Five Ingredients or Fewer Recipes

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There’s not much I like better than simple-to-prepare recipes. Both of the recipes below can be made with five ingredients or fewer and are favorites at our house.

Macaroni and bacon casserole

Macaroni and Bacon Casserole

1 box of macaroni and cheese, prepared by package directions
7-8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 can diced tomatoes
1/3 c sour cream
1 c cheddar cheese

Mix all ingredients together, reserving some cheddar cheese to sprinkle on the top. Top with cheese and bake at 350 for 20 minutes.

Chicken Roll-ups

1 can cooked chicken
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 c sour cream (I never really measure this)
1 c cheddar cheese (or this)
2 cans crescent rolls

Mix together soup, sour cream and cheese. Add to chicken, reserving some for topping. Place a spoonful of the chicken mixture on each crescent roll, roll up and place in a greased casserole dish. Top with remaining soup/sour cream/cheese mixture. Bake at 350 degrees until crescent rolls are browned.

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Kris Bales is a newly-retired homeschool mom and the quirky, Christ-following, painfully honest founder (and former owner) of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She has a pretty serious addiction to sweet tea and Words with Friends. Kris and her husband of over 30 years are parents to three amazing homeschool grads. They share their home with three dogs, two cats, a ball python, a bearded dragon, and seven birds.

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  1. The photo at the top of your blog was worth clicking through to here. That’s hilarious! Thanks for sharing such great sounding recipes too. 🙂

  2. I have to comment about your kids picture. I found myself smiling back at them. Great photo oh yeah and recipes lol!

  3. Oh my word; those shirts on your kids are hysterical! LOVE THEM! 🙂

    Recipes sound good, too! 🙂

  4. I too like the shirts. And the recipes. Gonna give them a spin. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Your little redheads are just darling! I’m not a homeschooler, but some of my dearest friends are, and I ‘get’ the t-shirts, LOL! Honestly, the homeschooled kids I know are more socialized than most public school kids. I’m pretty sure I’ve never met one who lives in a cave and studies by firelight…all alone and sad. Pathetic little things…(Just kidding!)

  6. Ok, I need to know where you got those shirts! I’d love to have two for my homeschooled boys – hilarious!

  7. I just wanted to let you know I love your Chicken Roll-ups recipe, and visit back here often to get it again!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. It’s pre-cooked chopped chicken breast in a can. You can usually find it near the canned meats, like tuna or Spam (if you can consider Spam a meat).

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