meat so what I was able to split 1 pound of ground turkey into 2 meals.
Brown 1 pound of ground meat with diced onions & minced garlic.
While meat is cooking, boil a pot of water & cook 1 box of macaroni noodles.
When the meat is done - divide in 1/2 & put 1/2 in the fridge for Cincinatti chili later this week.
With the remaining 1/2 lb of meat add 2 cans of tomato soup, 1 can of diced tomatoes, 1 bag of frozen corn, Italian seasoning, tony's seasoning, & a splash of hot sauce if you would like. Drain & add cooked macaroni. Stir - add parmasean or cheddar cheese if you would like.
Hassleback potatoes - adapted from The Old Hen.
Peas & cheese - 2 cans peas (drained), 1 can cream of mushroom, 1 & 1/2 cup cheese (really any kind you have on hand - cheddar or italitian bleand/mozzeralla work well), crushed fried onions & salt & pepper to taste. Mix all together gently (don't smash peas). Bake until cheese is melted and bubbly.
I throw the chili in the crock pot which works great for a busy or cold day.
Remember the ground meat you have in the fridge that is already cooked from the goulash - use it here!
Here is recipe I found when I did a quick search.
People top these with all kinds of things: cheese, beans (if not mixed in with the chili), onions, jalapenos, or avocado just to name a few.
You will need a large bowl
1 lb of breakfast sausage - browned, drained & cooled
7 eggs - beaten
2 cups milk - or combo of condensed milk w/ regular milk to equal 2 cups
Mix all together - you can season it as simple as just salt & pepper or you can add any of the following:
Tony's Chachere's , Complete Season, Adobe, dill, onion powder, garlic powder, & dried mustard to name a few.
Stir in 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (I pretty much always use sharp - you get the best bang for your buck)
At this point you can also mix in any add-ins you would like: do you have extra peppers from the Heinz 57 chicken? Saute them & toss them in. Other options (not limited to): can died green chilies, diced fresh tomatoes, roasted peppers, fresh spinach or frozen thawed & drained spinach, etc (just don't add anything that is too wet).
Cut up 8 slices of bread & toss in with egg mixture.
Pour into a greased baking dish, cover & put in fridge overnight - at least 8 hours.
Next day - put the uncovered casserole into a cold over. Turn the oven onto 350 & bake 45 minutes. Serve with toasted bagel & fruit.