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Three Easy Pieces: A Three Casserole Tex-Mex Party Meal

June 13, 2011

I can be quite lazy when it comes to cooking, wanting maximum results for minimum efforts.

Here is my almost fail-safe and easy menu for dairy meals: mac-n-cheese, bean chili, and yellow rice. All three dishes can be made quickly, and well ahead of serving. I put each in a casserole dish (9×13) for reheating and fill out the meal in different ways to change around the meal a bit.

For a large party, I serve these three easy pieces with cornbread, quacamole, salsa, and tortilla chips, plus lots of salad. The foil pans of chili, rice and mac-n-cheese go into chafing dishes to stay hot.

For a smaller meal (and you could do this for the large party, too), I serve guacamole, salsa, salad, tortilla shells and soft flour tortillas, plus taco sauces and condiments.

I used to serve a Mexican lasagna with this meal, but it is not necessary.

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